22 février 2014

How to Cite Tweets in an Academic Paper

HomeMLA and APA prepare for the future of the academic citation.
Professors may scoff at the idea, but students are increasingly citing tweets in academic papers. Although they don’t exactly count as peer-reviewed, tweets do provide interesting insight into pop culture, breaking news and a number of social issues. After all, the Library of Congress is indexing tweets for historical reference.
As a result, it’s important that style guides address the issue, and that students understand how to properly cite their sources. More...

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09 février 2014

Futures Imperfect 2

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/technology_and_learning_blog_header.jpg?itok=aQthgJ91By Joshua Kim. The fabulous Barbara Fister, you, and I like to read books about the future. 
Some thought provoking, or at least engaging, dystopian fiction can bring some restorative balance to general “future will be pretty awesome” themes of the nonfiction books that I tend to read.
Two fun, fast, and smart books that I’d like to recommend for your brain are Marcus Sakey’s Brilliance and Ramez Naam’s Nexus.  The fact that these books are cheap - $4.99 and $1.99 respectively for the Kindle versions - may persuade you (combined with my recommendation) to download.  Let us know.
Brilliance can be read as a book length argument that aspies and other newly recognized on the spectrum ways of thinking may offer alternative (and sometimes superior) ways interfacing with the world. Read more...

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07 février 2014

Education and Training in Europe 2020. Responses from the EU Member States

Subsribe to our newsletterWelcome to the New Year Edition of the Eurydice Newsletter
New year, new start, new Eurydice Newsletter - your update on recent and forthcoming Eurydice publications and news from the world of European education.
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Education and Training in Europe 2020. Responses from the EU Member States
How have countries so far responded to the Europe 2020 priorities in the field of education and training?.

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Eurydice Newsletter 2014, edition 1

Subsribe to our newsletterWelcome to the New Year Edition of the Eurydice Newsletter
New year, new start, new Eurydice Newsletter - your update on recent and forthcoming Eurydice publications and news from the world of European education. Education systems vary enormously across Europe. Eurydice's task is to understand and explain how they work and to share that information with you. Eurydice wishes you a happy 2014!

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Just released - New in HEDBIB February 2014

The February 2014 edition of New in Hedbib has been released. Containing 121 references and abstracts of the latest higher education research articles and publications worldwide and links to online publications, this resource is produced from HEDBIB, the International Bibliographic Database on Higher Education. It aims at representing all world regions with a focus on IAU’s priority themes – Equitable access and success in higher education, Education for All; Intercultural dialogue; Internationalisation; Research and doctoral education; and Sustainable development. Each edition highlights recommended publications. http://hedbib.iau-aiu.net/
International Bibliographic Database on Higher Education - February / février 2014.

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02 février 2014

An end to unsolicited review copies of textbooks, please

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/castingoutnines-45.pngBy Robert Talbert. The picture you see here is my afternoon mail today. It consists of two copies of a new Calculus text (hardcover), two copies of another Calculus text (hardcover), and one copy of an intermediate algebra text (softcover). I did not request a single one of these. I certainly did not request duplicates of two of them. The last time I taught intermediate algebra was the mid-1990′s. I am not on a committee that selects textbooks. I have no use for these books other than to prop open a door. So why did I get them? I have no idea. More...

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Best Practices for Accessible Print Document Design

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/profhacker-45.pngBy George WilliamsI suspect we’ve all been on the receiving end of poorly-designed documents: pages drowning in enormous gray oceans of text with no navigational cues whatsoever; emphasis indicated by text that is bold, all-caps, italicized, and underlined*; color choices that threaten to damage retinas (or that make text practically unreadable); text so small and margins so narrow that it’s obvious the desire to save paper has trumped the desire for clear communication. More...

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31 janvier 2014

Towards Teacher-led Design Inquiry of Learning

By Valérie Emin-Martinez, Cecilie Hansen, María Jesús Rodríguez Triana, Barbara Wasson, Yishay Mor, Mihai Dascalu, Rebecca Ferguson, Jean-Philippe Pernin. This paper proposes “teacher-led design inquiry of learning” as a new model of educational practice and professional development. This model combines four existing models. It integrates teacher inquiry into student learning, learning design, and Learning analytics, and aims to capture the essence of the synergy of these three fields.
Furthermore, we identify how Learning Analytics and the integrated model inform each other and could help integrating Learning Analytics into teachers’ practice.

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Conceptual Quilting: A Medium for Reflection in Online Courses

By Beth Perry, Margaret Edwards, Katherine Janzen. Encouraging reflection in learners studying online is challenging. Yet reflection is often a priority learning outcome. Creative teaching strategies can help create learning environments conducive to reflection. One teaching strategy developed to encourage reflection in online courses is called conceptual quilting (Perry & Edwards, 2010).
Conceptual quilting is an arts-based strategy that invites students to create virtual quilts by piecing together words, ideas, metaphors and concepts from a course or unit that they found most transformational. Completed quilts are shared electronically by posting them in an online “quilt gallery” for all students in the class to browse.

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Using linked data in Learning Analytics

By Mathieu d'Aquin, Stefan Dietze, Hendrik Drachler, Davide Taibi, Eelco Herder. Learning Analytics has a lot to do with data, and the way to make sense of raw data in terms of the learner’s experience, behaviour and knowledge. In this article, we argue about the need for a closer relationship between the field of Learning Analytics and the one of Linked Data, which in our view constitutes an ideal data management layer for Learning Analytics.
Based on our experience with organising the “Using Linked Data in Learning Analytics” tutorial at the Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference, we discuss the existing trends in the use of linked data and semantic web technologies, in general in education and in learning analytics specifically.

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