15 février 2018

Why true equity in learning depends on proactive, not reactive, design

Why true equity in learning depends on proactive, not reactive, design
Julia Freeland Fisher, Christensen Institute, 2018/01/25
Julia Freeland Fisher did not hear my pitch for affordances, not outcomes, in innovation, but there is an overlap between what she says in her column here and what I said yesterday." The risk of oversimplifying personalized learning on the front end is that we may fail to successfully leverage what works, for which students, in specific circumstances; especially in light of messy human relationships, political dynamics, and histories of discrimination," she writes. More...

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13 février 2018

Designing pedagogies for the digital age

By Craig Blewett. It’s a rather impressive, if controversial, resume for a teenager: blamed for the election of Donald Trump, increased divorce rates, rising syphilis cases, and the advent of fake newsMore...

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28 janvier 2018

SLAM designs Center for Arts + Design at Colby-Sawyer

University Business Magazine logoSLAM completed design of the new Colby-Sawyer College Center for Arts + Design in New London, New Hampshire in fall 2017. The $7 million, 15,000-SF single-story facility and hub of creativity is set with views of Mount Kearsage, as part of a developing academic quad in the southeast portion of campus. More...

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27 janvier 2018

Redesigning for the Widening Web

https://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/media/CTA-IHE-banner640-150.png?itok=VxlaUtWrReady to redo your college or university website? Think about it in the context of your whole digital ecosystem. More...

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02 janvier 2018

A New Design for ‘Inside Higher Ed’

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. We unveiled a new site design Wednesday afternoon, based in part on suggestions from readers. You'll find all of the same great content and features you’ve come to expect from Inside Higher Ed, now in a design that is cleaner and easier to navigate. More...

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24 décembre 2017

Designing the institution to support success

University Business Magazine logoThe conditions in the two-year college environment have changed significantly in recent years. Many of these colleges are open-enrollment institutions, however their goalposts for success have shifted from access to completion. More...

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30 novembre 2017

5 Design Steps Of Learner Engagement For Humans

5 Design Steps Of Learner Engagement For Humans
Zsolt Olah, eLearning Industry, 2017/09/15
"This article," writes Zsolt Olah, "is about why you can’t motivate humans, and the 5 design steps you should go about it." Wait - you can't motivate students? There goes about ten tons of educational theory! But this proposition is advanced by Susan Fowler in her book on the topic. More...

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28 novembre 2017

OPERAS Design Study

OPERAS Design Study
OPERAS, 2017/09/08
According to the website, "OPERAS is a distributed research infrastructure project in Europe to support the development of open scholarly communication," especially in the social sciences and humanities (SSH). The design studiy was released over the summer, and has four parts: a landscape study that "identifies recent developments and challenges within the scholaly communication framework," a technical mapping that "provides a global description of the technical, organizational and information systems within the OPERAS consortium," a usage study "describing current practices regarding open access, the evaluation of existing services, the missing services, and the level of interest for integrated new services," and a  European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) landscape study. More...

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8 Ways UX Design Theory Transformed My Approach to Course Design

8 Ways UX Design Theory Transformed My Approach to Course Design
John Spencer, The Synapse, 2017/09/06
Nice article from John Spencer applying elements of user experience design (UX) to the design of online courses. I like the graphic (though it bothers me a little that the text does not follow the same order as the graphic). More...

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Domain-Driven Design Reference: Definitions and Pattern Summaries

Domain-Driven Design Reference: Definitions and Pattern Summaries
Eric Evans, 2017/09/06
This post is the very tip of a huge body of knowledge. At the beginning of the 20th century L.E.J (Bertus) Brouwer developed a theory of "intuitionist" mathematics incorporating the idea that math is a creation within the context of a Weltanschauung, or world view. In the late 20th-century rejection of logical positivism in favour of constructivist theories we see the development of alternative logics, including intuitionist, or constructivist, logic, where "constructive proofs correspond to functional programs and vice versa" related to a state space or model. This supports in turn a design methodology where "Multiple models are in play on any large project." This is the world of domain driven design (DDD). More...

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