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  2. Jun 2024
  3. May 2024
    1. The remaining five principles: using active learning techniques, giving prompt feedback, emphasizing time on task, communicating high expectations, and responding to diverse talents and ways of learning are consistent with the characteristics of the CoI presences.

      7 principles of practice * 1. student-faculty contact in and out of class * 2. peer collaboration to expand understanding * Using active learning techiniques

      • Giving prompt feedback emphasizing time on task communicating high expectations responding to diverse talents and ways of learning
    2. second principle promotes peer collaboration to expand understanding

      2nd principle - peer collaboration

    3. student-faculty contact in and out of classes is the most important factor in student motivation and involvement.  Faculty concern helps students get through rough times and keep on working.  Knowing a few faculty members well enhances students’ intellectual commitment and encourages them to think about their own values and future plans

      Contact outside of the classroom is difficult for both commuters in on-ground courses and online environments. Also it's becoming an issue for traditional students who are working more and more hours to reduce overall costs of education.

    4. Chickering and Gamson (1987) offered Seven Principles for Practice in Higher Education, which have come to be known as the dominant paradigm for developing standards of teaching and learning in higher education.

      7 principles for practice in higher eduation

  4. Mar 2024
    1. Imagine an old, heavy suitcase whose well-worn handles are hanging by a few threads. Thehandle is “Trust the Process” or “Story Is King”—a pithy statement that seems, on the face ofit, to stand for so much more. The suitcase represents all that has gone into the formation ofthe phrase: the experience, the deep wisdom, the truths that emerge from struggle. Too often,we grab the handle and—without realizing it—walk off without the suitcase. What’s more, wedon’t even think about what we’ve left behind. After all, the handle is so much easier to carryaround than the suitcase.

      Ed Catmull analogizes the idea of pithy business statements and aphorisms as old, heavy suitcases and their handles. It's easy to grab onto the handle and walk of only with it, particularly when the weight and inconvenience of the suitcase and its actual contents are no longer attached. One needs to make sure that their comfortable old suitcase handle is still attached to the case and the valuable, hard-won wisdom of the contents inside.

    2. Likewise, we “trusted the process,” but the process didn’t save Toy Story 2 either. “Trust theProcess” had morphed into “Assume that the Process Will Fix Things for Us.” It gave ussolace, which we felt we needed. But it also coaxed us into letting down our guard and, in theend, made us passive. Even worse, it made us sloppy.
  5. Feb 2024
    1. Die New York Times beschäftigt sich in einem ausführlichen Bericht mit US-amerikanischen Bitcoin Minen. Die 34 Betriebe brauchen jeder mehr Strom als 40.000 durchschnittliche Haushalte. Dabei werden so viel Treibhausgase erzeugt wir von ungefähr 3,5 Millionen Fahrzeugen mit Verbrennermitor. Die Bitcoin-Minen entwickeln neue Geschäftsmodelle, die davon ausgehen, dass sie ihren Strombedarf wesentlich flexibler dosieren können als andere Unternehmen. Die öffentliche Hand muss zum Teil sogar Gewinnausfälle durch Stromabschaltungen finanzieren.


    1. ou wicked women, cease from juggling lies. You want your men. But what of them as well? They toss as sleepless in the lonely night, I’m sure of it. Hold out awhile, hold out, But persevere a teeny-weeny longer. An oracle has promised Victory

      By refusing sexual connection,  Lysistrata directs an unconventional attempt among women to put a stop to the Peloponnesian War. Lysistrata threatens gender norms by making us wonder who actually holds the power and what happens when the conventional is no longer seen as such. Consider the possible disruption of existing power systems and the social consequences of her scheme in a time period such as this where men obtained what seems as totalitarian power in comparison to woman.

  6. Oct 2023
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  8. May 2023
    1. Auf Twitter werden seriöse Limawissenschaftler:innen gezielt angegriffen und diffamiert, oft von bezahlten und deshalb höher getränkten Accounts aus. Elon Musk hat die Bemühungen, vertrauenswürdige Inhalte erkennbar zu machen, gestoppt und die Zuständigen entlassen. Der Guardian hat bedienende Wissenschaftler:innen Interviewt und berichtet über eine Global Witness-Studie.

