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MIT Press, Oct 07, 2019
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It kind of bothers me that one of the richest universities in the world is receiving foundation funding for research in open access. Surely the money could be better spent elsewhere? I also worry that MIT will simply take the money and try to find a way to commercialize open access texts, under the heading of 'sustainability' or some such thing, much the way they've approached...

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Lamia Yang, FLWL News, Oct 07, 2019
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I'm not sure exactly what to make of this, but I can't resist passing it along. The gist is that researchers managed to train birds (part of) a specific song by simulatin neural cells with light. The length of the light pulses corresponsed to the duration of the notes in the song. This is...

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Claire Wyatt-Smith, Bob Lingard, Elizabeth Heck, UNESCO, Oct 07, 2019
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This is mostly a position paper on the impact of big data on learning assessments. The authors...

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Russ McMeekin, VentureBeat, Oct 07, 2019
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I like to think I'm a part of what makes Canada so attractive to tech. "Over the past several years, the Canadian government has collaborated with academia and private enterprise to nurture a vibrant tech ecosystem whose innovation rivals that of other tech centers around the world."...

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Nuestro paseo lingüístico de hoy por Madrid tiene que ver con la verdura, con ese tipo de alimentos que tanto se produce en España y que tanto deberíamos comer. Ese, es precisamente, un mensaje que encontramos por las calles: la verdura es muy sana. Por ejemplo, en este cartel de Xanacuk, un local de comida ecológica donde como a menudo y tomo unos zumos estupendos de verdura y fruta:
James Gallagher, BBC News, Oct 04, 2019
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More in the realm of mind-machine interface as a man learns to use his thoughts to walk in an exoskeleton. "Prof Benabid, who developed deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease, told the BBC: "We have solved the problem and shown the principle is correct. This is proof we can...

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David Leaser, IBM Training and Skills Blog, Oct 04, 2019
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According to David Leaser, "the value of Open Badges may be lost if we prescribe a fixed set of expectations and present assumptions to constrain their enormous potential." How so? A lot of people ask about rigor,...

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Oct 04, 2019
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Just a quick thought experiment before the main part of this post. A man walks on an island and leaves a footprint. Does the island therefore 'remember' the man? We would probably say not. But what if the footprint influences how a river drains, thereby changing the shape of the island? Does it now remember? What would it take to say the island 'remembered' the man?

OK. This paper (12 page...

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Dennett’s Dead End

Publicado en OLDaily el 03/10/2019

nick shackleton-jones, aconventional, Oct 03, 2019
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I wouldn't exactly say this is simply Dennett's dead end, but it's as good a place as any for this longish - and convincing - argument about consciousness and reasoning. The core of the argument I think is a bit mis-stated: "Brains process experience affectively...

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Why #edutube?

Publicado en OLDaily el 03/10/2019

Kelli McGraw, Oct 03, 2019
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I actually think that this subject could be a really productive field for researchers. I written before about how much I use YouTube for learning everything from Sterling Engines to bicycle repair to world history. So we could say there is a domain called 'edutube' (for lack of a better moniker). What is it?  Where does it lead? Take it slowly, advises Kelli McGraw. "...

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It’s not the claim, it’s the frame

Publicado en OLDaily el 03/10/2019

Michael Caulfield, Hapgood, Oct 03, 2019
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Mike Caulfield makes the useful point that framing matters in critical analysis. He offers an example where the framing suggests that a killing was political even though none of the facts support that suggestion. Using framing creatively is a good way to catch an opponent off-guard. "...

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Can the Lecture Be Saved?

Publicado en OLDaily el 03/10/2019

Beth McMurtrie, Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct 03, 2019
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I write both as someone who enjoys lecturing and believes he is good at it, as well as someone who has come close to falling asleep during numerous lectures. This article recommends saving the lecture by alternating it with learning activities. This makes sense for...

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Chris Isidore, Hanna Ziady, CNN Business, Oct 03, 2019
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I am the last person to defend Facebook in anything, but I agree with them that this ruling is problematic. The gist is that a European court has ruled that its order to take down content...

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[Slides][Audio] These slides were used for a full-day workshop on distributed learning technology. They incorporate elements of the critical literacies methodology, and summarize with an explanation of personal learning. Topics covered include data, cloud, graph, resources, community, identity, recognition, experience and agency. Note that audio and video are 7 hours (with a lot of dead air). Also available is the 44 page handout (PDF) given to workshop participants. Photo: ... Leer más

The Blue Book (Review)

Publicado en OLDaily el 03/10/2019

Oets Kolk Bouwsma, Journal of Philosophy, Oct 03, 2019
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I'm citing this review because I want to quote a comment from G.E. Moore at length: "He (Wittgenstein) went on to say that, though philosophy had now been 'reduced to a matter of skill,' yet this skill, like other skills is very difficult to acquire. One difficulty was...

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