1,196 Matching Annotations
  1. Feb 2021
    1. It is only through broad public conversations and beginning to see the consequences of some of the approaches I was taking that I have come to fully appreciate the severe limits of technocracy. In that case, as in all those above, there is a severe danger of great technical minds being wasted on an arrogant pursuit of remaking the world in their image, rather than contributing to a broader conversation.

      Laudable transparent self-reflection from the author. Would that more were so willing to change, and be public about their changing!

    2. those who don’t usually end up in jail

      This made me pause, given how many people end up in jail not because they haven't made themselves legible, but because they aren't seen as legible by the (technocratic) systems that jail people. I'd make this point differently...

    3. A primary goal of AI design should be not just alignment, but legibility, to ensure that the humans interacting with the AI know its goals and failure modes, allowing critique, reuse, constraint etc.

      Applying the thinking here to artificial intelligence...

    4. Yet the lack of technical formalizability does not imply there is nothing systematic about achieving legibility.

      On achieving legibility systematically.

    5. Designers must explicitly recognize and design for the fact that there is critical information necessary to make their designs succeed that a) lies in the minds of citizens outside the technocratic/designer class, b) will not be translated into the language of this class soon enough to avoid disastrous outcomes and c) does not fit into the thin formalism that designers allow for societal input.

      Explicit recipe to avoid dangers of technocracy.

    6. Keynesian planning and neoliberal privatization drives are superficially quite opposite tendencies. Yet deeper down they share the view that a thin formalism, based on aggregate statistics like inflation, GDP growth, output, interest rates, etc. as defined in the theory, are enough to process the wide range of social feedback necessary for sensible political and economic decision-making.

      Great example how seemingly opposed frameworks nevertheless participate in the same "technocratic" discursive formation.

    7. Brasilia stands as a monument in glass, steel and stone to the arrogance of technocracy

      Maybe for a film example, see Jacques Tati's Playtime.

    8. supported by a community of scientists and engineers that police the boundaries of what is considered valid and valued work within such a knowledge system

      Thinking here not just of active human boundary policing, but also boundaries enforced by discursive formations as Foucault might describe them, which seem well aligned with this analysis.

    9. Let us call this goal “fidelity”, as it tries to make the formal system as true to the world as possible and contrasts with “optimality”. Yet, as the same time, they must recognize that whatever they design, it will fail to capture critical elements of the world. In order to allow these failures to be corrected, it will be necessary for the designed system to be comprehensible by those outside the formal community, so they can incorporate the unformalized information through critique, reuse, recombination and broader conversation in informal language. Let us call this goal “legibility”.

      Where the author defines very useful terms of "fidelity" and "legibility".

    10. Constraints on this process based on democratic legitimacy or explicability, “common sense” restrictions on what should or shouldn’t be optimized, unstructured or verbal input into the process by those lacking formal training, etc. are all viewed as harmful noise at best and as destructive meddling by ill-informed politics at worst.

      Common issues with technocracy.

    11. Jorge Luis Borges noted that a fully accurate map would need to be as large as the region it mapped

      For more background on the Borges work where this idea appears, see "On Exactitude in Science".

  2. Jan 2021
    1. Mr. CICILLINE

      David Cicilline is a Democrat representing Rhode Island's first congressional district.

    1. Section 230 doesn’t say what many think it does

      For an alternate, critical view, read and annotate Hal Plotkin's post, "Undoing the Mistake of the Century.

    1. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act was supposed to be a temporary fix. Times up.

      For an alternate view, supporting s230, read and annotate Jason Kelly's post, "Section 230 is Good, Actually.

  3. Nov 2020
    1. Lionizing individuals such as Lincoln and Finch not only erases the ways in which they have upheld racist ideas; it also minimizes (even erases) the roles played by everyday activists to push political leaders and lawyers such as Lincoln and Finch in the direction of justice.

      This has me thinking about the ways in which popular culture narratives like TV and movies participate in this lionization, especially with the preponderance of single (often white male) protagonist stories over stories about collective action.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vouoju4mETc

    1. Rascuache Technology Pedagogy: Making Do with a Confluence of Resources

      Extend the conversation from this session: Join us in an annotated conversation on readings related to Cruz Medina's session, including:

      A great example of multimodal rascuache thinking from Cyrus Dudgeon:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6K9ngh8XFFU

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    2. Creating Dialogue across Generations of Scholars: Revolutionary Scholarship for and with Latinx Students, Families, and Communities

      Extend the conversation from this session: Join us in an annotated conversation on the book Racial Shorthand: Coded Discrimination Contested in Social Media edited by Cruz Medina and Octavio Pimentel.

