07 décembre 2018

The De-Darwinizing of Cultural Change

Daniel C. Dennett: The De-Darwinizing of Cultural Change
Daniel C. Dennett, Edge, March 4, 2014

I don't agree with everything Daniel Dennett says, but what he says is never trivial (in the way, say, Jerry Fodor or David K. Lewis are trivial) - the postulates he offer require serious thought, because they are genuine possibilities, and not just semantical tricks. More...

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U.S. Education Department Issues Guidance on Student Data Privacy

U.S. Education Department Issues Guidance on Student Data Privacy
Benjamin Herold, Education Week, March 3, 2014

As summarized by , "the U.S. Department of Education released new guidance Tuesday on the proper use, storage, and security of the massive amounts of data being generated by new, online educational resources." The guidelines are relatively complete, referring to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) as a baseline, identifying what information may be disclosed, and looking at exceptions (such as click-wrap licenses). More...

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Nuevo servicio de Google Meet Oppia bloqueado para Cuba

Nuevo servicio de Google Meet Oppia bloqueado para Cuba
Raidell Avello Martínez, Tú puedes usar las TIC, March 3, 2014

So it looks like Oppia, which I mentioned last week, doesn't exactly allow anyone to create a new interactive learning experience. In particular, it doesn't allow people in Cuba to do this (nor probably in a few other countries, notably Iran, Syria and Sudan). More...

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Textbook Publishers Push to Provide Full Digital-Learning Experience

Textbook Publishers Push to Provide Full Digital-Learning Experience
Steve Kolowich, The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 3, 2014

Pretty good overview of the state of the publishing market with respect to digital textbooks. The not so secret undercurrent: they'd like to move the LMS right out of the picture and "own the whole screen" if they could. More...

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Getty Images allows free embed of 35 million photographs

Getty Images allows free embed of 35 million photographs
Timothy Vollmer, Creative Commons, March 8, 2014

It's not quite the same as licensing the content for reuse, of course, since the user has to be online to view embedded photos, and the photos are send froma Getty server, which means that websites can ensure speed of delivery, and that the Getty server logs all transactions. More...

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Cyberbullying on the rise at Canadian universities, studies show

Cyberbullying on the rise at Canadian universities, studies show
Vivian Luk, CTV News, March 12, 2014
Like everyone else, I suppose, I have to deal with attempts to intimidate and bully that come my way through social media (you can probably see my frustration with these unprovoked attacks show through at times). More...

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Explaining the LRMI Alignment Object

Explaining the LRMI Alignment Object
Phil Barker, Phil Barker CETIS Blog, March 6, 2014
LRMI stands for 'Learning Record Metadata Initiative' and is a (yet another) mechanism for describing learning resources. See more here. This post describes the LRMI Alignment Object, which is intended to describe how a given resource fits into curricular or educational standards requirements, such as the US Common Core State Standards or the English National Curriculum (the article has a good set of links to similar standards). More...

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Meet Oppia, Google’s New Open Source Project That Allows Anyone To Create An Interactive Learning Experience

Meet Oppia, Google’s New Open Source Project That Allows Anyone To Create An Interactive Learning Experience
Rip Emerson, TechCrunch, March 2, 2014
The whole story is in the title (which is a nice contrast from those Ipworthy headlines). More, you have to like Google's approach here: "No trial periods, no freemium plans, no advertisements. Writing, editing, or learning from explorations on oppia.org is 100% free of charge! Additionally, all lessons on oppia.org are licensed CC-BY-SA, which means that you are allowed to copy, modify, and reuse lesson content. Want to host an Oppia instance yourself, or make modifications to it? The code behind oppia.org is licensed under the Apache License 2.0. You are encouraged to download, modify, and reuse Oppia's software to your heart's content!" OK, the lessons created by Oppia are really basic (I tried a bunch of them). More...

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Research on Distance Education for First Nations/aboriginals, from IRRODL, Vol. 15, No. 1

Research on Distance Education for First Nations/aboriginals, from IRRODL, Vol. 15, No. 1
Tony Bates, online learning, distance edcuation resources, February 28, 2014

Tony Bates reviews an article from the latest issue of IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning) dealing with the impact of distance education on Firts Nations / Aboriginal communities in Canada. More...

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Journées nationales de la science ouverte

ESR enseignementsup-recherche gouv frLa science ouverte n’est ni un courant de pensée, ni une mode, ni une posture, ni une préférence technique ou éditoriale : c’est une force qui bouscule les pratiques établies et les mentalités, un geste qui libère la dynamique de progrès par le savoir, une évidence pour quiconque veut donner à la connaissance le pouvoir de transformer le monde et de soutenir la rationalité trop souvent battue en brèche. Plus...

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