This is one article in a series where author Jamie Carlin Watson discusses themes from his book Expertise: A Philosophical Introduction. In this post he lays out some difficulties with the idea that propositional knowledge is secondary to what is most fundamental to expertise, namely practice. In particular, it seems, some people become 'experts' without any practice at all. In a follow-up post, he suggests that "expertise is not merely having knowledge or a certain level of skill. It is, instead, a way of having them that emerges through training in that domain. In other words, expertise emerges through what sociologist Harry Collins and Robert Evans call 'linguistic immersion'." Now I do think there's something to that notion. But it's not the whole story either.
According to this (press release style) article, "Canvas LMS is now the only learning management system that has the Google Assignments integration." Basically it is a Google Drive integration with the LMS. I don't know why LMS publicity departments love this sort of 'exclusive' functionality - it just promotes a silo mentality when we should be pursuing interoperability. At any rate, since this is just being done using LTI, unless Instructure paid Google some extra money, this sort of functionality will be available in other LMSs as well. More here.
This is a reflection after hundreds of hours of Zoom sessions, and I'm on board with most of the recommendations. The idea of a 'panic' button is especially good. It would stop all video, chat and screen sharing in its tracks. A better way to share video is also a good idea (though I can't imagine YouTube cooperating with Zoom to make this possible). I'm not a fan, though, of handing over control of the layout of the screen to the instructor. I hated it when they did this with Adobe Connect. If you want to control the presentation, just share a video. Otherwise, keep the space interactive, and let people control their own experience. More: feature requests on Zoom. Image: Republicworld.
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