  9. Apr 2023
  10. Mar 2023
    1. 80 years old

      No recuerdo haber tenido nadie de 80 años, a parte de mí mismo. Cambiaría el rango de edades quizás a

      "late teenagers to early 50's"

  11. Jan 2023
    1. the outputs of generative AI programs will continue to pass immediately into the public domain.

      I wonder if this isn't reading more into the decision than is there. I don't read the decision as a blanket statement. Rather it says that the claimant didn't provide evidence of creative input.Would the decision have gone differently if he had claimed creative intervention? And what if an author does not acknowledge using AI?

    2. The US Copyright Office rejected his attempt to register copyright in the work – twice

      AI-generated work not eligible for copyright protection. OTOH, how would anyone know if the "author" decided to keep the AI component a secret?

  12. Oct 2022
    1. Now, if involved families want to reach out to a teacher, they have to rely on the school or hope an online staff directory is updated. And if teachers want to reach out to families and let them know how their students are doing in school, they need to look up their contact information and hope its up-to-date — or find alternate messaging platforms.

      I completed high school about 15 years ago. Back then, most communication between parents and teachers was done by phone and mail. The default assumption by the NYCDOE that every problem needs an app or program is unexplained. Using phones and keeping contact directories up to date is something that had to be done not long ago.

    2. Some class time has also been lost to teachers sitting down with students to manually show them their grades, a teacher at the school added.

      Throughout my time in middle school, high school, and college, grades for tests were handed out in class and teachers had office hours for students to discuss their grades or any other issues. It is unclear to me from this article what time is being lost. Teachers can hand out grades to students just as well as they did before, and I presume that students who have questions or need additional guidance should be able to contact their teachers.

    3. The Department of Education has been rolling out its own free grades, attendance and messaging applications, to replace banned third-party software that was involved in a data breach of more than 800,000 students last school year.

      The NYCDOE was correct to sever its tie with third-party services, but why was the default response to build its own service? It was not long ago that there were no mobile applications for grades, attendance, and messaging.

  13. Sep 2022
  14. Jun 2022
    1. Critical Ed Tech Scholars Alliance (CETSA), a grassroots group of educators working in higher ed

      Where exactly is this group? They don't seem to have an online presence.

  15. Apr 2022
    1. Thus have been briefly noticed the results obtained by research in the Leipsic laboratory during the past seven years. They prove conclusively that it is possible to apply experimental methods to the study of mind. The positive results are, besides, not insignificant, and will compare favourably with what has been accomplished during the same period in many chemical, physical and physiological laboratories. An increased interest is everywhere being taken in experimental psychology, and we may hope that we shall some day have as accurate and complete knowledge of mind as of the physical world.

      As experimental psychology was being pushed to evolve into new science through development of experimentation, observation, appliance of external stimuli and reaction of the psyche; the results produced equate to the ones in other scientific fields. The importance of having psychology be a natural science is to understand how an individual's psychology functions in response to the stimuli. Experimentation would allow better understanding of conscious beings. The experiments discussed provide value to adapting psychology as an experimental science that would benefit students and provide equality to psychology in comparison to a field like chemistry.

  16. Mar 2022
    1. L’autisme est un trouble neuro-développemental caractérisé par des anomalies dans l’interaction sociale, dans la communication et dans le comportement (activités répétitives et stéréotypées). Ces anomalies causent, pour la personne atteinte d’autisme, de grandes difficultés cognitives : d’attention, d’apprentissage, de mémorisation et  de décodification de l’information.

      L’autisme est un trouble neuro-développemental caractérisé par des anomalies ==>problème de définition du champ dans l’interaction sociale, dans la communication et dans le comportement (activités répétitives et stéréotypées). Ces anomalies causent, pour la personne atteinte d’autisme, de grandes difficultés cognitives ==>elles ne sont pas conséquence des interactions sociales ni des stéréotypies mais liées au développent du cerveau

      Qu’est-ce que le trouble du spectre de l’autisme : Jadhav, M., & Schaepper, M. A. (2021, août). What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? American Psychiatric Association. Consulté le 11 mars 2022, à l’adresse https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/autism/what-is-autism-spectrum-disorderDiagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders : signs and symptoms on Social communication & Restricted interests and repetitive behaviors

