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  1. Mar 2019
    1. The benefits of personalized learning through technology This resource is included in part because it connects personalized learning and technology. A brief list of benefits, such as increasing student engagement and bridging the gap between teachers and students, are listed. This is presented by a marketing unit of a university so there may be an agenda. Nonetheless it provides useful considerations such as helping learners develop 'design thinking.' rating 3/5

    1. Teaching problem solving This page is included because some of our theories indicate that problem solving should be taught specifically. This page is a bit unusual; I did not find many others like it. It is rather easy to read and also addresses the differences between novice and expert learners. rating 3/5

  2. May 2018
    1. They can enable individuals to reflect on the personal and social impact of new technologies, and provide a provocative, speculative, and rich vision of our technological future that avoids the clichés of consumerist-oriented industrial design.

      Although this article emphasized the difference between critical design and critical making, the later being more process oriented and involving information systems than only physical objects I wish the author could have illustrated that with an example. How to make a digital object critically? How to think of UI design patterns critically? All the tacit knowledge a UI and UXer is expected to have in order to get hired and that they use everyday. If the aim of critical making of information systems concern is to uncover the embedded values in software and the process of designing of software than it also needs to question the industry jargon and process which forms the lived experience of designers everyday.

    2. Critically engaged language can do detailed surgery on a topic, but critical objects can hit like an emotional sledgehammer if thoughtfully implemented.

      Also they give an opportunity to create work, professsions, hobbies. Entire groups of people can organize their time and energies around the creation and maintenance of that object. Communities could willingly decrease the complexity of their needs by negotiation of values in objects in order to create lower thresholds to economic participation

    3. reflection on unconscious values embedded in computing and the practices that it supports can and should be a core principle of technology design

      Yes but how? What if one doesn't even have the vocabulary and lived experience to identify that value and it's influence?

  3. Feb 2018
    1. La noción de diseño difuso se refiere al hecho de que todo el mundo está dotado con la capacidad de diseñar, mientras que la de diseño experto se refiere al conocimiento profesional del diseño. Entre las dos distinciones se abre un espacio para repensar ‘el diseño en un mundo interconectado’. En el modelo de Manzini este espacio funciona como un recurso heurístico que permite visualizar modos de diseño, desde los ‘activistas culturales’ comprometidos con el diseño difuso y la construcción de sentido hasta las formas de intervención tecnológica centradas en la solución de problemas bajo el liderazgo de expertos (

      Cfg Leinonen.

    2. el mundo está experimentando una gran transición; el diseño puede contribuir a fomentar una cultura de localismo cosmopolita que vincule, efectivamente, lo local y lo global a través de infraestructuras resilientes que acerquen la producción y el consumo con base en sistemas distribuidos; (c) las acciones de la gente para cambiar sus condiciones de vida cotidianas se llevan a cabo, cada vez más, a través de organizaciones colaborativas; los expertos en diseño, como piezas importantes en este redescubrimiento de la colaboración, ayudan a crear las condiciones para el cambio social;
  4. Nov 2017
    1. The selection committee declares that whatever LMS the university chooses next must work exactly like Blackboard and exactly like Moodle while having all the features of Canvas. Oh, and it must be "innovative" and "next-generation" too, because we're sick of LMSs that all look and work the same.
  5. Jan 2017
  6. Jun 2016
    1. the only real problem remaining is the user experience that entices teachers to contribute content

      Sounds a bit restrictive. Though there are hairy UX problems making it even more difficult for teachers to contribute content, many other issues are likely to remain, preventing contributions, even if the User Experience were optimal for every single potential contributor. In other words, it’s one thing to set “the problem to be solved” in a manageable way. It’s another to grasp the complexity of the situation.