This is an erudite and intelligent paper combining three major threads. First, the idea of digital citizenship as an extension of T.H. Marshall's influential conception of social, economic and political rights and responsibilties. Second is the elucidation of hybrid education based on the concepts of 'becoming', which leads to plurality ("nobody is ever the same as anyone else who ever lived, lives or will live.”), and 'belonging', as seen in the concept of community ("this reconsideration of digital citizenship takes aim at the philosophical and ethical foundations for a reconfiguration of education"). And third is the mechanism of patterns and pattern languages, draw brom Alexander's ideas of patterns as bound to the problem, linked to the community, and connected to other patterns. The outcome is an EduPLoP(Pattern Languages of Programs) workshop, which is described and assessed in this paper.Today: 78 Total: 78
Creating Interactive E-Books through Learning by Design: The Impacts of Guided Peer-Feedback on Students’ Learning Achievements and Project Outcomes in Science Courses
Gwo-Jen Hwang, Nien-Ting Tu, Xiao-Ming Wang, Educational Technology & Society, 2018/01/08
A couple of things are going on in this article. First is the design of the interactive e-book itself, which serves as an illustration of this approach in learning technology. Second is the assessment of the "quasi-experimental design method" employed in the design of the interactive e-Books. The result is assessed for learning outcomes, student satisfaction, cognitive load, and various other factors. It's a good read, detailed and informative.Today: 80 Total: 80
This study shows that "The literature substantiated that there are fewer barriers to MOOCs than to higher education. Still, the remaining barriers seem to specifically hamper access for underprivileged populations." Which is no surprise, really, and goes to show that open access solves only part of the problem of inequity. But do look at the numbers. For example, we see measurements of as much of 20% of the participants being unemployed, or (in other studies) as many as 12 percent being from India. Would we ever see these numbers on a typical U.S. campus?Today: 83 Total: 83
I have a fierce dislike for discovery services that lead me to resources I can't access. That's why on OLDaily I am careful to ensure that if you click on the link, you are taken straight to the resource - no subscription paywalls, no registration or signin, no whitelist-me content blocker. It's something that publishers do particularly poorly, and has a direct impact on my work at NRC. We actually pay for subscriptions to expensive journals, but I have no straightforward way to access the articles at my desktop. And as for people without corporate access, well, they are not served at all. Sopcial network services as well block access to people who are not signed in. That's why you never see Facebook content here. Discovery should be access. If it shows up on Google, in a mailing list, on your enterprise desktop, whatever, then the click of the button should take you to the resource. Any other outcome is the result of greed.Today: 67 Total: 67
In a country that just ended net neutrality there is probably zero chance of regulating social networking platforms. That said, the recommendations here are good advice to help us avoid making the same mistakes in education technology. Among the recommendations: "it’s essential to ban digital bots that impersonate humans"; "be transparent about who is behind political and issues-based communication"; "be more transparent about their algorithms"; and "consumers, not the platforms, should own their own data". And more. It's good advice.Today: 86 Total: 86
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