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17 février 2020

U.S. Appellate Court Enforces CC’s Interpretation of NonCommercial

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. U.S. Appellate Court Enforces CC’s Interpretation of NonCommercial
Diane Peters, Creative Commons, 2020/01/08
This seems reasonable to me. A U.S. court has decided to allow "bona fide noncommercial reusers to hire out the making of copies of NC-licensed content, even to profit-making businesses such as Office Depot and FedEx Office." Any other interpretation of the non-commercial (NC) clause would be unreasonable. "After all, entities must act through employees, contractors, and agents as a necessity." So you can pay a student to make copies of a CC resource, or you can take it to the print shop and pay them to do it. Whatever. More...

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14 février 2020

American Students and Science

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. American Students and Science
In the local bookstore - Chapters - in the science section, as of yesterday (when I checked) there were more titles containing the word 'God' in the science section than anything else. This is a recent thing trend that has been accelerating after their takeover by Indigo, a chain with what appears to be an agenda. I have no opposition to the discussion of religion and theology - I took a dozen or so religious studies courses in university. But the confusion of religion with science helps neither field. All this to lead to what I think is Chris Lehmann's best sentence of the year: "This is a crazy thought, I know.... but perhaps American students will do better internationally on the science tests when we start allowing our teachers to, you know, teach science." Couldn't agree more. More...

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Medellin, Colombia

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Medellin, Colombia

Photos from Medellin are now available, as well as photos from EduCamp Colombia and my stopover in New York. Enjoy.
I'm still running behind in my coverage and may add an extra issue over the weekend to catch up on some good stuff. But for now, I'm going to listen to science radio.
Oh yeah, almost forgot. Moveable Type is going open source. Woo hoo! See also Miguel Guhlin on this. Stephen Downes, Flickr December 14, 2007 [Link] [Tags: ]. More...

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07 février 2020

OLPC Education Project Should Take an Opportunity to Learn

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. OLPC Education Project Should Take an Opportunity to Learn
The Wall Street Journal, in its usual style, has posted a less-than-kind assessment of the One Laptop Per Child project and its founder (summary; see also how do we define success and criticisms from Doug Holton). This article is perhaps the best of the responses to what is at heart an unfair attack (criticisms of the rising cost, for example, ought to be explained as much by the declining dollar as by any design flaw - the price has been pretty stable in Canadian dollars). More...

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03 février 2020

Government Study: Americans Reading Less

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Government Study: Americans Reading Less
So there is a new study (Full PDF, Executive Summary) that has just been released from the (American) National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) saying that children are no longer reading, that "15- to 24-year-olds spend only 7-10 minutes per day on voluntary reading." There has been much angst about this in the media. But if you actually read the study, you find that they're talking mostly about books - and that things like surfing the web are not considered reading! Perhaps they should examine the behaviour of web users again - I have it on good authority that a lot of time spent on the web is time spend reading (oh, and writing too!). More...

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American (Perhaps North American) Kids Are Not Even Close

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. American (Perhaps North American) Kids Are Not Even Close
SETDA and ISTE have released a report outlining what they thing students should learn and how technology should help them learn it (they say it's "a shared vision of a 21st century education system," which means it isn't shared at all, but they'd like it to be). T.H.E. has a summary. What I found interesting in the report is that the core subjects, even when supplemented by four "21st century themes", amount to less than half what needs to be learned. More...

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02 février 2020

Social discontent in Latin America through the lens of development traps

Until recently, rising levels of citizen dissatisfaction with public services and institutions in Latin America might have merely been pictured as an upward line in a graph. However, it seems to have reached a breaking point. More...

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31 janvier 2020

Postcard from Alberta (2)

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"Today, I want to talk about how that approach is likely to sabotage the governing United Conservative Party’s goals when it comes to post-secondary education and more generally look at what the government has to do to reach 2023 without a major disaster in the system. More...

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Postcard from Alberta (1)

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"I had the pleasure of spending a couple of days in Alberta last week, and I would spend some time writing about the ways in which Alberta higher education is structured differently from the rest of the country.  For that, I have to get into the public finance weeds. More...

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30 janvier 2020

Reimagining the public university

Techno-News BlogThe great state universities are not going to disappear, and many will maintain a standard of excellence, but in an age of inefficient governments trying to do all things for all people, they will not have the money to compete as they once did with high-performing private institutions. More...

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