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  1. May 2023
    1. AIsystem relies on poor quality historical data, it might de-prioritize candidates who could bringboth diversity and talent to a school’s teaching workforce

      this isn't new at all

    2. Some uses of AI may be infrastructural and invisible,


    3. AI may also enable teachers to extend the support they offer to individualstudents when they run out of time. Developing resources that are responsive to the knowledgeand experiences students bring to their learning—their community and cultural assets—is apriority, and AI may enable greater customizability of curricular resources to meet local needs

      What AI does this?

    4. varied unfinished learning of students due to the pandemic is a policy priority,


    5. AI-enabled systems evolve rapidly

      The AI you experience today is the worst it will ever be

    6. For example, a 2021 field scan found that developers of all kinds oftechnology systems—for student information, classroom instruction, school logistics, parent-teacher communication, and more—expect to add AI capabilities to their systems


    7. Everyone in education has a responsibility to harness thegood to serve educational priorities while also protecting against the dangers that may arise as aresult of AI being integrated in edtech


    8. ecommendations suggested by an algorithm would be fair


    9. represent others’ work as their own

      Mainly this one, I feel

    10. They are exploring how AI can enable writing or improving lessons, as well astheir process for finding, choosing, and adapting material for use in their lessons

      Some are

    11. Educators see opportunities to use AI-powered capabilities

    12. these priorities

      what priorities?!

    13. many priorities for improvements to teaching and learning

      what does this mean?

    14. Detecting patterns andautomating decisions are leaps in the level of responsibilities that can be delegated to a computersystem

      More the latter than the former

    15. from providing access to instructional resources toautomating decisions about instruction and other educational processes


  2. Mar 2023
    1. summative assessment causes both student and teacher to focus all their attention into a singular product

      I'm seeing trends of moving away from summative assessment to more student collaboration projects. This doesn't work with all subjects but has been successful so far. Five years from now, students are more likely to remember a project they worked on especially if it related to their life and experience, compared to a 100 point test.

  3. Jan 2023
    1. As a pattern replicator, ChatGPT will reproduce ideology over fact.


    1. many [other] ways

      Did they give examples for this? How else do you teach art without showing the art?

  4. Oct 2022
    1. Institutions should work together to establish and share best practices.

      Helpful when they document and share in articles like these: A Face-to-Face Approach to the Online Learning Space

    2. Provide opportunities for all students to engage in experiences such as internships, volunteerwork, and study-abroad programs across the continuum of instructional modalities.

      Great addition - sort of like the academic version of wraparound services. The value in higher education does not just come from the degree earned.

    3. Compensate instructors with time,money, and recognition for participating in professional development.

      This is a good one and one I see used at our campus

    4. Students,instructors, and staff are skilled at “modality switching.

      To varying degrees! Definitely increased elasticity after the period of remote instruction all around.

    5. a continuum of instructionalmodalities

      interesting noun choice

    6. On-demand learning transcends limitationsimposed by time-bound instruction.

      A powerful statement. Temporal constraints aren't the only restriction - classroom space is also a valuable commodity. With hybrid or online courses: they are available wherever you are.

    1. Post the help-desk contact information (email, phone, social media account or website) not just on your syllabus, but also prominently throughout the assignment materials and on the course website. Be ready to repeat that information regularly in class

      Do instructors do this? I can't think of any. This makes SO MUCH SENSE!

    2. ask them

      Can I answer this same question but framing it as instructors instead?

    3. Ask students to tweet photos of something they see, while going about their day, that illustrates topics they’re learning about in your class.

      I like this one especially because you can get them to visualize how what they are learning is present in their everyday lives. It removes the idea that topics are contained only in the classroom and reframes the subject as how it relates to their life. Great for significant learning.

    4. Replace a traditional textbook with courseware that presents content in a personalized way and also tests students on the material as they work their way through it

      Zybooks, ALEKS..

    5. through

      Padlet is another good choice. Google Sites is also pretty user-friendly and easy to pitch.

    6. landscape of educational technology

      it's huge!

    1. Students could choose between two sections, one focused on problem solving, the other on traditional lectures.

      Intriguing concept

    1. These 12 College Students Don’t Like the System They’re In

      Having now finished the article, this title is a bit sensationalized, yeah? It felt more like a reflection of their college experience and less about affirmative action.

