David Wiley responds to the CARE Framework (previously in OLDaily). He makes two major points. First, not everyone has the luxury to contribute to the "hard, frequently painful, and seldom recognized work associated with stewardship." And second, "the document also contributes to the (much more active) conversation about who deserves to be allowed to participate in the OER movement." I think he's wrong on both counts. By analogy, it's like CARE is saying 'we are all stewards of the environment' and Wiley is saying 'We can't all get jobs as forest rangers', which while true, is irrelevant. Being a steward means respecting it, protecting it, and not destroying it. Wiley's second point is like saying 'we can't destroy it, no matter how we use it, because it's non rivilrous'. But openness can be destroyed; I have discussed the phenomenon of 'conversion' in the past, and it is this (and not some unthinking prejeduce) that causes me to distrust commercial publishers and other bad actors.
I think that the headline overstates the case a bit but the author nonetheless makes a good point about portfolios. "A digital portfolio seems far more robust and useful to prospective employees and employers than a traditional resume. From the outside though, one reason digital portfolios and the like have not taken off is simple. The keyword-based applicant tracking systems that employers use to filter resumes can’t read them." Portfolios are a lot easier to create than to read. In order to innovate in this sector, therefore, you need to do more than develop a system that creates e-portfolios. You need to develop robust technology that also reads them (and produces actionable outcomes)
Good article summarizing a paper that examines the depths of search engine autocomplete manipulation. This happens when a malicious actor sends a large number of fake queries for a specific search term in order to cause the search engine to suggest a full query benefiting their client. The result is that victims are directed to disreputable and sometimes fraudulent websites. "I really had no idea about the extent of manipulation (blackhat SEO) of autocomplete suggestions for search until I read this paper," writes Adrian Colyer.
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