31 août 2018

A wake for half the Daily News

A wake for half the Daily News
Amanda Darrach, Columbia Journalism Review, 2018/07/24
This is the future for education as well, especially higher education. I know nobody thinks that teachers and professors will never be laid off en masse, but that's what they thought about journalists a decade ago. Yes, education is important. Yes, the news is important. More...

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YouTube's latest initiative aims to foster educational content

YouTube's latest initiative aims to foster educational content
Mark Satter, EdScoop, 2018/07/24
This is maximum praise for what I think is really minimal effort. Referencing last Friday's blog post by YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, the article states "YouTube Learning will provide grants and promotion for education-focused content, expert organizations and learners." But this effort pales in comparison to the ways YouTube is helping people make money, for example, through channel memberships, merch, and famebit. More...

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Google launches a DRM-free audiobook store

Google launches a DRM-free audiobook store
Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing, 2018/07/24
There's no reason why audiobooks should be loaded with digital rights management (DRM) technology long after we've seen the success of both music and video distribution in open MP3 and MP4 formats. But as Cory Doctorow notes, Audible, which was acquired by Amazon a couple of years ago, controls more than 90% of the audiobook market. More...

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An IndieWeb Magazine on Flipboard

An IndieWeb Magazine on Flipboard
Chris Aldrich, 2018/07/24
I don't think much of FlipBoard because, as Chris Aldrich  says, it's just another silo. I nonetheless think it's a good idea to make indieweb more accessible to people, which this initiative does. More...

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The RISE Package for R: Reducing Time Through the OER Continuous Improvement Cycle

The RISE Package for R: Reducing Time Through the OER Continuous Improvement Cycle
David Wiley, iterating toward openness, 2018/07/24
David Wiley's vision of open educational resources (OER) and mine continue to diverge. That's not a bad thing; it makes sense to explore different approaches. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 15:03 - - Permalien [#]


Ontario librarian creates online guide for teachers to find available Indigenous course content

Ontario librarian creates online guide for teachers to find available Indigenous course content

Rhiannon Johnson, CBC News, 2018/07/20

In response to "the recent cancellation of Truth and Reconciliation curriculum writing sessions that were to build upon Ontario's curriculum by infusing Indigenous knowledge and pedagogy across all subjects and grades," a librarian at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) has compiled a list of available Indigenous course content. More...

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How Unity Is Building its Future on AR, VR, and AI

How Unity Is Building its Future on AR, VR, and AI
Rob Marvin, PC Magazine, 2018/07/20

Unity has been around for a while - I've written about it before. It's "a democratized 3D creation tool for developing immersive content. There are Free, Plus, and Pro versions you can buy for monthly subscription fees, and it's royalty-free. More...

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‘Find Your Passion’ Is Awful Advice

‘Find Your Passion’ Is Awful Advice
Olga Khazan, The Atlantic, 2018/07/20

This article summarizes Carol Dweck's recently published opposition to the idea of 'finding your passion', suggesting that you need to build your passion for your career. The argument is based on a false dilemma, "the difference between the two mind-sets. More...

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Tracking Disinformation by Reading Metadata

Tracking Disinformation by Reading Metadata
Amelia Acker, Data & Society, Medium, 2018/07/20

It's still pretty easy to distinguish between human spammers and bots (which is why the excuses given by Facebook and Twitter ring hollow). For example, "'Joey' has tweeted more than 500 times every day for three years." Pretty clearly a bot. More...

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Dear Mr. Ford…

Dear Mr. Ford…
Doug Peterson, doug — off the record, 2018/07/20

This is the title of one link in Doug Peterson's weekly wrap-up but all of the posts reflect, in one way or another, on the sea change in Ontario education being caused by the new government. It's not just about curriculum change - consider the segment where he talks about different things stressing different people (contra the old instructivist model of everything). More...

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