» Hosting Futures
25/05/18 18:47 from OLDaily
Jim Groom , bavatuesdays , May 25, 2018 I'm still in the mindset of "about what piloting a mashup of LAMP and Docker-container based hosting might look like." So I'm just as interested as Jim Groom in QUBES:  “a community of m...

» First Law of Robotics
25/05/18 18:28 from OLDaily
Metafilter , May 25, 2018 The problem isn't with automated systems or artificial intelligence. The problem is with companies deploying such systems with the same due care and attention they pay to their customers needs and interests on a...

» The Great Remake is Underway
25/05/18 18:21 from OLDaily
Sunanna Chand , Ani Martinez , Remake Learning , May 25, 2018 This is a bold claim: " One of the biggest shifts in the history of education is underway across the country as rote memorization makes way for deeper learning, standardized t...

» Blockchain technologies face a maturity problem
25/05/18 17:56 from OLDaily
Dan Swinhoe , IDG Connect , May 25, 2018 The first problem is scalability, which shows up immediately in the amount of time it takes to verify that a transaction is authentic. Visa performs 40K transactions per second, while Ethereum and...

» Implementation of an Intelligent Library System Based on WSN and RFID
25/05/18 17:23 from OLDaily
Yuping Gao , International Journal of Online Engineering , May 25, 2018 This paper describes the use of Radio Frequency Identification ( RFID ) and Wireless Sensor Networks ( WSN ) to automate the process of finding, borrowing and return...

» Weekly Neuroscience Update
25/05/18 11:26 from Inside the Brain
A new technique synchronizes cochlear signals in those with implants, stimulating the brain in a way that is similar to hearing people. This can allow those with cochlear implants to hear in stereo. According to a new study, melatonin wo...

» Personalised learning: not an optional preference
24/05/18 21:05 from bluyonder
I heard a story recently about an English teacher using the class’s interest in sport to motivate and engage them in their lessons. The parent relaying this was so impressed by the ‘personalisation’ of learning. Many pa...

» Government of Canada launches Future Skills Centre call for proposals and Future Skills Council call for applications
24/05/18 17:36 from OLDaily
Employment and Social Development Canada , Cision , May 24, 2018 There's a lot of detail, but here's the gist: "$225 million over four years, and $75 million per year thereafter, in Future Skills. The Future Skills Centre and Future Skil...

» New York Doubles Down on Open Educational Resources
24/05/18 11:28 from OLDaily
Doug Lederman , Inside Higher Ed , May 24, 2018 Overview of how SUNY is focusing on open educational resources (OER), including this definition of 'open pedagogy', which I like: "Much of the focus in the year ahead will be trying to shif...

» Progress report for Educational and Occupational Credentials in schema.org
23/05/18 19:17 from OLDaily
Phil Barker , Sharing and learning , May 23, 2018 I've been watching a lot of discussion about this on the mailing lists and so think of this as a snapshot rather than the final word. The document basically "summarizes information from t...

» A Learning Design Methodology for Developing Short Learning Programmes in Further and Continuing Education
23/05/18 17:47 from OLDaily
Lillian Buus , Marianne Georgsen , Journal of Interactive Media in Education , May 23, 2018 This paper addresses a common issue faced by designers who are working with instructors. "The teachers’ actions in the design process are c...

» Will Blockchains Revolutionize Education?
23/05/18 17:32 from OLDaily
David McArthur , EDUCAUSE Review , May 23, 2018 The idea of blockchain has caught the imagination of decision-makers recently not only in finance but also in government and education. This article is a pretty good overview of how blockch...

» How To Engage In The Comments: A Journalist’s Guide
23/05/18 15:52 from OLDaily
Alexandra Bowen , The Coral Project , May 23, 2018 Although addressed to journalists, this article is nonetheless a good guide for educators as well. It describes why you should engage with comments, how to respond, and how to deal with ...

» Self-Proclaimed Alternative to College Closes After a Year
23/05/18 15:10 from OLDaily
Doug Lederman , Inside Higher Ed , May 23, 2018 This is the story of MissionU, an alternative college that closed after one year and one 25-person cohort in data analytics and business intelligence. It focused on one year of practical ex...

» No one’s ready for GDPR
23/05/18 14:21 from OLDaily
Sarah Jeong , The Verge , May 23, 2018 After four years of deliberation and two years of preparation, as the deadline for GDPR implementation approaches in a matter of days, the inevitable caterwauls of " nobody is ready for GDPR" have c...

» Libraries Face a Future of Open Access
23/05/18 13:54 from OLDaily
Joseph Esposito , The Scholarly Kitchen , May 23, 2018 This post crosses the line and the publishers should consider retracting it. Joseph Esposito accuses librarians of alliance with sites as Sci-Hub and ResearchGate in order to enforce...

» Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Launches Online Education Partnership with Coursera
23/05/18 13:34 from OLDaily
Goldman Sachs , May 23, 2018 This is a MOOC with what I think is the most unusual certification requirement I've ever seen: "Women business owners with at least three employees and $50,000 in annual revenue are eligible to receive a cert...

» Making Sense of Open Education
22/05/18 14:45 from OLDaily
OpenLearn Create , May 22, 2018 According to the website, "This will be an introductory-level course designed for global post-secondary educators interested in learning more about open education, open educational resources (OER), and ope...

» What Counts as Student Agency?
22/05/18 12:07 from OLDaily
Marie Bjerede , Getting Smart , May 22, 2018 I once offered a four-part model of autonomy as my attempt to answer this question (and questions like it). So I find that this two-part model falls a bit short. It includes 'volition' and 'po...

» On “Fake News”
22/05/18 11:50 from OLDaily
Scott F. Aikin , Robert B. Talisse , 3 Quarks Daily , May 22, 2018 We normally think of fake news as news that is, well, fake. But efforts to define it this way quickly run into counterexamples. To get at the heart of what fake news actu...

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