24 octobre 2019

A Liberal Arts Approach to Design Thinking

HomeDesign thinking marks a way forward for liberal learning in the high-tech, entrepreneurial world now emerging, write Jeffrey Nesteruk and Joel W. Martin. More...

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Whistle-Blowing

HomeScott McLemee reviews the timely Whistleblowers: Honesty in America From Washington to Trump by Allison Stanger. More...

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Another Round of Chaos in College Admissions

HomeThe Justice Department doesn't know what it's doing to American colleges, write Robert Massa. More...

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Internships as a High-Impact Practice?

HomeColleges and universities should proceed with caution before they encourage or even require students to have them, argues Matthew T. Hora. More...

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Another Round of Chaos in College Admissions

HomePerhaps we brought it on ourselves -- colleges and universities that “charge too much” and “sell coveted spaces to the highest bidder.” At least that is the image the public has developed of higher education. More...

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Primary Sources

HomeScott McLemee takes a sneak peek at some upcoming university press titles that are pertinent to the 2020 presidential contest. More...

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Social Network Methods and Measures for Examing E-Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Social Network Methods and Measures for Examing E-Learning
An email exchange (and then some website digging) led me to this paper and presentation from a few years ago on researching networks in e-learning. It's a good standard presentation without surprises. Some nice diagrams and examples. I prefer to use the terms 'nodes' or 'entities' rather than 'actors'. The presentation was part of a larger series on research in e-learning. More...

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Efsym2007 Revisited

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Efsym2007 Revisited
Summary of a seminar inside Second Life I attended Tuesday, a follow-up from the one-day conference hosted by Eduserv last month. A couple of things surfaced: first, the use of a moderation system to manage the discussion was less than successful, and second, it was suggested that the Second Life venue didn't add anything over and above a plain text chat such as IRC. More...

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The Redistricting Game

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Redistricting Game
Designed by staff at the USC Annenberg Center for Communications and developed by programmers here in New Brunswick at Red Hot Learning, this exploration into political gerrymandering is a fantastic game, very intuitive and easy to play, one that pulls you in with its simplicity and then traps you with its complexity. First of all, I spent most of yesterday afternoon playing it. I have some minor issues - the transition of one level to the next is a bit ragged, and I would have wanted to get information inside the game while it is in progress (the concept of packing was new to me, for example, and it would have been a neat addition to fed me these resources as I tried to come up with my own redistricting). More...

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Repository Listing: OAI-PMH Vs Atom Vs Sitemaps

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Repository Listing: OAI-PMH Vs Atom Vs Sitemaps
Some interesting discussion on how to list repository contents. "The usual way for repos [repositories] to enable this is OAI-PMH... The way the rest of the world does it is with Atom or RSS." Quite so, and despite impressive achievements, The Open Archives Initiative (OAI) hasn't had the impact of RSS. Part of the reason for this may be that unqualified Dublin Core records, which are what is produced by OAI, are not useful for resource discovery. And part of the reason may be that while OAI is service-oriented, RSS is resource-oriented (we see this same distincting characterizing Web Services and REST). Another approach is the Sitemap Protocol (Sitemap is an XML file that lists URLs for a site along with additional metadata about each URL). More...

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