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  1. Jul 2019
    1. students do need to successfully retrieve a certain amount of the information during retrieval practice

      Check Lang, Small Teaching as I believe he said that success is not as important as feedback to correct errors or lack of success?

    2. frequent tests or quizzes

      low cost is best? Teachers report that when stakes are low, students participate in a more relaxed way. Outcomes reported are good.

    3. creating a concept map while reading (Karpicke and Blunt, 2011)

      curious abt this result as it seems to refute what I've read abt visualizaton?

  2. Jan 2017
    1. this problem won’t be solved with one round of grant funding and fewer than ten organizations participating

      While OpenStax and Lumen's work is admirable, is this the best use of OER funding? Seems to be high-grading the OER effort for the privileged.

    2. freeing up faculty from grading so they can spend more time with students

      But how often is this the actual outcome of responsive systems? Seems to me it just means instructors are asked to take on increasingly larger numbers of students - no way does that result in increased contact (digitally or otherwise) IMHO

    3. grown up conversation

      A "grown up conversation" would be to be open to different perspectives right? If the people who don't like OERs limited to publisher platforms, could it be because their original intention wasn't to support the privileged to get immediate feedback or more time, but to provide access to opportunities for learning for those who are outside of the enchanted circle of higher education in North America?

    4. bad attitude

      Wow, that's judgemental. The "bad" attitude could be because many OER people don't like "walled gardens" where only those with money or membership get to learn.

    5. benefits

      Of course they do - but benefits like this cost money. Publishers run businesses; businesses need profits 2 keep shareholders happy. But, so far, the platforms make learning more costly for students.

    6. as faculty mature in their understanding of OER they will have a greater desire to engage in these and other open pedagogy practices

      disagree that it's a faculty maturity issue - if it gets easier to do (less time) more of them will. But not if the results are not openly shared.

    7. doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to design and create better versions that maximize the benefits while minimizing the problems

      Who are these mythical platform developers? And why wouldn't they follow in the footsteps of the very profitable publishers?

  3. Dec 2016
    1. Montreal Neurological Institute

      sharing all data associated with its research; no patents for 5 yrs (see video) - first major research institute of it's kind - check if this is really true?

    2. Justin Trudeau

      was there for announcement - his health minister has announced extra money for provinces with initiatives in mental health - wonder if there's a connect?

    3. vice-chair of Brain Canada, a national non-profit organization dedicated to furthering our understanding of the brain and brain diseases

      Tanenbaum (Larry?) heads Brain Cda - non-profit - what is his role and why?

    4. Rouleau will lead the Tanenbaum Open Science Institute

      annual salary? background?

    5. European Union, Japan and the United States

      Find out specifically which of these are "open" and if they are all focused on neuroscience?

  4. Nov 2016
    1. FlipGrid allows us to each make short video contributions (90 seconds or less!) in answer to a common question

      A time limit is a good idea!

    1. study problems, not things

      but problems are messy while things can be quantified and categorized - not really conducive to academic inquiry (the way it's done normally)

    2. contribute meaningfully

      Wonder how they'll evaluate "meaningful contributions to digital learning networks"?