» Distinctively human?
26/06/17 18:43 from OLDaily
Matthias Melcher , x28's new Blog , Jun 26, 2017 Matthias Melcher makes a good point. "  Only standardized, easily assessable learning can be optimized, and in particular, content knowledge is the ideal example...  But jobs tha...

» HowToons
26/06/17 11:47 from OLDaily
Various authors , Jun 26, 2017 The people at O'Reilly write , "this is brilliant! An amazing kit in the mail each month, with an interesting project each time. It's given me some priceless moments with my nephew. They're not so long that...

» Data Visualization Pitfalls to Avoid
26/06/17 11:40 from OLDaily
Tamara Munzner , University of British Columbia , Jun 26, 2017 This is a really interesting slide deck ( 63 page PDF ) on some topics in data visualization. It breaks roughly into three parts. The first is a survey of data visualization ...

» Give Teachers Credit: They Know Learning Is Social
24/06/17 12:00 from OLDaily
Brad Spirrison , EdSurge , Jun 24, 2017 This post in EdSurge reads like they said "yes" to one of those emails offering free articles for their website. It has nothing to do with whether learning is social (aside from ridiculous statemen...

» Will Free Community College Really Help Low-Income Students?
24/06/17 11:38 from OLDaily
Kate Schwass , Education Next , Jun 24, 2017 Whenever I read an article arguing against providing a benefit to poor people I look for the hidden agenda, and in this article I find it in the fact that the author is an  executive dire...

» Relaunching E-Learn: A magazine and online platform designed for and by the teaching and learning community
23/06/17 18:26 from OLDaily
Laureano Díaz , Blackboard Blog , Jun 24, 2017 This should not be confused with eLearn Magazine , which has long been published by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and in which my paper E-Learning 2.0 appeared all those year...

» Weekly Neuroscience Update
23/06/17 17:16 from Inside the Brain
A new report reveals how the development of music is so closely tied to our own evolution. Even a single bout of physical activity can have significant positive effects on people’s mood and cognitive functions, according to a new study i...

» Iris.ai
23/06/17 16:45 from OLDaily
Iris AI AS , Jun 24, 2017 The idea behind Iris.ai is that you provide it with the URL of a research paper and it provides you with a set or related papers (from a database of 60 million open access papers)   organized by category. F...

» Why EdTech Sucks
23/06/17 15:24 from OLDaily
Graham Brown-Martin , Learning {Re}imagined , Jun 23, 2017 Over the last few months Graham Brown-Martin has authored a number of posts critical of the existing education technology (edtech) industry, and it's hard to disagree with his co...

» The Future of Social Learning: A Novel Approach to Connectivism
23/06/17 15:02 from OLDaily
Holm Smidt , Matsu Thornton , Kaveh Abhari , Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  , Jun 23, 2017 This is an interesting paper seeking to extend and apply connectivism. If I were picky I would complain about the interpretat...

» US court grants Elsevier millions in damages from Sci-Hub
23/06/17 14:08 from OLDaily
Quirin Schiermeier , Nature , Jun 23, 2017 Most of this is not at all surprising. But I want to raise one point.  “ Sci-Hub is obviously illegal,” says structural biologist Stephen Curry at Imperial College London in the...

» Drive to get children back to school failing worldwide
23/06/17 11:44 from OLDaily
Rebecca Ratcliffe , The Guardian , Jun 23, 2017 This article reports on a UNESCO position paper ( 16 page PDF ) asserting that the number of children not in school is remaining steady. "The effort to get more children into school is grin...

» Preparation for Open Ed SIG webinar on shared values of the open community
23/06/17 11:26 from OLDaily
Teresa MacKinnon , JISC Open Ed Sig , Jun 23, 2017 In view of the conflicts between open education communities in recent months JISC's  Open Ed Sig is planning a webinar. "Currently we are focussing on trying to facilitate discussio...

» What do mega-trends mean for schooling?
21/06/17 21:40 from bluyonder
I had the pleasure of speaking at the 2017 Edutech conference in Sydney recently. The conference is a ‘finger on the pulse’ on what is happening in schooling and the trends that are shaping the educational landscape. Interest...

» New Study Shows the Impact of PBL on Student Achievement
21/06/17 06:32 from OLDaily
Nell K. Duke , Anne-Lise Halvorsen , Edutopia , Jun 21, 2017 When I was in school my favourite and most impactful learning was project-based learning. So I've had a soft spot for it ever since. This post reports on "a large study of the ...

» Accenture and Microsoft give millions of refugees digital IDs
21/06/17 06:26 from OLDaily
BBC News , Jun 21, 2017 I have nothing against digital identities (provided we can have more than one of them, and provided we can choose our own usernames and email addresses). But this practoce of experimenting with new technology on d...

» Micro Learning in the Workplace and How to Avoid Getting Fooled by Micro Instructionists
21/06/17 06:11 from OLDaily
Christian Glahn , LO-F.AT , Jun 21, 2017 "This post," writes Christian Glahn, "is a response to  Mirjam Neelen and Paul Kirschner's post   that comes with a lot of references but leaves out the most important aspects of micro l...

» The Worst Approach to Teaching Students About Social Media
21/06/17 05:44 from OLDaily
Connected Principals , Jun 21, 2017 A good comment from George Couros: "This is what is so hard about social media in education. If you are too intrusive, kids will block you out (could be literally or figuratively), or they will move so...

» To study real thinking, scientists shouldn’t give easy tasks
20/06/17 14:54 from OLDaily
Mike Williams-Rice , Futurity , Jun 20, 2017 I've prefaced a few of my talk recently with some  caveats   about models. The selection of a model, I argue, presupposes the ouycome of the research in which it is used. We have, as...

» Facebook and Twitter are being used to manipulate public opinion – report
20/06/17 14:19 from OLDaily
Alex Hern , The Guardian , Jun 20, 2017 From where I sit, this is a case of the latest centralized news media being used for the same purpose centralized news media have always been used: to, um, educate the public. 'The reports... cover...

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