» Dear Mr. Ford…
20/07/18 23:39 from OLDaily
Doug Peterson , doug — off the record , Jul 20, 2018 This is the title of one link in Doug Peterson's weekly wrap-up but all of the posts reflect, in one way or another, on the sea change in Ontario education being caused by the new gove...

» Tracking Disinformation by Reading Metadata
20/07/18 15:05 from OLDaily
Amelia Acker , Data & Society , Medium , Jul 20, 2018 It's still pretty easy to distinguish between human spammers and bots (which is why the excuses given by Facebook and Twitter ring hollow). For example, "'Joey' has tweeted more t...

» ‘Find Your Passion’ Is Awful Advice
20/07/18 14:53 from OLDaily
Olga Khazan , The Atlantic , Jul 20, 2018 This article summarizes Carol Dweck's recently published opposition to the idea of 'finding your passion', suggesting that you need to build your passion for your career. The argument is based on...

» How Unity Is Building its Future on AR, VR, and AI
20/07/18 14:47 from OLDaily
Rob Marvin , PC Magazine , Jul 20, 2018 Unity has been around for a while - I've written about it before. It's "a democratized 3D creation tool for developing immersive content. There are Free, Plus, and Pro versions you can buy for mont...

» Ontario librarian creates online guide for teachers to find available Indigenous course content
20/07/18 14:27 from OLDaily
Rhiannon Johnson , CBC News , Jul 20, 2018 In response to "the recent cancellation of Truth and Reconciliation curriculum writing sessions that were to build upon Ontario's curriculum by infusing Indigenous knowledge and pedagogy ac...

» Weekly Neuroscience Update
20/07/18 13:20 from Inside the Brain
At 60 days old, the infant brain shows greater neurological activity associated with the lips than any other part of the body, a new study reveals. Researchers report people with higher empathy process music with greater involvement in t...

» David Remnick on Democratic Socialism, DSA, Ocasio-Ortiz
19/07/18 23:35 from OLDaily
Norm Scott , Ed Notes Online , Jul 20, 2018 There's a certain orthodoxy often represented in press and media coverage that the New York Times, Vox and Media Matters are "left wing" publications. This definition of what counts as 'left ve...

» Analysis of 450 MOOC-Based Microcredentials Reveals Many Options But Little Consistency
19/07/18 22:58 from OLDaily
Laurie Pickard , Class Central , Jul 19, 2018 A microcredential "is any one of a number of new certifications that covers more than a single course but is less than a full degree." According to this article, EdX launched the first microc...

» The Seven Myths Keeping Teachers from Designing Makerspaces
19/07/18 22:44 from OLDaily
John Spencer , Jul 19, 2018 This is a listicle, yes, but it's worth keeping the idea of makerspaces in mind as it reinforces the idea that learning technology isn't simply about what we display on computer screens for students to read. T...

» Engage Your Community with Parent Digital Citizenship Academies
19/07/18 15:26 from OLDaily
Ben Cogswell , George Lopez , Common Sense Education , Jul 19, 2018 This is advocacy for Common Sense Media, so read it with that in mind. That said, I like the idea of setting up a 'parent digital citizenship academy' to healp teach par...

» Mindset Marketing, Behaviorism, and Deficit Ideology
19/07/18 15:19 from OLDaily
Ryan Boren , Jul 19, 2018 This is a longish discussion and (mostly) collection of resources on the idea that successful learning requires a particular mindset (such as a 'growth mindset' or 'grit' or some such thing). These mindsets, arg...

» Bluyonder voices podcast #11 – teachers are in the relationship business
19/07/18 01:37 from bluyonder
This month on bluyonder voices, we chat to Jeff Johnson who looks after 42,000 Canadian teachers as Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Alberta Teachers’ Association. After some interesting careers, Jeff saw teaching...

» Is Blackboard dying? The latest instalment in LMS wars.
18/07/18 21:43 from OLDaily
Tony Bates , Online learning and distance education resources , Jul 18, 2018 There's been a fair bit of discussion in the e-learning trade press about e-Literate's recent article noting that Canvas has overtaken Blackboard in the LMS spa...

» The Best Digital Audio Workstations for Windows
18/07/18 21:34 from OLDaily
Cameron Summerson , Review Geek , Jul 18, 2018 Music isn't the only use for a digital audio workstation (DAW), of course, as educators producing audio recordings and podcast products know well. My own tool of choice (listed in the 'cheap...

» Google Launches New Feedback Tool ‘Course Kit’ to Eliminate Assignment Uploads
18/07/18 21:30 from OLDaily
Tina Nazerian , EdSurge , Jul 18, 2018 The story cites Phil Hill as saying “Positioning collaborative Google Docs and Drive to be easily integrated with the pervasive LMS is a clever judo move—stop fighting the LMS and instea...

» Looking Ahead at IT and Higher Ed: An Interview with Vernon Smith
18/07/18 21:19 from OLDaily
Susan Grajek , Vernon Smith , EDUCAUSE Review , Jul 18, 2018 In this interview Vernon Smith sees some significant challenges for higher education. " The funds for higher education are not going to be the same. They're literally in compet...

» Storytelling And The Technological Nothing
18/07/18 20:33 from OLDaily
Kin Lane , Kin , Jul 18, 2018 Kin Lane writes, " 90% of what you are being told about AI, Blockchain, and automation right now isn’t truthful. It is only meant allocate space in your imagination, so that at the right time you can b...

» How to choose and deploy a service mesh
18/07/18 19:44 from OLDaily
Nikki McDonald , O'Reilly , Jul 18, 2018 This is a short article and podcast discussing a new report outlining the service mesh. You might not need to deploy a service mesh yourself, but it's a good idea to be familiar with this trend.&n...

» Bad Romance
18/07/18 19:19 from OLDaily
Sarah Jeong , The Verge , Jul 18, 2018 This is a long and occasionally racy read about collusion and competition in the Amazon Kindle romance novel self-publishing industry. It's an important read because the patterns of behaviour are no...

» Academic expert says Google and Facebook’s AI researchers aren’t doing science
17/07/18 23:02 from OLDaily
Tristan Greene , TheNextWeb , Jul 17, 2018 So, OK. Here's Simon DeDeo: "Machine learning is an amazing accomplishment of engineering. But it’s not science. Not even close. It’s just 1990, scaled up. It has given us, literally...

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