27 février 2019

(The Very Last) Hack Education Weekly News

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. (The Very Last) Hack Education Weekly News
Audrey Watters, Hack Education, 2018/12/19
As someone who creates my own news summary I have a pretty good idea of the effort that goes into it. So I know what it has taken for Audrey Watters to produce her listing over the last eight years, and yes, I can understand why she's calling an end to it. It think, though, there's a difference in what we did over the years. More...

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On liberal education surviving the 21st century

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. On liberal education surviving the 21st century
Bryan Alexander, 2018/12/20
In response to the question in the headline Bryan Alexander begins with a survey of what can be meant by 'liberal education' before reaching the conclusion that this article basically addresses learning in the humanities at a particular college. Even in this college, the humanities is likely to survive, albeit at a reduced scale. More...

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The Trouble With Institution-Led Boycotts

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Trouble With Institution-Led Boycotts
John Villasenor, Chronicle of Higher Education, 2018/12/20
Last week in a memo entitled Important Notice Regarding Elsevier Journals UCLA leaders urged faculty to consider "declining to review articles for Elsevier journals until negotiations are clearly moving in a productive direction." The University of California system is engaged in a dispute with Elsevier over the publisher charging the institution for access to papers authored by its own staff. More...

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A call for promoting ownership, equity, and agency in faculty development via connected learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. A call for promoting ownership, equity, and agency in faculty development via connected learning
Maha Bali, Autumn Caines, International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, 2018/12/20
"In this article we advocate for and give examples of educational development opportunities for educators that encourage heutagogy with outcomes that focus on ownership and agency which can potentially lead to transformative learning," write the authors. More...

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Towards AI-powered personalization in MOOC learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Towards AI-powered personalization in MOOC learning
Han Yu, Chunyan Miao, Cyril Leung, Timothy John White, npj Science of Learning, 2018/12/20

I hadn't seen this, but it was sent to me by a colleague and I thought I'd pass it along. More...

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Open APIs and the Facebook Trash Fire

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Open APIs and the Facebook Trash Fire
Ben Werdmuller, 2018/12/20
I was thinking earlier today that Facebook was letting everyone use my data but me. It wasn't for lack of an API - Facebook had them aplenty. But Facebook also had control. More...

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EdX’s Struggle for Sustainability

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. EdX’s Struggle for Sustainability
Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed, 2018/12/18
Like many others I'm sure, I've received those emails to please donate to EdX. But to be clear, the amount they need to survive is only a small blip in Harvard's multi-billion dollar endowment. So perspective is everything. More...

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First Public Working Drafts: The Profiles Ontology; Content Negotiation by Profile

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. First Public Working Drafts: The Profiles Ontology; Content Negotiation by Profile
Xueyuan Jia, W3C, 2018/12/18
As the news item says, "The Profiles Ontology is an RDF vocabulary to describe profiles of (one or more) standards for information resources" and "Content Negotiation by Profile describes how Internet clients may negotiate for content provided by servers according to profiles." There are still open issues in both drafts. More...

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Oh, What A Tangled Web! Citation Network Underscores Editorial Conflicts of Interest

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Oh, What A Tangled Web! Citation Network Underscores Editorial Conflicts of Interest
Phil Davis, The Scholarly Kitchen, 2018/12/18
This article references a case where a case where a publisher (American Scientific Publishers) was identified as "displaying a problematic pattern of citations". Phil Davis surveys some of the measures journals take to prevent this. More...

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Developing Student Support For Open And Distance Learning: The Empower Project

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Developing Student Support For Open And Distance Learning: The Empower Project
Journal of Interactive Media in Education Latest Articles, 2018/12/18
This article summarizes the EMPOWER project, launched the 2015 by the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU). More...

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