04 décembre 2019

Liberté, égalité, fraternité, un combat d’actualité …

http://blog.educpros.fr/jean-claude-dupas/files/2014/03/blog-jean-claude-dupas.jpgBlog Educpros de Jean-Claude Dupas. L’article 2 de la Constitution française établit, sans ambiguïté aucune, la devise de la République : « Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité ». Pourtant, l’espace public bruisse aujourd’hui d’appréciations diverses des conditions d’exercice de ces trois principes fondateurs, notamment à l’école (et à l’université). Qu’en dire dans l’espace limité d’un blog ? Pour quoi ne pas proposer une approche par quelques illustrations. Plus...

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01 décembre 2019

Perpetual Growth

By Alex Usher. Just a quick one today, as the combination of a laptop failure and a MLS final in Seattle made the blog I had wanted to write impossible to finish. More...

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29 novembre 2019

Blogging - Not If but When and Where

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Blogging - Not If but When and Where
This post - which summarizes a presentation on blogging given at UPEI - makes the case for blogging. Nice links to examples. It responds to the Chronicle question, "What is the purpose of broadcasting one's unfiltered thoughts to the whole wired world?" My response is, simply, I think that my unfiltered thoughts are valuable and worthwhile". More...

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Blog Day 2007

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Blog Day
So happy Blog day everyone, and in the tradition of Blog Day, five blogs that might not make my usual fare. Well, almost certainly would not, as I read them more for interest than for grist for this mill. Well, and maybe not blogs either, because I'm really bad at following rules:
- Edge - because this is the site that features the writings of Francisco Varela, a man who would be a blogger today - or at least, a regular read - if he were still around
- Ideant, by Ulises Ali Mejias. I've read a good part of his dissertation, Networked Proximity, and I'm pleased to say, I disagree with almost all of it. If I were Wittgenstein I would lecture him paragraph by paragraph about why he is wrong. But I'm me and I'm not sure what to do.
- Rabble - I send Rabble money to keep publishing because I think it performs an important service as a forum for alternative and progressive voices in Canadian society. When the police infiltrate the ranks of peaceful protests and incite riots by throwing rocks, we need someone to publish the other side and keep it real.
- Architectures of Control in Design - by Dan Lockton - currently displaying a blank screen; I hope it's back by the time you get to this. Everything I write is in one way or another about power and control (which has a lot to do with knowledge and perception). This blog not only offers a physical-world analogy, but also typifies the sort of thinking you need to be doing to see design from that different (and more important) perspective.
- Paleo-Future, by Matt. I have read a lot of science fiction over the years - thousands of books - and have seen futures come and go. This blog captures the 'futures that never were' and, on the way, the absolutely coolest things ever - like, for example, these wind powered robots (now I want to go out and make one). More...

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Friday Fragments - November 22, 2019

By Matt Reed. This has been burning up the interwebs for all the right reasons. A tip o’ the cap to Lauren Robel, EVP and provost at Indiana University at Bloomington. It’s her response to some hateful, stupid, racist statements by a tenured professor there. More...

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Friday Fragments - November 8, 2019

By Matt Reed. I’ll admit being impressed by the creative dysfunction of the Board in the Chronicle’s story about Wayne State.  Among other things, it can’t agree on whether it fired its president or not. More...

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28 novembre 2019

The 133rd Carnival of Education

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The 133rd Carnival of Education
The other day I wrote about the edublogosphere clustering (The Blogosphere is a Mesh). This is a good example. The writers at the Carnival of Education focus mostly on teaching and education policy. Obviously they have a viable community and the carnival structure ensures that even though there are some slightly more popular reads - like Education Wonk and Joanne Jacobs - mostly they all read each others' blogs. Read to the end of this post for some interesting stats on the nature of this community and for this list of education bloggers. More...

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Blogs: All the Noise That Fits

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Blogs: All the Noise That Fits
Another one of those reports carried by the traditional media to the effect that bloggers are lazy and derivative jorunalists who do no original work of their own. This would be unremarkable (if inaccurate) were it not for the follow-up work done by a few of the readers. Josh Marshall, one of the bloggers cited in the piece, writes, "Skube's piece reads with a vagueness that suggests he has less than a passing familiarity with the topic at issue." So he should - because his Talking Points Memo is well known as a serious and well-researched blog. And when he wrote Skube to enquire, Skube replied, "I didn't put your name into the piece and haven't spent any time on your site. So to that extent I'm happy to give you benefit of the doubt ...". More...

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22 novembre 2019

Best Education Blog

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Best Education Blog
The 2007 Weblog awards nominees have been announced. So far as I can judge, none of the finalists in the education category are actually about education; they are political blogs, mostly focused on U.S. K-12 educational policy, or they are blogs by educators, or by students. You have to wonder about the nomination process. Needless to say, neither this blog, nor any of the educationl blogs regularly reported here, made the cut. More...

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Statistics Canada: 26 Percent of Canadians Use Internet for Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Statistics Canada: 26 Percent of Canadians Use Internet for Learning
If you're wondering, that works out to about 8 million Canadians, an impressive number by anyone's tally. And I would say that this figure is under-reported, missing informal learning in its definition of "education, training or school work." Still, I would make the point so strongly as th obvious advertorial content proclaiming that 80% Of Young Adults Say They Would Choose to Go Back to School Online related by the Online Universities weblog. More...

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