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News and opinions related to online learning and new media.

  • E-Learning 3.0

    This presentation explores the impact of the next wave of learning technologies emerging as a consequence of the significant and substantial changes coming to the World Wide Web. Online...

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  • When Will It Just Be Machines Talking to Machines?

    When Will It Just Be Machines Talking to Machines?

    Tony Hirst, OUseful Info, Oct 19, 2018 If it's just machines talking to machines then I don' see why I should be interested, but of corse the gist of the post...

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  • Personal Learning vs Personalized Learning: What Needs to Happen

    [Slides][Audio] This special briefing explores personal learning as the future of learning, explores why it's important, the tools which enable personal learning and the significant potential of...

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  • The Library is Open: Keynote for the 2018 Pennsylvania Library Association Conference

    The Library is Open: Keynote for the 2018 Pennsylvania Library Association Conference

    Robin DeRosa, actualham, Oct 19, 2018 This is a forward-looking presentation on the sometimes strained relationship between libraries and OER. " Moving to OER is...

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  • Microsoft Is Killing Skype Classic on November 1, and Here’s Why People Are Upset

    Microsoft Is Killing Skype Classic on November 1, and Here’s Why People Are Upset

    Chris Hoffman, How-To Geek, Oct 19, 2018 Skype 8 (which is what Microsoft calls the 'Surface' version of Skype) never worked properly for me. So I always used (what...

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  • The Structure of recent Philosophy

    Maximilian Noichl, Oct 19, 2018 This is actually a set of three posts (one, two, three) and it illustrates several of the themes being discussed in this newsletter...

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  • Why did Donald Trump Stress the Importance of Building a Wall on the Mexican Border?

    Why did Donald Trump Stress the Importance of Building a Wall on the Mexican Border?

    Mitch Weisburgh, PILOTed, Oct 19, 2018This post has nothing to do with Donald Trump; rather, it's a device used to frame a discussion of Alex Rosenberg's How History Gets Things Wrong, The...

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  • Designing for Cognitive Differences

    Designing for Cognitive Differences

    Brandon Gregory, A List Apart, Oct 19, 2018 I was at the 25th anniversary celebration for the Inclusive Design Research Centre on Saturday, and it raised in my mind...

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  • How to Fix Fake News

    How to Fix Fake News

    Regina Rini, New York Times, Oct 19, 2018 I'm not really on board with the idea tat the New York Times has solved the problem of fake news, nor either that emulating...

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  • What we lose by reading 100,000 words every day

    What we lose by reading 100,000 words every day

    Jennifer Howard, Washington Post, Oct 19, 2018 The Mini-Heap entry asks, "what does it mean for the future of reading, learning, and teaching that the average person...

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  • The State of Video in Education 2018

    The State of Video in Education 2018

    Kaltura, Oct 19, 2018 The website takes you through a spamwall but the direct link to the 31 page PDF should work (I tested it). It's a pretty brisk read pointing to...

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  • Disintegration of Discourse and Decentralised Tools

    Disintegration of Discourse and Decentralised Tools

    Ton Zijlstra, Interdependent Thoughts, Oct 19, 2018 "Social connectedness is a necessary context for discourse," writes Ton Zijlstra, "either stemming from personal...

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  • Anti-social Punishment

    Martin Sustrik, LessWrong, Oct 19, 2018 I wish this study had been replicated in North America. It is nonetheless a fascinating study of cooperative behaviours,...

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  • Mastodon's 2 Year Anniversary

    Eugen Rochko, Mastodon, Oct 19, 2018 There have been numerous predictions that Mastodon won't last through the end of the year but as it passes its second anniversary...

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  • There’s more to decentralisation than blockchains and bitcoin

    There’s more to decentralisation than blockchains and bitcoin

    Irina Bolychevsky, Medium, Oct 19, 2018 Good article on decentralization. The key characteristic I propose is that a system is decentralised to the extent it...

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  • On OER and College Bookstores

    On OER and College Bookstores

    David Wiley, iterating toward openness, Oct 19, 2018 Once concern about open educational resources (OER) is that they might cost the college bookstore its traditional...

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  • The trouble with government education technology initiatives

    The trouble with government education technology initiatives

    Terry Freedman, ICT & Computing in Education, Oct 19, 2018 I'm going to select option B, which is give at the end of the article, suggesting that Terry Freedman has ...

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  • $1 Billion in Savings through Open Educational Resources

    $1 Billion in Savings through Open Educational Resources

    Nicole Allen, SPARC, Oct 19, 2018 According to SPARC, Open Educational Resources (OER) have saved the academic community (that is, students, donors and governments...

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  • Open access at a crossroads

    David Kramer, Physics Today, Oct 19, 2018 More reaction to Plan S for open access. I'm fully sympathetic with the Smits line of reasoning: “For the last 20 years,...

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  • One Way to Help Students Become Knowledge Creators

    One Way to Help Students Become Knowledge Creators

    Beckie Supiano, Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct 19, 2018 This approach should remind you of some recent online courses. "Using a project created by Robin DeRosa, a...

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