27 février 2019

Blockchain Could Rewire Higher Ed. But Should It?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Blockchain Could Rewire Higher Ed. But Should It?
Jeffrey R. Young, EdSurge, 2018/12/21

This post contains the most unusual explanation of blockchain I've seen. More...

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26 février 2019

ESIL: A Learning Lens for the Digital Age

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. ESIL: A Learning Lens for the Digital Age
Maria H. Andersen, Busynessgirl, 2018/12/17
ESIL (like most such things) is in no way a 'lens' because it does not reveal reality so much as it creates it. Yet is is still a useful framework for categorizing different levels of detail in conceptsd as they relate to learning. ESIL stands for 'Existence, Supported, Independent, and Lifetime'. For example, for solving quadratic equations, a student only needs to know that the method of 'completing the square' exists. More...

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Electron

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Electron
2018/12/25
"Electron is a framework for creating native applications with web technologies like JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. It takes care of the hard parts so you can focus on the core of your application. More...

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Building a desktop application with Electron

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Building a desktop application with Electron
Kristian Poslek, Medium, 2018/12/25
This is one of those Medium How-To articles I love so much. It takes you step-by-step through building a desktop application in Electron. More...

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Creating and Implementing Alternatives to Traditional Textbooks

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Creating and Implementing Alternatives to Traditional Textbooks
Cathy Bill, SoftChalk Talk Blog, 2018/12/10
The impetus for creating digital alternatives to textbooks was "both reducing cost and having control over the content." However I question Columbus State Community College's decision to use Apple iBooks. More...

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New Bose AR Glasses give you audio Augmented Reality

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. New Bose AR Glasses give you audio Augmented Reality
Emory Craig, Digital Bodies, 2018/12/10
I can't imagine trying to read an AR screen on my glasses (my eyes have enough trouble with the real world) but augmentation-by-audio is something that could work for me. More...

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Is there a RSS revival going on?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Is there a RSS revival going on?

Andy Sylvester, 2018/12/10

Short item raising the possibility and linking to some commentary suggesting it might be true. Some of us (ahem) never left RSS at all. In a world of social media algorithm-driven content streams I've considered RSS to be my secret weapon over the last decade. More...

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Teaching and Learning with Jupyter

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Teaching and Learning with Jupyter
et.al., Lorena A. Barba, GitHub, 2018/12/10
This is a comprehensive text that covers pretty much everything important about the use of Jupyter Notebooks in learning. As noted in these pages before, a Jupyter Notebook allows you to have not only the usual text and images, but also computer programs, such that you can view and edit the listing and see the output right on the notebook page. More...

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Repl.it Multiplayer

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Repl.it Multiplayer
Faris & Amjad Masad, Repl.it, 2018/12/10
This is a really nice teaching tool, because it's a nice working tool. "Introducing Multiplayer: code with friends in the same editor, execute programs in the same interpreter, interact with the same terminal, chat in the IDE, edit files and share the same system resources, and ship applications from the same interface!" Open a new editor on the https://repl.it/ website and then click the Multiplayer icon (upper left) to get it started. More...

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25 février 2019

SoTL: the party that no one really wants to go to

Stephen Downes PhotoBy Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. SoTL: the party that no one really wants to go to
Kathleen Bortolin, University Affairs, 2018/12/05
The subhead asks, "Why does the scholarship of teaching and learning remain a hard sell to faculty?" I've always thought that the answer was pretty evident: because they spent ten years of their lives studying and earning a PhD in something else. Which is what they're actually interested in. More...

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