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Apr 09, 2020
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I have long advocated an educational equivalent of 'do no harm'. I've thought of this principle specifically in terms of inflicting harm. For example, "A lack of alternatives is no reason to delay removing classroom material that incites hatred against a minority." But 'do no harm' can be an absolutist principle (or, in the jargon of ethicists, 'monist'). "Do no harm means this decision should not be made by balancing probabilities; it must err on the side of not...

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Playful Learning in Higher Education

Publicado en OLDaily el 09/04/2020

Dinant Roode, Apr 09, 2020
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I wish Dinant Roode had expanded more on this thought in this short post, but it's still a useful reflection. "The traditional paradigm holds that learning needs to be serious. If you’re having fun, you’re doing something wrong." he says. "But is it true? Does serious learning require us to be serious?" I don't think so (which is why I've never been a fan of...

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Don’t let a crisis define the brief

Publicado en OLDaily el 09/04/2020

Ewan McIntosh, notosh, Apr 09, 2020
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This is perhaps the best thing I've seen Ewan McIntosh write, not the least because it gives us a glimpse behind the curtain. The gist, though, is quite simple: when brought in as a consultant (marketing or otherwise), the first thing to address is the problem the client wants to solve -...

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There is an irresistible urge to mess up with a dull and bland public notice that stare us in the eye with it complaining tone. But It takes a little bit of wit and nerdiness to mess up a notice in the right way. The internet is full of these notices and signs but when … Continue reading "31 People Who Responded To Public Notices And Made it Hilarious." Leer más
Moira MacDonald, University Affairs, Apr 08, 2020
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Conferences have had to convert to an online format out of necessity, but this taps into an already pent-up demand, writes Moira MacDonald. In one case in January, the University of Ottawa's Orad Reshef was thinking "Whatever. I’ll do it and if there’s 50 people on...

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Anthony Heddings, Cloud Savvy IT, Apr 08, 2020
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For anything like a personal learning environment to work there needs to be data synchronization, which means a cloud database. But the worst thing about cloud databases is, well, cloud databases. They are miserable to set up and manage; on Amazon, for example, you...

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Two learning engineerings?

Publicado en OLDaily el 08/04/2020

Clark Quinn, Learnlets, Apr 08, 2020
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One of my least favourite terms is 'learning engineering'. In this post Clark Quinn looks at two possible interpretations. In one, he says, learning engineering is "the application of learning science to the design of instruction. Which is ‘instructional design’." The second is...

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Steven Wilson, The 74, Apr 08, 2020
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I have no idea how much of this is representative or even real, but I felt it was worth sharing the story that is being told about online learning in this particular school. "Teachers cold-call unhesitatingly. There is an unrelenting focus on what students are producing and on what their...

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Jaime Caldwell, BCcampus, Apr 08, 2020
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This short post describes how two open educational resources are being used in the north. They are both worth sharing. In one example, " Brad Bell, instructor at College of New Caledonia Burns Lake campus, uses the ...

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Derek Newton, Forbes, Apr 08, 2020
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There has always been resistance to online program management (OPM) companies, but they haven't usually been referred to as "toxic assets". That may change. For one thing, it's possible "that an outside company influenced a college to relax its admissions requirements so it could boost its...

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Mark Brown, Eamon Costello, Mairéad Nic Giolla Mhichíl, ICDE, Apr 08, 2020
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It's being called "the great onlining" and there's no shortage of commentary, both good and...

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Andrew Heinzman, Review Geek, Apr 08, 2020
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Facebook has long wanted to get people out of the browser and into its own applications, even to the point of having tried to actually replace the internet with its own proprietary...

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A lot of thought goes into designing a sign. Companies want their signs to reflect their brands, so they have to look clean and error-free. But this is in a perfect word. External factors, such as dust, rust, lights going out, etc., will mess up your sign and the resulting message could be hilarious. The … Continue reading "30 The Worst Sign Fails Ever." Leer más
Stephen Downes, Apr 07, 2020
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The great big centralized response to the problem of online learning - either during the crisis or after it - is exactly the wrong response. It's the sort of thing that gets very complicated and very expensive in a hurry, and when - almost inevitably - it ends up in private hands, it becomes something that builds failure into its own design.

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