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    3. SHARE BRUNCH WITH OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER

      Extend the conversation from this session: Join us in an annotated conversation on an in-depth interview with Ebony Flowers: "A Space Where Past, Present, and Future Come Together: Ebony Flowers on Hot Comb" by Nathan Scott McNamara.

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    4. Literacy with a Public Purpose: Leveraging Multimodality, Equity, and Civic Engagement in the ELA Classroom

      Extend the conversation from this session: Join the Marginal Syllabus community in an annotated conversation on readings related to this session.

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    5. Teaching English Education across Modalities through Digital Literacies

      Extend the conversation from this session: Join the Marginal Syllabus community in an annotated conversation on readings related to this session.

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    6. Equity, Access, and Community: Teaching and Supporting Learners across Online Course Models

      Extend the conversation from this session: Join us in an annotated conversation on readings selected by Jenae Cohn and Laura Gonzales to expand the conversation in their session:

      "'Wanted: Some Black Long Distance [Writers]':Blackboard Flava-Flavin and other AfroDigitalexperiences in the classroom" by Carmen Kynard

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    7. The Intersection of Restorative Justice and Literacy Instruction in the English Language Arts Context

      Extend the conversation from this session: Join us in an annotated conversation related to the themes of this session on Maisha T. Winn's blog post: "Transformative Justice Teacher Preparation."

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    1. Social Annotation and an Inclusive Praxis for Open Pedagogy in the College Classroom.

      This is a fantastic article, published in a journal that includes social annotation as core functionality.

    2. Strategies to Author Annotation as brave Writing

      Great resource for shaping "brave writing" experiences for educators and/or students.

    3. “the messiness of meaning- making”

      And when meaning making is not messy, by means of what process is it "cleaned up"? This has me thinking that "ordered" or "clean" learning is maybe always less, or at least less authentic, learning.

      "Pile of Covered Books" by Ryan Adams

    4. this article in the 2019– 20 LEARN syllabus
    5. Annotation, as critical writing, is a literal, symbolic, and social means of re- marking upon and speaking truth to power.

      This has me thinking about how social annotation performs a kind of "estrangement" that maybe breaks down boundaries between the creation/publication and the reception/reading of texts when words from the authors and readers intermix in the same experience.

    6. Annotation is first draft thinking.

      oh! Annotation is brave because it is "first draft thinking"!

    7. a wider com-munity of people out there that cares about equity and is ready and willing to engage in talking about it seriously

      Just heard this from another MS participant too: finding a community of other people out there who share my experience and concerns when that is sometimes hard to find "locally".

    8. It also means that my annotations are in the paths of others and I need to consider that, forcing me to add context and consideration to my own notes.

      Epiphany! Social annotating while reading brings to READING a stance I try to have when WRITING: considering an audience. Do I read differently when my annotations mean my reading has an audience?

    9. Hypoth-esis

      Hypothesis is deeply supportive of the Marginal Syllabus community and activities!

    10. advance a marginal counternarrative to conventional profes-sional development

      I wasn't expecting this third meaning for "marginal"...and its unexpectedness maybe illustrates its power: finding ways to advance professional development/community learning in environments that may not support the exploration of specific views and topics.

    1. a neighborhood wedged between the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and Baltimore’s industrial infrastructure

      I can't wait for this! I love Baltimore and can only start to imagine how Ebony's special skills will tell some of its stories...

    2. my tools have changed over the years.

      You can see a bit of what I think may be Ebony's working space in this 2017 interview she did for her Rona Jaffee fellowship.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1AQO3GQFFw

    3. Image Lab at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery

      Not sure if the lab is still going, but here's an article about its early days.

    4. Hot Comb will be a mirror for some people and a window for others

      This would be a great prompt for a reading response: "Is the reading a window or a mirror for you? Why?"

    5. I never questioned what the many hair-product ads were really trying to sell to me

      Another of Ebony's parody ads reminds me of the beauty product adds for brands like Goop, that make dubious scientific claims as a part of their sell.

    6. how my memories — and other people’s memories, too — are tied to the senses, particularly touch

      Multimedia > multisensual: How to convey touch through sight? Sound > taste? That seems like a whole world to explore...

      "green tile, scott richard" by torbakhopper

    7. By making comics, I was able to more fully share my multisensory fieldwork experience with research participants and people outside of both my field and academia.

