21 mars 2019

Does job success depend on data rather than your CV?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Does job success depend on data rather than your CV?
Matthew Wall, 2014/10/02
I have written recently about alternative modes of assessments and credentials. This story feeds intot hat trend. "A number of firms are moving beyond automatic keyword matching to find 'suitable' candidates... for example, recruitment technology firm Electronic Insight doesn't even bother to look at your skills and experience when analysing CVs on behalf of clients. More...

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The ABC of Hand Tools (1945)

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The ABC of Hand Tools (1945)
Disney, YouTube, 2014/10/02

Disney produced training video for GM about proper use of hand tools in 1945. More...

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Colossus: A New Service Framework from Tumblr

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Colossus: A New Service Framework from Tumblr
Dan Simon, Tumblr Engineering, 2014/11/28
I got this link from Andriy Drozdyuk, one of the developers working on LPSS. It describes a framework called Colussus developed by Tumblr to support the implementation of microservices. More...

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Affiliation and Ignite

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Affiliation and Ignite
Chris Kennedy, Culture of Yes, 2014/11/28
This is a pretty key statement, I think: "Our profession will not be mandated into meeting the needs of modern learners but the power of networks and new thinking around affiliation can help diffuse the work." It is the way we work as individuals, and work with learners as individuals, that will define the new structures of learning. More...

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Datapalooza

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Datapalooza
Jose Ferreira, Adaptive Learning in ELT, 2014/10/01
Knewton's sales representative, Jose Ferreira, is making some big claims. "We literally have more data about our students than any company has about anybody else about anything, and it’s not even close.... We literally know everything about what you know and how you learn best, everything." Except, responds Philop Kerr, it's not that simple. More...

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How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. How Diversity Makes Us Smarter
Katherine W. Phillips, Scientific American, 2014/10/01
I have frequently cited diversity as one of the key ingredients of network design. This is not an arbitrary choice; emergence is not possible without diversity. So it's not surprising to see articles like this pointing to how diversity makes us (ie., society) smarter. More...

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A Guide to Evaluating Networks

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. A Guide to Evaluating Networks
Madeleine Taylor, Beth's Blog, 2014/09/30
From the original post it took three clicks to actually read the document, and that includes a form asking for my name and email for spamming purposes. But I'm interested in networks and I wanted to see what they had to say about evaluating networks. More...

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Want even more mind-blowing TED Talks? Let’s get more STEM teachers in the classroom. Starting with … you!

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Want even more mind-blowing TED Talks? Let’s get more STEM teachers in the classroom. Starting with … you!
Baratunde Thurston, TED Blog, 2014/09/30
Sorry about the super-long title. It's typical of this post, which in turn is typical of the TED approach to education. Which is sad, and (as we see in this video) disappointingly patronizing. More...

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The Most Popular Social Network for Young People?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Most Popular Social Network for Young People? Texting
Derek Thompson, The Atlantic, 2014/09/30
I can't say I'm surprised that texting would be more popular than Facebook or Twitter - it is, after all, the medium you can use to talk to your friends that doesn't leave a content trail, isn't monetized by advertisers, and won't accidentally become the next internet meme. More...

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Open Online Participant Invite for 2014-15

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Open Online Participant Invite for 2014-15
Various authors, Gleneagle Secondary‘s Philosophy 12 class, 2014/09/29

If you want to challenge the preconceptions of high school students (well, at least some of them) this is the place to do it. More...

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