27 septembre 2018

Education’s Latest Secret Trend: Networking

Education’s Latest Secret Trend: Networking
Betsy Corcoran, EdSurge, 2018/08/15

Networks! Of course! That's the secret trend in education nobody thought of until now. This article interviews the authors of three new books on learning networks at a recent conference. More...

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Using Semantic Technologies for Formative Assessment and Scoring in Large Courses and MOOCs

Using Semantic Technologies for Formative Assessment and Scoring in Large Courses and MOOCs
Miguel Santamaría Lancho, Mauro Hernández, Ángeles Sánchez-Elvira Paniagua, José María Luzón Encabo, Guillermo de Jorge-Botana, Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2018/08/15
This paper shows "to what extent assessment software such as G-Rubric is mature enough to be used with students." G-Rubric is a tool to automatically evaluate student's open-ended answers in a MOOC - see the website (in Spanish). More...

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The top data structures you should know for your next coding interview

The top data structures you should know for your next coding interview
Fahim ul Haq, freecodecamp, Medium, 2018/08/15
This is very much an introductory article, but it's the sort of thing where, if you don't know it, you really don't know it. When people think about computer programs, they usually think about algorithms (for example, functions and procedures), but an equally important dimension is the data structure. More...

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Blockchain Gains Currency in Higher Ed

Blockchain Gains Currency in Higher Ed
Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed, 2018/08/13
This article is mostly about blockchain as a subject for teaching and research in universities, as opposed to its use by universities. For example, there's a new journal, Ledger, and new blockchain reserach centres being launched at Columbia and Stanford. More...

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Dijkstra's in Disguise

Dijkstra's in Disguise
Eric Jang, 2018/08/13
This post wanders very far from the subject of online learning, but I just found it too interesting to pass. It's also astonishing (to me) that it's characterized as "such a humble technique taught in introductory computer science courses." Times have changed since I was taking those courses. More...

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Pencil Code

Pencil Code
2018/08/10
O'Reilly describes this as follows: "a collaborative programming site for drawing art, playing music, and creating games. It is also a place to experiment with mathematical functions, geometry, graphing, webpages, simulations, and algorithms. Programs are open for all to see and copy." I played with it a bit and drew some shapes. More...

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Ten reasons teachers can struggle to use technology in the classroom

The ConversationSomewhere in a school near you, a teacher is struggling to handle a query from a student whose laptop has a flat battery or another who’s watching a funny cat video on a phone. Perhaps the wireless internet connection is dropping in and out, or the electronic whiteboard is playing up. Plus...

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26 septembre 2018

Why it matters that teens are reading less

The ConversationMost of us spend much more time with digital media than we did a decade ago. But today’s teens have come of age with smartphones in their pockets. Compared to teens a couple of decades ago, the way they interact with traditional media like books and movies is fundamentally different. Plus...

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Prepare for fun! Scratch 3.0 is coming

Prepare for fun! Scratch 3.0 is coming
Angela Brown, AACE Review, 2018/08/08
Here's the story: "The beta version of Scratch 3.0 will be released at beta.scratch.mit.edu. From August 2018 to January 2019 you can use Scratch 3.0 in this beta version.  This period is a great opportunity to get kids involved in public beta feedback. The offline version of Scratch 3.0 is not available during the beta-phase." More...

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How we can make the government's edtech vision a reality

How we can make the government's edtech vision a reality
Martin Hamilton, JISC, 2018/08/08
"The government has signalled its ambition of realising the untapped potential of technology across the education ecosystem," writes Martin Hamilton. "We fully support those aims." He's referring to a column by UK secretary of state for education Damian Hinds (which, stupidly, is behind a paywall). More...

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