19 avril 2018

Why EdTech hasn’t solved education’s problems

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. Many educators and teachers loudly espouse the innumerable benefits of edtech to solve today’s most prevalent classroom issues. Technology certainly does play a major role in the development of students and academics, but it doesn’t solve everything. More...

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17 avril 2018

Meet the 'Study Tubers': The YouTubers making studying cool

Meet the 'Study Tubers': The YouTubers making studying cool
Sophie van Brugen, BBC News, 2018/04/06
This is a short BBC video profiling 'study tubers' - people who are in school and record study tips and share advice with their friends. The videos are called 'revision videos', as in "revision for school exams". The speaker is named Jade and here is her YouTube channel (BBC doesn't link to it for some reason; I had to search for it). Here's one called Revision With Eve. Also Ibz Mo from Cambridge. More...

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The CWiC Framework: Context around Courseware

The CWiC Framework: Context around Courseware
Michael Feldstein, e-Literate, 2018/04/04
This post is mostly a video about the Courseware in Context (CWiC) framework, which you can read about here. The idea of CWiC is to "help you make better-informed adoption and implementation decisions with the goal of advancing the adoption of high-quality digital courseware in higher education." As Michael Feldstein says (and I concur) "We've seen repeated failures in the market to create selection tools for curricular materials or edtech products." The approach of CWiC is to place these selection decisions into context. More...

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16 avril 2018

Bogus Research Uncovered

Bogus Research Uncovered
Last week I listed a background paper for a discussion on ITForum called Lean-In Technology, Safety Nets and Psychology . In this paper was cited the oft-repeated list of familiar teaching modes and retention rates. In the discussion that followed, this list came under closer scrutiny and a reader cited this article in which the author asserts bluntly that "the graph is a fraud.". More...

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Save / Safe

Save / Safe

What do you get when you combine the concepts of the wiki, Polynesia and multimedia into a single site? A lot of German text, unusual images, and an assemblage of content that befuddles the mind. More...

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14 avril 2018

Cybertariat: The Digital Economy’s Underbelly

66b94efa-f77d-49f2-9030-193b6047b0b1Information technology and the digital economy built on it have without a doubt improved our lives in many ways, saving time and sparing drudgery for many. On the surface, the online world represents a break from 20th century capitalism in that it has shaken up vested interests, democratized access to information and given more of a voice to many millions across the globe. More...

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13 avril 2018

Lean-In Technology, Safety Nets and Psychology

Lean-In Technology, Safety Nets and Psychology
Online learning is a "lean in technology" according to this paper, meaning that the demand mouse clicks forces the student to 'lean in' to the computer to click the mouse and type responses. But how often, and on what basis, do we make students lean in? And of course the answer is that it varies depending on the learner. More...

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Genesis Of An Anthill: Wireless Technology And Self-Organizing Systems

Genesis Of An Anthill: Wireless Technology And Self-Organizing Systems
This article, drawing on Hofstadter's description of the anthill as a self-organizing system, describes similar behaviour involving connected wireless devices. The article describes the physical conditions characteristic of such systems: a connection between small devices that is that is always on. More...

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Evaluating Media Characteristics: Using Multimedia to Achieve Learning Outcomes

Evaluating Media Characteristics: Using Multimedia to Achieve Learning Outcomes

Nice short article describing a process and set of rubrics for evaluating the appropriateness of different media for different educational outcomes. More...

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Introduction to XFML

Introduction to XFML
No this isn't some sort of oddball football league set up by wrestlers. It's an interesting variant on XML that recognizes that there are many ways to describe and categorize objects. As the author writes, XFML "provides a simple format to share classification and indexing data. More...

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