      This is a cool idea: how a graphic study is actually superior to a text-based study!

    8. your dissertation as a comic
    9. A Space Where Past, Present, and Future Come Together: Ebony Flowers on Hot Comb

      Join the conversation! People are annotating this interview with Ebony Flowers in conjunction with her keynote at the 2020 convention of the National Council of Teachers of English.

      Need help getting started with social annotation? See a short guide to engaging in events with Hypothesis social annotation.

    1. He cites as a success story a 2018 incident in Maryland where a high school student killed an ex-girlfriend, injured another boy and then shot himself fatally as he was fired on by an SRO.

      This is a success story? Two dead, another shot and the SRO also firing shots?

    2. Federal data analyzed by the American Civil Liberties Union shows millions of students, especially students of color, attend schools that have police officers, but no nurse or school psychologist.

      How can this be seen as anything but an imbalance in priorities? If schools are so dangerous that their security has to be a higher priority even than student mental or physical health, we have a much bigger problem than police in schools can fix.

    1. Carmen Kynard

      You can learn more about Carmen Kynard on her personal website.

    2. “Wanted: Some Black Long Distance [Writers]”:Blackboard Flava-Flavin and other AfroDigitalexperiences in the classroom

      Join the conversation! People are annotating this article in conjunction with Jenae Cohn and Laura Gonzales in conjunction with their session at the 2020 convention of the National Council of Teachers of English.

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    1. Pranis, K. (Winter 2012). The restorative impulse. Tikkun Magazine, 27(1), 33-34.

      You can read and annotate Pranis's "The restorative Impulse" online.

    2. what is at stake if most teachers continue to assume no moral stance on the patterns associated with the active isolation and banishment of particular students in K–12 school contexts

      A strong call to teachers to enter fully into the what's happening...given how many different things teachers are already asked to do, is it too much to ask this of them too? Or is it essential that they do?

    3. Transformative Justice in Education Center
    4. Transformative Justice Teacher Preparation

      Join the conversation! People are annotating this blog post by Maisha T. Winn, "Transformative Justice Teacher Preparation" in conjunction with "The Intersection of Restorative Justice and Literacy Instruction in the English Language Arts Context," a session at the 2020 convention of the National Council of Teachers of English.

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    1. docker stack deploy -c docker-compose.yml dev

      I wasn't able to get the mysql image to build right unless I ran this from within the same directory containing docker-compose.yml.

    2. apache/vhosts.conf

      The crucial thing here is making sure the directory paths in your Apache vhosts file take into account the local to container mapping you made earlier.

    1. the rhetorical, oral, and aural traditions of these communities

      Because social annotation enables people to add media beyond text to annotations, like emoji 🤪, images, and videos, it makes it possible to turn any online text into a multimedia following the rascuache principles Cruz Medina talked about at #NCTE2020.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-st7uQ2MPU

    2. Racial Shorthand: Coded Discrimination Contested in Social Media

      Join the conversation! People are annotating this book in conjunction with sessions at the 2020 convention of the National Council of Teachers of English, like:

      Rascuache Technology Pedagogy: Making Do with a Confluence of Resources with Cruz Medina

      Creating Dialogue across Generations of Scholars: Revolutionary Scholarship for and with Latinx Students, Families, and Communities with Tracey Flores, Antero Garcia, Korina Jocson and many others.

      Need help getting started with social annotation? See a short guide to engaging in events with Hypothesis social annotation.

    1. make sure they train faculty

      One shift that could help: focus on teaching students rather than teaching content.

    2. How do you feel about learning online or using • technology in the classroom? Have your experiences been positive?

      In interviews I conducted with students studying remotely during the pandemic, every single one said that their technology skills had increased. One outcome of so many people moving to use online teaching and learning tools is they became more experienced and confident with online technologies in general.

    3. Consider free transportation for students who need wifi that’s unavailable at home

      This has been a tricky issue during the pandemic as transport for internet access may increase health risks. I have seen some EDUs also loan out wifi hotspots from the library.

    4. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      This report, "Student Speak 2020", prepared by GlobalMindED in partnership with Every Learner Everywhere and The Equity Project, is the focus of an AnnotatED social annotation workshop during OLC Accelerate 2020. Read more about the workshop and join us in reading and discussing this report using annotation.

      OLC Accelerate 2020 speaker Flower Darby selected this report to foster discussion around the themes of her keynote and closing plenary.

  4. Oct 2020
    1. But what I think is largely responsible for this phenomenon they’re observing—without understanding—is Twitter.

