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A curated feed for those interested in higher education, policy, technology, theory and philosophy.   http://philosopher1978.wordpress.com/
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Education Innovation; A Curated Conversation

A collaborative presentation written by contributors to the TEL programme, the London Knowledge, the Open University, reviewing what they have learnt in the pas...
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Academics gaming the system sank the ERA journal rankings

Academics gaming the system sank the ERA journal rankings | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
So here is the problem: research quality is a nebulous concept and it takes many years to work out whether someone’s output has actually high quality or not.This is especially hard for non-insiders…...
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Simon Cross: Altruism and OER /OED: sharing, charity and the process of giving | Open Educational Resources (OER) | Scoop.it

Simon Cross: Altruism and OER /OED: sharing, charity and the process of giving | Open Educational Resources (OER) | Scoop.it | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Read any article about open educational resources or designs and the term ‘sharing’ pops up time and again. Whilst an apparently innocuous, self-explanatory term, for something so closely bound...

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How Science Textbooks Treat Scientific Method: A Philosopher's Perspective

The inadequacy of science textbook accounts abot scientific method is apparent in three general areas: (a) the simple empiricist view of science that tends to predominate; (b) the demarcation between scientific and non-scientific inquiry and (c) the avoidance of controversy—in part the consequence of the tendency toward textbook standardization.

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Open Ed 2011 - Theme: Be “Open” Minded - Cloudworks

The Open Education 2011 conference brings together a broad diversity of people to discuss the state of the art in open education and facilitate creative conversations across a wide variety of perspectives. Keynote speakers will address topics ranging from major government initiatives to efforts directed toward replacing traditional institutions.

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Is Gaming the New Essential Literacy?

Is Gaming the New Essential Literacy? | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

Gee, a linguist and professor of literacy studies at Arizona State University, thinks we should expand the traditional definition of literacy beyond reading and writing because language isn’t the only communication system available in today’s world. And there is no better example of a new form of media that communicates distinctive types of meaning than video games.

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Deconstructing “What Works” in Education Technology | MindShift

Deconstructing “What Works” in Education Technology | MindShift | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

How can educators and parents identify educational software that’s worth using?

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Scientists online: A framework for the analysis of Internet profiles

Bukvova (2011) presents a study of scientists’ profiles on institutional and private Web pages, social networking services, blogs, and microblogs. The aim of the study was to describe structures within the profile contents. For this purpose, 79 profiles belonging to 15 German scientists were identified and analysed using the constructivist grounded theory method. The result was a framework, suitable for structuring and further analysis of scientists’ profiles

 

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Times Higher Education - Peers, review your actions

Help usher in universal open access - stop giving free labour to publishers that lock research away, says Michael Taylor

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Khan Academy does not constitute an education revolution, but I’ll tell you what does

Khan Academy does not constitute an education revolution, but I’ll tell you what does | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Chris Anderson, the visionary leader of the TED conference, recently wrote about “The Year’s 7 Most Powerful Ideas.” He highlights some important stuff, but regrettably misses the mark when h...
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Half an Hour: The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning

Half an Hour: The Role of Open Educational Resources in Personal Learning | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

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The New Einsteins Will Be Scientists Who Share

The New Einsteins Will Be Scientists Who Share | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
From cancer to cosmology, researchers could race ahead by working together—online and in the open. Adapted from Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science.
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Open Education 2011 Conference | eLearning | Scoop.it

Open Education 2011 Conference | eLearning | Scoop.it | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

For those that could not make it ... Schedule of the OpenEd 11 programme and abstracts at http://openeducation2011.sched.org/ and videos of the keynotes and sessions (all except the Science Fair) at http://youtube.com/openedconference. Session liveblogging and reports being added at Cloudworks - http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloudscape/view/2352  by (fast) Rob Farrow and slooow Chris Pegler (me). [The computer I went with was a tricky but attractive Android transformer which I have yet to learn to love]. An interesting conference indeed, individual reports and recommendations will follow. 


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RSA Animate - The Divided Brain

In this new RSAnimate, renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our 'divided brain' has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and...

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What Are Philosophy-Based Design Patterns?

What Are Philosophy-Based Design Patterns? | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Software engineering is largely about analyzing a portion of the real world and translating it into a software system. What could be a richer source for ideas about reality analysis than philosophy?
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The open access debate

The open access debate | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

 Journal publishers have a monopoly. The surface progress of openness belies a deeper, more dramatic period of conflict around openness that is only now beginning.


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How will new forms of Social Media change Education? | Webanywhere Blog

How will new forms of Social Media change Education? | Webanywhere Blog | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

Many commentators refer to examples of Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality applications as becoming integral components of Web usage in the near future. The early examples of these appear to have a great deal of potential educationally: though also pose a whole set of new ‘issues’ to overcome.

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Evidence based policy? The evidence supports public higher education, but the Government isn’t listening | Campaign for the Public University

Evidence based policy? The evidence supports public higher education, but the Government isn’t listening | Campaign for the Public University | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

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Amazon’s Kindle Fire: Not the Android Tablet Schools Have Been Waiting For

Amazon’s Kindle Fire:  Not the Android Tablet Schools Have Been Waiting For | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

For schools who’ve been hoping for a vialble Android alternative to the Apple ecosystem, Amazon’s announcement today doesn’t feel like the right one. For all the arguments about Apple being “closed” and Android being “open,” it’s important to reiterate that the Amazon Fire is far from “open.”

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A History Of Violence

A History Of Violence | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

What may be the most important thing that has ever happened in human history is that violence has gone down, by dramatic degrees, and in many dimensions all over the world and in many spheres of behavior: genocide, war, human sacrifice, torture, slavery, and the treatment of racial minorities, women, children, and animals.

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