06 septembre 2018

The Information on School Websites Is Not as Safe as You Think

The Information on School Websites Is Not as Safe as You Think
E.K. Moore, New York Times, 2018/08/02
Because there's nothing good in todays' world that won't be spoiled, we have this: a study of 159 public school websites "from among the nation’s largest and most tech-savvy districts" showed that all but one of them employed some sort of surveillance or tracking tool. More...

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My Face is Personally Identifiable Information

My Face is Personally Identifiable Information
Eric Hellman, Go To Hellman, 2018/08/03
Good brief analysis. " The reason that face-identity is so scary is that it's a type of identifier that has never existed before. It's globally unique, but it doesn't require a central registry to be used. It's public, easily collected and you can't remove it." So what do we need to do? " We need to start by treating facial profiles and photographs as personally identifiable information. More...

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The 2017 national survey of online learning in Canadian post-secondary education: methodology and results

The 2017 national survey of online learning in Canadian post-secondary education: methodology and results

Tony Bates, International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 2018/08/03

This article (17 page PDF) summarizes the process and results of the 2017 pan-Canadian survey on online learning. The main result: "Online learning and distance education were clearly alive and well in Canada in 2017." That said, "most institutions reported that lack of adequate resources was a major barrier to online learning. More...

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For Some Reason, These Quantum Mechanics Toys Didn’t Catch On

For Some Reason, These Quantum Mechanics Toys Didn’t Catch On
Allison Marsh, IEEE Spectrum, 2018/08/03
These were aluminum blocks created by Costas Papaliolios in the 1960s to help students understand quantum mechanics; they were hollow and had polarized filters through which you would shine light. More...

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Domain Camp

Domain Camp
Alan Levine, Domains of Our Own, Ontario Extend, 2018/08/01
This is a set of four weeks of content (and a catch-up week) on the idea of creating a domain of one's own. It's an introductory course (though even the experienced will learn a thing or two) but more to the point it covers content completely skipped over in this era of living in online silos like Facebook and Twitter. More...

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Apple’s Longtime Education VP Shares Frustrations With Slow Pace of Change

Apple’s Longtime Education VP Shares Frustrations With Slow Pace of Change
Jeffrey R. Young, EdSurge, 2018/08/01
For someone who says we have to "rewire education" John Couch says a lot of things that sound like the same old thing. Apple’s former vice-president of education is plugging his new book Rewiring Education: How Technology Can Unlock Every Student's Potential. More...

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Mixed Reality: A Revolutionary Breakthrough in Teaching and Learning

Mixed Reality: A Revolutionary Breakthrough in Teaching and Learning
Sue Workman, EDUCAUSE Review, 2018/08/01
This article focuses mostly on the anatomy lab at Case Western Reserve University which is focused on providing virtual reality simulations rather than cadavers. It's also a bit of an advertisement for Microsoft's HoloLens. More...

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What Are Narrative Podcasts? Why Use Them in eLearning?

What Are Narrative Podcasts? Why Use Them in eLearning?
Jeff D'Anza, Learning Solutions, 2018/08/01
Narrative podcasts have their predecessors on radio newsmagazine shows and I've heard a bunch of them on CBC shows such as The Doc Project, Out in the Open, Now or Never, and Podcast Playlist. "They tend to lean more heavily on production effects, such as the use of music and sound effects, as well as narrative storytelling techniques such as multiple characters, scene setting, backstory, hooks, framing devices, and cliffhangers." I hate them because they're really hard to do well and so often not done well. More...

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The seeds of commercialization start at the beginning of innovation

The seeds of commercialization start at the beginning of innovation
Feridun Hamdullahpur, University Affairs, 2018/08/01
In this article University of Waterloo president Feridun Hamdullahpur argues that in order to support the commercialization of university research, "we need to bring everyone to the same table through a formalized program... to move insights and inventions more effectively into our economy and society through the mobilization of talent, research and startups on and off campus." I get that commercialization pays the bills, but my problem with this is that if 'everyone is at the same table' at the start of the process, the only output will be commercialization. More...

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John Seely Brown on Tutored Video

John Seely Brown on Tutored Video Instruction
John Seely Brown, Paul Duguid, Innovation Memes, February 23, 2014

In the winter of 1981 I was sent to Austin, Texas, for three months to learn IBM's new MVS-JES (Multiple Virtual Storage - Job Entry Subsystem) mainframe computer, which would be the backbone of our global network of data processing sites (I was based in Calgary, others were based in Australia and Britain). More...

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