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Commitment to Learning and Teams [...]

What is it that makes for successful learning in teams. For some it is care. Others it is trust. Tim Fergerson suggests that it is commitment. > Commitment to building mutual trust and respect, and having open and honest dialogue won’t necessarily mean the team will encounter fewer issues, or find themselves free from pressure in the future. It will, however, give...

 

Annotating a Copy of the Web [...]

There are many how speak about the death of comments. However, something that has risen up recently is the ability to annotate the web. Whether it be Medium, Diigo or Hypothesis, each of these mediums provide the means of layering your voice on top of somebody else's. Audrey Watter's spoke out about this, pointing out that she has . It created quite a bit of . Michael...

 

Connected Advertising [...]

Using the example of a parasite, Michael Caulfield wonders if we have a webo-plasmosis that encourages us to mindlessly share personal details online that can then be mined by advertisers. > It might be time to start thinking of corporate social media in this way, as a parasitic virus that gets us to offer our private lives up to advertisers, believing all the time th...

 

Games as Performance-Based Learning [...]

Games are considered as the solution to many educational issues, such as engagement and interaction. The problem that Marten Koomen points out is that games focus on performance, over notions of truth, beauty and justice. > While game-based learning and simulation environments make it possible to assess students’ interaction with complex systems (Frezzo, Behrens, ...

 

Always Already Interpellated [...]

French Marxist Louis Althusser argued in his paper *Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses* that there is no beyond or outside within which we can exist. Instead, we are **always already interpellated**, called into existence. > Thus ideology hails or interpellates individuals as subjects. As ideology is eternal, I must now suppress the temporal form in which I h...

 

Digitizing the School Administration [...]

There is so much written about the digitalisation of education. However, it is often forgotten that much of this relies on an administrative foundation. Mal Lee and Roger Broadie capture this and emphasise the importance of such platforms to continually support the organisational vision. > Do your utmost to take charge of the school’s digitized administration and co...

 

Society as a Human Product [...]

Is it society that forms the self or self that forms society. Berger and Luckmann suggest that, > Society is a human product. Society is an objective reality. Man is a social product....

 

Grassroots [...]

We all strive for authenticity outside of or beyond the system which we are trying to critique. Marten Koomen makes the point that we are all a part of the system whether we like it or not. > We all like to see ourselves as grassroots, we all like to think of ourselves as authentic, and more authentic than the systems in which we work. But as we form networks, connect...

 

Personal APIs [...]

There are many movements associated with reclaiming the web. Whether it be or the notion of . Another format is the use of API's to make calls and control information on the web. Kin Lane explains the various benefits of *personal APIs*: > As an individual, company, or institution you want as much control over your online existence as you possibly can. The lines you ...

 

A Personal Data Dashboard [...]

One of the challenges with and social media sites is the lack of control and awareness that users have about the collection of their data. One ideas that has been discussed to counter this is the idea of a personal dashboard where users are able to turn aspects on and off. This builds upon the ideas around [[Personal APIs]]. > A personal data dashboard of sorts where...