Technology improving learning – an edtech meta-analysis
I'm re-tuning my network antenna for a new open education tech project I am going to be working on.
I'll have more details to share on the project in the coming weeks, but suffice to say that it has put a spring in my step this week, thanks in no small part to providing me with the opportunity to deeply r
#adaptivelearning #onlinehomeworksystems #personalizedlearning
Between the European consortium announcement this week https://edtechnology.co.uk/Article/european-mooc-consortium-launches-common-micro-credential-framework/ and the global MIT consortium announced last week, there seems to be a lot of gobal interest in micro-credentialling right now http://news.mit.edu/2019/nine-universities-team-up-global-infrastructure-digital-academic-credentials-0423
#Edtech open education advocates - @openorgbook community is working on an Open Educators guide. Y’all have loads of pre-existing work on a huge variety of topics that would be relevant, maybe you want to contribute: https://github.com/open-organization-ambassadors/open-org-educators-guide/blob/master/table_of_contents.md
Accessibility testing with Blackboard Ally
Wrapped up a sandbox project last week that I have worked on with 5 BC post-sec institutions for the better part of the past year. I've coordinated the system wide testing of an accessibility product called Ally with 5 institutions: UBC, VCC, NIC, Langara College & Camosun College.
Ally is an interesting product. An LMS plugin that has three f
#accessibility #ally #sandbox
This has been the first visit with my dad where he did not know who I was. He didn't recognize me when I walked onto his ward 4 days ago and, while there has been glimpses of recognition during the 4 days I have been here, when I left this morning he tensed up, resist me and did not hug me back.
I thought I was better prepared for this inevitability.
Surprise! Rich people buying their way into elite universities. I know, unbelievable, right? https://nationalpost.com/news/world/ap-newsalert-authorities-say-actresses-lori-loughlin-felicity-huffman-among-those-charged-in-college-admissions-scheme
Hey look! It's an EDUCAUSE article on Next Generation Course Management Systems from....ummmm, 16 years ago.
The article starts with "It's deja vu all over again".
We're always searching for the next generation. Like some kind of EdTech version of Groundhog Day.
LOL. So ridiculous that I thought this was from "This is That" until I realized that show is no longer on the air. https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-thursday-edition-1.5046925/man-angry-his-photo-was-used-to-prove-all-hipsters-look-alike-then-learns-it-wasn-t-him-1.5046933?fbclid=IwAR3gL-Wqdiuqicc772VkpBgNFWXAhaaxyjEVJ3lm_OyfMcbLQLrLFb84nz0
This week at work I have had my head down analyzing two data sets for 2 seperate projects I am working on. My soundtrack has been long ambients1: calm. sleep. by moby it has been a great soundtrack to help me focus. Moby has made all 4 hours available for free http://moby.com/la1/
Myth: Papers in the Turnitin database are easily accessible by others so privacy is not protected.
Reality: Papers are secure from prying eyes. No one can go into the student database*
*unless the company is sold
BCcampus EdTech Research Fellowship Grants
Just wanted to amplify this project I am working on at BCcampus to try to spread the word about a research funding opportunity we have just launched: The EdTech Fellows Program.
The EdTech Fellows Program is modelled after other successful BCcampus research projects, including the OpenEd Fellowship and the Learning & Teaching Fellowship. Succe
#bccampus #fellowship #grants
Thought there were some good tips in this EDUCAUSE micro-learning module for presenters to make presentations more inclusive. The 4 best practices are (1) Model your identity (2) Invite Everyone (3) Tone Matters and (4) Relations > Content https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPYkatM-0dk
Have to admit, when I first saw the headline my immediate thought was "Kissinger is still alive???" http://www.govtech.com/education/Kissinger-Warns-of-AI-Dangers-at-MIT-Conference.html