  17. Feb 2022
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  19. Dec 2021
    1. El púlsar binario PSR J0737 como banco de pruebas de la relatividad general Por Francisco R. Villatoro, el 16 diciembre, 2021. Categoría(s): Astronomía • Ciencia • Física • Noticias • Physics • Relatividad • Science ✎ 3

      l púlsar binario PSR J0737 como banco de pruebas de la relatividad general Por Francisco R. Villatoro, el 16 diciembre, 2021. Categoría(s): Astronomía • Ciencia • Física • Noticias • Physics • Relatividad • Science ✎ 3

      Hulse y Taylor recibieron el Premio Nobel de Física en 1993 por su estudio del púlsar binario PSR B1913+16 (el primero que se descubrió en 1974), que observó de forma indirecta la emisión de ondas gravitacionales. Se publica en Physical Review X un análisis similar del púlsar binario PSR J0737−3039A/B, descubierto en 2003. El púlsar binario PSR J0737 es un banco de pruebas único para el estudio de la relatividad general ya que está situado a solo dos mil años luz de la Tierra, ambas estrellas de neutrones se observan como púlsares y su inclinación orbital es muy próxima a 90 °, luego se puede observar cómo el espaciotiempo curvo del plano orbital modifica los pulsos emitidos. Las observaciones durante 16 años de la precesión del periastro siguen la fórmula de la emisión gravitacional cuadripolar de Einstein con un error menor del 0.013 % (el resultado obtenido tras 2.5 años de observaciones tenía un error del 0.05 % y se publicó en 2006 en Science). Sin lugar a dudas un púlsar binario que habrá que seguir durante las próximas décadas para mejorar estas estimaciones.

      Además de probar la fórmula cuadripolar de Einstein, se ha probado el retraso debido al efecto de Shapiro (en un espaciotiempo curvo las señales de radio viajan durante más tiempo y las observamos retrasadas). También se han realizado otras pruebas de la relatividad que hasta ahora no se habían podido realizar con otros púlsares binarios. Por ejemplo, se ha medido la deformación relativista de la órbita (debido al acoplamiento relativista entre el espín (rotación de las estrellas de neutrones) y el momento angular de su órbita). En estas pruebas los resultados tienen mucha mayor incertidumbre, pero en todos los casos son compatibles con las predicciones de la relatividad general de Einstein. Esta teoría, a la que muchos físicos quieren matar cuanto antes, además de muy bella es muy robusta y promete reinar en la física durante muchas décadas.

      El artículo es M. Kramer, I. H. Stairs, …, G. Theureau, «Strong-field Gravity Tests with the Double Pulsar,» Physical Review X 11: 04150 (13 Dec 2021), doi: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevX.11.041050, arXiv:2112.06795[astro-ph.HE] (13 Dec 2021); más información divulgativa en Lijing Shao, «General Relativity Withstands Double Pulsar’s Scrutiny,» Physics 14: 173 (13 Dec 2021) [web].

      Una manera de destacar la excepcionalidad del púlsar binario PSR J0737 es compararlo con el famoso PSR B1913, que ha sido estudiado durante 35 años. Esta figura muestra la precesión del periastro de la órbita; la diferencia en la densidad de puntos entre 0 y −20 es notable. Así se explica que el nuevo resultado para PSR J0737 tras 16 años tenga un error menor del 0.013 %, cuando para PSR B1913 solo se alcanzó el 0.2 %; por cierto, para las fusiones de agujeros negros observadas por LIGO-Virgo el error típico ronda el 20 %. No le he dicho, pero supongo que sabrás que el periastro de una órbita elíptica es el punto donde la distancia entre ambos cuerpos es mínima; se llama perihelio cuando uno de los cuerpos es el Sol y perigeo cuando es la Tierra. El fenómeno que mide esta figura es análogo a la precesión del perihelio de la órbita de Mercurio, que Einstein usó como guía hacia la formulación correcta de su teoría de la gravitación.


      3 Comentarios Mario dice: 17 diciembre, 2021 a las 5:10 pm Francis Hay una frase que no entiendo, favor revisar: «…,luego sus señales se observa cómo el espaciotiempo curvo del plano orbital modificada la señal que observamos». Atte Mario

      RESPONDER Francisco R. Villatoro dice: 17 diciembre, 2021 a las 9:15 pm Gracias, Mario.

      RESPONDER Mario dice: 19 diciembre, 2021 a las 10:07 pm Francis, entiendo que por el efecto shapiro las señales de radio se ven retrasadas; pero para notar tal retraso tiene que haber una referencia. Cuál es esa referencia?

