It’s always a pleasure to participate in a workshop hosted by BC’s Educational Technology Users Group. This year’s event did not disappoint, and I had the pleasure of attending provocative and thoughtful sessions on maker culture, open educational practice, portfolios, and OER. I’m always struck by how carefully facilitators and speakers prepare their sessions, and […]Read more "Privacy in a Big Data Post-Privacy World"
I was honoured to be invited to deliver a keynote at the CNIE conference being hosted here at TRU. But with the other keynotes being Audrey Watters and Nancy White, I knew I would be held to a very high standard. Desperately casting about for a gimmick, I stumbled across an idea that worked better […]Read more "CNIE Session: “Eat the Data: Reclaiming Innovation” with Dr. Jones"
Happened to look in on a blog for a course on Philosophy and Pop Culture at TRU. Saw a post that I thought was remarkable for a couple reasons. A student had just posted some fresh reflections, though the course was over. He wrote: “I know that I no longer need to create new posts, […]Read more "Everyday open learning so unremarkable that it amazes me"
Colleges Are Using Big Data To Predict Which Students Will Do Well––Before They Accept Them http://t.co/ALLYDgiy7C — Co.Exist (@FastCoExist) October 30, 2013 The "prediction" of human behavior is precisely what Orwell, Huxley, Dick, Ballard, and Asimov warned us of. And yet. — umair (@umairh) October 28, 2013 For example, imagine your credit score. Now imagine […]Read more "Agency and algorithms"
Sometimes the coolest and most exciting work I get to do comes along in unexpected ways. Case in point, a few weeks back I was chatting live with Scottlo on the mighty DS106 Radio, and he mentioned that he would be making a rare visit stateside soon. Intriguingly, he would be back in his home […]Read more "You can make my Sonic Summer Camp dreams come true"