      I was chagrined to see this move to put communication infrastructure as the root cause of a social-political phenomenon.

      It seems like Loofbourow buys the primary claim in the Harper's letter that there is a crisis in free speech, but wants to shift the blame from progressives to Twitter and Reddit et al. Rather than accepting the existence of the crisis in the Harper's letter (which pops up in other places too), I would instead focus on how that story of crisis has itself been generated and who benefits from its telling.

      The panic about "cancel culture" seems to grow directly out of the earlier panic about political correctness, continuing the rightist tradition of fear-mongering whenever new voices start to be heard.

      Notice that every example of information disorder Loofbourow outlines and blames on the Internet is a rightist challenge to broadening voices and identities. Is Twitter causing a crisis? Or are rightists using Internet platforms to sow discord and worry about that discord's effects?

      Blaming this manufactured crisis on the Internet smacks of technodeterminism, as if Twitter created not only the opportunity to troll, but the trolls themselves. The bigotry behind the trolling existed long before Twitter. The alarm we should sound is not that "cancel culture" has gone too far, but that otherwise well-meaning progressives are getting sucked into the rightist crisis narrative that all the new voices we are hearing are a threat to free speech.

      That all said, I certainly agree with Loofbourow that Internet platforms present serious issues, all the way from Twitter's inconsistency in managing violations of their terms of service, or Facebook's practice of accepting disinformative political advertising, up to whether ad supported social platforms can ever support healthy discourse.

    2. You can’t cut the far-right out of the picture, as if “censorious” rhetorical strategies emerged out of a void.

      Exactly, although I differ with Loofbourow on where to put primary focus to fill this void.

      Loofbourow is certainly correct that Internet platforms shape discourse, but I think there is another set of activities beyond the Internet that has been working hard to generate not just "'censorious' rhetorical strategies", but also a manufactured "panic" about their causes, scope and effects.

      Rightists would have us believe that there is a crisis in free speech, that it is ending civilization, and that it is caused by progressive political correctness run amok. At the same time that rightists are using the Internet precisely to foment all the bad faith conversation Loofbourow describes (and often baiting progressives to join them), they are also using the information disorder they generate as proof of their larger argument that political correctness and "cancel culture" are a significant threat. I don't buy it, and neither should the signers of the Harper's letter that inspired Loofbourow's response.

    3. Illiberalism Isn’t to Blame for the Death of Good-Faith Debate

      Join the annotated conversation around the original Letter on Justice and Open Debate in Harper's that inspired this response and other responses from various points of view.

    1. A Letter on Justice and Open Debate

      I read this letter with growing unease as it seems to be participating in the increasingly common rhetoric where otherwise well-meaning progressives get caught up in what I think is a "panic" manufactured by rightist propaganda. The panic about "cancel culture" and a progressive undermining of free speech seems like the evolution of the older rightist culture wars panic about "political correctness".

      A couple of other readings have helped me think about this more deeply. You can read and respond to my annotations on each at the following links:

    1. A Deeply Provincial View of Free Speech

      Join the annotated conversation around the original Letter on Justice and Open Debate in Harper's that inspired this response and other responses from various points of view.

    1. A More Specific Letter on Justice and Open Debate

      Join the annotated conversation around the original Letter on Justice and Open Debate in Harper's that inspired this response and other responses from various points of view.

    1. Freedom Means Can Rather Than Should: What the Harper’s Open Letter Gets Wrong

      Join the annotated conversation around the original Letter on Justice and Open Debate in Harper's that inspired this response and other responses from various points of view.

  5. Sep 2020
    1. But the academic experience could be continually refined and improved with the level of obsession that a company like Apple puts into improving every aspect of their customer experience.

      Echos a similar idea of "stickiness" that I wrote about back in 2011.

    2. There are two polar opposite narratives about the future of higher education that are both gaining traction at the moment.

      To extend the discussion, let's connect Michael's post to another thoughtful thinker about the future of higher education, Bryan Alexander. Specifically, two of Bryan's posts from roughly the same time (late September 2020):

    1. I believe that the bulk of institutions that will truly succeed going forward will not be those that win online, but on the contrary, those that do a good job establishing, maintaining, and conveying unique local experiences. Schools must reach inward to provide rich, meaningful, lasting, engaged experiences for their constituencies so people come, stay, and come back. Online, we call this “stickiness” and that will be EDU’s new metric for success: how sticky are you?

