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  1. Apr 2019
    1. we should be asking why sociology rather than why digital sociology

      Does this question/reason extend to other disciplines as well?

    2. What is race in a digital society and what guises are racism taking in a digitally-mediated world

      Reminds me of something I've been thinking about from Teju Cole:

      All technology arises out of specific social circumstances. In our time, as in previous generations, cameras and the mechanical tools of photography have rarely made it easy to photograph black skin. The dynamic range of film emulsions, for example, were generally calibrated for white skin and had limited sensitivity to brown, red or yellow skin tones. Light meters had similar limitations, with a tendency to underexpose dark skin. And for many years, beginning in the mid-1940s, the smaller film-developing units manufactured by Kodak came with Shirley cards, so-named after the white model who was featured on them and whose whiteness was marked on the cards as “normal.” Some of these instruments improved with time. In the age of digital photography, for instance, Shirley cards are hardly used anymore. But even now, there are reminders that photographic technology is neither value-free nor ethnically neutral. In 2009, the face-recognition technology on HP webcams had difficulty recognizing black faces, suggesting, again, that the process of calibration had favored lighter skin.

    3. Professional digital practice: using digital tools as part of professional practice – build networks, construct e-portfolios, build online profiles, publicize and share research Analysis of digital technology use: research the ways in which people’s use of digital technologies configures their sense of self and their embodiment of social relations, the role of digital media in the creation or reproduction of social institutions and structures Digital Data Analysis: using naturally occurring digital data for social research Critical Digital Sociology: reflexive analysis of digital technologies informed by social and cultural theory

      This quote comes from a Wikipedia page on digital sociology.

    4. Digital Sociology in the broadest sense addresses the question of what such reinvention could or should mean in new circumstances where the content of this ‘newness’ is defined largely by the digital.

      You can jump directly to this quote in Mark Carigan's post "What Is Sociology?"

    1. Professional digital practice: using digital media tools for professional purposes: to build networks, construct an e-profile, publicise and share research and instruct students. Sociological analyses of digital use: researching the ways in which people's use of digital media configures their sense of selves, their embodiment and their social relations. Digital data analysis: using digital data for social research, either quantitative or qualitative. Critical digital sociology: undertaking reflexive and critical analysis of digital media informed by social and cultural theory.

      Tressie McMillan Cottom quotes this in her post "Why Is Digital Sociology?"

    1. Digital Sociology in the broadest sense addresses the question of what such reinvention could or should mean in new circumstances where the content of this ‘newness’ is defined largely by the digital.

      Tressie McMillan Cottom quotes this in her post "Why Is Digital Sociology?"

    1. We are revisiting this study and broader topic at OLC Innovate 2019! Please annotate and help guide our roundtable discussion.

      Session Title The Rising Profile Of The Chief Online Learning Officer

      Date Thursday, April 4th

      Time 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM

      Presenters Josh Herron (Anderson University), Jonathan Lashley (Boise State University), Benjamin Deaton (Anderson University)

      Location Cottonwood 10-11

      Brief Abstract Facilitators of this roundtable seek to spur conversation beyond an article that they published in 2016 on "The Chief Online Learning Officer: Competencies, Roles, and Trajectories." A discussion around these findings will help continue to shape the role, prepare those seeking such roles, and support those currently in it.

  2. Mar 2019
    1. We refer to this idea as the access hypothesis.

      In thinking about the questions I’m raising in my presentation at OLC Innovate 2019, let's start by asking the question whether we think the "access hypothesis" is a significant component in measuring the impact of OER on student learning?

  3. Apr 2018
    1. Compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”)

      points awarded for a specific FERPA stanza. Unclear what kinds of educational records may be made available to the service.

    2. What other parties can see me on Poll Everywhere?

      this, in essence, waters down basically everything about a privacy policy. It is at the point of 3rd-party involvement where the wheels fall off the cart.

    3. Updated March 23, 2018

      also recent update.

    1. Effective: February 23rd, 2018

      fairly recent effective date for this policy is a good sign. some of these from other companies can get rather stale.

    2. Don't rip off our stuff.

      tone is interesting. It's engaging, but the 'thou shalt not' nature of these assertions, combined with this language, is a little intimidating, also. It would be nice to see this same tone applied to a summary statement of how Poll Everywhere was looking out for user data protection, etc.

    3. Friendly summary

      this is a good way to start.