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 8 Feb 2018 – 9 Mar 2018

25 years of EdTech – 1998: Wikis – Martin Weller reminds us that wikis didn’t take off in education – but not without effort from a lot of us. Effort that went on from 2003 here: http://erhetoric.org/WeblogsAndWikis . Why would wiki fail? Wikis are easy to work on, but wiki-writing is hard. It doesn’t have… Continue reading What I’m reading 8 Feb 2018 – 9 Mar 2018

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 26 Sep 2015 through 17 Oct 2015

[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… Continue reading What I’m reading 26 Sep 2015 through 17 Oct 2015

What I’m reading 19 Jun 2015 through 20 Jun 2015

The tools don’t get you the job – An argument that goes behind open source. Teach theory and the tools will find their own way. "Education is not meant to structure itself to the expectations of people seeking education." And "And maybe even sadder is that instead of teaching the students to be independent, to… Continue reading What I’m reading 19 Jun 2015 through 20 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

Morgan’s pinboard for 22 Apr 2015

Reading to Have Read – If you’re a person who reads, you may have read about Spritz, a startup that hopes to “reimagine” reading. Like most tech startups, reimagining entails making more efficient. Spritz promises to speed… – (content_strategy reading speed_reading attention_economy ) [toread] Lockhart – a mathematician’s lament – – (none) Understanding and learning… Continue reading Morgan’s pinboard for 22 Apr 2015

Morgan’s pinboard for 20 Dec 2014 through 26 Dec 2014

Federated Education: New Directions in Digital Collaboration | Hapgood – Mike Caufield, keynote. – (sfw edtech ) the Indie Web and resistance – Indie web and other ways to resist edu-corp. – (d2l edtech ) Is Twitter the Best Option for Online Professional Development? – "Can we really insist or even recommend Twitter for PD?"… Continue reading Morgan’s pinboard for 20 Dec 2014 through 26 Dec 2014