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Grant Potter

https://blog.ouseful.info/2017/06/16/pondering-what-digital-first-and-university-of-the-cloud-mean/ @psychemedia "We should be using software that runs as a service and is delivered directly through the browser. Service based, personal computing in the cloud."

Grant Potter

http://hackeducation.com/2017/06/15/robots-raising-children "Somewhere along the way, I think, we have confused surveillance for care ... this has profound implications for how we raise children, no doubt. It has profound implications for how we teach and learn. It has profound implications for how we trust and respect one another."

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

http://www.digitalpedagogylab.com/hybridped/resisting-edtech/ via @HybridPed 'A funny thing happened on the way to academic integrity. Plagiarism detection software has seized control of student intellectual property.'

Grant Potter

hey @audreywatters - you appear to be on pg.84 of Walkaway https://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2017/04/cory-doctorows-walkaway-hardware-hackers-face-the-climate-apocalypse/ ".. she called him on every crumb of bullshit, found crashed projects where gamification had run wild, so financialized that every incentive distorted into titanic frauds that literally left structures in ruins, rotten to the mortar. They were existence proof of the terribleness of his cherished ideas. She pointed out that getting humans to 'do the right thing' by incentivizing them to vanquish one another was stupid. She found videos of Skinner-trained pigeons who'd been taught to play piano through food-pellet training and pointed out that everyone who liked this envisioned himself as the experimenter -- not the pigeon."

Grant Potter

.@EtherpadOrg most popular at apps.opened.ca with 54 installs followed by @RocketChat with 30 installs

Grant Potter

https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/jun/14/tax-evaders-exposed-why-super-rich-are-even-richer-than-we-thought "These results underscore a basic truth: in a world where wealth is globalised and where a big industry has specialised in helping the ultra-rich avoid and sometimes evade their taxes, our ability to track great fortunes – and to tax them appropriately – faces considerable challenges."

Grant Potter

Modern VHS via @mbransons http://www.michaelbransonsmith.net/blog/2017/06/07/modern-vhs/ "The goal is to make a tool which would allow someone to upload still(s) from a modern movie and create a retro VHS case design"

Grant Potter

Independent Third-Party Review of @AthabascaU (PDF) http://www.athabascau.ca/aboutau/documents/third-party/5-1-2017-third-party-review.pdf "develop a plan for the redevelopment of its information and communication technology infrastructure and services, so that the institution capitalizes on available flexible and cloud-based services and positions itself to be responsive to future developments in the field."

Grant Potter