14 juin 2019

Need a college graduation ticket? There's a black market for that

The GuardianTickets for New York University’s 2019 commencement ceremony are being advertised for as much as $250. More...

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‘My headteacher said: “Stop crying – you got into Oxford!”’

The GuardianAn estimated 12% of children in care go on to university – compared with 49% of the general population. Three who made it explain how. More...

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Oxford University must become more diverse. But we’re already on the right path

The GuardianThe university’s new initiatives to widen access to under-represented students are a welcome sign of progress. More...

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Want black students to feel at home? Don't ignore the little things

The GuardianThe food in halls or number of local afro hairdressers may sound trivial, but small details shape the student experience. More...

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The Next Level of Open Source

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Scott Jaschik[Edit][Delete]: The Next Level of Open Source, Inside Higher Ed [Edit][Delete] September 20, 2006
We like this. Yale is starting an open content initiative. "The basis of the Yale effort will be video of actual courses -- every lecture of the course, to be combined with selected class materials." Before you say that this is a really bad idea, remember that I was able to access videos through YouTube in Africa. More...

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Launches New Client Support Site

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Press Release[Edit][Delete]: Blackboard Launches New Client Support Site, Blackboard [Edit][Delete] September 20, 2006
Blackboard announces the invention of toolbars, bookmarks, history lists, support tickets, libraries, download sites, RSS feeds and content pages. Don't believe me? Check out this announcement, from September 19 (yes, of this year). More...

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Life Is Not A Computer Game

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Unnamed[Edit][Delete]: Life Is Not A Computer Game, Musings about Teaching High School, Social Computing and Ed. Tech. [Edit][Delete] September 20, 2006
"And now, I hope, we are more vigilant with our sons and daughters and how they use social computing technologies." So reads a website discussing the recent tragedy in Montreal. How well those of us remember December 6, 1989. The common denominator isn't rock music or comics or the internet. It's guns. Please: guns do not belong in a civilian population; you may as well release Siberian tigers to roam the downtown streets. More...

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Web 2.0 Logo Board and Why

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Mark Oehlert[Edit][Delete]: Web 2.0 Logo Board and Why, E-Clippings [Edit][Delete] September 21, 2006
Mark Oehlert asks, "why do we really have no visible drive in this space to scramble after those dollars with new and exciting products and cutting-edge implementations of new technology that you can try for free for 30 days or for life but at some point you'll pay for the premium features?" Because the education web isn't like that. All this screaming web 2.0 hype is hyperbole, and we all know it. It's not a good thing. We have our innovation in the education space - look at the work around the Personal Learning Environment - but it's open source, not some commercial app with a business plan directed toward IPOs, buyouts, and lawsuits. More...

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Moodle OCW Module

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Scott Leslie[Edit][Delete]: Moodle OCW Module, EdTechPost [Edit][Delete] September 21, 2006
Looks useful. "OCW MetaMod for Moodle provides instructors and designers with the ability to mark individual resources or activities in a Moodle course as 'shared' (allowing guest viewing) or 'private' (only visible for registered students). Additionally, the MetaMod tags resources and activities as 'C' (copyright) or 'CC' (Creative Commons/Copyright Cleared). More...

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Future of Learning in a Networked World

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Various authors[Edit][Delete]: Future of Learning in a Networked World, September 21, 2006[
So I travelled to New Zealand, explored Stewart Island, smashed my digital camera in a fall, bought a new one, got sick, struggled with internet kiosks ($2 for 15 minutes) and generally poor internet access, took the Taieri Gorge Railway at Dunedin, NZ, and am now, still very much under the weather, in Christchurch. For another hour maybe; I have a flight to Aukland in a couple of hours. Anyhow. There is a large group of us touring the country, and you can find all their blog posts and movies and photos, etc, here, on this aggregation, a classic example of how the MyGlu service is supposed to run. I have no FTP access, so I'll have to wait to clear out the diagnostic stuff. More...

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