22 novembre 2017

Hitting the Accelerator

HomeScott McLemee reviews The Acceleration of Cultural Change: From Ancestors to Algorithms, in which social networks, big data, memes and the like are presented as extreme cases of the creative and disruptive potentials or our tool-oriented species. More...

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Claude Shannon’s “Creative Thinking” Speech: A Genius Reveals How To Be Creative

Claude Shannon’s “Creative Thinking” Speech: A Genius Reveals How To Be Creative
Jimmy Soni, The Mission, 2017/08/10
The post is at heart an advertisement for a book about Claude Shannon, and you get the speech beginning only at the half-way point. And also, I think a good part of it is wrong, as we would expect when a mathematician attempts to discuss educational theory. But it's also a good example of what we might call 'folk education theory', analogous to folk psychology, containing commonsense ideas not validated by research or science. More...

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21 novembre 2017

Digital textbooks equal cost savings for Auburn students

http://people.uis.edu/rschr1/wp-content/themes/default/images/kubrickheader.jpgTechno-News Blog. Auburn University says it has saved students nearly $1 million since 2014, crediting a focus on going digital textbooks. “We’ve actually saved students $941,000, just in three years,” said Russell Weldon, assistant director in charge of course materials at the university’s bookstore. More...

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Here (with 2 Years of Exhausting Photographic Detail) Is How To Write A Book

Here (with 2 Years of Exhausting Photographic Detail) Is How To Write A Book
Ryan Holiday, The Mission, Medium, 2017/07/20
This is a terrific post delivering exactly what the title promises, running from ideation, proposal, research, writing and editing, and even cover design and legal review. The value of the post isn't in giving aspiring writers a recipe they should follow - indeed, the method is completely paper-based and therefore more cumbersome than necessary. More...

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These Maps Reveal the Hidden Structures of ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Books

These Maps Reveal the Hidden Structures of ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Books
Sarah Laskow, Atlas Obscura, 2017/06/15
This post is mostly eye candy but it makes clear what is going on in a certain type of game-based learning, specifically, branching scenario learning (see examples here, here, here). More...

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11 novembre 2017

Livre : «Le e-learning informel ? ou des apprentissage diffus noyés dans la participation en ligne»

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Cette analyse originale montre la diversité des apprentissages multimodaux qui repose sur une porosité digitale en plein développement. Ces apprentissages diffus, noyés dans la participation active en ligne, très souvent communautaire, profitent d’une dynamique d’installation de pratiques innovantes d’apprenance sur nos territoires avec les impacts positifs de la digitalisation. Plus...

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06 novembre 2017

Barnes & Noble Ed Pushing Beyond Books

Barnes & Noble Ed Pushing Beyond Books
2017/05/25
Why would Barnes & Noble make a deal to bring predictive analytics services to universities? Phil Hill says Hill said it suggests recently acquired B&N subsidiary LoudCloud "is focusing more intently on analytics after years of being 'here, there and everywhere' in the ed-tech market." But it also represents a deeper push by the publisher to get into learning technology generally. More...

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02 novembre 2017

Le manuel, un matériel scolaire politique et social

Logo - Thot CursusLe manuel scolaire est à la fois un objet banal et fascinant. Il est tout de même source de savoir et un guide qui va aider l’apprenant à comprendre des éléments, lui expliquer. Ça ne reste aux yeux des autres qu’un gros livre de plus dans l’équipement de l’élève qui enseignera des notions d’histoire, de géographie ou de sciences. Plus...

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29 octobre 2017

Refonder l’ensemble du 1er cycle

Sur le blog "Histoires d'universités" de Pierre Dubois. Tweet du 7 juillet 2017, annonçant la publication du livre de Patrick Fauconnier, Universités : innover ou sombrer, Fauves Éditions. L’éditeur, à la demande de l’auteur de l’ouvrage, m’a donné l’autorisation d’en publier des Bonnes Feuilles. Un point fort du livre : il faut refonder l’ensemble du 1er cycle. Plus...

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27 octobre 2017

Should college professors give 'tech breaks' in class?

University Business LogoIn his new novel Origin, Dan Brown (most famous for The Da Vinci Code), describes his protagonist Robert Langdon's approach to the conundrum of students' devotion to personal tech devices in the classroom. More...

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