21 novembre 2017

Event Recap: The Future of Work with Coursera and General Assembly

Event Recap: The Future of Work with Coursera and General Assembly
Coursera Blog, 2017/06/15
General Assembly began as a cooperative workspace but evolved into an IT and business skills training company with centres around the world. This short article from Coursera describes its future work with this company. More...

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These Maps Reveal the Hidden Structures of ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Books

These Maps Reveal the Hidden Structures of ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ Books
Sarah Laskow, Atlas Obscura, 2017/06/15
This post is mostly eye candy but it makes clear what is going on in a certain type of game-based learning, specifically, branching scenario learning (see examples here, here, here). More...

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eleven-x marches its low-power IoT network across Canada

eleven-x marches its low-power IoT network across Canada
Ryan Matthew Pierson, ReadWrite, 2017/06/15
It's surprising but it also makes sense that there would be a completely separate wireless network for Internet of Things devices. "Existing wireless carrier signals make a lot of bandwidth available, but also require a lot of energy to maintain a connection to. IoT devices don’t need a lot of bandwidth. More...

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What fake news is doing to digital literacy

What fake news is doing to digital literacy
Bryan Alexander, 2017/06/15
The issues of fake news and digital literacy have received a thorough airing over ther last year or so, but despite that, we still have too much of the former and too little of the latter. The responses, as Bryan Alexander characterizes them, fall into two camps: (lower-case-d) democrats, who feel people can and should learn to make their own information choices, and neo-gatekeepers, who call on regulations to govern Facebook and Twitter and the rest (and maybe even the traiditional media) to help people cope. More...

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A brighter future for Athabasca University?

A brighter future for Athabasca University?
Tony Bates, online learning and distance education resources, 2017/06/14
I have a personal attachment to Athabasca University, not only because I know so many people there, but also because I worked there from 1987-1994 and its mission and mandate had a formative impact on me. More...

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Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education
Jackie Gerstein, Barbara Bray, User Generated Education, 2017/06/14
This post brings together a couple of idea current in the field: dresign thinking, and universal design for learning (UDL). The overview is in the diagram. More...

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Sign of the times: Crowdfunding for scientific research

Sign of the times: Crowdfunding for scientific research
Elizabeth Payne, Ottawa Citizen, 2017/06/14
I'm thinking that if I had to depend on crowd-funding to support my research I'd be in trouble. It's not that it isn't important and worthwhile - it's just that, of the top thousand things on a person's mind, my work isn't one of them. Which means they'd never get around to crowdfunding it. More...

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Continuity and change: employers' training practices and partnerships with training providers

Continuity and change: employers' training practices and partnerships with training providers
Erica Smith, Andrew Smith, Jacqueline Tuck, Victor Callan, National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 2017/06/14
This report (112 page PDF) from Australia makes the point that employer training practices haven't changed a lot over the years. They recognize the value of training, especially with respect to the major drivers: to improve the quality of the product or service, to adopt new technology, and to meet increasing regulatory requirements. More...

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IEEE P7004: Standard for Child and Student Data Governance

IEEE P7004: Standard for Child and Student Data Governance
Ieee, 2017/06/13

This group was constituted a couple weeks ago and meets monthly. More...

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