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OL Daily, Stephen Downes

  • Duyen T. Vo, Kelly-Ann Allen, Andrea Reupert, Teaching and Teacher Education, Jul 15, 2024 According to this article, "Researchers from Monash University have surveyed 1000 primary and secondary teachers across the country and their results reveal what health and wellbeing measures educators consider essential at work." The result (13 page PDF) is a nice little […]
  • Chris Coyier, Jul 15, 2024 We all agree that websites should be accessible, but what's the best way to accomplish this? Chris Coyier considers two options: either building accessibility into the browser, or building it into the website. Both options have a cost, he suggests. The better option is to build it into browsers, since […]
  • Jalloh, Mahmoud, PhilSci-Archive, Jul 15, 2024 When researchers study something through the "lens" of some theory, what are they doing? They are investigating one property by studying another property that some theory (or more specifically, model) says is covariant with it. For example, we don't study pressure directly; we use an instrument, such as a […]
  • Simon Willison, Jul 15, 2024 I am always interested in affordances. That's why with Simon Willison, "Every time I evaluate a new technology throughout my entire career I've had one question that I've wanted to answer: what can I build with this that I couldn't have built before?" Discovering things like Vosk, an open source […]

Michael Feldstein, E-Literate

  • e-Literate is excited to unveil the AI Learning Design Assistant (ALDA) Design/Build Workshop series, a pioneering initiative that brings together a diverse group of colleges and universities to collaboratively tackle the pressing challenges of learning design. This initiative extends beyond standard prompt engineering techniques, inviting participants to participate in co-designing a functioning AI application that […]
  • In this post, I propose a programmatic, sector-wide approach to the challenge of building a solid foundation for AI tutors, balancing needs for speed, scalability, and safety. The post Toward a Sector-Wide AI Tutor R&D Program appeared first on e-Literate.
  • I was delighted to speak with Cristi Ford, D2L’s VP of Academic Affairs, about durable skills and AI in higher education. You can find the episode in all the usual places: Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-teaching-skills-can-complement-the-use-of-ai/id1663544722?i=1000649960964 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1iYsMHqAKXzts9i4skDHPE YouTube (audio only): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE6bbJHSa-A Show Notes: https://www.d2l.com/podcasts/teach-and-learn/how-teaching-skills-can-complement-the-use-of-ai-in-education-with-michael-feldstein/ Cristi is a delightful, thoughtful educator and a pleasure to talk with […]
  • Durable skills are not only a real thing but a civilizational shift. AI is not the cause. It's an accelerant and a wake-up call. Particularly when working with AI, I argue that teaching skills are durable skills. The post Teaching Skills are Durable Skills with AI appeared first on e-Literate.
  • No matter how good a technology is, it still has to have the right capabilities to solve your problem. If you need a hammer to hang a picture and I hand you sledgehammer, you'll find a rock to use instead. AI is no different. The post AI in EdTech: How it Breaks in Subtle Ways […]

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