21 février 2019

Everything on Social Media Is for Sale

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Taylor Lorenz, The Atlantic, 2018/11/30
Everything described in this article is also true of the education social media scene, to more or less a degree. Certainly there are repost and retweet networks, paid placements, 'guest' articles, and more. Microfinance is well-entrenched, with websites (yes, even this one) asking for donations. More...

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Education Blockchain Market Map

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HolonIQ, 2018/11/30
Though dated last June this market map appeared in my inbox from Holon only today. It reports five sectors of the education blockchain market: credentials and certifications (the largest by far), peer-to-peer ecosystems, payments, knowledge and marketplace. The website describes each briefly and links to some representative startups. More...

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Opensource Apps for Educators

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2018/11/30
I explored this after the link was passed along to me on Mastodon. The idea is that you can log into the service and quickly launch any of a large number of open source applications. It was set up by a group of people in British Columbia. More...

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A Way to Raise money for Education Technology

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Terry Freedman, ICT & Computing in Education, 2018/11/26
I'm still waiting for the day when the Air Force needs to run bake sales to fund its operations. This, I guess, is the modern equivalent of those bake sales." Rocket Fund is a crowdfunding platform for schools. More...

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Do we really need all of this 'mentoring' malarkey’?

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Do we really need all of this 'mentoring' malarkey’?
Donald Clark, Donald Clark Plan B, 2018/11/26
I'm not so quick to call mentoring "malarkey" as Donald Clark, but I share some of his scepticism. Like Clark, I never had a mentor (and would probably have pushed back against one if I had). More...

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Beware Of The Great MOOC Bait-And-Switch

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Derek Newton, Forbes, 2018/11/20
If you just go by what the large U.S.-based institutions and companies are doing, which is what this article does, then MOOCs look like a scam. "MOOCs are now the free ice cream, the bait in the trap and, as such, it’s normal to wonder what they’re really worth even if they’re free." But outside the bastion, MOOCs are doing what they were intended to do: provide free learning resources to millions of people. More...

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Where Is My Mind?: An Interview with Andy Clark

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David Maclean, iAi News, 2018/11/20
Short interview with philosopher Andy Clark. His first book, Microcognition, came out (and was very influential) around the time I was working on my PhD studies on the same topic. He explores connectionism, extended cognition, and the nature of consciousness. More...

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AWS Ground Station – Ingest and Process Data from Orbiting Satellites

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Jeff Barr, AWS News Blog, 2018/11/27
I'm pretty sure that not every school in every country can do this. But this is what the cool kids are doing. " Today, high school and college students design, fabricate, and launch nano-, pico-, and even femto-satellites such as CubeSats, PocketQubes, and SunCubes." This information comes up in the context of a new Amazon web service called 'Ground Station' that will allow you to contact those satellites. More...

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Play Video Brain interface lets people with paralysis control tablet computer

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Play Video Brain interface lets people with paralysis control tablet computer
Kevin Stacey-Brown, Futurity, 2018/11/27
I've covered this sort of thing in the past and I reiterate it again here today with this latest story because it looks to me like these interfaces are getting more sophisticated as time goes by. More...

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https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/cyoa-choose-your-own-adventure-maps

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Sarah Laskow, Atlas Obsacura, 2018/11/22
The branching scenario is a classic model for learning games. These maps make the structures of these games clear. For the most part they are just trees - one correct outcome and 15 bad outcomes. Sometimes, they contain links from one banch to another, and people taking the E-Learning 3.0 course will recognize them as DAGs (Directional Acyclic Graphs). More...

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