31 août 2018

Calgary malls use facial recognition to track shoppers' age, gender without consent

Calgary malls use facial recognition to track shoppers' age, gender without consent
Sarah Rieger, CBC News, 2018/07/27
This is just a quick update to note that facial recognition technology is becoming mainstream. In this case, it is being used by a shopping mall in Calgary. As it becomes more widely used, expect it to become prevalent in schools. More...

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Beyond 800 words

Beyond 800 words
Tristan Ferne, BBC News Labs, Medium, 2018/07/26
This pair of posts (part one, part two; summarized at Nieman) looks at what can be done to enhance (or even replace) 800 word article, "the dominant form of online news from most publishers." Short posts (like the ones in OLDaily) work well for sharing. More...

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Educational Exercises and Activities Community Group

Educational Exercises and Activities Community Group
Adam Sobieski, W3C, 2018/07/26

I'm not sure whether the world needed this but we're getting it nonetheless. More...

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Student Resistance to Collaborative Learning

Student Resistance to Collaborative Learning
Sheri Stover, Cindra Holland, International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018/07/26
I was not a fan of collaborative learning in school and demonstrated many of the signs of resistance described in this paper. I didn't like the other team members, I didn't want to deal with them, and I did all the work anyways. More...

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Why We Shouldn't Embrace the Genetics of Education

Why We Shouldn't Embrace the Genetics of Education
John Warner, Inside Higher Ed, 2018/07/26
Some very questionable research was published earlier this week associating a person's genetic makeup with the chances of their attaining higher education. With John Warner, I caution against embracing this work. "There is no limit to the damage we can do when wielding a score," he writes. More...

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Critical Thinking Criteria for Evaluating Online Discussion

Critical Thinking Criteria for Evaluating Online Discussion
Arla G. Bernstein, CaroI Isaac, International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2018/07/26
This study asked instructors what they thought would constitute evidence of 'critical thinking' in online discussions. The responses fell into two distinct categories: "1) demonstrates logic and reasoning (described as offering accurate supporting evidence and strategies and solutions); and 2) creative critical thought processes (described as novel perceptions, bias refutation, and alternative-seeking)." More...

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Moodle In The Timeline Of ‘Canvas Beats Blackboard’

Moodle In The Timeline Of ‘Canvas Beats Blackboard’
Moodle News, 2018/07/26
Despite a really annoying subscription prompt that flies into the screen from all directions, this article is a useful adjective-free summary of the reporting around the recent e-Literate-Mindwires announcement that Canvas as surpassed Blackboard. It's an interesting take because missing in all this discussion has been Moodle, and it's worth noting that Blockboard owns a couple of Moodle hosting services. More...

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Can a Subscription Model Work for Online Learners and Teachers? Skillshare Just Raised $28 Million to Find Out

Can a Subscription Model Work for Online Learners and Teachers? Skillshare Just Raised $28 Million to Find Out
Tony Wan, EdSurge, 2018/07/25
We've seen the subscription model for courses adopted by a number of companies (most notably Lynda) so it's not a surprise to see Skillshare looking in this direction. More...

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French school in row over tracking pupils electronically

French school in row over tracking pupils electronically
BBC News, 2018/07/25
This is another story in the electronic tracking thread, this one from France, where a protest has erupted over the use of Bluetooth tracking devices to monitor students at the Lycée Rocroy Saint-Vincent de Paul. More...

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Mandatory keys cut successful phishing attacks on Google to zero

Mandatory keys cut successful phishing attacks on Google to zero
Mariella Moon, Engadget, 2018/07/24
The future of authentication probably involved physical computer keys for everyone (which is not a stretch considering we use car keys and house keys and office keys). More...

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