01 juin 2018

The Future of Well-Being in a Tech-Saturated World

The Future of Well-Being in a Tech-Saturated World
Janna Anderson, Lee Rainie, Pew, 2018/04/17
According to this survey (92 page PDF) of internet experts, "Some 47% of these respondents predict that individuals’ well-being will be more helped than harmed by digital life in the next decade, while 32% say people’s well-being will be more harmed than helped. The remaining 21% predict there will not be much change." Count me as being among the 47%. More...

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Change the title, change the work?

Change the title, change the work?
David Hopkins, Technology Enhanced Learning Blog, 2018/04/16

Am I an instructional designer (ID) or a learning technologist (LT), asks David Hopkins. More...

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How to build a chat bot in 10 minutes

How to build a chat bot in 10 minutes
Natalie Afshar, Australian Education IT blog, Microsoft, 2018/04/16
OK, despite the title of this post, you are not going to create a chatbot in ten minutes, despite what the headline says (I followed through and found that you have to have a FAQ already written, in which case (presumably) the chat bot is simply selecting the most likely response from your FAQ to type or say. More...

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Helping the Lab Feel More Familiar

Helping the Lab Feel More Familiar
Amanda Baker, Scientific American, 2018/04/30
I think a lot about the idea of knowing things that other people just take for granted, things that may have been part of their childhood experiences, but not of mine (or vice versa). This article looks at just some of them - the skills learned in a kitchen, for example, Or, from the perspective of science, the skills learned in a lab. Some of these cross over; some do not. More...

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Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant

Jeff Bezos Banned PowerPoint in Meetings. His Replacement Is Brilliant
Carmine Gallo, Inc., 2018/04/30
This is a bit of nonsense being served to us as a three-point list by an author who doesn't recognize the irony. Carmine Gallo wants us to believe that narratives - stories - are better than bullet points, and supports this with two argument: first, that Jeff Bezos thinks this, and second, that a "prominent neuroscientist" friend of his confirmed "the human brain is wired for story." Gallo's use of Aristotle's forms of rhetoric - "ethos, logos, and pathos" - is a knowing nod to home-schoolers who still believe in things like the trivium. More...

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Welcome to Grasshopper, the coding app for beginners

Welcome to Grasshopper, the coding app for beginners
Richard Byrne, Free Technologies for Teachers, 2018/04/30
I think my grasshopper logo is way better than Google's grasshopper logo (thanks Rod!) and I'm sure Google could have picked a more original name for its e-learning application. More...

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Tech savvy teaching of critical thinking

MelbourneEvery day, we face complex issues about which we must weigh evidence and come to conclusions. These issues involve many arguments on all sides of difficult debates. But they also involve understanding those arguments and having the ability to make objections and provide rebuttals to those objections. More...

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The digital dissection of the human body

MelbourneUnderstanding human anatomy is key for medical practice, now a new tool, An@tomedia, allows for the digital dissection of our insides. More...

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Creating ripples of learning in China

MelbourneWhile Australia wrestles with committing to recommendations in the Gonski report on education, China is embracing student-driven learning, improving rural education and bridging the tech-divide. More...

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Les Edtechs décryptées (infographie)

http://blog.educpros.fr/fiorina/wp-content/themes/longbeach_jfiorina/longbeach/images/img01.jpgBlog Educpros de Jean-François Fiorina. Le Boom de la EdTech s’avère au niveau mondial annonce le rapport « Cartographie – Tendances 2018/19 » de Cap Digital avec un marché mondial estimé à 6000 M²$, conforté également parce que j’ai pu observer à ViVaTech la semaine dernière. Plus...

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