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  1. "Writing about Learning and Teaching in Higher Education offers detailed guidance to scholars at all stages—experienced and new academics, graduate students, and undergraduates—regarding how to write about learning and teaching in higher education. It evokes established practices, recommends new ones, and challenges readers to expand notions of scholarship by describing reasons for publishing across a range of genres, from the traditional empirical research article to modes such as stories and social media that are newly recognized in scholarly arenas. The book provides practical guidance for scholars in writing each genre—and in getting them published."
    https://www.centerforengagedlearning.org/books/writing-about-learning
    Tags: by dnorman (2020-09-01)
  2. via @downes via @sleslie

    some really good ideas for adapting conferences online. hallway tracks as Discord/Teams channels? open zoom rooms to discuss topics? etc.
    http://interconnected.org/home/2020/06/15/hallway_track
    Tags: by dnorman (2020-06-29)
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    https://web.stanford.edu/class/ee384m/Handouts/HowtoReadPaper.pdf
    by dnorman (2020-03-30)
  4. Critically playing a game, and performing a close reading of a specific aspect of a game, are valid game analysis techniques. But these types of analyses don’t scale to the plethora of games available, and also neglect implementation aspects of the games which themselves are texts that can be analyzed. We argue that appropriate software tools can support research in game studies, allowing individual games to be read at the level of gameplay as well as the implementation level. Moreover, these tools permit analysis to scale in a similar fashion as distant reading allows for traditional texts, and be applied to an entire corpus of games. We illustrate these ideas using a corpus of games created using the Graphic Adventure Creator, a program first released in 1985 for a number of computing platforms. As a proof of concept, we have built a system called GrACIAS – the Graphic Adventure Creator Internal Analysis System – that we have used for both static and dynamic analysis of this corpus of games, effectively allowing them to be internally explored and “read.” Furthermore, our system is able to look for game solutions automatically and has solved over 60 game images to date, making the games accessible to researchers, but also people who may not be expert players or even able to understand the language the game uses.
    http://journals.sfu.ca/loading/index.php/loading/article/view/198
    Tags: by dnorman (2019-10-29)
  5. Open pod environments makes “can we talk?” a mandatory thing, with obvious results. Stress!
    https://slate.com/human-interest/2019...ager-meeting-dread-panic-anxiety.html
    by dnorman (2019-04-03)
  6. First of all, be real: you probably do not know yourself as well as you think you know yourself. It’s the Dunning-Kruger of self-awareness. If you’ve gone through any deep coaching, self-awareness practice, or therapy, what you learn over time is how hard it is to be 100% honest about yourself and your motivations. If you’ve gone through very little of that, well, you are almost certainly in deep denial about your behaviors and how well they actually reflect your conscious beliefs. I know myself well enough to know that I might usually behave in alignment with certain personal values and expectations, but I will break that alignment at the worst possible times (you’re most likely to break with your best intentions in times of high stress).
    http://www.elidedbranches.com/2018/11/i-hate-manager-readmes.html
    by dnorman (2018-11-29)
  7. This is fine.

    "The FBI is encouraging public awareness of cyber threat concerns related to K-12 students. The US school systems’ rapid growth of education technologies (EdTech) and widespread collection of student data could have privacy and safety implications if compromised or exploited.

    EdTech can provide services for adaptive, personalized learning experiences, and unique opportunities for student collaboration. Additionally, administrative platforms for tracking academics, disciplinary issues, student information systems, and classroom management programs, are commonly served through EdTech services."
    https://www.ic3.gov/media/2018/180913.aspx
    Tags: , , by dnorman (2018-09-20)
  8. this is awesome. the tech is almost ready. this is what I want to use to record a classroom session so it can be played back from multiple perspectives for instructors and students to reflect…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoSQTPfrdCc
  9. UHawaii Hilo has potential online students review some online-learning orientation resources and answer 10 questions about their ability to succeed in online courses. Nice, low-risk orientation for new students
    https://hilo.hawaii.edu/academics/dl/onlinereadiness.php
    Tags: , by dnorman (2018-04-24)
  10. "We assume that private enterprise generates what is so casually called “innovation” all by itself. It does not. The Web browser you are using to read this essay was invented at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The code that makes this page possible was invented at a publicly funded academic research center in Switzerland. That search engine you use many times a day, Google, was made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation to support Stanford University. You didn’t get polio in your youth because of research done in the early 1950s at Western Reserve University School of Medicine.* California wine is better because of the University of California at Davis. Hollywood movies are better because of UCLA. And your milk was not spoiled this morning because of work done at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

    These things did not just happen because someone saw a market opportunity and investors and inventors rushed off to meet it. That’s what happens in business-school textbooks. In the real world, we roll along, healthy and strong, in the richest nation in the world because some very wise people decided decades ago to invest in institutions that serve no obvious short-term purpose. The results of the work we do can take decades to matter—if at all. Most of what we do fails. Some succeeds. The system is terribly inefficient. And it’s supposed to be that way."
    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_an...t_of_the_university_of_virginia_.html
    Tags: by dnorman (2018-04-12)

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