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by Stephen Downes
Aug 08, 2014

The Standards of Critical Digital Pedagogy
Chris Friend, Hybrid Pedagogy, Aug 07, 2014

"Educational standards limit the consciousness towards which critical pedagogy aims. Yet, those committed to developing critical digital pedagogies need to pay attention to standards anyway." So says Chris Friend, but the example he offers - "critical digital pedagogues at all levels of education must familiarize themselves with standards regarding Information and Communications Technology (ICT) literacy" - isn't convincing.

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Beginning to process the LA Reclaim Your Domain Hackathon
Brian Lamb, Abject, Aug 07, 2014

This is good stuff. "I’ve been intrigued by discussions concerning how things like AWS, Docker, OpenShift are shifting the software landscape, and wondering how something like UBC’s EduCloud might allow us to do some of these things while remaining compliant with our province’s FIPPA privacy legislation." And much much more.

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Blogphilosophy: does #peace, pacifist education exist in #MOOC?
Inge de Waard, Ignatia Webs, Aug 07, 2014

In the last week I have sadly deleted dozens of Facebook contacts, all of whom have in one way or another promoted the war effort of one or another side through the posting of graphic images, propaganda, or justifications. With Inge de Waard I ask, is there nobody who will promote peace? "No matter how hard I try I cannot keep war and conflict out of my mind’s eye... And in all honesty, there is not a single course of action I seem to be able to take. The powers that be are using all their influences - no matter from which point of view - to instill all of us with the thought that 'war is necessary and good'." The same influences pervade the world of open online learning, she observes. "So can someone please build a peace MOOC?"

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