15 février 2019

Learning Together, Learning on Their Own

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Allison Rodman, Educational Leadership, ASCD, 2018/11/06
This article presents personal professional development for teachers from the stance of "what if?" and seems to suggest that it's a radical new idea. "Teachers, rightfully, have begun to speak out against this one-size-fits-all system and form their own professional learning networks (PLNs), using tools like Twitter and Voxer, edcamps, massive open online courses, and blogs." From where I sit, this mode of personal learning is well-entrenched. More...

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Server to Client

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Ali Alabbas, A List Apart, 2018/11/01
This article, the first in a series, is a very detailed explanation of how a web page gets from a remote server to your browser. If you have never heard of HSTS lists or service workers, this article is for you; it explains these concepts so clearly you'll think they're obvious. It also gets into DNS, caching, and CORS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing) (a big deal for people writing web applications). More...

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Complexity: A Leader's Framework for Understanding and Managing Change in Higher Education

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Shane Dawson, Kristen Eshleman, George Siemens, EDUCAUSE Review, 2018/11/01
I think longtime readers of OLDaily will find most of the core concepts discussed here pretty familiar. They include complexity ("many simple parts [that] are irreducibly entwined"), networks, emergence, self-organization and social coordination, feedback sensitivity, and agility. The article gives a brief mid-level definition of each, and then orients to to a management perspective. More...

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14 février 2019

Measuring our impact: mission impossible?

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As public scepticism of globalisation continues to surge in many parts of the world, the trend within international higher education is one towards measurement and justification of the impact of internationalisation. More...

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Understanding coverage: what does universal social protection really mean?

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "oecd-development-matters.org"In many cases, the debate revolves around the “everyone” aspect – that is, the rationale and modalities to cover all members of society and not just some. Yet, this assumes clarity on the meaning of “coverage.” This is a big assumption. More...

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How do teachers respond to diverse classrooms?

Education & Skills TodayDemographic change and large-scale migration have raised important challenges for education systems today, as teachers and school leaders work to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse student body. More...

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What the fourth industrial revolution could mean for education and jobs

Education & Skills TodayThe charity Education and Employers recently asked some 20,000 primary school children to draw their own future, and the opportunities children see for tomorrow are amazing. At the OECD, their report has inspired us to look at the future of education and jobs more systematically. More...

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Media, Society, Culture and You

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Mark Poepsel, Media, Society, Culture and You, 2018/10/25
This isn't a great book, and it isn't a terrible book - I think the advertising describes it best, as "an approachable introductory Mass Communication text that covers major mass communication terms and concepts including 'digital culture.'" It introduces readers to everything from Dewey to brocolage to Shirky to framing theory. More...

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Has L&D been hijacked by ‘identity’ politics?

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Donald Clark, Donald Clark Plan B, 2018/10/23
I'm sympathetic with this sentiment from Donald Clark, having seen my share: " Gone are the days when HR and L&D were at the forefront of personal development. Much ‘training’ is now targeted at protecting the organisation from their own employees. A tsunami of compliance and identity training has overwhelmed L&D." I also agree that "I have values and have no interest in HR telling me what my values should be." But we shouldn't confuse between bad training and bad ideas. More...

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Meet the modern learner: Engaging the Overwhelmed, Distracted, and Impatient Employee

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Todd Tauber, Wendy Wang-Audia, Bersin by Deloitte, 2018/10/23
This is a scraped blog post (may or may not be framed) containing a framed version of a Bersin by Deloitte PDF-based report uploaded and shared through Slideshare. I can think of easier ways to offer this content (but I follow e-learning, conocimiento en red for the content, not the convenience). More...

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