      RESPONDER Deja un comentario

  20. Nov 2021
  21. Jul 2021
    1. Treat Erectile Dysfunction AT Ottawa's TOP ED Clinic

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  22. May 2021
  23. Mar 2021
    1. The Landscape of Digital Accessibility in Higher Education

      Link to presentation

      Charles Collick Jr, Rutgers

      Pat Kogos, University of Chicago

      Nate Evans, Michigan State University

      Handling legacy applications

      • Involve students! Paid or volunteer. They can edit captions, add alt text, etc, and have first-hand perspective on student needs & experience
      • Use a priority-based approach to determine how you can make the biggest impact on faculty and students
      • If anything can be sunset, retire it rather than allocating resources toward overhauling
      • Anything that has high usage and directly impacts learning & research activities should be hi-pri

      Securing budget for a11y & promoting culture

      • Focus on storytelling and "sell" the need for a11y as much as possible. Start with the "why" before trying to secure cash
      • Focus on the benefits rather than threatening with negative consequences
      • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion gaining traction in the higher ed world right now. Those are likely the ideal folks to partner with.
      • Student experience also a more popular topic these days - tie to a11y.
      • "Get in trouble" - call attention to things that aren't accessible, taking to Twitter/public forums when appropriate


      • While the speakers on this panel don't participate in buying consortiums, lots of info sharing (if one school reviews a tool for a11y they might share the results of those audits across the consortium)
      • To watch: Big 10 Alliance: Library E-Resource Accessibility

      Tools used to evaluate a11y and share results back to content owners

      • Enterprise tools allow for more robust reporting than free tools
      • Using built-in a11y tools in Canvas, Blackboard Ally
      • Axe & Deque are popular tools

      Getting Faculty buy-in

      • Teaching & Learning with Tech groups help with outreach
      • Make a11y part of conversation about course design & pedagogy

      What initiatives are you excited about for 2021? And If you could recommend ONE change to improve web a11y in higher ed, what would that be?

      • Rutgers: Initiatives: New procurement process, Ally rollout, and mandatory training for IT. The one recommended change: awareness.
      • U Chicago: Initiatives: Scaling up use of enterprise tool, training for IT staff & faculty. 1 Recommended change: integrating a11y into processes from beginning.
      • U Mich: launching a11y audit team, including hiring students. 1 recommended change: don't think you have to be perfect to get started or make progress.
  24. Feb 2021
    1. Il y a un second sens, plus étroit, par lequel le terme digisexuels désigne les gens dont l’identité sexuelle est formée par ce qu’on appelle les technologies sexuelles de la deuxième vague.

      A partir de là, la première réponse aborde un autre sens de présentation qui cette fois-ci repose sur une argumentation déductive puisque les auteurs abordent cette fois-ci des faits prédictifs, des suppositions

    1. People are throwing around words like “unprecedented” to describe what is happening at Laurentian. I’m always careful about that because before WWII a lot of wild things happened in Canadian universities (the Honorary Bursar making off with the entire University of Manitoba endowment at the height of the Depression is my favourite). And Acadia got pretty close to this position in the last decade, though it engineered a behind-the-scenes bailout and hence never had to go to face the courts in quite this way. But maybe we shouldn’t be picky: this is still a big effing deal and we should treat it as such.

      There is a great deal of history of poor management of Canadian Academic Institutions. That would be a pretty cool area to include in research!

    1. Ces résultats encouragent donc l’usage d’outils informatiques adéquats pour améliorer la communication sociale chez les enfants atteints d’autisme.

      La conclusion de l'étude argumente en faveur de la question argumentative. En revanche, s'il l'on se réfère aux récentes avancées sur l'autisme, tout support ne convient pas à tout sujet autiste. En amont, il est important d'effectuer des bilans sensoriels, afin de savoir si la tablette n'est pas sur-stimulante et par conséquent agressive, et des bilans de compétences cognitives, afin de définir si un support sur écran a un intérêt ou non pour la personne. Peut-être que cela est sous-entendu avant l'étude présentée. Quoiqu'il en soit, l'important c'est de mettre du sens dans les mains d'un enfant autiste pour lui permettre d'évoluer, peu importe la forme (Harrison,

