19 février 2018

Selecting IA Components

Selecting IA Components
This post was written with information architects in mind, but it results in an excellent set of guidelines for designers generally. The focus is essentially on the set of attributes to consider when selecting components for an online website or service. More...

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ADL Initiative Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Requirements

ADL Initiative Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) Requirements 
Advanced Distributed Learning, 2017/12/27
Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) has announced its goals for Total Learning Architecture (TLA) for 2018. There are four major components:

  1. TLA Data Visualization and Associated Learning Analytics
  2. TLA Content and Pedagogical (Andragogical) Model
  3. TLA Learning Experience System Incorporation
  4. Pervasive Learning System (PERLS)

ADL is seeking proposals to address these needs, generally looking at development at Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 4 to 6. More...

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Blockchain – don’t ask how, ask why

Blockchain – don’t ask how, ask why
David Kernohan, Wonkhe, 2017/12/27
Why Blockchain? That's the key question. "In this case," writes David Kernohan, "the problem is trust." For example, what do you do if you don't trust your bank? "Cryptographic encryption (hiding information using the power of really difficult maths) lends anonymity and security, but the openly visible nature of transactions lends reliability." Except - it doesn't. More...

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How the 'Slow Ed Tech Movement' Is Bringing a Sense of Purpose to Academic Technology

How the 'Slow Ed Tech Movement' Is Bringing a Sense of Purpose to Academic Technology
David Raths, Campus Technology, 2017/12/26
I can understand why people would want to slow ed tech work, but my fear is that the phenomenon of 'slow ed tech' is based on a chimera. After all, how do you measure the speed of ed tech? Is it how fast you type or text? Is it the number of words you read in an hour? Is the the quantity or pace of operations you perform. More...

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Build Pedagogy Before Technology

Build Pedagogy Before Technology
Rod Berger, edCircuit, 2017/12/26
This is a video discussion between education consultant Steven Anderson and interviewer Rod Berger, along with a summary article. A lot of the conversation revolves around Anderson's experiences at conferences, and how he thinks people should approach the conference experience. There's also an undertone of tech criticism. More...

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Dynamicland

Dynamicland
Dynamicland, 2017/12/25
This is not a product but a vision of a product. In a nutshell: it's paper, but where every scrap of paper has the capabilities of a computer. The idea is to allow us to create large surfaces (like the surface of a table) where we collaborate using these scraps. More...

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A Robot Goes to College

A Robot Goes to College
Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed, 2017/12/21
Not only did the robot pass the course, it identified 31 forms of love. That's pretty interesting, but I thinlk it's weird that a course in the Philosophy of Love included " a class debate about the use of nonlethal versus lethal weapons (an extension of a discussion about love and conflict) with students from an ethics course at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point." Maybe it's just me, but it feels like everything is being militarized. More...

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Google Maps's Moat

Google Maps's Moat
Justin O’Beirne, 2017/12/20

The 'moat' in the title represents how hard it will be for competitors, like Apple Maps, to catch up. More...

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15 février 2018

Pearson Open Sources Equella—Properly

Pearson Open Sources Equella—Properly
Michael Feldstein, e-Literate, 2017/12/18
The most interesting bit is the pair of disclosures at the bottom of the article. What is the "yet-to-be-announced e-Literate project" being sponsored by Pearson? What is the other "yet-to-be-announced e-Literate project" being sponsored by Unicon. More...

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Focusing on the Process: Letting Go of Product Expectations

Focusing on the Process: Letting Go of Product Expectations
Jackie Gerstein, User Generated Education, 2017/12/18

This post draws a useful distinctoon between viewing education as a product and viewing it as a process. More...

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