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  1. Feb 2020
    1. A good article for our Frontier Set discussion. The state of "student-centered" institutional thinking. Note the lacking role and impact of teachers.

  2. Jan 2020
    1. since our courseware is embedded in the LMS via LTI (rather than copied and pasted into the LMS), all these improvements are immediately available to everyone using the courseware the instant we make them.

      As several of Lumen's courses are based on OpenStax content, what happens when OpenStax releases a new and significantly updated version of their content? Does Lumen content go out of date? Are Lumen's changes lost if they adopt OS's new version? Are Lumen's and OS's versions somehow consolidated and merged?

    1. Roughly 5% of University of California students, 11% of California State University students and 20% of students attending community colleges experienced homelessness in the past year, Low said.
  3. Nov 2019
    1. “I’m not going hungry per se, but there are days I’m just not going to eat,” she said. “Today, I am kind of hesitant to buy food, because I have less than $100 and I need to do laundry. Do I want to do my laundry or do I want to eat today? That is the kind of question I’m dealing with.”

      student quote on food insecurity

    1. “During that week, everything was hitting me,” Camellia Brown said. “I tried to come up to [my professor] and say I wouldn’t be able to afford the textbook. And you know, I started crying.”
    1. Trojan Shelter, an organization run entirely by undergraduate USC students, will open a free residence shelter at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Koreatown.

      run by ug students

  4. Oct 2019
    1. As high-paying jobs and college degrees are becoming far out of reach, and student debt continues increasing drastically, barriers to success are growing so high for most Americans that they are now unsurpassable.
  5. Sep 2019
  6. Aug 2019
    1. Machine learning is an approach to making many similar decisions that involves algorithmically finding patterns in your data and using these to react correctly to brand new data
    1. metonymy

      Anyone else have to look this up?

      A figure of speech in which a thing or concept is referred to by the name of something closely associated with that thing or concept. For example, "suit" for business executive, or "the track" for horse racing.

  7. Jul 2019
  8. Jun 2019
    1. The State of California's Online Education Initiative (OEI) has developed an innovative set of interactive tutorials and tools, which may increase your chances of success in any online course. These tutorials are interactive, helpful, and easily accessible.
    1. (OER content itself is typically free, but platforms like Lumen typically charge a per-student, per-course fee to use the platform through which the content is delivered, which often includes homework and feedback tools and other services that textbook publishers have increasingly wrapped around their textbooks.)

      Textbook (ha!) case of #openwrapping...

    1. There is a long-standing debate about whether undergraduate education is a private good, serving the needs of individuals, or a public good, meeting larger civic and community needs. The answer, we are convinced, is that undergraduate education is both a public and a private good.

      on the benefit of public higher ed

    1. about what is good work for this class, what does that look like

      and perhaps what is good work for others, beyond the class...

    2. Yes, I would eliminate grades all together. What we want is students to be engaged and thoughtful participants in their own learning. Grades are not helping us toward that.

      on grading...

  9. May 2019
    1. grab volumes of data without paying those whose data is grabbed

      @Laika57 Worse yet, Turnitin is charging students (one way or another) for their data!

    1. The problem with Facebook goes beyond economics however, Hughes argues. The News Feed’s algorithms dictate the content that millions of people see every day, its content rules define what counts as hate speech, and there’s no democratic oversight of its processes.
    1. We need to emphasize program consolidation where appropriate, in order to direct more resources to high-demand programs such as computer science and education.  In addition, the Board’s Open Education Resources initiative will provide textbooks for certain courses at little or no cost.

      Ease tuition hike with free textbooks?

    1. "To the extent that Knewton provides value-added services that map onto OER (which should itself be accessible outside of their proprietary platform), this would be a case of a popular business model known as open-wrapping," said Jhangiani. This model is "growing in popularity among large commercial publishers and other for-profit players in this space such as Lumen Learning," he said.  If big publishers really add value to OER, then open-wrapping is not necessarily a bad thing, said Jhangiani. This is different to "openwashing" where publishers spin a product as open while continuing proprietary practices, he explained.
  10. Apr 2019
    1. That’s why online education is an ethical practice, especially for those who find it nearly impossible to attend on campus.

      online as an ethical issue... access to education

  11. Mar 2019
    1. sophisticated digital platforms authored with open content.


    2. n. The shifting nature of the instructor—from transmitter of knowledge to facilitator and curator—has accelerated the need for strategically planned faculty support and a reevaluation of the role of teaching and instruction. The

