21 février 2019

Autonomy and Identity

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Les Green, Semper Veridis, 2018/11/23
Short post on how autonomy and identity go hand in hand. I've argued for autonomy in the past as a core element of successful networks, and it's not hard to see why: "its value lies in creating lives for ourselves, in making up identities, in choosing and pursuing ‘conceptions of the good’." But what about cases where identity is determined by nature - whether my DNA says I'm Irish or English, for example. More...

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Misleading on Fair Dealing

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Michael Geist, 2018/11/23
Michael Geist is up to part five in a landmark series on how the publication industry has been misleading lawmakers about the state of educational publishing in this country. He covers:

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MOOC S trategies of European Institutions

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Lizzie Konings, Darco Jansen, European Association of Distance Teaching Universities, 2018/11/21
This is from last year, but I only just found it, and it remains relevant today. It's the results (71 page PDF) of a questionaire of European higher education institutes (HEI) on their approaches to MOOCs. More...

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The End of Trust

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McSweeney, Electronic Frontier Foundation, 2018/11/21
This all-nonfiction issue of McSweeney’s "is a collection of essays and interviews focusing on issues related to technology, privacy, and surveillance." It's is available as a free download (344 page PDF). More...

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Unbundling and Rebundling Higher Education in an Age of Inequality

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Unbundling and Rebundling Higher Education in an Age of Inequality
Laura Czerniewicz, EDUCAUSE Review, 2018/11/21
Doug Belshaw today reminded me to go back and look at this article from October (I subscribe to EDUCAUSE feeds and newsletters but still manage to miss articles) on the concept onbundling and rebundling education. Laura Czerniewicz based the unbundling on Michael Staton's Disaggregating the Components of a College Degreethough of course there are many ways to unbundle. More...

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The value of where you earned your PhD

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Christine Daigle, University Affairs, 2018/11/21
This article poses the question, "Why do hiring committees appear to favour graduates from big-league universities?" It's the "wow factor", writes Christine Daigle, and it should be ignored. More...

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Journal Retracts 29 Articles, Explaining Little

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Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed, 2018/11/21
An IEEE Journal is retracting 29 articles published over the last two years over what appears to be editorial board impropriety. But it is not announcing which articles it is retracting. More...

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Forget movie villains—it’s the “good” superheroes that are the most violent

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Forget movie villains—it’s the “good” superheroes that are the most violent
Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 2018/11/21
Watching Infinity War I found myself rooting for Thanos against the superheroes trying to stop him. Sure, he was trying to wipe out half the universe, but this paled against the wanton violence of the superheroes. Statistics back me up. "According to a new study, the 'good guys' are actually significantly more violent than the antagonists they're trying to stop." I'm certainly left wondering about their priorities and their methods when I watch a superhero movie. More...

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Practice-Informed Learning: The Rise of the Dual Professional

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GuildHE, 2018/11/21
This report (64 page PDF) examines practice-informed learning, defined as "encompassing any situations where expertise from industry is brought into the classroom to inform teaching practice, or where more hands-on learning is taken out into professional settings." It offers a quick overview, notes benefits to students ("up-to-date understanding of their chosen field", "opportunities to begin to develop professional networks"), then offers the 19 case studies that constitute the bulk of the report. More...

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New Framework: Critical Uncertainties in the Future of Work

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Ross Dawson, 2018/11/19
After having relaunched his newsletter earlier this year, Ross Dawson has released a new framework on the 'critical uncertancies' in the future of work. More...

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