🔖 Artificial Intelligence in Schools: An Ethical Storm is Brewing

Bookmarked Artificial intelligence in Schools: An Ethical Storm is Brewing (Australian Association for Research in Education – EduResearch Matters)

Artificial intelligence will shape our future more powerfully than any other innovation this century. Anyone who does not understand it will soon find themselves feeling left behind, waking up in a world full of technology that feels more and more like magic.’ (Maini and Sabri, 2017, p.3)

2019-08-19 15.00.15

Liked Academic developer in the open by Claire McAviniaClaire McAvinia (learning and teaching in the digital age)

It’s been a positive challenge to study my Open University H880 module this year, at times very challenging when work has been especially busy. However, juggling and sometimes struggling have led to exciting and energising outcomes in recent weeks. We were asked to read the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and consider the connections between them and our course. Contextualising my learning, and then my work, in terms of the SDGs has given me a new focus. Academic development has the purpose of enhancing learning and teaching in higher education. SD Goal 4 is Quality Education: to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. This refers to all levels of education, and to learning across our lives. Access to technology is addressed as part of gender equality in Goal 5. Our work as teachers/educators, academic developers, educational technologists, and indeed open practitioners, links directly with the SDGs. We seek to improve the educational experiences of all students, and help our institutions to achieve their access and retention missions. This has been valuable in helping kick-start work ahead of the new academic year, but has also started me thinking again about how we frame academic development in relation to open education.

🔖 An introduction to Jupyter notebooks by James Slack, Service Manager, University of Edinburgh

Bookmarked An introduction to Jupyter notebooks by an author (#ALTC Blog)

Apologies for the title but I used up all my imaginative title mojo for our recently accepted ALT Conference Submission Out of this World: Jupyter notebooks and Noteable at the University of Edinbu…

🔖Truth, lies, & learning in an online disinformation war

Bookmarked Truth, lies, & learning in an online disinformation war by W. Ian O’Byrne (W. Ian O’Byrne)

According to existing laws of war and international human rights accords, children and schools (i.e., learning environments) are supposed to be protected when in warzones. In 1949, The Geneva Conve…

🔖Personal Space: Rethinking “Distance” Learning – Robin DeRosa

Bookmarked Personal Space: Rethinking “Distance” Learning (actualham)

To follow along with the text of this presentation, view the Google Slides version of the talk as I give it: [This version below has image descriptions, so may be the best version if you are using …

2019-08-02 23.15.08

Liked Irish National Digital Experience Survey to be Launched Soon (National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education)

The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning says that the Irish National Digital Experience Survey is to be launched soon.