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Philippa Hardman, Jan 31, 2023
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I don't know whether this is true, but Philippa Hardman reports that "most AI technologies that have been built specifically for educators in the last few years and months imitate and threaten to spread the use of broken instructional practices (i.e. content quiz)." It's hard to substantiate a statistical fact like this. But more significantly, she offers a solution in...

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Alex Usher, HESA, Jan 31, 2023
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I have long maintained that ranking reflect more the priorities of those issuing the ranking than those being ranked. Rankings are, in other words, a tool for lobbyists. Sometimes this leads to undesirable results. This, in my view, is a case in point. Here's Alex Usher summarizing the thinking...

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Jamaal Marshall, EdArXiv, Jan 30, 2023
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These are issues a bit beyond the ken of educational technology, but there are three resources here I think people should at least see. This first item is a paper (68 page docx) arguing that "a complex set of evolving barriers continues...

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Bryan Alexander, Jan 30, 2023
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Bryan Alexander summarizes a New York Times editorial (paywalled, but archived here) arguing that governments and companies shouldn't require that new hires have a college degree. Such 'degree screening', it argues, penalizes poor and...

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Learning styles don’t exist

Publicado en OLDaily el 30/01/2023

Carl Hendrick, Aeon, Jan 30, 2023
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This is quite a good article covering the full breadth of the argument against learning styles. It's interesting, though, that the title on the page - "Learning styles don't exist" - is different from the title in the metadata - "The evidence is clear: learning styles theory doesn't work"....

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Alison Pendergast, PhilOnEdTech, Jan 30, 2023
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This is a response from a senior program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to criticisms Phil Hill offered last fall. I covered it here...

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Can you create your own math universe?

Publicado en OLDaily el 27/01/2023

Yamsox, TikTok, Jan 27, 2023
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I really enjoyed this TikTok video about the difference between real math and what's taught in schools. It's probably not what you think - it's not, for example, the suggestion that there should be more 'practical' math taught in schools. Quite the opposite. Instead, what you don't learn "until...

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Mark Keierleber, Jan 27, 2023
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Gaggle is a company that monitors student messages and social media posts in the K-12  system. According to this report, the company "will no longer flag students who use words like 'gay' and 'lesbian' online, citing greater acceptance of queer kids in schools." This follows...

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Neil Mosley, Jan 27, 2023
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"Why is it that learning design is being talked about much more and why do universities feel that they need more people to engage in this work?" asks Neil Mosley. "It's impossible to downplay the role that growing complexity and a diversity of modalities, such as blended, hyflex and online distance learning have had," he says. But the article is mostly about resistance to...

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