27 février 2019

Modernised learning delivery strategies: The Canada School of Public Service technology integration project

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Modernised learning delivery strategies: The Canada School of Public Service technology integration project
Stephen Downes, Journal of Applied Learning & Teaching, 2018/12/18
This paper reports on the first of two projects I did with the Canada School of Public Service. In this project I surveyed the landscape of new learning technlogies, including such areas as mobile learning, crowdsourcing and e-books, and studied the work they had undertaken to support initiatives like this, and given their state of development and need, mapped a development strategy for them.

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The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology
Audrey Watters, Hack Education, 2018/12/18
Audrey Watters is not writing a ten-part review of education this year offering instead this quick summary that says, essentially, that innovation in the field has slowed to a crawl and that governments and educators are making the same mistakes over and over again. More...

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Learning lessons from data controversies

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Learning lessons from data controversies
Ben Williamson, Code Acts in Education, 2018/12/18
This is the transcript of a talk devoted to showing how people have lost faith in the idea that data will solve the problems of 21st century education and technology. "We’re now learning some hard lessons from the rapid expansion of data analytics, algorithms, and AI across society," writes Ben Williamson. More...

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The Hundred-Page Machine Learning Book

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Hundred-Page Machine Learning Book
Andriy Burkov, 2018/12/18
If you want a holiday reading project, this might be it. I especially recommend chapter 6 on neural networks and deep learning - it covers such things as multilayer perceptrons, convolutional neural networks, and recurrent neural networks. More...

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Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma when jumping from aircraft: randomized controlled trial

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma when jumping from aircraft: randomized controlled trial
Robert W Yeh, et.al., BMJ, 2018/12/16
The outcome of this trial was that "Parachute use did not reduce death or major traumatic injury when jumping from aircraft in the first randomized evaluation of this intervention." It was a randomized control trial and statistically valid. More...

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School data security incidents rise in wake of GDPR

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. School data security incidents rise in wake of GDPR
Freddie Whittaker, SchoolsWeek, 2018/12/16
This sounds like a significant increase. "The number of incidents involving the disclosure of data reported to the ICO rose to 353 in quarter two of this year, up from 239 during the same period last year and just 26 the year before." This is the interpretation attributed to Mark Orchison, a consultant whose firm 9ine works with schools on data protection. More...

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Ai in Learning Thought Paper

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Ai in Learning Thought Paper
Marek Hyla, SlideShare, 2018/12/16
On slide 16 of this 30 slide deck Marek Hyla asks the key question, "How will AI be placed in learning?" His answer: "AI has the potential to make learning accessible to more people," he writes. More...

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Serverlessness

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Serverlessness
Tim Bray, Ongoing, 2018/12/16

This is the cover page for a five part series on the subject. More...

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Sharing MOOC resources - whatever happened to open?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Sharing MOOC resources - whatever happened to open?
Alastair Creelman, The corridor of uncertainty, 2018/12/16
"I really thought the whole idea was to share expertise and make education available to everyone," says Alastair Creelman. But it "is sad to see that the MOOC movement, built on the concept of openness, has resulted in silos of locked content that may in the future be unlocked to those willing to pay for membership." I agree. More...

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If we’re serious about lifelong learning and re-framing learning around the creation of new knowledge through action...

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. If we’re serious about lifelong learning and re-framing learning around the creation of new knowledge through action, it will require us to re-think our educational institutions from the ground up.
John Hagel, Edge Perspectives, 2018/12/21
"If we’re serious about lifelong learning and re-framing learning around the creation of new knowledge through action, it will require us to re-think our educational institutions from the ground up," writes John Hagel. More...

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