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Publicado en OLDaily el 11/01/2022

Stephen Downes, Google Docs, Jan 11, 2022
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What journals am I missing from my list of journals related to online learning and/or ed tech? Not interested in closed access journals or predatory publishers. Here's my list as it stands.

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Melissa H. Cantrell, Michael R. Donaldson, The Scholarly Kitchen, Jan 11, 2022
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I found this post interesting because it underscores the idea that open access is not an end in itself, but rather, it is a means to an end. But to what end? As the...

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What is Web3 and Why It Matters

Publicado en OLDaily el 11/01/2022

Dion Hinchcliffe, On Digital Strategy, Jan 11, 2022
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The discourse on Web3 is beginning to reach a dull roar in the last few months, and I don't see any signs that it's going to go away. Dion Hinchcliffe writes, "Web3 has very much arrived as a major trend with a towering stack of tech behind it and quite impressive economic...

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Natalie Schwartz, Higher Ed Dive, Jan 11, 2022
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The three trends are as follows: first, network effects (here called 'flywheel effects') are accelerating the growth of 2U and Coursera, at the expense of other online program management (OPM) companies; second, corporations and online education companies are providing...

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Claudia Engelhardt, et.al., Zenodo, Jan 11, 2022
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This is the penultimate version of the FAIRsFAIR handbook I an numerous other people worked on last summer and fall. "It aims to support higher education institutions with the practical...

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Frederick Hess, Education Next, Jan 10, 2022
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I believe I am an effective public scholar, though I can't imagine I'm on Frederick Hess's list of those "who had the biggest influence on the nation’s education discourse last year," mostly because I don't really think that's the mark of being an effective public scholar....

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Deborah G. Mayo, Error Statistics Philosophy, Jan 10, 2022
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This is another article on a subject dear to the hearts of educational researchers: statistics. Specifically, Deborah Mayo comments on "a 2019 editorial by some of the authors of the original statement (recommending 'to abandon statistical significance') and a 2021...

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Jan 10, 2022
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I hadn't really thought of it this way (because I don't care) but on reflection it turns out that the vast bulk of my contribution to the world does not contribute one iota to the GDP (except perhaps through some very indirect measures). So much the worse, I say, for the GDP as a measurement tool. There are two problems with GDP. First, it does not measure the...

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