      Support for Open Pedagogy / Open Education Practices

    1. That can make a big difference because tuition only makes up 20 percent of the cost of attendance for the average community-college student,
    1. But given that most of this peer review is already done without compensation, it is not tethered to the existing system of journals. A better system for disseminating scientific knowledge in the modern age would not include paywalls and subscription fees. Instead, we should aspire to a truly open science, one that is both more efficient and higher quality than the current system.
    1. More people work in the shadow mines of content moderation than are officially employed by Facebook or Google. These are the people who keep our Disneyland version of the web spic and span.
  12. Feb 2019
    1. “Publishing our scholarship behind a paywall deprives people of the access to and benefits of publicly-funded research. That is terrible for society.”
    1. , SPC rejected the traditional “master course” terminology in favor of the more neutral “standard course.”

      Master course name change

    1. “It’s, like, maybe you could have a conversation about whether you should be able to pay and not see ads. That doesn’t feel like a moral question to me. But the question of whether you can pay to have different privacy controls feels wrong.”

      surveillance capitalism or pay-for-privacy capitalism knocking on the door...

    2. though it might break Facebook’s revenue machine by pulling the most affluent and desired users out of the ad targeting pool.

      I doubt the vast majority of the most active FB users are "affluent"

    1. “The mission of the land grant institution matters to me quite deeply,” she said. “This notion that higher education is something that should be provided to the citizens of the state, and that it is a state responsibility to bring that education to the people, that’s part of why I wanted to be here, to be part of that mission and to really think about what an institution of higher education with a public-serving focus can be in the 21st century.

      HE as a public good

    1. Institutions are far less likely to require training than to offer it. Almost a quarter of institutions (23 percent) don't require professors to do any of a list of eight activities, and the proportion of CAOs saying they required participation in individual activities ranged from a high of 45 percent for self-paced training on the institution's online education technology (learning management system, etc.) to about three in 10 for training on online course design. Thirty-seven percent require instructor-led training on effective online teaching methods.
      • 77% DO require SOME training
      • 45% require LMS training
      • 30% require course design training
      • 37% require online facilitation training
  13. Jan 2019
    1. Portland State makes it easy for students to manage their campus experience wherever they are, whenever they want.  With the myPSU mobile app, it’s easy for students to find their way to class, check grades and pay a tuition bill. 

      notes here...

    1. For example, in its literature review, the report identified as a key theme the importance of meaningful interaction between students and faculty members. It said a lack of sufficient interaction “is likely online education’s Achilles’ heel.”

      Sounds like poorly designed/facilitated online courses

    1. Opening the Textbook: Open Education Resources in U.S. Higher Education, 2017

      great collection of reports from babson

    1. A program spearheaded by Portland State to teach computer science to all high school students – especially populations underrepresented in computer science such as women, rural students and minorities – is completing its first semester in 16 school districts throughout Oregon.


  14. Dec 2018
    1. The goal was not for a learner to become something that they might want to become. The goal of learning in a textbook world was for the learner to become a follower of paths.

      content over context

    2. Clear goals for each learning event combined with a perfectly structured class was a clear indication of someone who took the profession of education seriously. This is what it meant to be expert teacher

      And in a climate where there is increasing pressure to show data-driven evidence of "student success," more institutions are turning to technology (more privatization) to monitor and report out on student "progress." :(

    1. Traditional pathways from education to the workforce are starting to be supplemented and circumvented in the assessment ecosystem.
    1. The capitalist, ironically enough, is trying to earn his freedom from capitalism — just like everyone else
    2. Then there is social technology — social institutions, public goods, and public investment. Only in the last century or so, really, have human beings really become capable of operating things like healthcare, transportation, retirement elderly care, childcare, and so on at a social scale. That is because these things require post-capitalist management, too, which we’re still learning how to do.
    1. It's called Decenturion, and, if its representatives at Consensus are to be believed, it's a decentralized society backed by real people buying up real property and opening physical embassies around the globe with the stated goal of creating a community of "innovators." 
    1. A longer-term goal, more in line with the vision of the NGDLE, is to develop a learning experience for students that seamlessly crosses platforms. A student might start by watching lectures on YouTube, then head to a web-based tool for creating a concept map before wrapping up with a shared WordPress site -- all within the confines of one platform.
    1. inclusive pedagogy is inherently open, and open pedagogies are indeed inclusive.

      I might propose inclusive pedagogy is a subset of open pedagogy. Inclusive pedagogy does not necessarily mean open. IP does not entail OP. Courses may be inclusive without components of Open (e.g. using openly-licensed materials; curating, creating and sharing content with the wider public; student-driven learning experiences).