      I was reminded of this idea of "stickiness" that I wrote about long ago while reading Michael Feldstein's excellent recent 21 Sep 2020 post on the future of higher education during the time of COVID: Reports of Higher Education’s Death Have Been Moderately Exaggerated.

    1. In other words, what might the world look like if the pandemic continues at around the present level for several years?

      For another perspective, see Michael Feldstein's 21 Sep 2020 post, Reports of Higher Education’s Death Have Been Moderately Exaggerated.

  6. Aug 2020
    1. What is an Author?

      Perhaps my favorite short bit by Foucault. If you're going to read just one thing by him, maybe make this it.

    1. Hypothes.is, as a browser extension, allows students to annotate PDFs, webpages, and other media—but the annotations themselves must be solely text-based.

      This is not fully accurate: Hypothesis annotations are like mini-webpages and can include text, links, images, videos, and equations.

  7. Jul 2020
    1. drawing evidence-based conclusions

      One thing that is not obvious about Hypothesis, is that you can also use it to annotate data sheets — that's easiest if they are CSV files published on the web.

  8. Jun 2020
    1. Where Do Faculty Spend Their Time?

      Is this the research question for this work?

    2. Teaching Online: Where Do Faculty Spend Their Time?

      This document was used as a group annotation activity as part of the Research Summit at the Online Learning Consortium Innovate 2020 conference. There was another document also used in this exercise: Example Dissertation Chapter

      Research Annotated Treasure Hunt

      Can you find and add your answer to each of these as an annotation in the document below?

      1. Find the research question: What is the researcher trying to answer?
      2. Find the problems and calls to research: What is one problem or challenge was the researcher trying to address? What prompted this research?
      3. Find the due diligence: What did the researcher do (or look at) to see if the challenge could be addressed?
      4. Find the measurements: How did the researcher know that their change isn made an impact on the challenge?
      5. Find the big picture: What existing factors or barriers may have also impacted this challenge?
      6. Find the variables and methods: What data, people, or information did the researcher access to in order to address the challenge?
    1. viLIST OF FIGURES

      This document was used as a group annotation activity as part of the Research Summit at the Online Learning Consortium Innovate 2020 conference. There was another document also used in this exercise: Teaching Online: Where Do Faculty Spend Their Time?

      Research Annotated Treasure Hunt

      Can you find and add your answer to each of these as an annotation in the document below?

      1. Find the research question: What is the researcher trying to answer?
      2. Find the problems and calls to research: What is one problem or challenge was the researcher trying to address? What prompted this research?
      3. Find the due diligence: What did the researcher do (or look at) to see if the challenge could be addressed?
      4. Find the measurements: How did the researcher know that their change isn made an impact on the challenge?
      5. Find the big picture: What existing factors or barriers may have also impacted this challenge?
      6. Find the variables and methods: What data, people, or information did the researcher access to in order to address the challenge?
    1. Responses are not simply welcome but strongly desired.

      One way to respond to Kathleen's text is to participate in the already-vibrant discussion in the margin...if you don't already have one, sign up for a free individual Hypothesis account using the Sign Up link at the top of this sidebar or directly on the Hypothesis website.

    1. Literacies Teachers Need During Covid-19

      As a part of the AnnotatED Workshop before OLC Innovate 2020, a group of people will annotate this article by Maha Bali, along with the author herself.

      Learn more about Maha on her blog or follow @bali_maha on Twitter.

      Read along with us and add your own annotations using a free Hypothesis account you can also create using the link at the top of this sidebar.

      You can also explore all the annotations on this article a different way using visualizations and analytics at CROWDLAAERS from Remi Kalir and Francisco Perez.

  9. May 2020
    1. INTRODUCTION

      As a part of the AnnotatED Workshop before OLC Innovate 2020, a group of people will annotate this introduction to Martin Weller's book, 25 Years of Ed Tech, along with the author himself.

      Learn more about Martin on his blog or follow @mweller on Twitter.

      Read along with us and add your own annotations using a free Hypothesis account you can also create using the link at the top of this sidebar.

    2. Maha Bali,

      Learn more about Maha Bali on her blog, Reflecting Allowed, or follow @bali_maha on Twitter.

    1. All of those things will still happen to our young people. The question is, for middle-class kids, will they happen in such a safe and joyous place? Is there something about the campus environment that exposes young people — who are more creative, greater risk-takers, and more fearless — to the world and our problems and gives them the opportunity to craft better solutions? Will big tech’s entry into education reduce our humanity or create a net gain in stakeholder value?

