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  1. Nov 2018
    1. In writing in public, students are forced to confront ideas and positions that contradict their own as others comment on, challenge, and respond to their work. They develop technological skills by using platforms and tools they might not have otherwise engaged in. These capacities are as important as their ability to write, as they also encourage students to listen and think; the act of communicating is not merely about speaking.

      So much more than in the LMS or other controlled spaces. Let them be real and deal with it! It's the future.

    2. Additionally, the learning community is active and expansive (as opposed to exclusive). It extends across multiple cohorts of students, through different years and classes, and continues to operate after the particular subject has ceased. By contrast, inside the LMS, the work disappears into the digital ether when the institution ends access to the course. Students are lost to their own work at that moment.

      Yes. This is important. Living assignments. Not just trash after courses end.

    3. The use of blogs in this way allows for open discussion and interaction with the professions by not assuming students only become part of their profession post-graduation.

      I love this concept. Hopefully students will choose to where their future hats during these courses and not just try to be a good student.

    4. : to develop spaces for independent thought and work.

      Developing their voice, their thinking, their ways of expressing.

    5. The perceived risk ought to be further mitigated by recognising that, in part, the pedagogical set up to this process involves developing students’ ability to handle negative interactions and unexpected interruptions by doing work on the ethics of blogging, discussing trolling and other negative behaviours, and equipping them to fix things.

      Yes. In a learning situation, pitfalls are to be expected and the learning involves dealing and coping. Very important in learning to be a public communicator.

  2. May 2018
    1. the authority of people sharing links may be suspect, and the fact that links are shared by large numbers of unauthoritative actors may swamp signal in noise.

      May I bring in lack of information literacy?

    2. Add in to the mix that one other ranking factor is likely to be the number of times a link is followed from the Google search results listing (which in turn is influenced by how high up the results the link appears), and you can start to see how a well told story, familiar in the telling, keeps on being retold: the old links dominate.

      You say this very well. Thank you.

    3. If it is true that many of the pages from 2013 or 2014 are the most appropriate web results for the technical web searches I run, this suggests that the web may have a problem: as a memory device, new memories are not being laid down (new, relevant content, is not being posted).

      This is the biggest problem with Google Scholar. It still uses ranking. Many folks do not know that the date is a critical piece for evaluating up to date info. They may even think older is better, stood the test of time. Main reason doing a general search in Scholar is a BAD idea.

    4. Google search increasingly responds to many of my tech related web queries with results that are dated 2013 and 2014

      Seems searches on most topics bring back these old results.

  3. Dec 2017
    1. Despite their utter incompetence and unhealthy practices, the regulars were the group that was able to gain control over medicine during the 19th century. Largely comprised of men from upper-class or professional backgrounds, they felt entitled by birth to be in charge of any field they pursued.

      White Male Supremacy in AMA at the time took to the government to close down midwives. The did not succeed at this time.

    2. According to Loudon (1992: 320), the death rate of white women in childbirth attended by (white male) doctors in a hospital in Lexington, Kentucky from 1927 to 1935 was 800 to 900 per 100,000, whereas the rate in a clinic operated by the Kentucky Frontier Nursing Service (presumably staffed by female nurses) was 66 per 100,000. The death rate at the hands of doctors was more than 12 times higher than when birth was overseen by a nurse.

      Male doctors death rates during childbirth were 12 times higher than for midwives in Kentucky between 1927 and 1935.

  4. Nov 2017
    1. Our growing inflexibility and unwillingness to work with others with whom we share some values – but who fail to pass an ideological purity test – is the primary cause of dysfunction in our politics at the moment.

      This valuing of the importance of others, even with some differences, is truly the only way to move forward and build a better world.

  5. Jul 2017
    1. a societal value

      Openness is...

    2. A pedagogy of abundance, acknowledging that content often is freely available and abundant, may eventually prove relevant in this regard.

      This may be a great way to develop evaluation skills in "students". There is so much good on the web but you need to have the ability to distinguish it from the other.

    3. Digital Curation as a Core Competency in Current Learning and Literacy: A Higher Education Perspective

      Leona M. Ungerer, University of South Africa International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, Volume 17, Number 5, September - 2016 http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/2566/3887

    1. Attributes of Open Pedagogy: A Model for Using Open Educational Resources

      URL to this article: Attributes of Open Pedagogy: A Model for Using Open Educational Resources Educational Technology July-August 2015. Robert Schuwer

    2. it can realize an open connection with the outside world

      Knowledge online, not behind a paywall. Available to all if you know where and how to look for it. Opens doors and clarifies paths. Robert Schuwer.

    3. Open Pedagogy is an extension of and not a replacement for didactical approaches a teacher can use.

      This is critical. It is developmental, not an on off binary. Robert Schuwer

    1. The focus is not so much on what we are learning but on how we are learning.5

      People need the ability to understand how to learn, NOT the just the ability to learn stuff.