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Karen Levy, Psyche, Jan 25, 2023
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We don't use AI tracking of employees where I work, at least, not so far as I know. But our managers spend a great deal of time tracking performance in order to maximize productivity, and I can speak from experience about the results. Something like this: "in practice, these systems can...

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Alice Meadows, The Scholarly Kitchen, Jan 25, 2023
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"It feels increasingly like the adoption of persistent identifiers (PIDs) and, critically, the metadata associated with them, are at a tipping point," writes Alice Meadows. As Phill Jones says, "systems like ORCID single sign-on and metadata registries won't remove all...

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One expert on what students do wrong

Publicado en OLDaily el 25/01/2023

Jill Barshay, The Hechinger Report, Jan 25, 2023
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This article - an interview with Dan Willingham - is far too short. It would also be helpful to have the text of Willingham's recommendations, but of course the book isn't open access. Still, we get a sense of what he has been up to lately. As the author reports, Willingham's...

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George Veletsianos, Jan 24, 2023
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In the context of David Wiley's post on AI and instructional design, George Veletsianos focuses on the question, "What new knowledge, capacities, and skills do instructional designers need in their role as editors and users of LLMs?" Using the existing state of chatGPT as a guide, he suggests that "a...

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AI, Instructional Design, and OER

Publicado en OLDaily el 24/01/2023

David Wiley, improving learning, Jan 24, 2023
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David Wiley considers the impact of tools like chatGPT on instructional design, where this is "the process of leveraging what we understand about how people learn to create experiences that maximize the likelihood that the people who participate in those experiences will learn."...

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Nature, Jan 24, 2023
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This editorial from Nature has been widely circulated, and for good reason. PhD training (so-called) has been in need of reform for decades now. When I was studying for a PhD in the 1980s the issues cited here were already apparent, and as graduate student president for two years I did everything I did to bring to light the inadequacy of funding, supervision, and working conditions...

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Emory Craig, Digital Bodies, Jan 24, 2023
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In an almost forgotten corner of technology comes the news that "Microsoft announced it is shutting down AltspaceVR... one of the first social VR sites that let users meet and interact in a virtual...

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Let's get off the fear carousel!

Publicado en OLDaily el 24/01/2023

Alexandra Mihai, The Educationalist, Jan 24, 2023
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"Academia's response to ChatGPT is more about academic culture than about the tool itself," says Alexandra Mihai. It's exposing the flaws in the current system, ranging from poor working conditions, non-transparent processes, lack of trust in students, lack of a pedagogical...

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Chad GPT on Research-y Volcanology

Publicado en OLDaily el 24/01/2023

Alan Levine, CogDogBlog, Jan 24, 2023
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As has been described at length elsewhere, modern large language models (LLM) do not reason from values and principles, but rather, are statistical engines that simply predict what words or phrases should come next. So - the argument goes - they don't 'know' or 'understand' in the...

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This Time is Different. Part 1.

Publicado en OLDaily el 23/01/2023

George Siemens, elearnspace, Jan 23, 2023
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George Siemens (we assume, though the article isn't attributed to an author) offers three separate 'core assertions' that add up to the idea that while society is changing, as evidenced by the changing ways we use information, educational institutions have not been adapting, because...

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