25 octobre 2018

Aperture

Aperture
Aaron Parecki, 2018/09/28
Think of it as like a reader for microcontent. " Aperture is a Microsub server. Microsub is a spec that provides a standardized way for reader apps to interact with feeds. By splitting feed parsing and displaying posts into separate parts, a reader app can focus on presenting posts to the user instead of also having to parse feeds. More...

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MastoView

MastoView
2018/09/28
This displays the most recent posts on any instance of Mastodon you care to name, or (even better!) allows you to select a random one (be warned - some random Mastodon instances have content not suited to everyone). It's from unmung.com, which demonstrates a bunch of distributed web stuff, including various other Javascript applications. More...

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Can Education Keep Up with Technology?

Can Education Keep Up with Technology?
Wayne Skipper, EDUCAUSE Review, EDUCAUSE Review, 2018/09/28
My first thought on reading the question was, "probably not," but of course in a certain sense everything both does and does not 'keep up' with technology. Anyhow, what we have here is a good article with a lot of links covering some of the more important recent trends in technology: machine-readable learning, common building blocks, machine teaching, self-driving organizations, and change. More...

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“Your Child Is the Product”: The Cost of Opting Out of Edtech

“Your Child Is the Product”: The Cost of Opting Out of Edtech
Henry Kronk, eLearning Inside, 2018/09/25

This article came out the same day as another on Why I'm Done With Chrome, which complains about the Google browser's new policy of automatically signing you in when you land on Google services. More...

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Where Will the Current State of Blogging and Social Media Take Us?

Where Will the Current State of Blogging and Social Media Take Us?
Jacky Alciné, jacky.wtf, 2018/09/25
This post wanders a bit and never really gets around to making its main point, but the core message is that it's better to own your own online presence (and, therefore, your own stuff) than it is to be forced to rely on content silos like Twitter and Instagram. More...

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When Education Research Training Is Like Giving a Power Saw to a 5th Grader

When Education Research Training Is Like Giving a Power Saw to a 5th Grader
Frederick Hess, EducationNext, 2018/09/25
I've had my issues with education researchers too, but I don't think I've ever taken my criticism to this level. The issue, writes Frederick Hess, is that "Too many grad students are training to be education policy scholars in programs that cultivate expertise in research methods but not in the stuff of education." He should know, I guess. More...

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One Thing Missing in Most E-learning Courses

One Thing Missing in Most E-learning Courses
Tom Kuhlmann, The Rapid E-Learning Blog, 2018/09/25
I've been working on the design of my upcoming E-Learning 3.0 course, so I'm paying a bit more attention to instructional design articles than usual. So what's missing in most courses? It's a bit of a clickbait headline, isn't it? "What tends to be missing," writes Tom Kuhlmann, "is the more complex decision-making interactivity." By this he means activities that prompt hypothesis-formation and testing. I'm not sure it's that rare. More...

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The Future of Jobs Report 2018

The Future of Jobs Report 2018
World Economic Forum, 2018/09/25
I wouldn't necessarily expect 300 executives from the world's largest companies to have any special insights on the future of work (because they're pretty insulated from reality) but this report (147 page PDF) makes for surprisingly interesting, and occasionally insightful, reading. More...

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The problem with Harvard Business School case studies

The problem with Harvard Business School case studies
Lila MacLellan, Quartz, 2018/09/24
The Harvard Business School method of using case studies is well known to management students. The cases are drawn from real-world examples and students are asked to imagine themselves in the position of a protagonist (usually the CEO) and to argue for what ought to be done. More...

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Further education students are shunning the web and turning to staff and each other for digital skills support

Further education students are shunning the web and turning to staff and each other for digital skills support
JISC, 2018/09/24
As I read through this survey report (76 page PDF) it felt more and more like I was only getting half the picture. Consider the headline, for example - it says they are shunning the web, when in fact they basically all use the web. Moreover, I wonder how they are turning to each other. More...

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