- Pigeons and Personalization: The Histories of “Personalized Learning” – Take your pick, says Audrey. Show your politics.
> But “personalization” is not simply how we cope with our desire for individuality in an age of mass production, of course. It’s increasingly how we’re sold things. It’s how we are profiled, how we are segmented, how we are advertised to. – (education globalcapitalism )
- Donald Trump Poisons the World – With toxic positioning – Trump's "cleareyed outlook that the world is not a ‘global community’ but an arena where nations, nongovernmental actors and businesses engage and compete for advantage" makes the global community a global hallucination. Asserts the only position is his. Closes debate. Explains his spectacle. Illustrates how politics differs from business. Assigns us each our role. – (trump rhetoric politics globalcapitalism )
- A Parallax Reading of Roethke’s “My Papa’s Waltz” | samplereality – Bringing close reading into focus. Method! – (modernism litcrit DH )
- A Flexible, Interoperable Digital Learning Platform: Are We There Yet? -e-Literate – Defining learning platforms.
> I believe incentives in the industry have changed enough that we could have a win-win scenario for all implementing parties.
- Education Technology as ‘The New Normal’ – Go Audrey. > Education needs to change, we have long been told. It is outmoded. Inefficient. And this “new normal” – in an economic sense much more than a pedagogical one – has meant schools have been tasked to “do more with less” and specifically to do more with new technologies which promise greater efficiency, carrying with them the values of business and markets rather than the values of democracy or democratic education. – (education )
- Tools Index | Voyant Tools Documentation – Tools for corpus analysis – (tools linguistics )
- A Domain of One’s Own in a Post-Ownership Society – resisting the subscriptio. – (oer foss education )
- ‘If you fight fire with fire, everyone burns’: how to catch a troll like Trump | US news | The Guardian – – (erhetoric rhetoric )
- Making and Breaking Domain of One’s Own: Rethinking the Web in Higher Ed – D2l course in a box? There are better options.
> So the LMS underscores and further codifies a set of beliefs and values: courses should be used as a unit of measure to more efficiently track and administer the business of higher education, and within those courses we should build standard interfaces, provide standardized features and tools, and promote, among our students, the expectation that their experiences from one course to the next will be, well, standard.
- [toread] The Rise of Antisocial Deconstructivism – – (none)
- elearnspace › learning, networks, knowledge, technology, community – Commercial interests are turning the human into the technology. Is it time to abandon ship and let's the fools sail themselves into the maelstrom? Maybe. But it's a more appealing option then it was. – (globalcapitalism dehumanization Higher Education edtech )
- [toread] We spent two weeks wearing employee trackers: Here’s what we learned – – (tracking biometrics sociometrics panopticon )
- The Fraught Interaction Design of Personalized Learning Products – The underfunded universities are going to paying a lot for suggestions about time management from the machine. And are students going take those suggestions or are teachers setting up to enforce them? Ah, you make learning fun!
"the perceived value of the product is directly related to the confidence that students and teachers have that the product is rendering an accurate diagnosis. That’s why I think products that provide black box diagnoses are doomed to market failure in the long term. As the market matures, students and teachers are going to want to know not only what the diagnosis is but what the basis of the diagnosis is, so that they can judge for themselves whether they think the machine is correct." – (de d2l prescriptivism predictive )
- ELO 2015: The End(s) of Electronic Literature August 5. – Just in case you missed it: streams from the ELO, Bergen, Aug 2015 – (DH ELO )
- elearnspace › White House: Innovation in Higher Education – Seimens's blog report on a secret White House thinktank with the for-profit education sector. Watch your back. The private sector wants your tax dollars. – (education disruption )
- Mark Bernstein: LectureNotes – – (dh wiki wcw erhetoric )
- Mark Bernstein: NeoVictorian Computing – a defense of artisan programming and computing. set of blog posts. – (dh software programming steampunk ple )
- Watters: Student Data is the New Oil: MOOCs, Metaphor, and Money – A direct connect to students on what's collected and who profits (spoiler: it's not the student). Added bonus, Why I Don't Use D2l Reason #11: "Degree Compass [data mining and analytics"Instead it uses predictive analytics techniques based on grade and enrollment data to rank courses according to factors that measure how well each course might help the student progress through their program."] was acquired by the learning management system Desire2Learn in early 2013 for an undisclosed amount of money." One for FYC and A&E to read. – (fyc a&e d2l education )
- Faducation? The MOOC – – (mooc )
- Warnings from the Trenches | AAUP – "Please do not blame those of us in public schools for how unprepared for higher education the students arriving at your institutions are. We have very little say in what is happening to public education. Even the most distinguished and honored among us have trouble getting our voices heard in the discussion about educational policy – (de education postsecondary unprepared )
- COURSE GUIDE: E-learning and digital cultures – Kudos to U Edinburgh. Excellent guide and model for a guide. Notable for the reach of their course goals, and for the assessment of those goals using a lifestream, pp 7ff. – (e-learning borndigital course assessment de )
- [toread] Socratic Method « Design Futures Archaeology – ah, grad school. – (none)
- The Edinburgh Manifesto for Teaching Online – Interesting embedded project. Designer muses on the EBurough Online Teaching Manifesto proclamation by proclamation and connects. Via The Manifesto. – (en3177 weblog education design spaces )
- Text Messaging in Teaching: Tips and Techniques from the Trenches – – (none)
- Why It’s Never Mattered That America’s Schools ‘Lag’ Behind Other Countries – Interesting in this superficial look at recent education metastudies is how tech crunch determines success in education by economic production alone. Let's just ignore placement and redefine what we mean as good until we come to the top. – (education naivereasoning )
- Layering Personal Learning Environments – – (ple )
- [toread] Wikipedia in the Classroom | NiCHE – Network in Canadian History & Environment – – (wikipedia education fyw techwriting )
- Tree of Codes by Jonathan Safran Foer – review | Books | The Guardian – Guardian provides a solid ov if the context and origin of the work – (DigitalHumanities DH literature reading artifact )