      Let's flip this around: Rather than focusing on what will be safe and joyous for the middle class, what will be safe and joyous and life-changing personally and economically for the far larger group of people underneath the shrinking middle class? Will the improved and more widely credible online education this interview imagines serve first-generation college students better than the current system?

    1. The idea behind ACE is that we elevate three characteristics that are clear, context sensitive, values driven and mission aligned, and we use them to plan assignment-, course- and institution-level responses to COVID-19 in the areas of our university that are connected to teaching and learning.

      You know I love a good framework, and the ACE framework from Robin DeRosa is aces! Adaptability: create flexibility for learners (and everyone). Connection: connect activities beyond the classroom. Equity: include everyone.

    1. Social Learning theory is essentially – as the name suggests – an explanation of how we learn when we are in social contexts.
    1. With the Internet exploding with information resources and tools for learning, teachers can be facilitators of information with a greater emphasis on explanation and critical thinking as opposed to the dissemination source.

      Thinking about how collaborative annotation, like with Hypothesis, can enable teachers — and other students — to be facilitators of reading, rather than as the disseminators of the ideas contained in readings.

    1. Online education’s emphasis on scale, speed and efficiency may have the unfortunate side effects of portraying college teachers as nothing more than content-delivery workers and reducing higher education to an exercise in return-on-investment credentialing.

      This is the heart of how online education has been driven to date: if we don't work to change these driving forces, the ill-effects we've already seen will accelerate.

    2. including allegedly “impractical” degrees such as philosophy, art history, and English

      See the AAC&U's work with employers on the value of liberal education.

    3. Whatever the case, I usually feel depleted rather than energized at the end of an online class session.

      Social reading and collaborative annotation (like we are doing here) provide another way for teachers and students to engage with learning: gathering on readings when it's not possible to gather face-to-face.

  10. Apr 2020
    1. Let mans Soule be a Spheare

      Like so many Donne poems, he makes great use here of astronomical imagery. I love this idea of the soul being like a spinning planet in the body, "being by others hurried every day", affected by gravitational pulls of "pleasure or businesse". What is your soul's "first mover"? By what is your soul "whirld"?

    1. Getting Started

      If you would like to start by integrating Hypothesis into your learning management system (LMS) instead, reach out to us at Hypothesis.

    2. It is free

      Hypothesis offers and will continue to offer free annotation capabilities for people to use across the web.

      To sustain our project, Hypothesis arranges paid partnerships with institutions looking to use annotation at scale and with integration into their learning management systems for single sign-on, automatic private groups, dedicated support, service -level agreements, dashboards on usage at the class and institutional levels, participation in the AnnotatED community, and more.

      In response to the current COVID-19 crisis, Hypothesis has waived all institutional costs for at least 2020.

  11. Mar 2020
    1. Visit past editions of the Horizon Report with annotation enabled and browse/subscribe to a Twitter list of Horizon Report contributors past and present.

      1. 2019
      2. 2018
      3. 2017
      4. 2016
      5. 2015
      6. 2014
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    2. Malcolm Brown, Mark McCormack, Jamie Reeves, D. Christopher Brooks, and Susan Grajek, with Bryan Alexander, Maha Bali, Stephanie Bulger, Shawna Dark, Nicole Engelbert, Kevin Gannon, Adrienne Gauthier, David Gibson, Rob Gibson, Brigitte Lundin, George Veletsianos, and Nicole Weber

      Visit the primary 2020 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report authors on Twitter. You can also browse and subscribe to a Twitter list that collects all the Horizon Report contributors that I could find from the 2020 and 2019 reports.

      1. Malcolm Brown: @mbbrown
      2. Mark McCormack: @MarkMcCNash1
      3. Jamie Reeves: @Jamie_l0u
      4. D. Christopher Brooks: @DCBPhDV2
      5. Susan Grajek: @sgrajek
      6. Bryan Alexander: @BryanAlexander
      7. Maha Bali: @Bali_Maha
      8. Stephanie Bulger: @sdccdBulger
      9. Shawna Dark: @ShawnaDark
      10. Nicole Engelbert: @nengelbert
      11. Kevin Gannon: @TheTattooedProf
      12. Adrienne Gauthier: @ajgauthier
      13. David Gibson: @davidgibson
      14. Rob Gibson: @rgibson1
      15. Brigitte Lundin: @brigittelundin
      16. George Veletsianos: @veletsianos
      17. Nicole Weber: @nwebs
    3. However, there is skepticism about AI’s ability to replace human teaching in activities such as judging writing style, and some have expressed concern that policy makers could use AI to justify replacing (young) human labor.