    2. People don’t ever keep the same energy when somebody is actually in front of them.


    3. now you have them plastered all over school posters and taking a fake-laughing cameo

      A lot of marketing kinda feels like this nowadays

    4. if you’re going to do one thing, you’re going to have to work that diversity into every single thing you do in that school

      More than just talk

    5. Do you see a solution?

      Is it not practice to anonymize submission names and identifying information? I'm not familiar with admissions process at all

    6. further otherize that population that’s receiving that benefit because it could be looked at as, “Oh, look at that. They’re only here because of this.

      yes and what a verb

    7. Whatever I put in, I got back what I feel I deserved

      a good note

    8. That has nothing to do with the other.

      Exposing you to new experiences, different perspectives. I'll grant that it is annoying to have to "fill out" the other boxes around your major, but it can ground and round you. Also, I hope you're taking electives that you're personally interested in?!

    9. I feel free. I can dress how I want. I can do what I want. I can eat what I want. I get to do what I want. And I can make good choices for myself.

      100%. This was my feeling too. I felt the most me in every facet when I had to take care of myself, 500 miles away from home. A great period of growth that was crucial for me especially.

    10. mainly by enforcing a single ideology

      Overturning Roe v Wade

    11. doctrinaire

      seeking to impose a doctrine in all circumstances without regard to practical considerations

    12. they don’t want others to assume they are on campus only because of affirmative action

      a common rebuke

  5. Sep 2022
    1. It really upset me that even educational content was inaccessible

      Ideally, there would be an alternative way for them to move through. But this could also be scripted so that you progress after timing out. (The issue here might be "moving" in VR without the intent to move can cause nasseau.)

      A good educational game that does this well is The Stanford Ocean Acidification Experience. (It could use more push-throughs though, now that I'm thinking about it.)

    2. If developers make their games’ assets and UIs too small, it doesn’t matter how close to my face it is

      YES. This is an issue that persists in ALL games, VR or not. Many games are designed for computer screens, where a user would be relatively close to the screen. But when you play that same game on a console and TV - you're sitting much farther back and the font is TINY.

    3. If anything, allow the user to customize these text and menu sizes

      PLEASE DO THIS IN ALL VIDEO GAMES woman on knees saying PLEASE

    4. VR Is Here to Stay. It's Time to Make It Accessible

      Try this video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHeVIJib-mk&ab_channel=AllAccessLife

      They talk about a software called WalkinVR can adapt VR games for people with motor disabilities. Things like: adjusting controller height, using controllers to rotate view (vs body) and more. They also demo how they set it up.

    5. I have to hold the right controller at a weird angle to both reach the trigger button

      Hand-tracking might be able to help with this

    6. aim the pointer at objects on the screen

      I didn't give any thought to why Beat Saber let you switch between whichever hand is the main "controller" at all until this point.

    7. turn your whole body to look at something

      This is in a lot of VR games

    1. first emphasized utilizing the Division of Information Technology's support network


    2. Colocation maximizes efficiency and efficacy. With no competing schedules to juggle, instructors are free to try new strategies when inspiration strikes.

      The dual design is interesting; certainly scaleable and achievable (as designed). I wonder if any student could drop by in-person.

    3. overall presentation quality helped retain my attention, which I believe helped me succeed in the class

      Love this.

    4. The Teaching Space of Tomorrow

      The two dedicated screens for remote participants makes sense. Maybe another for the chat? Being able to have a fluid "back channel" discussion was one of the better parts of pandemic-era remote learning.

      Long Live the Zoom Class Chat - "All those benefits stem from the same concept: The chat allows multiple speakers to talk at the same time, but doesn’t draw attention to any one of them. And I think that’s radical. It can shift the classroom from a space of individual learning to a space of collective learning."

      Castelli and Sarvary (2021) - "Additionally, our instructors have had great success using the chat feature within Zoom. Some of them reported that individuals that did not often speak when class was in-person were suddenly more communicative when using the chat feature online. We also found that our undergraduate teaching assistants were helpful facilitating student participation in several ways including monitoring the chat window during class"

    5. instructor's user experience

      Good focus

    6. The design and development of the pilot studio were slowed by the pandemic but progressed over the next several semesters

      For strictly empirical reasons, it's a bummer that they weren't able to have pre-pandemic data to compare to. Things are so radically different now, especially in this area.

    7. affordable and scalable

      Most definitely!

    8. While A/V teams and instructional designers historically focused on next-generation hybrid classrooms and learning management tools, Pierce focused on the instructor's ability to create an optimal online environment

  6. May 2022
    1. leveraging pandemic work conditions to implement more flexible work and hiring practices


    2. There has been a dramatic increase in both support needs and need for multimedia production

      Updating classroom equipment after a year of non-use alone, let alone new media systems introduced into the classrooms!

