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Google Developer Profiles

Publicado en OLDaily el 19/04/2021

Apr 19, 2021
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While I was following up the news about Feedly I was given a prompt to crate a 'Google Developer Profile', which I did. It felt a lot like signing up for Google+ to me, though my social network was more developer focused (yes GitHub account, no Facebook account). It's still in beta and there isn't a lot so far, but what I did notice is the focus on 'Learn', which makes sense. It offers different pathways (...

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Upcoming changes to FeedBurner

Publicado en OLDaily el 19/04/2021

Google Search Central Blog, Apr 19, 2021
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This doesn't impact me at all because I learned long ago not to depend on Google for essential infrastructure. But it will impact FeedBurner users, and may be of interest to people who try to read the Google tea leaves to predict what's ahead. It's this: FeedBurner is discontinuing email subscriptions. Here's the official 'explanation': "we are transitioning...

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Martin Hawksey, MASHe, Apr 16, 2021
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This is an interesting article where Martin Hawksey reports from his new job, but I want to highlight his "big thought", extracted from an MIT Technology Review article: "Even as the world rapidly embraces more and more complex technologies like...

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UNESCO, Apr 16, 2021
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Although "one college student per village" may not sound like much, I can easily imagine its importance (I can still remember the impact of our 'one college student', Duff Crerar, from the time I attended school in rural Ontario; I fginally met him years later when I was teaching at Grande Prairie Regional College in Alberta) and also note that it's the tip of a wider presence. Like...

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Ben Owens, Joey Lee, Getting Smart, Apr 16, 2021
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This article promotes the Aurora Institute as "a leading advocate for CBE" and makes the case for its definition of competency-based education (CBE)....

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Jason Kottke, kottke.org, Apr 16, 2021
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This is mostly just a clip from a much longer New York Times article where Ezra Klein interviews science fiction writer Ted Chiang. There's some good stuff in the interview (for...

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Andreas Eberhart, Medium, Apr 16, 2021
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While I was studying the article I mentioned the other day on adding structured data to Canada.ca web pages I noticed the use of '@type' in the JSON example. Today I say...

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Thomas King, Microsoft Education, Apr 15, 2021
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The three Rs in this article are: respond, recover and reimagine. They are of course post-pandemic Rs (because that's all we talk about now). And they're for (Australian) universities, not individuals (though, hey, maybe that would be a good plan for people too - especially the...

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Closing the Guidance Gap with Xello

Publicado en OLDaily el 15/04/2021

Rachelle Dene Poth, Tom Vander Ark, Getting Smart, Apr 15, 2021
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I have always thought of 'Guidance' in schools as being about more than just getting into college or finding a career, but maybe I was a bit starry-eyed. I know that when I was in...

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Mathew Ingram, Columbia Journalism Review, Apr 15, 2021
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As usual, many of the lessons here for journalism could also apply to education. Today we're looking at the role of journalism. There is no direct analogy between 'journalist as watchdog' and 'educator as whatever' but nonetheless the values we presume apply to...

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What’s the purpose of schooling?

Publicado en OLDaily el 15/04/2021

Michael B. Horn, Christensen Institute, Apr 15, 2021
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Almost 20 years ago I really agonized over this question, or one very much like it, as I sought to put a purpose to the work I was doing. I ended up with something like "I want each person to be able to live their lives and express themselves as fully as possible..." But...

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Canada.ca, Apr 14, 2021
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What I like about structured data is that it basically turns every web page into a feed of sorts. And it allows the page to be aggregated and added to a linked data system, enabling services to build knowledge bases. This page describes the government of Canada use of linked data (at least aspirationally). For more, see the...

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Introducing POLLEN

Publicado en OLDaily el 14/04/2021

Julia Krolik, Medium, Nightingale, Apr 14, 2021
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This article takes you through the development story for a Slack application, but the real story is in the header image: the use of packed hexagons to show the structure of a Slack channel (really, it...

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Online Proctoring is Not Essential

Publicado en OLDaily el 14/04/2021

Matt Crosslin, ElearningInside, Apr 14, 2021
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The argument is essentially that online proctoring is not essential because "the exams or tests themselves are not essential." That, asserts Matt Crosslin, is because "quizzes, tests, exams, assignments (cannot) measure learning or skill mastery. Not directly at least." In his own...

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Colin Wood, EdScoop, Apr 14, 2021
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Single sign-on is probably one of the most in-demand online services, yet the hardest (it seems) to find. Institutions work to ensure all their services can be accessed with one login, and make use of service like EduRoam to provide access to visitors. Ellucian, "known for its enterprise...

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