25 février 2019

A small blog neighborhood hiding in plain sight

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. A small blog neighborhood hiding in plain sight
Jon Udell, 2018/12/07

If a blog post is written, but nobody tweets it, does anyone hear it? I'm going to say, but the 'bog neighbourhood' will be smaller, more intimate, and more fruitful. More...

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Defining the Data Stack

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Joe Pilla, IAB Data Center of Excellence, 2018/12/07
This report (18 page PDF) looks at data from a marketing and brand perspective, but offers a useful perspective for any digital enterprise, including education. More...

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Roundtable on Bryan Van Norden's Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Roundtable on Bryan Van Norden's Taking Back Philosophy: A Multicultural Manifesto
Expositions, 2018/12/07
I was engaged in this collection of essays not because I am concerned with the content of philosophy classes in American universities but because while I call myself a philosopher I am very much outside what contemporary philosophy would call itself. The focus of the work is to discuss the call to increase the emphasis on teaching LCTP (Less Commonly Taught Philosophers) and especially those of diverse cultures. More...

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SoTL: the party that no one really wants to go to

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. SoTL: the party that no one really wants to go to
Kathleen Bortolin, University Affairs, 2018/12/05
The subhead asks, "Why does the scholarship of teaching and learning remain a hard sell to faculty?" I've always thought that the answer was pretty evident: because they spent ten years of their lives studying and earning a PhD in something else. Which is what they're actually interested in. More...

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Companion robot trialled in Victorian classrooms

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Companion robot trialled in Victorian classrooms
Campbell Kwan, ZD Net, 2018/12/05
It's another story about robot teachers. "La Trobe University has teamed up with Waratah Special Developmental School in Victoria to trial a robot called Matilda as a classroom companion for students with special needs...  at a time when the implementation of robotics and coding technology in schools... has become a growing and controversial trend in education across North America and Europe." It's not clear where the limits will be for robot teachers. More...

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The Facebook emails

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Facebook emails
Ben Werdmuller, 2018/12/05
The Facebook emails (250 page PDF) have been publiched. To me the only thing surprising is that anyone is surprised. Fart of the reveal is that Facebook traded access to data in exchange for ad spending (aka 'neko'). More...

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Letter from Australia: the online avalanche?

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Letter from Australia: the online avalanche?
Julie Hare, Wonkhe, 2018/12/04

This article is - well - odd. Like the beautifully groomed and very placid snow run used to illustrate 'avalanche' odd. More...

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Report Fails to Sufficiently Address the Evidence Surrounding Teacher Evaluation

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Report Fails to Sufficiently Address the Evidence Surrounding Teacher Evaluation
National Education Policy Center, 2018/12/04

Normally I prefer to link to the actual links, but this newsletter article excels in providing a summary of the original report and the criticism. More...

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Reproducibility of Scientific Results

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John Wilcox, Fiona Fidler, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2018/12/04
I am somewhat surprised that the issue of the replication of research results has merited its own article in the Stanford Encyclopedia, but at the same time, I consider the article to be a valuable treatment of the subject. More...

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New Chief of California’s Virtual Community College Wants to Help Solve the State’s Work-Force Problem

Techno-News Blog Heather Hiles will be the new chief executive of California’s fledgling virtual community college, the California Community Colleges system announced on Wednesday. More...

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