  25. Jan 2021
    1. La présence des usagers dans les environnements d’interaction numérique « comporte ainsi un caractère performatif dans la mesure où nous devons supposer que l’interlocuteur est ce qu’il revendique être [4][4]Marie Bergström, « Sites de rencontres : nouveaux territoires… ». Écritures de soi, descriptions de gestes et sensations, projections de modèles physiques au moyen de photos retouchées, avatars de puissance et de maîtrise sur son apparence et sa destinée, parangons de perfection face à un contexte alimentaire et sanitaire caractérisé par une cacophonie croissante des avis et des discours [5][5]Sur la notion de « cacophonie alimentaire », voir Claude…, ces représentations des usagers, de leurs activités, postures et sensibilités, laissent deviner le développement idiosyncrasique de tensions et de contraintes, ainsi qu’un répertoire de stratégies de présentation de soi, de ses goûts et de ses problématiques.

      Pierre Janet s'est intéressé en particulier aux phénomènes de dissociation et a proposé d'étudier de manière systématique la relation entre l'expérience traumatique et la dissociation pour ces pathologies (Janet, 1823). Il décrivait la dissociation comme un mécanisme psychologique crucial par lequel l'organisme réagit à un traumatisme qu'il ne peut supporter. L'interlocuteur est-il alors vraiment ce qu'il revendique être?

  26. Dec 2020
    1. Ainsi, les auteurs ont montré que Nao pouvait de ce fait participer aux thérapies visant à améliorer le déficit d'attention conjointe constaté chez les enfants atteints de troubles du spectre autistique. En revanche, il n'est absolument pas question de remplacer les thérapeutes humains, qui adaptent bien mieux leur comportement au cas qu'ils ont face à eux que la machine.

      L'introduction du paragraphe par ainsi nous emmène vers une conclusion et un renforcement d'argument de départ que Nao est fait pour améliorer le déficit d'attention conjointe chez l'autiste et pas pour être à la place du thérapeute dans un cadre de thérapie.

    2. Pour tester l'efficacité de leur protocole, les auteurs de cette étude ont comparé le succès de l'Homme et de la machine sur une douzaine d'enfants de 2 à 6 ans, dont la moitié souffrait d'autisme. Les participants du groupe témoin manifestaient davantage d'attention à l'expérimentateur humain que les autistes, d'après le temps de regard que chaque enfant consacrait à son interlocuteur. En revanche, les deux lots manifestaient autant d'intérêt au robot

      Une expérience faite sur deux groupes sujets au nombre de douze âgés de 2 à 6 ans dont la moitié souffrait d'autisme. le groupe témoin manifeste une attention à l'interlocuteur et au robot. le groupe autistes manifeste plus d'attention au robot qu'à l'interlocuteur. Ici, une comparaison de résultats entre deux groupes pour montrer le manque d'attention des autistes face aux humains et qu'ils sont plus attirés par le robot.

    1. When you visit a padlet page created by another Padlet user, that page may collect more information than we do and may provide information to third parties that we have no relationship with. We request you use discretion when sharing personal information on padlet pages created by other users. 

      How? Is this because embedded resources (YouTube, etc.) will send information to their host sites? Is this process automatic on displaying the padlet or is it something that would happen on clicking the resource?

      A partial answer below addresses this - this does appear to create engagement trackable through those original sites. "You may access Third Party Services through the Service, for example by watching a YouTube video on a padlet. "

      Permalink to page as of 12.2020

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  27. Nov 2020
  28. Sep 2020
    1. Introduction

      Just a food for thought: wouldn't it be a better style to use a neutral form? I.e., "Because the user controls" instead of "Because we control"

  29. Aug 2020
  30. May 2020
    1. ""Long before the pandemic, I had reduced the value of midterms and final exams to 30% of the grade in an online versions of a science course, with formative quizzing, discussion fora, short writing assignments, exam-style essay questions and a one or more short (2-6 page) essays making up 70%. The only difference between this and a blended version of the course was that online discussion fora were reduced to a no credit chat function, and that classroom discussions were prompted by clicker questions and a few collaborative short writing assignments on index cards. I even gave credit small credit for for bringing in questions at the start of class that led to students engaging with each other at the start of class. I gave online formative objective quizzes and at least a few summative exams online in both versions of the class. To minimize cheating, online quiz and exam questions chosen were pulled from topic-specific question banks and then randomized by the LMS; even the responses to MC questions were randomized where possible. To maximize learning and reduce stress, I timed the assessments to allow at lest 2 minutes per questions and explicitly told students that he quizzes and exams were open book and collaborative; also, students could take the quizzes twice and get the higher of the scores. I usually gave the final exam in class, in which case the only stress-reducers were a 10%-of-grade valuation and 2 minutes per question (essay questions had already been done online). In all cases, students needing extra time got it.

