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The age of curation: From abundance to discovery

The age of curation: From abundance to discovery | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

As power shifts to consumers—who can program their own content using powerful technology and simple interfaces—curation moves out of the hands of professionals and into communities, platforms and algorithms. 


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mark ivey 's curator insight, March 9, 12:31 PM

Excellent piece filled with stats and studies illustrating how content creation, distribution and curation are shifting...more consumer driven, from multiple platforms and players, and more automation. Companies will be challenged to stay on top of these trends, and continue creating high quality, consumer focused content that "surprises" its readers (vs churning out predictable content). Creativity and innovation will be even more critical as we move ahead...

David Enríquez's curator insight, March 18, 5:31 AM
Los resultados de la encuesta destacan tres tendencias clave en 2013: 1. El aumento del consumo individual y social impulsado por smartphones y tablets.2. El fin de la escasez de contenidos, la distribución digital logra la ubicuidad.3. Un alejamiento de la propiedad habilitada por redes "always-on".
Carolyn Black's curator insight, March 20, 7:11 AM

Fascinating data-driven information about online curation.

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The effect of today’s technology on tomorrow’s jobs will be immense

The effect of today’s technology on tomorrow’s jobs will be immense | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
INNOVATION, the elixir of progress, has always cost people their jobs. In the Industrial Revolution artisan weavers were swept aside by the mechanical loom. Over the...
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Degrees of privilege

Degrees of privilege | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

We pretend that the university entry system is broadly meritocratic. But in Britain the privately educated child of a professional family is three times more likely to get into a top university than the child of poorer parents. It will take radical reforms to reverse that.

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Jeff Schmidt's 'Disciplined Minds' reviewed by Brian Martin

Why aren’t there more radical teachers? Is it just the difficulty of being radical in a system built around compulsion, discipline, conformity, and reproduction of the class structure? Or is part of the problem the way that people become teachers? Indeed, why is it that so many educational radicals were never formally trained as teachers?

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9 things to watch out for in 2014

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David Kerhohan looks into his crystal ball and tells us about what's up and coming in Ed Tech

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JohnRobertson's curator insight, December 9, 2013 2:16 PM

For those who aren't familiar with FoTA - UK focus; generally with a hint of jeremiad [ ; -) ] coupled to a careful unpacking of trends and press release/ policy. This post is a few reflections on likely developments in coming year - worth pondering.

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The University in Turmoil: Occupations, Strikes and the Search for More

The tipping point for Britain’s university system could be very near. The list of problems it faces is long: fees, cuts, privatisation and pressure to change curricula to ever-more-narrow ideas of employability. There has been large-scale (mis)management of the student loan budget meaning a hole of £570m, and last week saw the privatisation of the student loan book with £890m of loans sold for £160m. Workloads are increasing, as is casualisation of staff through zero-hour contracts, and there is high disparity in pay between senior and other staff.

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A co-operative university

A co-operative university | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
The Social Science Centre In 2011, I helped set up a co-operative for higher education. It began as an idea that my colleague, Mike Neary, and I had been discussing the previous summer, and was par...
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Lectures Didn't Work in 1350—and They Still Don't Work Today

Lectures Didn't Work in 1350—and They Still Don't Work Today | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

It’s all about engagement. I’ve heard things like a child’s attention span, in minutes, is equal to their age in years. That’s so not true. If children are engaged in something, they’ll spend hours on it. We have a 6-year-old grandchild who will spend hours working on Legos or Tinkertoys because she’s got something in her mind that she wants to build, and she’ll do it. If children aren’t paying attention, it’s not because of a decreased attention span—it’s because they aren’t given tasks that honor their dominant ways of learning.


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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, November 22, 2013 5:36 AM

kako res je to kar piše tukaj... razmislimo in upoštevajmo.

Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, November 23, 2013 4:01 PM

Engaging content and creativity will hold anyone's attention. 

