24 octobre 2018

Dan Pontefract: Open Thinking

Dan Pontefract: Open Thinking
Stephen Downes, Half an Hour, 2018/09/06

Do you take the time to pause and reflect. Do you allow your mind to wander? Are you organized? Do you take account of facts? Are you willing to revisit a decision? Are you in charge of your focus? Are you acting with reserve and patience. More...

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New online tool will equip Canadian teachers to better support students’ mental health

New online tool will equip Canadian teachers to better support students’ mental health
Erik Rolfsen, University of British Columbia, 2018/09/05
To be clear, I am really in favour of projects like this. Teach Mental Health is a free and open access course on teaching mental health. It's a follow-up to Bringing Mental Health to Schools for grades 7-12. It's a great topic, and the price is right. It started a couple of weeks ago but the resources are still available. It could do without the spamwall registration form, however. More...

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Radical open-access plan could spell end to journal subscriptions

Radical open-access plan could spell end to journal subscriptions
Holly Else, Nature, 2018/09/05
This is movement in the right direction. Eleven research funders in Europe have announced ‘Plan S’ "to make all scientific works free to read as soon as they are published." Not surprisingly, the publishers have begun to immediately protest. More...

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Design Thinking Is Fundamentally Conservative and Preserves the Status Quo

Design Thinking Is Fundamentally Conservative and Preserves the Status Quo
Natasha Iskander, Harvard Business Review, 2018/09/05
I think Natasha Iskander has a point here. When I think of 'design thinking' I think of designing as a way to think out loud, exploring possibilities and seeing whether some wild idea will work at all. But that's not what it has become over the years. More...

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25 Years of Ed Tech: Themes & Conclusions

25 Years of Ed Tech: Themes & Conclusions
Martin Weller, The Ed Techie, 2018/09/05
Martin Weller wraps up his review of the recent history of ed tech with some review and conclusions. Some of the themes are no surprise at all - education is a slow-moving, conservative and ponderous industry that will resist pretty much any change that comes along. Meanwhile, proponents of ed tech come from other industries, don't know the history, and make the same mistakes over and over. And yet, despite this, innovation happens. More...

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How to Live Stream on YouTube

How to Live Stream on YouTube
Anthony Heddings, How-To Geek, 2018/09/07
It's funny to read that "YouTube’s live streaming support has gotten much better and is now a solid competitor to Twitch" but I guess it's true. I've been exploring the game-streaming world using YouTube with xSplit for the last few years. That's how I stream my talks. More...

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Building a body of knowledge work

Building a body of knowledge work
Jim McGee, McGee's Musings, 2018/09/07
This is a bit of slice-of-life I guess, but I enjoyed the account of learning by doing (case studies). This is something I've discovered over time as well: "If I was to eventually create a case study that would work in the classroom or extend our understanding of this issue, I needed to get my thinking out of my head and available for inspection, by myself first and foremost." It aids in the whole process of pattern recognition that is crucil to knowledge creation. And of course there's a whole discipline devoted to this. More...

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Making E-Textbooks More Interactive

Making E-Textbooks More Interactive
David Raths, Campus Technology, 2018/09/07
When I'm thinking of 'making textbooks more interactive' these days I'm either thinking o using them toconnect with a community, or to work with editable programs and live data, or both. But I think the idea of 'interactive' in this article takes us back to the days in the 1990s when 'interactive' meant 'you can push a button to play a video' or some such thing. Anyhow, all this 'interactivity' requires an Apple platform to operate. More...

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Teachers Are Moonlighting As Instagram Influencers To Make Ends Meet

Teachers Are Moonlighting As Instagram Influencers To Make Ends Meet
Julia Reinstein, Buzzfeed News, 2018/09/04
Most of them started as teacher-bloggers, but through websites like TeachersPayTeachers and Instagram feeds these teachers have been supplementing their often-meagre income marketing props, aids and classroom supplies. “Some come just to share to help other teachers and to make a little extra pocket money,” said Freed. “And then some of them actually become extraordinary content creators, and they really become almost mini-publishers.” I'm glad that some teachers are able to use the internet to make some extra money. More...

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How to effectively build and leverage a personal learning network (PLN)

How to effectively build and leverage a personal learning network (PLN)
Paul A. Kirschner, Mirjam Neelen, 3-Star Learning Experiences, 2018/09/04
It's interesting top see an article about networking from the prototypical proponents of direct instruction. But here it is. "We define," they write, "a PLN as a trusted network of current and former colleagues or other people that are valuable to you as a professional or in other areas of your life.... The value of a PLN lies in the fact that the people in it provide access to the knowledge and expertise necessary for you to better perform your role." So, OK then. More...

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