      I am retired and was not forced by COVID-19 to teach online. I'd like to think that my colleagues will undertake deliberate course redesign during quieter times, just for pedagogic reasons. Those of us who enjoy F2F teaching (I, for one) will then be prepared to move their classes online as an expedient and not a jaw-dropping challenge during a future grand disruption of life... even including 'timed exams'""

    1. Our primary goal must be to create as rich an academic experience as possible, in whatever form that will take, while preparing to bring us back together at the earliest feasible moment. No doubt social distancing techniques will be with us for some time, which, of course, complicates the logistics of the return. Taking these and other factors into account, we have made one key decision: to prepare to use the three upcoming academic terms—fall 2020, spring 2021, and summer 2021—as a unit of time in order to provide us with the greatest amount of flexibility in organizing our educational experiences.  By leveraging a longer period of time, we will be able to de-densify our campus so that all students may experience much, if not most, of their coursework in person over the arc of the three terms. While this is just the beginning of a University-wide effort to determine the specifics of the academic year, we now have the capacity to tap into the rich expertise and creativity of our University leaders and faculty to shape the substance and content of this one-time arrangement. By July 1, Ira Katznelson, our spectacular deans, and I will have more details to share about how the three terms will be composed. 

      eğitimi üç döneme yayarak kampüs yoğunluğunu azaltmak ve öğrencilerin kendilerine zaman ayırmalarını sağlamak

    1. The unique approach divides the normal academic term of 13 weeks and four courses into two blocks of two courses, each six weeks plus two days long.

      dividing committees into online and on campus small segments and condensing to make more time available to students

    1. The course, Jones said, covered disease and widespread death and family separation. “And all of a sudden, here we were living amidst a worldwide pandemic,

      important also for med students

    2. Jones did make one change, adding a question that asked students to reflect on their experience during the pandemic, and how it will shape their approach to studying family history.

      reflection questiğon about pandemic could be important for med students and may change their approach to exam and honor code also. people who think they have a free will, act more ethical compared to who doesn't.

    3. That was Jen Heemstra’s experience. Heemstra, an associate professor in chemistry at Emory University, was already giving open-book, open-note exams. That practice stems from her conviction that the skill students will really need is accessing and applying information, not memorizing it. This semester, she and her co-instructor took an additional step: giving students more time.

      online exams open book

    4. The course’s final should take students about an hour, but the instructors will give them 48 hours to complete it.


  31. Feb 2020
  32. Dec 2019
    1. 3 sets of foundational values of open pedagogy, namely:  autonomy and interdependence; freedom and responsibility; democracy and participation.

      compare to Downes' MOOC design principles. Autonomy - diversity - openness - interactivity

  33. Nov 2019
    1. poor searching and citing of the literature

      a different open ed/info lit connection. Does the bias towards recent research play a part in this?

    1. Using Technology to Help First-Gen Students

      This article highlights the need for and benefits of implementing more technology tools to support first-generation college students' learning, engagement, and success. For many first-gen students, especially those from low-income backgrounds, the transition to college can be challenging; this leads to lower retention rates, performance, and confidence. The authors, drawing off of research, suggest mobile devices and Web 2.0 technologies to prevent these challenges. Example of such tools include dictionary and annotation apps that are readily-accessible and aid in students' understanding of material. Fist-gen students can also use social media apps (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) to maintain supportive connections with family, peers, and mentors. Rating: 8/10

    1. Transforming

      I like this idea. There is a closed-ness to most rubrics that I've encountered, where goals and measures of mastery are determined without learner input. "Transforming" implies a further step along a journey rather than an endpoint, and a process that is under an individual's own control.

    1. The authors present a study that compared face to face and hybrid instruction in graduate classes for counseling students. The results indicate that using technology, including web tools to facilitate instruction, improved test results in a small sample of students.


    1. Flores examines the current research as it relates to distance learning. She explores technology integration and learning theory. Throughout, she stresses the importance of professional development for instructors to equip them to provide quality distance education.


