24 septembre 2018

How Educating America's Students Can Be Based on Science

How Educating America's Students Can Be Based on Science
The U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences (IES) yesterday released this report, Identifying and Implementing Educational Practices Supported by Rigorous Evidence: A User Friendly Guide. The report documents a research process that narrowly defines what is meant by 'science': "randomized controlled trials are studies that randomly assign individuals to an intervention group or to a control group, in order to measure the effects of the intervention." Readers will recognize this as the methodology proposed by an organization called the Campbell Collaboration (though you would be hard-pressed to find the reference in the report). More...

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Recommendations for Teaching in a Distributed Learning Environment: The Students' Perspective

Recommendations for Teaching in a Distributed Learning Environment: The Students' Perspective
"It was an inhuman amount of work," said one student. "I'm unhappy, I don't have a life. I don't go for a walk any more, I don't speak to my children," said another. These were just some of the responses from an otherwise satisfied group of students evaluating a new program offered by the University of Wollongong. More...

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Copyright Litigation Threatens Innovation

Copyright Litigation Threatens Innovation
"As unlikely as it sounds," writes the author, "the most important issue in new technology has become copyright law." No kidding. This overview article looks at the impact of a number of recent events, including the ban on screeners, a levy on streaming media, and the SCO group attack on Linux. More...

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Workflow Learning

Workflow Learning
Workflow Learning is a mix of task-specific, contextual content and simulation embedded in the workflow and real-time multi-user collaboration in virtual workspaces. This new website and set of resources (including some for sale) is offered by Jay Cross's Internet Time Group. More...

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Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use

Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use
Just launched, the goal of this website "is to provide guidance to parents, educators, librarians, policy-makers, and others regarding effective, empowerment strategies to assist young people in gaining the knowledge, skills, motivation, and self-control to use the Internet." A background paper (MS Word document) outlines major issues associated with internet use by children and suggests some strategies. More...

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The Syndication Is The Thing

The Syndication Is The Thing
Greg Ritter pulls together some columns by Doc Searles and gets to the heart of the matter: it's not RSS that's key, it's syndication, "the willingness of something to be known." This is what is the key to the next generation internet; RSS (and metadata in general) are simply the wheels that make syndication happen. More...

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Themes and Metaphors in the Semantic Web Discussion

Themes and Metaphors in the Semantic Web Discussion
Interesting presentation of the thoughts and images we use to think about the semantic web. I like the use of pictures to denote speakers throughout the article (think 'reification'). If anything, what emerges in this discussion is the lack of understanding about just what the semantic web is and could be. More...

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Look What's New on ADLNet.org!

Look What's New on ADLNet.org!
Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), the organization behind SCORM, has created a pair of RSS feeds to advertise their news and events. Good stuff. The feed has been added, of course, to the list of Edu_RSS contributing feeds. More...

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Not-so-Modest Proposals: What Do We Want Our System of Scholarly Communication to Look Like in 2010?

Not-so-Modest Proposals: What Do We Want Our System of Scholarly Communication to Look Like in 2010?
The quality of the writing in this article isn't everything it could be, but the substance is worth a read as it outlines a desirable process of academic communication in the next decade. More...

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Blackboard Looks Likely To Go Public

Blackboard Looks Likely To Go Public
Citing a "teady stream of investment bankers" going through Blackboard's 18th and L Street offices, this article speculates that Blackboard is about to launch an IPO. The time is right for the company, especially after landing a contract with the Department of Defense last week. More...

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