Chris Aldrich response to “Interviewing my digital domains”

ūüĎď Interviewing my digital domains | W. Ian O‚ÄôByrne 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…

Are you guilty of ‚Äėorbiting‚Äô?

Are you guilty of ‚Äėorbiting‚Äô? 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‚Äôt know what to call it at the time, but in¬†a recent piece for Man Repeller, writer Anna Lovine used the term ‚Äúorbiting‚ÄĚ 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 ‚Äúraises caution‚ÄĚ around news consumers‚Äô ability ‚Äúto sort news quickly.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúAt 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‚ÄĒin some places‚ÄĒentire 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 ‚Äúinformation age,‚ÄĚ we are moving towards the ‚Äúreputation age,‚ÄĚ 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…

Making Culture

Making Culture - ExCITe Center (ExCITe Center)
Making Culture¬†is the product of a year-long investigation visiting 30 K-12 education makerspaces across 12 metropolitan regions map conducted through in-depth interviews with students, instructors, and leadership alongside observation and study of each space and its programs. Among the ExCITe Center's¬†recommendations¬†made as a result of the report are: The culture of a makerspace has a…

The perils and promises of listening to parents

The perils and promises of listening to parents (BOLD)
Encountering unexpected barriers to improving preschool in Ghana
The health sector has developed many successful community-based approaches to alter health-related perspectives and behaviors.¬†A recent study¬†found that community-based theater was an effective way to teach about the prevalence and social predictors of stroke and change behaviors. On a larger scale,¬†nationwide public awareness campaigns¬†have helped countries successfully vaccinate entire populations. Perhaps we need a similar…

Student Learning and Virtual Reality: The Embodied Experience

Student Learning and Virtual Reality: The Embodied Experience (er.educause.edu)
After making the decision to dive into virtual reality with a focus on student learning outcomes, CSU Channel Islands faculty have seen very promising
In addition to these compelling student reflections and the nearly immediate change in reporting practice, survey findings show that students unanimously felt that this type of patient-perspective VR experience should be integrated and become a staple of the nursing curriculum. Seeing, hearing, and feeling these moments results in significant and memorable learning experiences compared to…

The Lifespan of a Lie

The Lifespan of a Lie ‚Äď Trust Issues ‚Äď Medium by Ben Blum (Medium)
It was late in the evening of August 16th, 1971, and twenty-two-year-old Douglas Korpi, a slim, short-statured Berkeley graduate with a mop of pale, shaggy hair, was locked in a dark closet in the…
Ben Blum on the Stanford Prison Experiment in Medium.¬†The famous psychology experiment was apparently a sham, and yet it continues to inform criminal justice policy, education and more. It was a defining moment in what has become perhaps the best-known psychology study of all time. Whether you learned about Philip Zimbardo‚Äôs famous ‚ÄúStanford Prison Experiment‚ÄĚ…