    1. The authors detail their development of a professional learning community to advance technology integration at Nova Southeastern University. After a literature review of the key components of online learning, they discuss the method of implementing the PLC and the major outcomes and then offer recommendations for starting a PLC within institutions of higher ed.


    1. The article outlines the value of story-telling in professional development to improve faculty effectiveness. Identifying the problems with current professional development and their lack of efficacy, the authors argue the digital storytelling engages educational professionals, attracting them to online training.


    1. Rossiter and Garcia evaluate the use of digital storytelling in adult learning classrooms, primarily through the use of "autobiographical learning" where learners share personal experiences and connections with the content. They outline "three key dimensions" that make storytelling valuable in adult learning: voice, creativity, and self-direction.


    1. The authors present the benefits of coaching in professional development for educators in today's technologically advanced classrooms. Of particular interest is the explanation of the different methods of coaching: executive, coactive, cognitive, and instructional. They suggest that coaching provides more successful outcomes than single workshops and stress that finding the correct method for each situation and organization is crucial.


    1. Private post-secondary institutions that provide educational services in the State of New Mexico are subject to either the New Mexico Post-Secondary Educational Institution Act (Section 21-23-1 et seq. NMSA 1978) or the Interstate Distance Education Act (Section 21-23B-1 et seq. NMSA 1978) and can use this site to apply for State Authorization or submit other required applications to comply with State regulations. Students may request transcripts of closed schools where the New Mexico Higher Education Department is the designated custodian of records or may file complaints against any post-secondary institution that provides educational services in our State.

      The NMHE website is about providing academic, financial and policies to new mexico public higher education institutions and community.

  34. Oct 2019
    1. Instead I think about best philosophies.

      Lots to like in a little statement. Best philosophies over best practices. Also the idea of philosophies as plural. Different situations may require different models.

  35. Sep 2019
    1. I would ague that becoming a good reader helps a student become a good writer. Looking at a situation through the eyes of an another writer, allows the reader to view things, like a sunrise, differently. sometimes, you can gain a different appreciation for the same idea or thing.

    2. In a real world setting, with all of the focus on state testing, in-class time for independent reading may be limited. A teacher could start a lunchtime reading group or before or after school reading group. Work with local libraries to sponsor reading clubs. Anything to promote reading.

    3. This is key! To find something that interests your student can become the bridge to help a student begin to love reading.

    4. Reading aloud allows the listener to use their imagination without doing the "work" of reading. This coordination of imagination and comprehension help to build a stronger understanding of the material.

    5. This can be true; however, when testing is occurring and the student is asked to read, comprehend and answer, they may not have "background knowledge.

    6. Is it just the cognitive development or could other factors play a roll in how a reader evaluates a given text?

  36. Feb 2019
    1. prolonged interaction between the instructor and the students

      I'm always a little proud when I say that Hypothesis will not make things easier/more efficient for teachers. If anything, it helps widen and deepen this "prolonged interaction between the instructor and students," which takes even more time!

  37. Jan 2019
    1. But these tools require we think about their purpose, method, and audience just as carefully as when we design an essay prompt, a problem set, or any other assessment exercise.

      This is an example of when meta-teaching is helpful.

    1. With $50 million going to people who do not have contact with students, the data belies the district’s branding of “Students First” and “Team DPS.”

      The bias that has been cited by critics wishing to undermine the general argument of this article (and similar articles, blogs, social media claims, etc), is that figures being shared for expenditures on non-teaching staff are misleading because they include funding positions such as nurses who are in schools every day providing vital services directly to students. I believe this is critique is factual.

      On the other hand, there are claims that the total amount spent on administrative staff is dramatically under-reported as DPS classifies certain staff as school-based who in fact serve in roles that are central admin in nature. Whether this is intentional deception or aligned with standard accounting practices probably depends on who you ask. Either way, I believe this claim is also true. At the risk of offering annotations that qualify as "what aboutism" I include the point here because it is possible that the amounts that critics cite as being spent on staff that do not interact with students may actually be significantly less than what DPS is actually spending.

    2. in early 2008, there were only three people handling press relations for the district. There are now eleven–making $700,000 a year. The full communications shop numbers thirty-seven, with a payroll of nearly $2 million.

      In an age of shrinking News Room budgets, there is huge power to having a strong Communications department as reporters of local news can be reduced to writers who are expected to crank out an unrealistic amount of content and therefore rely on press releases for turnkey stories. I have first-hand knowledge of this dynamic: when I worked a marketing internship, I saw my exact language appear in the local paper under a reporter's byline multiple times.

