03 juillet 2018

The Coherence Theory of Truth

The Coherence Theory of Truth
James O. Young, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2018/06/27
A naive theory of truth would be one where a sentence is true if and only if whatever it describes is actually true in the real world. This is the correspondence theory of truth. But what if you can never satisfy this? What if you can't know enough about the real world to establish correspondance? Is there no truth, then? Not necessarily - this is where the coherence theory of truth comes in. More...

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5 Critical Gaps in STEM Skills

5 Critical Gaps in STEM Skills
Dian Schaffhauser, 2018/06/27
This is a different way of looking at the gap in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. Sure, there's the knowledge component - or, at least, "basic mathematics, critical thinking, complex and creative problem-solving and the ability to adapt." But the gap manifests in some unexpected ways as well. More...

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Declaration of Rights and Principles to Transform Scholarly Communication

Declaration of Rights and Principles to Transform Scholarly Communication
Richard A. Schneider, University Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication, University of California, 2018/06/27
This is dates from April, 2018, and was recently (?) released (via Digital Koans). It is an all-encompassing statement of author and institutional rights that draws a clear line between current predatory practices and what ought to be the academic publishing regime in the future. I strongly support this declaration. More...

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Dispelling the misconceptions of online education

Dispelling the misconceptions of online education
Jeff Vaklance, Barbara Wilson-Keates, University Affairs, 2018/06/26

This is a back-and-forth between Athabasca University and University Affairs magazine. More...

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Being rational all the time isn’t going to do you any favors

Being rational all the time isn’t going to do you any favors
Zat Rana, Quartz, 2018/06/26
This is a quick summary of some recent research from Lisa Feldman Barrett on emotions. According to Barrett, there aren't distinct emotions (like anger, sadness or happiness). More...

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OpenAI built gaming bots that can work as a team with inhuman precision

OpenAI built gaming bots that can work as a team with inhuman precision
Dave Gershgorn, Quartz, 2018/06/26

The set of five AIs had a lot of time to practice, and this made all the difference. More...

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ISTE Wants to Be More Than Just a Conference. Learn How They Are Expanding.

ISTE Wants to Be More Than Just a Conference. Learn How They Are Expanding.
Jenny Abamu, EdSurge, 2018/06/26
ISTE - the International Society for Technology in Education - is the largest ed tech conference in the United States, and this week it has announced its intention to become something more. More...

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It’s Not Just Code, It’s a Network

It’s Not Just Code, It’s a Network
Anil Dash, Glitch, Medium, 2018/06/26
Why would Microsoft buy GitHub? Anil Dash looks at "the cost of acquiring developers for a platform" as one explanation and suggests that "the far greater value comes from radically increasing the number of people who can create software, while improving the quality of software." Both are good reasons but my explanation is a bit different. More...

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To Learn, Stop Believing Everything You Think

To Learn, Stop Believing Everything You Think
Tim Rahschulte, Chief Learning Officer, 2018/06/26
This is a really good piece of advice that, so far as I know, doesn't show up in a traditional educational curriculum anywhere. The advice is simple: don't believe everything you think. That voice inside your head sometimes lies, sometimes fools itself, and is sometimes simply wrong. More...

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Designing Learning Experiences in an Evidence-Informed Way

Designing Learning Experiences in an Evidence-Informed Way
Mirjam Neelen, Paul A. Kirschner, 3-Star Learning Experiences, 2018/06/26
Paul A. Kirschner and Mirjam Neelen aren't too shy to accuse people of being eduquacks, and they base this assessment on their own fidelity to what they call "evidence-informed learning design". They're not wrong, but they're not exactly right either. More...

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