- Lots of meetings and manager stuff.
- Nancy Chick appointed Taylor Institute's first academic director. Awesome! Can't wait for her to get moved in.
- George Veletsianos: Open practices in the absence of institutional policies
- Ben Stern: Four Smart Tips for Instructional Tech Specialists
- Maryellen Weimer: Group Work: What Do Students Want from Their Teammates?
- Head et al: Lifelong learning in the digital age: A content analysis of recent research on participation
- Daniel Christian: Will micro-credentialing be an example of the use of big data in education and training? (maybe?)
- Scott Haselwood: Six Ingredients for Sweetening your Flipped Classroom Recipe - another list blog post. ugh. but some interesting bits in it regardless.
- John Gruber: Dazzling Results
conventional disruption theory does not apply to consumer-driven markets in which outstanding design and integration (as opposed to modularity) can drive demand.
- Tony Hirst: Getting Started With Personal App Containers in the Cloud
- Daniel Christian: 3 things academic leaders believe about online education - list post #3 so far.
- via Stephen Downes: Kyle Pearce Standards Based Grading GAMIFIED With Badges
- via Stephen Downes - John Herman The Next Internet Is TV - but this is based on the wrong metric. Measured by bytes, video will win. A single 4K video would count as much as a million web page loads. Bytes aren't interesting. Even pageviews aren't interesting. Person-hours? Something else?
- Andrew MacDougall: John Baird's resignation produces a lot to cut through
There are two razors to keep handy when analyzing the cut and thrust of politics. One is Occam's, which says that the simplest explanation is usually the correct one, and the other is Hanlon's, which stipulates you should never attribute to malice that which can adequately be explained by stupidity. Applying these filters to John Baird's sudden and unexpected decision this week to leave politics would certainly make the news less interesting. But where's the fun in that?
This is a good lens to use when looking at anything, especially in Big Media. There is a pressure to not tell the likely simple story, when more pageviews and ad impressions can be stacked up with Fox-style hype fodder.
A couple more ski days. Took friday off to head to Nakiska. Where it was raining steadily. In February. Crazy. Still, a good day.