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Summer reading #3: Algorithms

Publicado en OLDaily el 04/08/2022

Terry Freedman, ICT & Computing in Education, Aug 04, 2022
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We read from time to time the recommendation that we teach it, but what exactly is computational thinking? There's no shortage of more superficial definitions, but to get a full and deep account...

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Michael Feldstein, eLiterate, Aug 03, 2022
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The churn in the commercial MOOC and OPM world continues. This is Michael Feldstein's analysis. "The key phrases in this excerpt are 'conversation rate,' (sic; pretty sure he meant 'conversion rate') 'top of the funnel,' and 'search volume.' These are marketing terms. Free...

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Esteban Morales, First Monday, Aug 03, 2022
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You'd think studies of social media rely mostly on data from social media services, but no. "Findings show that most studies do not use social media data and instead rely on traditional data sources, such as surveys...  researchers seldom followed methodological approaches...

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Moral Theory

Publicado en OLDaily el 03/08/2022

Julia Driver, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Aug 03, 2022
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This is worth reading, but notice the assumptions baked in right from the start: "morality is a set of norms and principles that govern our actions... we can also think of morality as consisting of moral reasons... moral norms are universal in the sense that...

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Christian Engel, Aug 03, 2022
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I'm going to have to actually follow the instructions to determine whether the advice here is good, but the article does offer an insight into just what constitutes a personal presence on the indieweb. It also shows the major issue for the indieweb: "there is no out-of-the-box solution for making your website ready for the IndieWeb. It involves a lot of customization,...

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Yet Analytics, Aug 03, 2022
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Just passing this along with links: "STEEL-R is an Army STTC project focused on experiential learning analytics in the synthetic training environment (STE...

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Eric Schwitzgebel, The Splintered Mind, Aug 02, 2022
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Over the years readers will have seen me challenge the idea of representationalism as a theory of mind, learning and belief. Here's another expression of the same sort of argument, posing an alternative called 'dispositionalism', which is closer to what I would favour. "...

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Cal Newport, Aug 02, 2022
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There are two types of feedback for an AI-driven social media recommendation service: explicit and implicit. Explicit feedback includes things like likes, follows, retweets, etc., where the user is actively expressing a preference. Implicit feedback is...

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Clare Gormley, Fiona O’Riordan, National Institute for Digital Learning, Aug 02, 2022
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It says right in Wikipedia (and reflecting my own experience) that "The goal of a hackathon is to create...

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Esther Clark, Christensen Institute, Aug 02, 2022
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This article mainly leaves me wondering what the upside is for the Christensen Institute in running what appears to be essentially marketing copy. It certainly undermines its core message about innovation (despite what Thomas Arnett writes at the bottom of the article). We...

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