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Ask The Chefs: What Are Your Predictions For Scholarly Communications in 2018?

The Scholarly Kitchen - January 17, 2018 4998

Prediction is a strong word. Does anyone really know the future? Of course not, but it's fun (and can be helpful) to speculate. Come add to the Chefs' predictions for 2018.


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“We believe that every child learns at a different pace”

Bold Blog - January 16, 2018 4997

Cooperative learning in RiVER classroom

What have legislators proposed for education in Mississippi this year?

Hechinger Report - January 16, 2018 4997

Mississippi’s legislators have proposed dozens of bills this year aimed at improving education in the state. These legislative ideas range from small curriculum additions and other changes to large pilot programs and even to universal preschool. Here’s a look at some of the education bills that will be discussed during the current session. Funding for […]


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Diversity at the front of the classroom could mean more diversity among future scientists

Hechinger Report - January 16, 2018 4997

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Tuesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Subscribe today! CAMDEN, N.J. — Lithium, the element, burns red. The flame for sodium is a strong orange. With potassium, it’s pink. Before he did a flame […]


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What Will You Do When They Come for Your Proxy Server?

The Scholarly Kitchen - January 16, 2018 4960

RA21 aims to replace IP address authentication (and proxy servers) with federated identity authentication - but have we thought through the implications?


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OPINION: In higher ed, lower enrollment isn’t the only sign of trouble

Hechinger Report - January 15, 2018 4959

With a doctoral degree in chemical engineering in hand, I decided to immigrate to the United States in the late 1960s from the United Kingdom because of three key attributes about America: Its top university system, its moon-reaching technological prowess and its booming, low-unemployment economy. Today, disconcertingly, there are a number of signs that the […]


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How teachers should talk to students about Trump’s racism

Hechinger Report - January 15, 2018 4959

President Trump’s language may not seem presidential, but people of color know too well his racism is aligned to a bigoted legacy that’s more the rule than the exception. If the country is going to progress, all students need to learn in this critical moment that American “greatness” can never come from exclusion.  Doing little to nothing amidst significant teachable moments around race has been U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ strategy so far, as […]


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Embracing Imperfection in Learning Analytics

Simon Buckingham Shum - January 15, 2018 4959

These days, it doesn’t often take >2 years to write a conference paper, except because you’re too busy. But it’s enjoyable when it’s because you’re wrestling with colleagues with some difficult ideas, trying to craft a story you feel must be told, developing different kinds of argument which you erect and demolish in turn. This is that paper. […]

A New Citation Database Launches Today: Digital Science’s Dimensions

The Scholarly Kitchen - January 15, 2018 4922

Breaking news today: Digital Science is launching a new citation index that includes a research analytics suite a modern article discovery and access experience. This new product, Dimensions, will offer stiff new competition for Elsevier and Clarivate.


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Three quarters of U.S. public school spending cuts restored

Hechinger Report - January 15, 2018 4921

The 2008 recession may seem like a long time ago, hitting before Barack Obama began his presidency, but public elementary, middle and high schools around the country are still feeling the pinch from it. The good news is that the most recent federal data showed a significant upsurge in state and local education spending in the […]


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Learner Agency: Sharing Control of the Classroom Agenda

DML Central - January 15, 2018 4921

.broken_link, a.broken_link { text-decoration: line-through; } Toggle navigation Search Learner Agency: Sharing Control of the Classroom Agenda Monday, January 15, 2018 When I reflect on the 10 years I spent teaching at UC Berkeley and Stanford, and look back over the 127 interviews I did with innovators in digital media and learning, “learner agency” was the first thought that came to mind when I asked myself about what still seems important. What I mean by this phrase: students are explicitly addressed as learners (better yet: co-learners); students are allowed to use their own interests and networks to explore issues that matter to them (scaffolded by teachers with the curricular knowledge that will make more sense to students in the contexts of their own interests); formative assessment is privileged, to the degree institutions allow, over normative assessment; reflections are regarded as important as answers; teachers use their own errors and lack of knowledge as learning instruments, modeling error-embracing trial-and-error learning; pursuing questions that matter to learners is valued, even if they diverge from the core subject matter.

Taking the digital sabbatical

Danica Radovanović | Digital Serendipities - January 13, 2018 4805

I just returned from the winter holidays that I used to practice some time offline, the so called digital sabbatical. Around this time of the year, and a couple of times during the year in general, I take a time...

The EDEN Interviews: Frans Mäyrä

Learning with e's - January 12, 2018 4727

The Fine Line Between Math and Magic

The Scholarly Kitchen - January 12, 2018 4726

How what seems like magic can be explained with a little math.


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