No literacy, no liberty: We are condemning our children to a future without hope

No literacy, no liberty: We are condemning our children to a future without hope | Opinion (Newsweek)
Democrats and Republicans should be ashamed of our recent education report card.
A good piece highlighting the recent 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test scores. The authors indicate the abysmal performance of U.S. students, while indicating the following: should leave all of us—Democrats and Republicans, wealthy or poor alike—ashamed of how we are condemning our children to a future of economic insecurity and social decay. The…

The NSA’s Hidden Spy Hubs in Eight U.S. Cities

The NSA’s Hidden Spy Hubs in Eight U.S. Cities (The Intercept)
These fortress-like AT&T buildings are central to a secret NSA program that has monitored billions of communications, documents and sources reveal.
From The Intercept: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. In each of these cities, The Intercept has identified an AT&T facility containing networking equipment that transports large quantities of internet traffic across the United States and the world. A body of evidence – including classified NSA documents,…

What’s in my 360 camera bag?

What's in my 360 camera bag?
He sorta recommended this camera, because the price has dropped to $68.00. There are other cameras out there. Some cool ones that fit into your cell phone. But, those are a little more expensive. Keep in mind that most of your control of the camera, and editing of the photos/videos happens on your cell phone…

Chris Aldrich response to “Interviewing my digital domains”

👓 Interviewing my digital domains | W. Ian O’Byrne by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (Chris Aldrich | BoffoSocko)
Read Interviewing my digital domains by W. Ian O'Byrne W. Ian O'Byrne (W. Ian O'Bryne) Alan Levine recently posted a series of questions to help others think through some of thoughts and motivations as we develop and maintain a domain of our own. I’ve written a lot about this in the past, and I...
Chris Aldrich used Hypothesis to annotate my post on Interviewing my digital domains. He then pulled those annotations into the response bookmarked up above in this "reply" post. This response to his reply post is mere to indicate/document the process and product I appreciate in his post. I'll have a couple of longer posts unpacking…

Closing the loop on feedback using Hypothesis annotations

Closing the loop on feedback using Hypothesis annotations
Really excited about the possibility of moving closer to my dream of a transparent, revision trail of audits, edits, and feedback in my online writing. This is all due to a mix of Hypothesis, some indieweb voodoo, and brilliance from Chris Aldrich. The posts I discuss: https://wiobyrne.com/interviewing-my-domains/ https://boffosocko.com/2018/06/21/interviewing-my-digital-domains-w-ian-obyrne/ https://boffosocko.com/2018/06/21/some-thoughts-on-highlights-and-marginalia-with-examples/  

Are you guilty of ‘orbiting’?

Are you guilty of ‘orbiting’? It may be hurting your relationships. (NBC News)
The trend of someone leaving your life, but still appearing in your online world, can hinder the ability to heal.
A piece on "orbiting" or a "strategic way to prevent the door from shutting completely on a former relationship." I didn’t know what to call it at the time, but in a recent piece for Man Repeller, writer Anna Lovine used the term “orbiting” to describe when a person leaves your life but still appears in…

Distinguishing Between Factual and Opinion Statements in the News

Distinguishing Between Factual and Opinion Statements in the News (Pew Research Center's Journalism Project)
The politically aware, digitally savvy and those more trusting of the news media fare better in differentiating factual statements from opinions.
From the Pew Research Center: A new poll by the Pew Research Center suggests people are having difficulty telling the difference between fact and opinion. Pew Director of Journalism Research Amy Mitchell said the study “raises caution” around news consumers’ ability “to sort news quickly.” “At this point, the U.S. does not seem to have become completely…

The Number of Students Taking Online Courses Is Quickly Rising

The Number of Students Taking Online Courses Is Quickly Rising, But Perceptions Are Changing Slowly (EdSurge)
Online course offerings in the United States have expanded. In both K12 and higher education options for students to take whole courses, blended courses and—in some places—entire degree programs online are more prevalent than ever.
Research presented in EdSurge, but here is the real takeaway. Bad teaching is bad teaching...online or off. Patrick R. Lowenthal, an associate professor of educational technology at Boise State University, notes that he was one of those professors who began to view online learning more favorably after engaging with the medium back on 2001. Since…

Say Goodbye To The Information Age

Say Goodbye To The Information Age: It’s All About Reputation Now (Fast Company)
In a world of fake news, the only antidote is our ability to judge the reputation of the people supplying us with information.
From Fast Company's World Changing Ideas section: We are experiencing a fundamental paradigm shift in our relationship to knowledge. From the “information age,” we are moving towards the “reputation age,” in which information will have value only if it is already filtered, evaluated, and commented upon by others. Seen in this light, reputation has become a central…

A study exploring the impact of lecture capture availability and lecture capture usage on student attendance and attainment

A study exploring the impact of lecture capture availability and lectu (SpringerLink)
Lecture capture is widely used within higher education as a means of recording lecture material for online student viewing. However, there is some uncertainty around whether this is a uniformly...
Research from the International Journal of Higher Education Research. A lot of interesting findings from this research that point to challenges for online, blended/hybrid, and face-to-face learning. Very interesting that lecture capture has no impact on attainment of content or attendance. Generally there is a strong negative impact of lecture capture on all aspects of…