The educational thoughts of Jason Epstein
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Interesting article that discusses AUP. One analogy is how we make kids water safe. You don't make kids water-safe by trying to eliminate swimming pools. You make them safe by teaching them how to swim. Teach about acceptable use and not restriction of technology.
Has Google turned the corner and begun to subvert search results for self promotion? " It has degraded its premier product in service of promoting others. It has done devious things to ferret out information from its users that they do not willingly provide."
Investigates the personalisation of news stories based on robot journalism - will I get a different article than somebody else when I click on the same link because of the rest of my search preferences?
A suggested system for honoring the creative and intellectual labor of information discovery by making attribution consistent and codified, celebrating authors and creators, and also respecting those who discover and amplify their work.
Register & Read Beta is a new, experimental program to offer free, read-online access to individual scholars and researchers who register for a MyJSTOR account. Register & Read follows the release of the Early Journal Content as the next step in our efforts to find sustainable ways to extend access to JSTOR, specifically to those not affiliated with participating institutions.
The laptop untethered us from the fixed desktop location and allowed technology to become mobile. A new range of devices is now breaking many of the final shackles of computing use that were not conducive to effective educational practice. A range of these devices have been available for many years but it was the release of the iPad that has seen wide educational acceptance of the alternative mobile device.
It's time for school librarians to speak out about how they help students meet learning standards. This advocacy kit provides templates and talking points for meetings with students, teachers, administrators, school boards and parents.
Use your ScanSnap to digitize all the documents, receipts, and business cards that clutter your desk and life. Set your ScanSnap to send those scans into Evernote, where they become instantly accessible and searchable from any device you use. Who knew that going paperless could be so simple?
Many learners enter further and higher education lacking the skills needed to apply digital technologies to education. As 90% of new jobs will require excellent digital skills, improving digital literacy is an essential component of developing employable graduates.