      Maha describes here the primary concern I have with the pursuit of both AI and adaptive technologies in education. Not that the designers of such tools are attempting to replace human interaction, but that the spread of "robotic" educational tools will accelerate the drive to further reduce human-powered teaching and learning, leading perhaps to class-based divisions in educational experiences like Maha imagines here.

      AI and adaptive tool designers often say that they are hoping their technologies will free up time for human teachers to focus on more impactful educational practices. However, we already see how technologies that reduce human labor often lead to further reductions the use of human teachers — not their increase. As Maha points out, that's a social and economic issue, not a technology issue. If we focus on building tools rather than revalorizing human-powered education, I fear we are accelerating the devaluation of education already taking place.

    4. Maha Bali

      You can learn more about Maha Bali from her faculty page at the American University in Cairo, on her blog "Reflecting Allowed, and from her Twitter stream at @Bali_Maha.

    5. Political Polarization

      And important: the role media plays in political polarization. On this topic, I've found works from the Pew useful, like "U.S. Media Polarization and the 2020 Election: A Nation Divided":

      "As the U.S. enters a heated 2020 presidential election year, a new Pew Research Center report finds that Republicans and Democrats place their trust in two nearly inverse news media environments."

      Also useful are works from Data & Society like "Media, Technology, Politics: six new pieces on the networked public sphere"

      "Although many people are anxious to understand how much influence old and new media had over the US presidential election, the reality is that we will never know comprehensively. We can, though, seek to understand how different cultural and technical factors are shaping the contemporary information landscape."

    6. Climate Change

      I wonder if we should promote climate change to be an over-arching meta-trend given how its effects will touch on all the other trends listed?

    7. Social

      Given the spread of the novel corona virus and COVID-19 as this report is published and it's already demonstrable effects on education (eg, instructional continuity), we might add a health dimension to this list of social trends.

    8. ifteen social, technological, economic, higher education, and political trends that signal departures from the past

      Social

      1. Well-Being and Mental Health
      2. Demographic Changes
      3. Equity and Fair Practices

      Technological

      1. Artificial Intelligence: Technology Implications
      2. Next-Generation Digital Learning Environment (NGDLE)
      3. Analytics and Privacy Questions

      Economic

      1. Cost of Higher Education
      2. Future of Work and Skills
      3. Climate Change

      Higher Education

      1. Changes in Student Population
      2. Alternative Pathways to Education
      3. Online Education

      Political

      1. Decrease in Higher Education Funding
      2. Value of Higher Education
      3. Political Polarization
    9. For sixteen years, the Horizon Report

      You can find all 16 previous editions of the Horizon Report online with annotation enabled. Some editions are also published in different languages on the EDUCAUSE website.

      1. 2019
      2. 2018
      3. 2017
      4. 2016
      5. 2015
      6. 2014
      7. 2013
      8. 2012
      9. 2011
      10. 2010
      11. 2009
      12. 2008
      13. 2007
      14. 2006
      15. 2005
      16. 2004
    10. ExPErt PanEl roStEr

      You can browse/subscribe to a Twitter list of Horizon Report contributors past and present.

  12. Feb 2020
  13. Dec 2019
    1. Digital Transformation: Reading the Signals

      Slides for EDUCAUSE digital transformation in EDU webinar from 18 Dec 2019.

    1. Digital transformation is a journey, not a destination. The digital transformation signals listed in this article indicate progress along the way and provide guideposts for the journey.

      Process of EDU digital transformation.

    1. In the context of sweeping social, economic, technological, and demographic changes, digital transformation (Dx) is a series of deep and coordinated culture, workforce, and technology shifts that enable new educational and operating models and transform an institution’s operations, strategic directions, and value proposition.

      Definition of digital transformation (DX).

    1. There are many excellent available resources about how to introduce zines into higher education (check out this excellent Resource List from Barnard College), but for a few examples: Sakina Laksimi-Morrow, Teaching and Learning Center Fellow at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, invited fellow graduate students to share their teaching assignments and syllabi in Developing a Socially Conscious Pedagogy. Simmons College librarian Dawn Stahura has written about working with a faculty member to read and develop zines in a Sociology class, relating to content about eating disorders.

      Links to zine learning experiences collected by Elvis Bakaitis.

    2. Zines as Open Pedagogy

      My annotations here are a (partial) record of how I'm going through this open education assignment while playing "open education experience bingo".

