» Evaluation of Edtech: What Technology Means to Educators Across America
18/08/17 15:03 from OLDaily
Walker Sands Communications , Aug 18, 2017 This report ( 21 page PDF ) is based on interviews with "500 U.S. education professionals". What do teachers want? Presentation tools, textbooks an d classroom technologies. What don't they want...

» Asleep at the Switch: Schoolhouse Commercialism, Student Privacy, and the Failure of Policymaking
18/08/17 14:37 from OLDaily
Faith Boninger , Alex Molnar , Kevin Murray , National Education Policy Center , Aug 18, 2017 A new report from the National Education Policy Center ( 55 page PDF ) argues that schools should be prohibited from collecting student data un...

» Louis Rossetto
18/08/17 14:11 from OLDaily
Om Malik , Pico , Aug 18, 2017 Om Malik emerges from a year-long hiatus with an interview with Wired co-founder Louis Rossetto. It's an interesting look at the state of media and technology then (in the 1990s) and now. Where are we going...

» How to become a Bayesian in eight easy steps: An annotated reading list
18/08/17 11:50 from OLDaily
Alexander Etz , Quentin Gronau , Fabian Dablander , Peter Edelsbrunner , Beth Baribault , arXiv , Aug 18, 2017 I learned about Bayes Theorem while studying probability in the 1980s, but I never imagined it would have the influence it has...

» Digital Learning Research Network
17/08/17 12:03 from OLDaily
National Institute for Digital Learning , Aug 17, 2017 Helge Scherlund links today to the Digital Learning Research Network, part of Ireland's National Institute for Digital Learning (NIDL). The Network "fosters a network of leaders...

» Repositories of Open Educational Resources: An Assessment of Reuse and Educational Aspects
16/08/17 20:10 from OLDaily
Gema Santos-Hermosa , Núria Ferran-Ferrer , Ernest Abadal , International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning , Aug 16, 2017 This study examines resources from 110 repositories. It should be clear that this post doesn't m...

» Openness and Praxis: Exploring the Use of Open Educational Practices in Higher Education
16/08/17 13:57 from OLDaily
Catherine Cronin , International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning , Aug 16, 2017 This article describes (accurately) the domain of open educational practices (OEP) as a kind of academic land-grab. In a couple of paragr...

» Real talk: bullies, trolls and the troll tax
16/08/17 13:40 from OLDaily
Michaela Smiley (Thayer)  , Mozilla , Internet Citizen , Aug 16, 2017 The comparison of trolls with bullies is apt. "Imagine a walk home from school filled with fear. Imagine you feel the fear because of a bully. Now imagine your bu...

» How SB Nation Profits Off An Army Of Exploited Workers
16/08/17 13:13 from OLDaily
Laura Wagner , Deadspin , Aug 16, 2017 Full disclosure: I read one of the SB Nation blogs ( Bluebird Banter ) almost every day. I like it because it's a fan site; it's independent from the team in a way traditional news coverage isn't. S...

» Open Invitation to contribute toward the Ljubljana OER Action Plan
15/08/17 20:24 from OLDaily
UNESCO , Aug 16, 2017 Cable Green writes by email "UNESCO has released a draft "OER Action Plan" and has asked for our comments and feedback. The draft OER Action Plan is available in English and French ."  The r...

» BbWorld Report: Blackboard May Be Turning Around
15/08/17 20:09 from OLDaily
Michael Feldstein , e-Literate , Aug 16, 2017 This long post makes the case that Blackboard may be turning around but the more interesting reading is the analysis of the market that sees virtually  all  new implementations in t...

» Freedom to Learn
15/08/17 20:02 from OLDaily
Jackie Gerstein , User Generated Education , Aug 16, 2017 Nice discussion of Rogers (1969) five defining elements of significant or experiential learning (quoted): It has a quality of personal involvement  – Significant l...

» “We were all at fault, and we were all victims too.”
15/08/17 19:54 from OLDaily
Metafilter , Aug 16, 2017 Discussion of the game No Man's Sky , which just came out with a new edition called 'Atlas Rises'. I've been trying it out. The same lovely universe is still there for the exploring, but more features and more g...

» eLabFTW
15/08/17 11:51 from OLDaily
Aug 16, 2017 This is really interesting. "With eLabFTW you get a secure, modern and compliant system to track your experiments efficiently but also manage your lab with a powerful and flexible database. If you do experimental r...

» The Attack on Affirmative Action Is Simple and Powerful -- and Wrong
15/08/17 11:18 from OLDaily
Julie A. Peterson , Lisa M. Rudgers , Inside Higher Ed , Aug 16, 2017 Affirmative action swept through the Canadian university system 30 years ago without causing too much disruption. But it did impact me as when looking for my first aca...

» #mythbusting Finnish education
14/08/17 20:56 from bluyonder
Finnish educator, author and advisor Pasi Sahlberg was in Sydney recently to deliver our annual Ann D Clark lecture. There aren’t too many countries that haven’t been compared or aspire to the Finnish model of education. I do...

» Learning through the Open Creation of Knowledge
14/08/17 15:51 from OLDaily
Allison Littlejohn , Little by Littlejohn , Aug 14, 2017 This is a quick read exploring the idea of students creating and organizing heir own learning. As Allison Littlejohn notes, "Some Massive Open Online Courses have been designed aro...

» Useful xAPI Queries eLearning Designers Should Know
14/08/17 11:43 from OLDaily
Anthony Altieri , Learning Solutions , Aug 14, 2017 Good article with real code examples showing both how xAPI data is stored in a Learning Record System (LRS) and how queries can be executed on this data. "Queries are where xAPI really ...

» If I Ran a Newspaper….
13/08/17 15:26 from OLDaily
Jeff Jarvis , Medium , Aug 13, 2017 Universities and news media face the same challenges from digital media, and if the news media house is on fire - to use the analogy Jeff Jarvis uses in this detailed post - then universities occupy th...

» Weekly Neuroscience Update
12/08/17 10:52 from Inside the Brain
Researchers are embarking on a new study to answer how some people are able to stay sharper than others as they age. Neurons in the brain that produce the pleasure-signaling neurotransmitter dopamine also directly control the brain’s cir...

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