    3. Work factors such as flexible, remote work options and competitive salaries are playing a central role in attrition and recruitment


    1. To build a culture that will foster such habits, colleges might draw lessons from what may seem an unusual source

      "Look at what University of Dallas did, they only did remote one quarter and it helped them".

      As if time travel exists? This is a nice anecdote but doesn't help.

  7. Feb 2022
    1. deliberate strategies for building awareness among all students and faculty

      this is a hard thing to accomplish

    2. building trust across the institution and offering transparency—about how educational technology solutions will be implemented, when they will be implemented, and who will be impacted by the implementation—are mission-critical

      far more relevant than their example

    3. Technology implementation is not neutral

      would like to elaborate on this

    4. highly visible

      This is interesting - what other tools are highly visible? Which aren't?

    5. can be integrated

      It could depend on the purpose of the tool, but it's entirely crucial for others. Grade passback is a huge factor. There's also the idea that you should keep them in the LMS as much as you can - embed where possible.

    6. its commitment to adopting the most "cutting-edge" solutions

      🤨 This has not been my experience at all

    1. It turns out that in an open office you talk to people less because you don’t want to disturb them

      and if you don't want to be disturbed, try headphones

    2. No. 1 resource you have inherent in a professor is the latent cognitive capacity to instruct, mentor, and produce original ideas, and that we should take that resource very seriously
    3. What this allows you to do is defer small back-and-forth conversations out of an inbox and to office hours where they can happen in real time and can happen synchronously

      Yes, this has been great. Many emails are "Can you swing by office hours?"

    4. Where we only talked about work and never had any time to actually do work.

  8. Jan 2022
    1. 5 lines of text

      not available on this page??

    2. Show source formatting or not

      explain what this means - will show bold, italic, underline choices if present in the text or not

    3. Control Options

      Maybe an overview screenshot?

    1. Page design choices that are often difficult for people using screen readers, such as lack of descriptive alt text or links and poorly designed graphs or tables, can be confusing for people using it. Specific examples will be shown on another page of this learning activity

      some resources

    2. It's not currently available in the mobile app. It can work on at least some mobile devices by logging in to Canvas via web browsers

      good to know

    1. But you should act like a chef, constantly tasting the food before it goes out to the dining room. You have to bring the accessibility features and principles you’ve cooked into your product into your own team’s workday

      I could be better about this, like using Zoom's live transcript more often

    2. You have to be doing 80% of the hard work, which means making the conscious effort to avoid the design flaws that will exclude people from using your product
    3. they don’t know where their gaps in understanding are or who they’re unintentionally excluding

      This is a genuinely nice way of putting it, it is not often malicious exclusion but unintentional

  9. Dec 2021
    1. that the course content is being reviewed and  they will come to a welcome page which provides   some good contextual and sort of orienting  information

      Beginning of overview/start page in Canvas as it would appear to instructional designers/teachers

    1. do the best you can to dive in and get to know these really cool animals

      seals are neat

    2. And there's no required texts for this class


    1. Why is today’s world map filled with uniform states separated by linear boundaries?

      do you see this Minghui?


    1. turn a formal assessment into a learning opportunity

      focuses on personal active learning vs competitive quantitative assessment

    1. Teachers cannot control how students show up. Teachers can control, however, their (professional and personal) response to how students show up.

      great recognition!

    2. expansive body of conventional knowledge that reveals important considerations for build-ing upon, appreciating, and sustaining students’ cultural dif-ference in one’s teaching practice.

      celebrating diversity as a strength, not glorifying assimilation


  10. Nov 2021
    1. not to request support via accommodations

      Even with the all the right documents, students might not want to go through the hassle of going through a campus' disability support center. It's a process for intake, consulting with a consoler, etc. Then a student also has to interface with all of their teachers every term, who react to requests in a variety of different ways. Some students never reach this point, or may decide that the benefits do not outweigh the process.

    2. Center DEI principles when making academic technology procurement decisions

      Which principles?

  11. Jun 2021
    1. on board with the mission to “dismantle white supremacy” at their institution could not possibly be making a contribution to DEI work

      "being on board" is probably the barest minimum one could ask for. Passive acceptance isn't going to cut it.