      My bingo card for this learning experience record will be published on my blog. Caveat: I didn't end up making an annotation for everything I checked off on the bingo card.

    3. the discomfort of grading highly personal work. Sometimes keeping the spirit of “open pedagogy” may involve the idea of “closed” –  considerations of student privacy, personal spaces, and making it equally ok to restrict access

      Openness on including and/or creating new/different evaluation strategies that are sensitive to personal dimensions of works produced in the experience.

    4. there’s a strong overlap between the representation of queer, or otherwise marginalized authors, and this very welcoming, open format

      Openness on including people.

    1. What Open Education Taught Me

      My annotations here are a record of how I'm going through this student's reflection on open education experiences while playing "open education experience bingo".

      My bingo card for this learning experience record is published on my blog.

    2. To Put Yourself Out There and Make Connections

      Openness in connecting to people.

    3. To Trust the System

      Wow. This seems contradictory, but in a good way?

      Trust in the system (of openness) because it will help you expand your horizons.

      Openness in reflecting on roles and recognition, and connecting on recognition.

    4. My professors are still learning too.

      Openness on surfacing and including roles.

    5. To Collaborate With My Peers

      This is a very rich section: openness in developing skills, connecting materials, skills, roles, feedback and evaluation to other learners, and including other learners in the experience.

    6. Open education comes down to one word: accountability.

      Openness on surfacing and reflecting on roles and design.

    7. To Take Control of My Education

      Openness on reflecting about design.

    8. To Keep An Open Mind

      Openness on reflecting about materials.

    9. Open education is the philosophy and belief that people, even the world should produce, share, and build on knowledge that everyone has access to.

      Maybe one of the best definitions of open education I have ever seen.

  14. Nov 2019
    1. talk radio and cable news

      To what degree are talk radio and cable news themselves connected to conversations on social media?

    2. Twitter also surfaced a recent study from academics in France, Canada and the United States

      I am not able to find whether this study has yet been published formally with peer review. You can find the first author, Shelley Boulianne, on Twitter, and the last, Bruce Bimber, but I don't see a Twitter account for the middle author, Karolina Koc-Michalska.

    1. This document was shared in the context of the OLC Accelerate Live Online International Summit in 2019, where Maren Deepwell presented on “Open for whom?“.

    1. Wiley’s (2013) notion of “renewable assignments,”

      I thought the term "renewable" as opposed to "disposable" came up later. The word "renewable" does not appear in David's 2013 blog post cited here.

    2. We accept as axiomatic that students learn by doing

      While I personally agree that "learning by doing" is perhaps one of the or even the most powerful forms of pedagogy, a very large part of current and historical pedagogy does not really engage doing. So either not ALL learning involves doing, or the majority of education that happens without doing doesn't involve learning.

    3. We define OER-enabled pedagogy as the set of teaching and learning practices that are only possible or practical in the context of the 5R permissions which are characteristic of OER.

      Definition of "OER enabled pedagogy".

    4. Those interested in OER care about the way the word “open” is used in educational contexts.

      Sure. And others also care about the way open is used in educational contexts beyond OER, to mean more than just specific copyright statuses.

    5. OER-enabled pedagogy

      First use of "OER-enabled pedgogy" outside of David Wiley's blog?

    1. People were really excited about the day of sadness.

      Literally LOLed.

    2. This is an activity I stole from Bonnie Stewart.

      "Stealing" from family is a core practice in OEP.

    3. A large part of the ‘resources’ conversation in OER is this kind of problem. Cheaper access to books. More people using books. Nice measurable problems that can be fixed.

      Lowering costs for learning materials via OER: A complicated problem vs what Dave calls complex problems, like open pedagogies.

    4. The Day of Happiness

      A masterful way to help shape the conversation.

    5. Two boxes of 24 colour pencils stolen from my daughter

      This is my favorite procurement strategy.

    1. Clear affirmative action means someone must take deliberate action to opt in, even if this is not expressed as an opt-in box. For example, other affirmative opt-in methods might include signing a consent statement, oral confirmation, a binary choice presented with equal prominence, or switching technical settings away from the default. The key point is that all consent must be opt-in consent – there is no such thing as ‘opt-out consent’. Failure to opt out is not consent. You may not rely on silence, inactivity, default settings, pre-ticked boxes or your general terms and conditions, or seek to take advantage of inertia, inattention or default bias in any other way.

      On opt in vs opt out in GDPR.