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Grant Potter

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offers a call to colleges & universities around the globe to consider how their resources—staff, faculty, students, space, digital infrastructures, brands—can be deployed at all three layers of the initiative .... It has to be willing to lend a portion of its infrastructure and its time and its endowments to this integrated model of network plus institution plus community, even though this model does not factor in prestige rankings or research dollars. It has to be willing to look to people both in and beyond classroom walls as part of its purview. http://er.educause.edu/articles/2017/5/antigonish-2-0-a-way-for-higher-ed-to-help-save-the-web‬

Grant Potter

via @psychemedia 'we’ve put the dog down and just show students cat pictures given to us by consultants' https://blog.ouseful.info/2017/06/18/innovation-starts-at-home/

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/05/22/an-underground-college-for-undocumented-immigrants "Refused admission by public universities and unable to get funding from private ones, aspiring students find another way."

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https://fredrikdeboer.com/2017/05/16/study-of-the-week-what-actually-helps-poor-students-human-beings/ "What’s shared by tutoring, small group instruction, cooperative learning, and feedback and progress monitoring – the interventions that come out looking best? The influence of another human being. The ability to work closely with others, particularly trained professionals, to go through the hard, inherently social work of error and correction and trying again. Being guided by another human being towards mastery of skills and concepts. Not paying tons of money on some ed tech boondoggle. Rather, giving individual people the time necessary to work closely with students and shepherd their progress. Imagine if we invested our money in giving all struggling students the ability to work individually or in small groups with dedicated educational professionals that we treated as respected experts and paid accordingly."

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For the purpose of maintaining order, the future classroom will come equipped with watchful robots that rap students on the head if they lose focus or act up,” Shōnen Sunday, 1969. via: http://theappendix.net/issues/2014/7/party-like-its-1999-japanese-retrofuturism-and-chrono-trigger

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More great writing from @unbc @docdez Molecular Cell Physiology students http://unbc.biol312.ca/

Grant Potter

Spying on Students: School-Issued Devices and Student Privacy

Lack of transparency - Investigative burdens - Data concerns - Lack of choice - Overreliance on “privacy by policy.” - Need for digital privacy training and education.

Grant Potter

some more politics of open ... BC Liberals will: Continue to expand the program by committing an additional $10 million over the term http://www.bcliberals.com/platform/adding-b-c-s-open-textbooks-saving-students-money/#adding-b-c-s-open-textbooks-saving-students-money