30 janvier 2020

Emergence of Blockchain

HomeBy Ray Schroeder. Blockchain is evolving into a robust platform that may shake many aspects of higher ed. More...

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Dawn of 5G: Empowering VR, AR and Much More

HomeBy Ray Schroeder. The enormous potential of virtual and augmented reality will be enabled through the wide-scale rollout of fifth-generation mobile bandwidths. More...

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28 janvier 2020

Managing Politically Charged Classroom Conversations Through Technology

HomeToday’s rancorous environment makes discussing politics hazardous, writes Sara Eskridge, who has found technology can be used to foster objectivity and engage students. More...

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The GLOBE

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The GLOBE
When people ask what happened to eduSource I sometimes tell them that it became part of GLOBE, which is described in this post. It's not completely accurate (LORNet is the designated member, not eduSource, and the link points to Paloma Web at Teluq). "GLOBE aims to connect the world and unlock the 'deep web' of quality online educational resources through brokering relationships with content providers." Well fine, but how are they doing with that? The last reported meeting is 2005 and the latest version of the communications strategy - also 2005 - can only be regarded as a failure. The site at least has a link to the EdNA Learning Technology Standards Observaty RSS feed. More...

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Editorial: Developing Technology Policies for Effective Classroom Practice

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Editorial: Developing Technology Policies for Effective Classroom Practice
This editorial describes a ""technological pedagogical content knowledge" (TPCK)" framework and proposes it to frame the use of digital video in the classroom. Their point is, "the full range of possibilities should be employed, matching the tool to the pedagogical goal and need." And they conclude, "Guidelines for best practice within the framework of TPCK, based on solid research on learning outcomes in classroom use, are needed to realize the potential of technology." Well yeah, but - is the best use of digital video in the classroom? Is the best use of digital technology in general in the classroom. More...

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The Must Join Calendar Group!

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Must Join Calendar Group!
What's interesting about this post is not the group - it is Yet Another Social Network For Edubloggers (sheesh, are we done yet?) - but rather the syndication of events using RSS. Take a look at this example (you may have to 'view source' in order to see the RSS script). Notice the way xCal is embedded in the RSS statement. Now it's not exactly how I would do it - but it's good enough. It's calendar data in RSS. It's not iCal (I looked for an Cal feed but didn't find it) but it's pretty easily translated into iCal. But - and here's the kicker - wy should you have to submit your event into Yahoo, where it's only useful to Yahoo? What we want - and will get, mark my words - is a way to designate any blog post as an event announcement. This allows an application that harvests RSS feeds - like, say, Edu_RSS - to create a calendar of events. More...

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FOWA: Enterprise Adoption of Social Software

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. FOWA: Enterprise Adoption of Social Software (Suw Charman)
Summary notes of this presentation from Suw Charman. The content is interesting enough, but what really makes it work is the use of lolcats as slides. Now of course this is something that would only once in a while, for effect. But the design and methodology is something that should not be quickly discounted. More...

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Laugh, and Your Learners Laugh with You. Maybe.

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Laugh, and Your Learners Laugh with You. Maybe.
As one commentator says, "humour in online learning is a hard sell." But I agree with the need to take the content a bit less seriously. Humour can be tricky, but if you stay away from the stereotypes and the gutter, I think you can generally count on a reasonable response. In the meantime, the 'Enquirer' front page accompanying this article is a scream. More...

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How They Do Surprise Us, These People We Call Students

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. How They Do Surprise Us, These People We Call Students
Interesting story about an exercise where students read a poem into MP3 as part of a class assignment - and discover more in the poem than they thought, and more than their teacher expected. No deep lessons here, but it's part of an overall pattern of perception and meaning as being composed of more than just words. More...

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26 janvier 2020

Technologies de l’information : la décennie dystopique

Screenshot-2018-4-15 Egypte – des élections présidentielles jouées d’avanceRarement, au cours de l’ensemble de l'ère industrielle, la technologie aura pris des contours aussi inquiétants que durant la décennie écoulée. Plus...

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