  12. May 2021
    1. dolls

      This reminds me of an episode of The Office where Toby (pictured) is desperate to buy a popular doll as a Christmas present for his daughter. He buys the last one from another office worker, a black man (who had purchased it for his own daughter). Toby is visibly surprised to see that the doll is black - clearly he was expecting a white doll.

    2. 15. I do not have to educate my children to be aware of systemic racism for their own daily physical protection.

      I always want to say more to this but the lack of words to express my thoughts on this always keeps me silent. Maybe it's not my place to express anyway. I didn't have to go through this, and if I ever had a kid, I won't have to. My mind often turns back to the video footage of Diamond Reynolds and her daughter in the backseat of the cop car in the aftermath of the shooting of Philandro Castile. This innocent little girl tries to calm her mother and says 'I don't want you to get shooted". She's four.

      She's four. And she already knows that acting the wrong way around white people can kill you.

    3. 50.
      1. I can sit down at a restaurant and know that the person serving me does not have any preconceived notions or doubts about my financial ability to pay for the food, let alone tip generously.
    4. my day, week or year is going badly, I need not ask of each negative episode or situation whether it had racial overtones.

      microaggressions can really add up

    5. If a traffi c cop pulls me over or if the IRS audits my tax return, I can be sure I haven’t been singled out because of my race

      The benefit of the doubt is your birthright

    6. cultural outsider

      or have to field questions about "where are you from?" "No, where are you REALLY from?" As if being born white in America makes it more my country than any others.

    7. can remain oblivious of the language and customs of persons of color who constitute the world’s majority without feeling in my culture any penalty for such oblivion

      I don't need to exist outside of the white world if I don't wish to

    8. my color made it what it is

      "America understands itself as God's handywork but the black body is the clearest example that America is the work of men."

      -Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me

    1. responsibly deploy AI systems
    2. For a time last year, players noticed Latitude experimenting with a filter that automatically replaced occurrences of the word “rape” with “respect,” but the feature was dropped.

      I guess that's one way to do it?

    3. manually access and read private fictional literary content

      Latitude's AI co-produced the content so... no? I'm sure it's in their ToS that they can access "private" content. And there's honestly no such thing as private on the internet, come on.

    1. Lowenthal and Wilson

      Patrick Lowenthal and Brent Wilson, both instructional designers.

    2. All seemed to agree that the terms educational technology and instructional technology are often used interchangeably

      Yes, that's my experience as well.

    3. elearning

      Now define this? Does elearning mean strictly online? Does it mean with technology (like apps)?

    4. Kineo
    5. it is hard to tell “civilians” what it is that we actually do for a living

      This has always been easy for me! I tell them that I teach teachers how to teach.

  13. Apr 2021
    1. that they would do well to also embrace a principled commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

      I think this is important to internalize, otherwise it can be artificial and disingenuous.

    1. Therefore, it is important that HSIs identify those areas in which they may be falling short of facilitating Latino student success and develop plans of action to improve Latino student outcome

      This dialectical process is important

    2. Nor does Title V request that HSIs establish success goals and benchmarks to close equity gaps between Latinos and students from other racial/ethnic groups.

      Shouldn't it..?

    3. These newer HSIs are reflective of rising Latino college enrollment and a growing, more geographically dispersed U.S. Latino population

      UCSC reached 27% enrollment of Latino-identified undergraduate students in Fall 2012, and became a Hispanic-Serving Institution in 2015.

  14. Mar 2021
    1. Attendance policies that are, frankly, bizarre considering that every classroom is now also a home.


    2. Right now, there’s a burgeoning conversation in education right now around the idea of ungrading, or changing the way we grade and do assessment.

      I want to learn more about this

    3. learning happens when we’re not looking

      I like this!

    1. social annotation tool Hypothesis


    2. even in the lack of diversity among authors of the readings we assign

      good example!

    3. "hidden curriculum"


    4. participatory practices

      Giving students surveys! Mid-term or weekly.

    5. "fit" issues.


    6. Working toward inclusive design

      This phrasing is great - it's an achievable but multifaceted goal that can move. Small changes will proliferate

    7. An inclusive design orientation pushes back on "best practices" in education and instead asks, "For whom are those best practices good, and for whom are they not?"

      This is excellent

    8. This refers not just to the privileged students, or the ones we understand,5 or those studied by researchers

      We have to move away from a stereotype of 'student'

    9. There are few processes that encourage us to look critically at our designs and design processes

      Or to evaluate whether they were effective or not. It's a dialectical process.

