07 juillet 2019

'A demeaning environment': stories of racism in UK universities

The Guardian“Racism in universities is widespread, widely tolerated and raising it carries considerable risk.” These are the words of a senior lecturer who is one of more than 240 staff and students who contacted the Guardian to share their experiences of racism in the UK higher education sector. More...

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Edinburgh gives female medical students their degrees – 150 years late

The GuardianThe group, known collectively as the Edinburgh Seven, enrolled to study medicine at the University of Edinburgh in 1869. But they faced substantial resistance from their male peers and were ultimately prevented from graduating and qualifying as doctors. More...

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06 juillet 2019

Los Medina: una familia de músicos entre el Nuevo y el Viejo mundo

The ConversationLa dinastía de los Medina, músicos intérpretes de viento madera, vivió a caballo entre el siglo XVI y el XVII, cuando España era una potencia mundial también en innovación musical, y cuando Sevilla era una de las ciudades más grandes, cosmopolitas y ricas de Europa, monopolizando el enlace entre el Viejo y el Nuevo Mundo. More...

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Amazonas de la vanguardia musical española

The ConversationLa llegada del siglo XX se inicia con el acercamiento de los músicos españoles a las primera corrientes de las vanguardias históricas. Entre ellos, encontramos nombres femeninos de fuerte y marcada personalidad, que estamos empezando a conocer y valorar en estas últimas décadas gracias a las investigaciones sobre su labor profesional y su vida, y lo que es más importante, cuya obra estamos recuperando de manera activa para la vida musical. More...

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05 juillet 2019

TEDTalks: Nicholas Negroponte

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Nicholas Negroponte[Edit][Delete]: TEDTalks: Nicholas Negroponte, TED [Edit][Delete] August 2, 2006
Were you taught to walk? Were you taught to talk? Maybe a little, but you mostly learned this stuff - along with everything else, up to the age of six - without the aid of a teacher. But the internet is changing that, allowing us to interact with the world in new ways, and thus to learn on our own. That's the premise behind the $100 computer, described in this TED lecture by Nicholas Negroponte, just released online. "These kids, their very first word is 'Google', and they only know Skype, they've never heard of telephony."
I like the initiative but I think it could really be sold without the arrogance. Here's Negroponte again: "This is not something that you have to test, the days of pilot projects are over. When people say, 'Well we'd like to do three or four thousand in our country to see if it works,' screw you, go to the back of the line and someone else will do it and then when you figure out that this works then you can join as well." Laughter and applause from the audience at Monterey, California. More...

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Blackboard Granted Patent on Series of Tubes

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Bill Fitzgerald[Edit][Delete]: Blackboard Granted Patent on Series of Tubes, August 2, 2006
Keeping up with the discussion on the Blackboard patent as Bill Fitzgerald gives us our headline of the day (via McToonish). More...

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History Without Books Gets a Test in US Schools

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Reuters[Edit][Delete]: History Without Books Gets a Test in US Schools, August 1, 2006
Reuters: "What began as a long-shot attempt last year by Pearson Plc to sell California educators digital materials to teach history and politics, collectively known in US schools as social studies, has become reality in what could be the first large-scale step to eliminate books from classrooms." But in order to ensure schools purchase content from commercial publishers, they must be required to use a learning platform that offers only commercial material. Like, say, a system like Blackboard, with which Pearson has a long partnership. Limit the choice of LMS, limit the choice of content. More...

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Search 2.0 vs Traditional Search

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Joachim Niemeier[Edit][Delete]: Search 2.0 vs Traditional Search, 7 Days and More [Edit][Delete] July 27, 2006
Search 2.0? Well, why not? I like the idea of "new and improved relevancy models; they bring into the equation user preferences, collaboration, collective intelligence" and the like. But - ith all this, why would you need to search ny more. More...

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Information Literacy for 21st Century Learners

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Joyce Valenza[Edit][Delete]: Information Literacy for 21st Century Learners, July 26, 2006
I haven't looked at this, but George Siemens writes, "Joyce Valenza has posted a great .ppt resource on Information Literacy for 21st Century Learners. She brings together tools like blogs, wikis, podcasts...and contrasts the nature of learners today with the nature of effective research (using sources beyond Google). She covers a significant swath (though much of it at an introductory level). More...

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Back From BLC

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Darren Kuropatwa[Edit][Delete]: Back From BLC, A Difference [Edit][Delete] July 25, 2006
Quick look at the Building Learning Communities conference, useful most of all because of the links to numerous edubloggers, many of whom are new to me (this community is growing by leaps and bounds). More...

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