      While there is clear benefit to the District's administration when it comes to exerting ownership of the public narrative, it is worth asking how this serves students and whether it is in fact in the public's best interest to use public funds in order to manipulate the news coverage the public relies on for learning about the district's efficacy in educating area youth.

  38. Oct 2018
    1. Liss LaFleur

      Lady-sounding name. See also Fleur Delacour.

    2. learning is not so much the opposite of play as it is zombie play, a jerky, lurching automatic response devoid of vision, passion, and awareness

      seems like an overstatement to me

    3. Learning in higher education is governed by rules though, however arbitrary and make-believe those rules may be.

      LOL make-believe rules of higher education.

    1. Restricting access to information, limiting engagement and participation, and providing learners and instructors with little control over the learning activity, materials, or processes creates a demotivating experience

      Restricting and limiting are keys to profit-making. Relate to education as a commons

    2. ‘making the bad diffi cult and the good easy’”

      a good design principle

    3. access, agency, ownership, participation and experience

      principles of open ed - compare to Downes: autonomy, diversity, interactivity, openness

  39. Sep 2018
    1. Like the art industry, art history has not done enough to diversify its student and faculty demography. Few students of colour earn the doctoral degrees now expected by most museums for entry-level curatorial positions.

      How do we create piplines to encourage POC students to enter this profession? Eliminate internship and hiring practices that prohibit individuals with limited incomes from pursuing this career path!

  40. Aug 2018
    1. developed on an evidence-based foundation that draws from the learning sciences and is implemented using effective strategies that focus on improving the quality of learning experiences and improving the outcomes for all students.
  41. Jul 2018
    1. Examples of these skills include collaboration, communication, creativity, and problem-solving.

      Skills that are also learned in theatre education! Integrating tech and theatre education could be powerful in developing these skills

  42. May 2018
  43. Feb 2018
    1. Over the past two weeks I’ve read a book about the future of American higher ed, and want to recommend it very highly.  It might be the most important book on the subject published this year.
    1. Free Software Definition

      essentially says "you bought it, you own it." Vendors in some cases prefer to lease rather than sell - creates an ongoing revenue stream, and allows for ongoing control. Transition to digital media facilitates lease over sale.

    2. university education to all, with no formal entry requirements

      one definition of open ed



  44. Nov 2017
    1. the ability to connect the dots between people and ideas, where others see no possible connection. An informed perspective is more important than ever

      This points to the value of a broad based liberal education. One needs to see and understand the dots in order to make connections. "Informed perspective" suggests informed learning and info lit.

    1. The word 'open' signals a broad, de-centralized constellation of practices that skirt the institutional structures and roles by which formal learning has been organized for generations

      Love this point. Open has been trying to skirt the formal structures and roles for generations as well.

    2. How can we minimize the cost of textbooks?

      Of the five important questions listed here, this is the low-hanging fruit. Cost is a major barrier to access, so it makes sense that it's Q1. But the other Qs point to things that are so much more beneficial and empowering.

  45. Oct 2017
    1. Move away from simply asking whether EdTech is helpful or unhelpful.It’s here to stay, so focus on what pedagogical strategies it can support and how to use it better to improve student learning and other outcomes.


    1. Vendors serve as an invaluable source of knowledge on edtech products and trends for higher education decision-makers, cited as an information source in 80 percent of our interviews. That ranks second only to learning by word-of-mouth from colleagues (96 percent)

      These are pretty opposite sources of knowledge, one bottom up, the other top down.

    2. quality of partner relationships.

      Meaning the "service"? Nothing in here about privacy policies, terms of service, etc.

    3. rather than develop their own tools.

      Why not? Is it not scaleable? sustainable?

    1. the five R's are a set of activities

      The key point to me here is that open is about what you can do, not what you can get. Open resources matter because they enable open practices and open pedagogy.

  46. Jul 2017
  47. Jun 2017
    1. they decided to develop OER horizontally by flipping entire gateway and general education courses open

      good way to get the most bang for the buck. Also puts OER on the radar for the most students, which could serve to increase demand.

  48. Apr 2017
    1. Tohaveopeneducationmeansthatapersonisabletochoosethecourseoftheirownlearning

      good - not limited to OER - open to learner input and control