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Did Media Literacy Backfire? – Data & Society: Points. Anxious about the widespread consumption and spread of propaganda and fake news during this year’s election cycle, many progressives are calling for an increased commitment to media literacy programs.

Did Media Literacy Backfire? – Data & Society: Points

Others are clamoring for solutions that focus on expert fact-checking and labeling. The End of Theory: The Data Deluge Makes the Scientific Method Obsolete. "All models are wrong, but some are useful.

The End of Theory: The Data Deluge Makes the Scientific Method Obsolete

" So proclaimed statistician George Box 30 years ago, and he was right. Automated book-culling software drives librarians to create fake patrons to "check out" endangered titles. Two employees at the East Lake County Library created a fictional patron called Chuck Finley -- entering fake driver's license and address details into the library system -- and then used the account to check out 2,361 books over nine months in 2016, in order to trick the system into believing that the books they loved were being circulated to the library's patrons, thus rescuing the books from automated purges of low-popularity titles. Library branch supervisor George Dore was suspended for his role in the episode; he said that he was trying to game the algorithm because he knew that these books would come back into vogue and that his library would have to spend extra money re-purchasing them later.

He said that other libraries were doing the same thing. Advice for faculty members about overcoming resistance to teaching online. At nearly all colleges and universities, online education is almost never mentioned in academic rules that judge faculty members and determine if they advance.

Advice for faculty members about overcoming resistance to teaching online

If you teach online, you may do it for extra compensation -- called “overload,” pay above your basic salary -- or for the personal satisfaction of participating in what some believe is the next stage in the evolution of higher education. But teaching online may not be a wise move to further your academic career. Teaching online can even be a dangerous career move, departing from the comfortable respectability of conventional classrooms for the exotic, suspicious digital world. Tilly and the Buttons – online sewing workshops. Module Overviews. #62 Screencastify: Easily record your screen using Google Chrome – #1minuteCPD.

I recently stumbled across Screencastify when I was considering whether or not to buy a Chromebook.

#62 Screencastify: Easily record your screen using Google Chrome – #1minuteCPD

And even though I’m still not sure about my purchase, I couldn’t be happier that I have found this nifty little extension that I can use in my Google Chrome browser to record my screen. I can save directly to Google Drive and even publish straight to YouTube if I wanted to. Perfect for short screencasts (10 minutes is the maximum). 11 Microsoft Word hacks you won't know how you lived without. Microsoft Word tips?

11 Microsoft Word hacks you won't know how you lived without

I know what you’re thinking: Is it 1995 again? Am I back in seventh grade? No–we’re definitely squarely in 2016. But that doesn’t mean that Microsoft’s software is a relic of the past. In fact, its Office suite is used by over 1.2 billion people around the world. The Victorian MOOC - Hybrid Pedagogy. It is 1873.

The Victorian MOOC - Hybrid Pedagogy

Something unique is about to happen. A steam-train gathers speed in the background. Carriages on cobbled streets. In a dark room children sleep. In another room, a man reads a newspaper. Another woman sits, alone, in a quiet small schoolhouse. The death of the digital native: four provocations from Digifest speaker, Donna Lanclos. In these four provocations, anthropologist Donna Lanclos argues that the notion of the "digital native" is bogus and disempowering, that pandering to student expectations can backfire, universities should be open by default, and our attitude to educational technology needs a rethink.

The death of the digital native: four provocations from Digifest speaker, Donna Lanclos

Provocation one: The death of the digital native The 'digital native' is a generational metaphor. It's a linguistic metaphor. It's a ridiculous metaphor. It's the notion that there is a particular generation of people who are fundamentally unknowable and incomprehensible. The original formulation even posited that there is something biologically different about the brains of these so-called digital natives, because of their early and frequent interaction with particular types of technology. Reflective learning - Learning. What is reflective learning?

Reflective learning - Learning

PDP is based on the theory of reflective learning, which emphasises that learning derives from our experiences and can be constantly updated through the process of recording and thinking about the experiences we have. A very important aspect of reflective learning is that it is a process in which we can learn about ourselves. Gibbs’ reflective cycle identifies 6 stages of reflection which help students to make sense of their learning experiences. In higher education and graduate employment high value is placed on the skill of being a reflective learner. Android Academicals – learning technologies in EAP. I sometimes feel like a second-class citizen being an Android user in education – especially higher education.

Android Academicals – learning technologies in EAP

Apple completely dominate the market and whenever I go to a presentation or app meet-up on mobile devices, at some point I have to meekly raise my hand and ask “Is that available on Android?” , only to met by blank stares. Online it’s not much better, there are thousands of sites dedicated to educational apps for iphones/ipads but very few for Android. my Galaxy Note 4 phone and Nexus 9 tablet Ok, I get it, Apple own the education market. But it’s easy to forget that there are more Android users out there than ios users.