24 février 2017

A home truth: We need better quality and more affordable housing

A home is meant to be a safe and secure shelter for individuals and families, fulfilling the basic need to have a roof over your head. Yet a home is also a tradable asset, an investment from which there’s potentially big money to be made, or to be lost as the global financial crisis has shown us. More...

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Out of complexity, a third way?

The perennial curmudgeon H.L. Mencken is famously misquoted as saying: “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” The ability to simplify is of course one of our strengths as humans. More...

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Telling the whole truth in a post-truth environment

In 2016, surprisingly for many, Oxford Dictionaries chose as their Word of the Year “post-truth”, an adjective defined as: “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief”. This runs contrary to the main tenet of the OECD, the “house of best practices” whose works and analysis depend on high quality statistics and solid empirical evidence. More...

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23 février 2017

La lecture n'est pas seulement une distraction mais une question de survie

Résultat de recherche d'images pour

Si le seul argument pour promouvoir alphabétisation est la joie que procurent les livres, alors on passe à côté du public des jeunes hommes en formation professionnelle. Voir l'article...

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25 Years Without a Raise

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. 25 Years Without a Raise
Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed, 2017/02/22
Adjunct instructors at Youngstown State University threw themselves a party this week to mark 25 years without a pay increase. More...

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Looking (again) to Domain of One’s Own

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Looking (again) to Domain of One’s Own
Martha Burtis, The Fish Wrapper, 2017/02/22
It's good to see a look at a project some time after it has launched and some time after it has (largely) passed into new hands and new ownership. More...

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4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. 4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump
Dale Beran, Medium, 2017/02/21

Celebrating the fail is the new win. This is the core value being embraced by 4chan members, alt-right supporters and Trump voters. More...

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Bots: What you need to know

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Bots: What you need to know
Jon Bruner, O'Reilly, 2017/02/21
This is a pretty good overview of the current bot ecosystem (which contains far more than bots) along with a good graphic drawing out the major contenders and relations between them. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 17:38 - - Permalien [#]

Global Sentiment in L&D

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Global Sentiment in L&D
Donald Taylor, 2017/02/20
Donald Taylor has released the results of his 'global sentiments' survey of around 800 people in learning and development from around the world. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 17:35 - - Permalien [#]

Trust Score (Beta) for Ethereum

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Trust Score (Beta) for Ethereum
Nantium OÜ, Decentralize Today, 2017/02/20
I agree with Nantium OÜ that "decentralization will lead to a more fair society where monopolies lose their stranglehold over some of our key economic sectors (and possibly even government sectors)." I'm less convinced that trust is a key part of this, but I'm willing to listen. More...

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