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by Stephen Downes
Mar 13, 2015

The digital ducking stool
Helen Lewis, New Statesman, 2015/03/13


Another article looking at the phenomenon of mass retaliation on this internet, this time depicting it as public shaming. "To me, public shaming is a symptom of institutional failure. It flourishes when people feel there is no accountability or possibility of redress through other channels. As our legal system matured and the concept of due process developed, we were content to outsource punishment to the state. Now, with trust in our institutions failing, we want to take matters into our own hands again."

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OER World Map
Various authors, 2015/03/13


A year and a half or so ago UNESCO launched an OER mapping project. It has now come to fruition. "Using local knowledge to describe the OER ecosystem, the OER World Map will visualize the world of OER and support a range of widgets and tools, including powerful statistical analysis." Here's the OER World Map blog.

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