  15. Feb 2021
    1. Hypothesis syncs annotations across copies of the same PDF based on a“fingerprint” or unique ID. That means you can share a PDF via email (or othermeans) and anyone can download and annotate that PDF with you.

      this is what we're testing :) !!!

    2. Firefox


    3. Make sure the PDFhas selectable text

      yes, done


    1. make space for distractio

      how do we do this in classes?

    2. maths problems and classes cannot more commonly be made just as engaging as the games

      gamification can be successful but tricky or otherwise difficult to design

    1. join the Republican Party,

      what the fuck my dude

    2. The COINTELPRO eventually intimidated and corrupted all three of the Black Pan-ther Party's top leaders, Newton, Seale, and Cleaver. Each in their own way caved in to the pressures put forth by the FBI and began acting in a manner that was deliber-ately designed to destroy the Black Panther Party, and to disillusion not only Party members but African-American people in general.

      folly of man

    3. self-defens

      not just ARMed defense, but legal defense

    4. The internal strife, division, intrigue, and paranoia had become so ingrained that eventually most members drifted or were driven away

      that's one way

    5. This letter prompted Newton to respond violently to any questioning of his actions or policies

      not a good look. remember when they started off with a survey of needs?

    6. created artwork and literature that showed the Panthers defaming members of US.

      another word would be fabricated

    7. Hoo-ver's FBI agents devoted themselves to ensuring that the gunplay would continue.


    8. considerable internal dissension,


    9. Counterintelligence

      are you kidding me with this name though

    10. power to morality

      power? what? the ability to enforce? rather than the simple knowing of right and wrong/morality?

    11. who relied on the rhetoric of revolutionary prophets

      interesting word choice of relied here

    12. Minister of Information

      this seems weirdly 1984

    13. The patrol squads had the effect of reducing the incidence of police brutality against black people, but at the same time, the incidence of harassment of Panthers in-tensified, ultimately leading to a nationwide campaign of repression against them.

      the lawbooks were not sufficient and the guns were too terrifying for the police. perhaps there could be no compromise

    14. e and others carried law books along with weapons in the pa-trol cars


    15. Before receiving the weapons, however, all new members had to go through a period of indoctrination and training

      makes sense

    16. who per-mitted and used violence against black people with the "establishment's" endorsement.


    17. The Black Panther Party chose the name because the panther is known to be an animal that never makes an unprovoked attack, but will defend itself vehemently when attacked, and this was symbolic of what the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense stood for
    18. To make sure that this new organization met the needs of the community, they surveyed its residents.

      This seems so elementary but fundamental

    19. militants


    20. black unity and black autonomy were at the core of its platform and program
    21. failed to meet the needs of the people

      underlined. Why did it fail? Racist policies that promoted inequities.

    22. 1966 through the mid-1970s

      So brief! Wow

    23. Afrocentric in its promotion of black Americans as the liberating vanguard

      there's something so poetic and zealous and passionate about this - I've felt it from some people, as if it is inside their soul

    24. Revolutionary na-tionalists believe that there can be no separate racial peace with the oppressor

      and that's why white people were/are scared

    25. Revolutionary nationalists maintain that African-Americans cannot achieve liberation in the United States within the existing political and economic system

      Cannot exist with racist policies.

    26. American education as de-structive to African-Americans in that the schools rniseducate the youth and thereby do not prepare them for liberation

      Harris is probably writing this in context of the BPP, so given this, yes. The school system in the US is plagued with revisionist history, especially when it comes to people of color in general and slavery. Bluntly, if you keep them ignorant, you keep them obedient. Compliant? (Works for Republicans)

    27. political objective of black nationalism

      did it need one?

    28. must first cherish a friendly union with themselves

      This makes me think of the Tom Segura bit, but also makes me think of Janice saying she always would identify another Asian nearby her. There is something about racial camaraderie that I've never felt as a white person.

      On another note, I can see how a friendly union might be a difficult position to strive for. Uncle Rukus(sp?)

    29. black nationalism is the recognition of cultural and racial common-ality and a call to racial solidarity

      identifying your kin - those who look like you, live like you, have lived like you and at some level, understand you

    30. Jessica C. Harris

      Jessica B. Harris is an American culinary historian, college professor, cookbook author and journalist. Subjects: Culinary history, personal history, New York City, the 1970s and 1980s, African diaspora

    1. Yohuru Williams

      Yohuru R. Williams is an American academic, author and activist. Williams is a professor of history and the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Thomas

  16. Jan 2021