» Lessons on Disagreement from a Psychologist of Human Error
19/09/18 22:28 from OLDaily
Justin Weinberg , Daily Nous , Sept 19, 2018 The Daily Nous (which despite appearances employs no fewer than 13 separate CSS stylesheets)  discusses an essay from psychologist Lee Ross describing "the illusion of personal objectivit...

» Explore the immersive web with Firefox Reality. Now available for Viveport, Oculus, and Daydream
19/09/18 22:20 from OLDaily
Sean White , The Mozilla Blog , Sept 19, 2018 Firebox announces anouther step closer to the immersive web (which isn't what we will all use all the time, but which will make for a really interesting experience some of the time). And they...

» Introducing Blackboard Open LMS – the New Face of Our Moodle-based SaaS Product
19/09/18 22:10 from OLDaily
Kathy Vieira , Blackboard Blog , Sept 19, 2018 The next act in the Blackboard versus Moodle saga is finally playing out as the former has announced that 'Moodlerooms' is now 'Blackboard Open LMS'. No expense was spared picking the new na...

» If you think Fortnite is just a video game, you’re missing the big picture
19/09/18 13:37 from OLDaily
Burt Helm , Fast Company , Sept 19, 2018 When professional sports leagues like Major League Baseball or the National Hockey League want to promote attendance, they invest in youth leagues. This isn't merely to develop players but to give...

» Peter Thiel: Crypto vs AI Dichotomy Will Determine the Future of Humanit
19/09/18 13:03 from OLDaily
Avi Mizrahi , Bitcoin.com , Sept 19, 2018 The dichotomy here is dramatically overstated, and yet there are these two tensions, characterized by these two technologies, that illustrate a tension between competing technological approaches....

» Has ‘Write Daily’ Become Dogma?
19/09/18 12:49 from OLDaily
Chris Smith , The Scholarly Kitchen , Sept 19, 2018 The headline is a bit silly. But the subject of whether we should write daily resonates with me because that's what I tell people I do. Writing this newsletter every day is core to my p...

» Approaching E-Learning 3.0
18/09/18 21:28 from OLDaily
Stephen Downes , Half an Hour , Sept 18, 2018 In this article I outline the objectives of my upcoming E-Learning 3.0 course, talk a bit about how the topics are organized, describe how the course will be offered, and offer tips on how pa...

» eBook DRM and Blockchain play CryptoKitty and Mouse. And the Winner is...
18/09/18 21:21 from OLDaily
Eric Hellman , Go To Hellman , Sept 18, 2018 I have been investigating Crypto-Kitties as part of my wider work looking at distributed ledger technologies. So I found interesting to read Eric Hellman's discussion of our digital feline fri...

» Should Students Listen to Background Music While They Read?
18/09/18 20:57 from OLDaily
Daniel Willingham , Science & Education , Sept 18, 2018 This is interesting because it represents Daniel Willingham backing off a bit from a strict and unthinking application of the cognitive load theory. The idea of cognitive load i...

» A portal into a decentralised universe
18/09/18 19:08 from OLDaily
Doug Belshaw , Thought Shrapnel , Sept 18, 2018 This is one of these thinhgs that has been in development for a number of years and will suddenly arrive everywhere. The IPFS - InterPlanetary File System - is a distributed network of hash...

» More than marks
17/09/18 20:27 from OLDaily
Doug Peterson , doug - off the record , Sept 17, 2018 One of those formative experiences that you have when you're young came for me when I attended a Model Commonwealth conference at Ashbury College in Ottawa. Ashbury is a private schoo...

» Defining high-quality project-based learning
17/09/18 20:16 from OLDaily
Emily Liebtag , eSchool News , Sept 17, 2018 eSchool News articles are frustrating because there's virtually nothing to them (and then that's spread out over two pages). But in this base we have an exception, not because the article is g...

» The seven tools of causal inference with reflections on machine learning
17/09/18 19:54 from OLDaily
Adrian Colyer , The Morning Paper , Sept 17, 2018 Adrian Colyer has found a delicious paper ( The seven tools of causal inference with reflections on machine learning Pearl, CACM 2018 ) that works (for me, at least) on multiple levels. H...

» Enhancing Phonological Awareness, Print Awareness, and Oral Language Skills in Preschool Children
17/09/18 19:39 from OLDaily
Laura M. Justice , Paige C. Pullen , Sept 17, 2018 I admit that I've been sceptical of the hypothes.is annotation service, but this is a very nice example of an annotated PDF using gentle yellow highlighting. I'm still not sure how this ...

» Paulo Freire (1921—1997)
17/09/18 19:29 from OLDaily
Kim Díaz , Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy , Sept 17, 2018 The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy has a new article on Paulo Freire. The article emphasizes the influences of Hegel and Marx on Freire, as well as that of his parents. ...

» 4D-Printed Aquatic Plants Spring to Life in “Hydrophytes” by Nicole Hone
17/09/18 19:24 from OLDaily
Andrew LaSane , Colossal , Sept 17, 2018 If you're wondering what your students will be creating next... how about these 4D printed aquatic forms. In 4D printing we have the usual three dimensions, plus an additional dimension of movemen...

» Grow with Google provides opportunity for all Canadians
17/09/18 19:16 from OLDaily
Sabrina Geremia , Google Official Canada Blog , Sept 17, 2018 According to this announcement, Google is "furthering our commitment to helping Canadians prepare for the future of work by launching Grow with Google , an initiative to help ...

» JAMStack
17/09/18 14:30 from OLDaily
Jamstack.org , Sept 17, 2018 A 'JAM stack' is a website built from three major components: Javascript, which runs in your browser; APIs, which are abstracted server-side processes; and templated Markup that is built at deploy time. The k...

» Applying 'Winners Take All' To Higher Ed
17/09/18 11:18 from OLDaily
Joshua Kim , Inside Higher Ed , Sept 17, 2018 This is a short review of Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas.  "This is a book that thoroughly skews the elite view of progress, social chang...

» Is Scientific American a Trustworthy Periodical?
14/09/18 22:16 from OLDaily
Justin Weinberg , Daily Nous , Sept 14, 2018 If Scientific American is publishing really low-quality articles on things we know about, asks the author, how trustworthy is its reporting on other subjects. And 'low-quality' isn't really a ...

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