30 avril 2018

“You might want to tell your instructors about this:” students as sales reps?

“You might want to tell your instructors about this:” students as sales reps?
Kaitlyn Vitez, United States Public Interest Research Group, 2018/04/10
According to this article, Cengage is trying to convince student customers to send email messages to their professors urging them to adopt Cengage's 'flat fee for access' to course materials (previously covered here). The author quotes students arguing they don't like being used in this way. More...

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RSS is undead

RSS is undead
Danny Crichton, TechCrunch, 2018/04/10
The gist of this article is that RSS is beyond saving. Even if it appears to have life, the fact that big companies are turning their backs on it means that it has no real future. One failing, writes Danny Crichton, is that it doesn't prioritize content for the user, as illustrated by the futility of subscribing to the Washington Post RSS feed, which has 1200 articles per day. More...

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12 Things Everyone Should Understand About Tech

12 Things Everyone Should Understand About Tech
Anil Dash, 2018/04/12
I think this is a good article but I think that readers in the education sector should read it critically. Parts I agree with. For example, 'tech is not neutral'. The tech we choose changes not only what we do but also what we can do. Others need clarification. For example, the statement 'tech is not inevitable' may be true for some specific piece of tech, but about tech generally. More...

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The Use of E-Textiles in Ontario Education

The Use of E-Textiles in Ontario Education
Janette Hughes, Laura Jane Morrison, Canadian Journal of Education, 2018/04/12
"E-textiles, or electronic textiles, refer to 'fabric artifacts that include embedded computers and other electronics'." E-textile programs are now be implemented in some Ontario schools. It's a pretty new part of e-learning, though research dates back to 2012 or so. The authors report (29 page PDF) that e-textiles have been associated with the rise of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) learning in schools. Anyhow, the focus of the current article is on the "production pedagogies" employed in the field, "a focus on the cultivation of participatory and equitable spaces, where students can engage with ideas and issues as joint seekers and co-creators of knowledge and producers." The study is a design-based research project working alongside students in e-textile projects. More...

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How to Soft Launch Virtual Reality in Schools

How to Soft Launch Virtual Reality in Schools
Kipp Bentley, ConVerge, 2018/04/12
Short article with some advice that seems, on the face of it, obvious. Start with the cheap cardboard VR headsets and maybe have some students do demos for their classes. After experience with this, purchase one or two higher-end headsets and do some exploration projects. Have some students support those teachers who may be interested. More...

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A Taxonomy of Asynchronous Instructional Video Styles

A Taxonomy of Asynchronous Instructional Video Styles
Konstantinos Chorianopoulos, The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2018/04/09
I suppose somebody had to write this article, and the taxonomy represents the prototypical apex of educational research, and it's in IRRODL so I'm sure the formatting was perfect. But really? Well, OK, it is interesting to see the list of different instructional video 'styles'. It would have made a good blog post, though I do have my criticisms. More...

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Technologie et capital humain : quelles compétences pour demain ?

C2RP Carif-Oref Hauts-de-FranceCette étude questionne la façon dont les entreprises et les organisations vont pouvoir accompagner leurs collaborateurs dans l’acquisition de ces compétences du 21e siècle, nécessaire pour s’adapter à un monde en mutation, sous l’impact de la robotisation et de l’intelligence artificielle. Plus...

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Développer son business : attention au mirage du "tout technologique"

C2RP Carif-Oref Hauts-de-FranceA-t-on plus de chances de faire la différence en créant son entreprise dans des secteurs et métiers dits "traditionnels" ou en misant sur la technologie. Plus...

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27 avril 2018

Un robot pour faciliter la communication des enfants et adultes à besoins particuliers

logoParce qu’ils ont une forme humaine et qu’ils ont inspiré des dizaines d’œuvres de science-fiction, les robots androïdes fascinent. Leur utilisation reste pour l’instant limitée à des fonctions particulières, mais les expérimentations dans le domaine du handicap ou du grand âge montrent une réelle utilité pour appuyer le travail des enseignants et des soignants, ouvrir les personnes sur leur environnement et même communiquer. Plus...

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La transformation du monde de la formation est en marche en France

logoDans l’économie de la connaissance, le chiffre d'affaire des sociétés de technologie éducative se chiffreraient à 200 Milliards de dollars selon Educapital. Tous les 7 ans la quantité de savoir double dans le monde. Le numérique est un stimulateur d’évolution des marchés. Plus...

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