Christy P.Novack's curator insight, December 9, 2013 12:18 AM

I agree that 

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Academics do not neglect teaching for research

Academics do not neglect teaching for research | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Letters: Simon Jenkins' brief period as a university academic must have been a long time ago, and quite possibly on another planet
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Evolution of the REF

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As the 2014 REF census date approaches, Paul Jump talks to the architects of previous rounds of assessment about how it all began and their views on the REF
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College Board releases 'Education Pays' report

College Board releases 'Education Pays' report | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

As a supplement to the 2013 Education Pays report -- which finds that the median earnings of bachelor's-degree recipients during a 40-year full-time working life are 65 percent higher than those of high school graduates -- the College Board addresses the “conflicting statements and views” in public discussions of higher education.

 

The College Board chastises those who question the value of higher education by perpetuating anecdotal stories about student debt and unemployment. The board concludes that while higher education may not be a boon for all, “on average and for most students, college is an excellent financial investment.”




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UCU uncovers high price of failure to hit REF targets

UCU uncovers high price of failure to hit REF targets | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Poll respondents threatened with redundancy for non-submission
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Learning Technologists as Curious, Playful, Connected, Proactive, Passionate, Learners

Reflections on the qualities of educational technologists (who, as we know, are a diverse bunch)

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 8, 5:02 PM

And, we can be all of those things and not be a technologists. It means being a decent person regardless of the setting. Also, one does not have to be decent to be a technologist. Like all communities, there are personal differences that exist on a continuum.

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‘Big data’ could create ‘dystopian future’ for students

‘Big data’ could create ‘dystopian future’ for students | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Using “big data” to help match people to courses could cut freedom of choice and ultimately put students off higher education, an expert has warned.
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Pedro Tavares's curator insight, January 4, 4:46 AM

"And all this science,

i dont understand,

its just my job

five days a week"

( Rocket Man - Elton John)  

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Top UK headteacher: Michael Gove is 'pressing the rewind button'

Top UK headteacher: Michael Gove is 'pressing the rewind button' | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Tricia Kelleher, head of top-ranking private school, says education secretary's reforms will lead to 'cul-de-sac' of learning
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On the University, protest and a post-capitalist imagination

This restructuring is painful bordering on the excruciating for many, and it is imposed in-part through measures like: the announcement in the Autumn Statement of 30,000 extra university places next year and the abolition of all number controls in 2015-16; the calls for the removal of the cap on fees; increased privatisation and outsourcing; encouraging alternative providers; the sale of the student loan book; the use of REF/impact measures for academic labour, and so on. Each of these tactical arrangements furthers the deterritorialisation of the idea that the public/social might underpin the organising principles for higher education. As a result we are left in asymmetrical opposition the State’s use of force to impose marketization. Market forces, indeed.

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Peter Higgs: I wouldn't be productive enough for today's academic system

Peter Higgs: I wouldn't be productive enough for today's academic system | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Physicist doubts work like Higgs boson identification achievable now as academics are expected to 'keep churning out papers'
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A critical social science will help inform and shape the wider debate around public engagement.

A critical social science will help inform and shape the wider debate around public engagement. | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

Why does public engagement matter? Why should it matter and how can it be made to matter more? These are the questions Mark Carrigan and Nick Mahony explore by looking at the context of contemporary higher education where technology, institutional pressure, and an increasing diversity of engagement initiatives are emerging, within academia and beyond.

 

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Policy: Twenty tips for interpreting scientific claims

Policy: Twenty tips for interpreting scientific claims | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

This list will help non-scientists to interrogate advisers and to grasp the limitations of evidence, say William J. Sutherland, David Spiegelhalter and Mark A. Burgman.

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The Disciplinary Economy of Open Peer Review

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There seems to be widespread skepticism that peer review without anonymity can be both rigorous and fair.

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JM Coetzee: Universities head for extinction

JM Coetzee: Universities head for extinction | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Novelist and academic JM Coetzee's foreword to University of Cape Town fellow Professor John Higgins's new book.
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Expansion of massive open online courses in Asia

Expansion of massive open online courses in Asia | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it

More organisations in Asia are joining the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform to provide web-based education aimed at large-scale interactive participation and open access via the internet.

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Vice-chancellor of Oxford Professor Andrew Hamilton calls for £16,000 tuition fees

Vice-chancellor of Oxford Professor Andrew Hamilton calls for £16,000 tuition fees | Philosophy, Education, Technology | Scoop.it
Leading universities should be able to charge fees substantially higher than the current £9,000-a-year ceiling to meet the cost of educating their students, the vice-chancellor of Oxford University said today.
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