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

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

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?

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…

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’?

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

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…

Say Goodbye To The Information Age

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

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…