Fort McMurray, Alberta – Operation Arctic Shadow by kris krüg From DeSmog Canada: The province of Alberta has recently released a development plan for public schools that enlists Suncor Energy and Syncrude Canada in the creation of future Kindergarten to grade three curriculum. Oil giant Cenovus will partner in developing curriculum for grades four to […]Read more "Education in an aspiring petrostate"
As Jim has noted, we are working on an article on the theme of innovation lost and how it might be regained. One section of the piece as it stands is a fairly full-throated attack on the Learning Management System. Jim pulls out one of the critiques in his most recent post, we have drafted […]Read more "Wrong about the LMS"
new car wash shared CC by vandy meares One could argue that Audrey Watters’ dismissal of today’s announcement is a little harsh, somewhat cynical. Maybe insistence on open code and open content as necessary conditions for “open education” is a case of ‘zeal over pragmatism’. But if proprietary content and platforms in service of for-profit […]Read more "Bold innovations in openwashing"
Now with PRISM shared CC by -Curly- The scope of revelations concerning online spying by government agencies grows with every passing day. Whether or not these allegations come as a surprise to you, it’s clear these practices raise some very complex and troubling questions concerning the state of human rights, of our democracies, of the […]Read more "Narrow-minded questions concerning online privacy…"
I forget my exact motivations for signing up for a LinkedIn account, I’m not even sure when I did it. I dimly recall expecting a fairly straightforward “business card” type service, with some social networking goodies layered on. Facebook for grownups. And given my profession I generally feel somehow obligated to try these services out. […]Read more "Fear and anxiety on the like/retweet web"