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  1. Apr 2022
    1. However, I have come to believe that a complete education includes opportunity and challenge to learn effectively alone, in a group, and in a network – with a teacher and without one.

      !!

    2. A report by Figlio, Karbownik & Salvanes (2017), argues that “administrative data open up new questions that could not previously have been studied, allow us to re-evaluate existing questions with new and more compelling empirical approaches and identification strategies, and permit analysis of questions of specific interest to particular localities”.

      Great point - LMS data for instance is a great resource for improving teaching and learning. It's interesting to think about how this data could also be provided to students as a support for learning.

    3. The activities they suggest assign students to groups based upon their past activity levels, and classify forum postings based on users’ interests. Providing summaries and statistics of student reactions or ratings could also be of value, as would appropriate scaffolding to encourage student reflection upon their learning process.

      Great ideas for online discussion forums. Are there currently available applications that implement these proposals?

    4. Thus, Jon Dron and I (Dron & Anderson, 2014) have been working for over six years to develop an institutionally owned social network that not only allows better control of privacy and removes exploitation, but also permits students and teachers to open the windows on our “walled garden” to allow others to discover our net presence and our contributions to both courses and other academic pursuits.

      Interesting - it would be good to know what applications have been developed through this work.

  2. Mar 2022
    1. the creation of programming languages that are grounded in nēhiyaw nisitohtamowin, in the case of Cree people, or the cultural framework of other Indigenous peoples who take up this challenge

      amazing idea - has this been explored in practice?

    2. indigenized development environment (IDE)

      great!

    3. Less obvious influences beyond mission parameters would be the programming language(s) used in development, the coding style of the team, and less visibly, but perhaps more importantly, the cultural values and assumptions of the developers.

      I like the idea that programming languages, coding style, and cultural assumptions all contribute to the unique qualities of AI. Other factors include the data used to train the model.

    4. We do it because we believe that Indigenous epistemologies are much better at respectfully accommodating the non-human.

      Interesting to relate AI to rocks, trees, animals - animate and inanimate nature.

  3. Apr 2021
    1. While it is impossible to imagine surveillance capitalism without the digital, it is easy to imagine the digital without surveillance capitalism.

      Important point: this is not the only version of digital culture that is possible.

    1. As part of a survey consultation of the UMSU membership, “adoption of free digital textbooks” arose as students’ highest-ranked priority for increased spending by the U of M, ahead of more than a dozen other options, including increased mental health supports and work-learn placements.

      Great to know that students have this as a priority!