Reading: How To (Hypothetically) Hack Your School’s Surveillance System | Gizmodo

Ghost in the machine

Source Tracking pitched to students – and parents – as Keys to Success. Students aren’t naive: they know admin is tracking them for retention and sales – not security. Tracking via D2L is prevalent, too. They know when you are reading; they know when you are late. On D2L, that creepy prof can see your… Continue reading Reading: How To (Hypothetically) Hack Your School’s Surveillance System | Gizmodo

Reading: Academic Freedom in a Triangle of Threats | ACADEME BLOG

Source We’re looking at you, d2l. Learning environments threaten and constrained academic free speech. EdTech aimed at producing a personalized experience for students undercuts the values of core curricula and education as a collective experience. Correspondingly, education is reduced to content and professors to content deliverers, and students have less opportunity to stretch beyond their… Continue reading Reading: Academic Freedom in a Triangle of Threats | ACADEME BLOG

What I’m reading 24 May 2017 through 28 May 2017

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. Hmmm. Break into small groups. Discuss. – (lms elearning D2L wiki ) Education Technology as ‘The New Normal’ –… Continue reading What I’m reading 24 May 2017 through 28 May 2017

What I’m reading 19 Aug 2016 through 24 Aug 2016

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… Continue reading What I’m reading 19 Aug 2016 through 24 Aug 2016

What I’m reading 1 Jul 2016 through 2 Jul 2016

Ed-Tech and the Commercialization of School – > Humans are not widgets. The cultivation of a mind cannot be mechanized. It should not be mechanized. Nevertheless, that’s been the impetus – an automation of education – behind much of education technology throughout the twentieth century. The commercialization of education is just one part of this… Continue reading What I’m reading 1 Jul 2016 through 2 Jul 2016

What I’m reading 19 Mar 2016 through 22 Mar 2016

The Purpose of Online Discussion – Hybrid Pedagogy – Whether this article addresses the matter of //purpose// is open, but there is this matter of mediation rephrased: "While the introjection of machines is an interesting opportunity for further educational research, as an instructor, plan for student participation with this in mind: they are interacting with… Continue reading What I’m reading 19 Mar 2016 through 22 Mar 2016

What I’m reading 8 Aug 2015 through 26 Aug 2015

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… Continue reading What I’m reading 8 Aug 2015 through 26 Aug 2015

What I’m reading 16 Jul 2015 through 22 Jul 2015

Beyond Conversation – FedWiki – “In the newer style, content is kept fairly short, and fairly link-less. But at the bottom of the articles we annotate by linking to other content with short explanations of each link. … People seeing your links can choose accept or reject them. Good and useful connections can propagate along… Continue reading What I’m reading 16 Jul 2015 through 22 Jul 2015

What I’m reading 21 Jun 2015 through 24 Jun 2015

68% of Statistics Are Meaningless, D2L Edition – Told u so. the LMS has nothing to offer in analytics. Wake up, partner. "I can’t remember the last time I read one of D2L’s announcements without rolling my eyes." – (d2l edcrap ) Challenging MOOCs – "Rather, I worry that MOOCs will increasingly deliver all studies… Continue reading What I’m reading 21 Jun 2015 through 24 Jun 2015

What I’m reading 5 May 2015 through 10 May 2015

UBC student writes 52,438 word architecture dissertation with no punctuation — not everyone loved it | National Post – My kind of scholarship. – (dh ) [toread] [priv] The Golden Lasso of Education Technology – – (dh edtech de d2l ) The OER Case for Federated Wiki | Hapgood – Iterating towards openness. Mike discusses… Continue reading What I’m reading 5 May 2015 through 10 May 2015