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Mathieu Plourde

Deepfakes are coming. We're not ready. - 0 views

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    "That democratization of forgery is just around the corner. "I would say within another 18 to 24 months, that technology is going to get to a point where the human brain may not be able to decipher it," Hany Farid, a professor of computer science at Dartmouth College, recently told me. Soon, the forger will consistently fool us."
Mathieu Plourde

Ideo Studied Innovation In 100+ Companies-Here's What It Found | Co.Design - 0 views

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    "Ideo identified six basic vectors that it says are instrumental to an innovative, adaptive company: Purpose, experimentation, collaboration, empowerment, looking out (i.e. staying informed about what's happening in the industry), and refinement (the ability to successfully execute new ideas)."
Mathieu Plourde

We 'haven't quite got the formula down' to fight bad behaviour on social media - Arts &... - 0 views

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    ""Why not shame and embarrass others, especially the vulnerable, if there are no negative consequences? If people had a stronger sense that online abuse would be followed by legal or social sanctions, then we surely would have less of it," according to Danielle Keats Citron, law professor at the University of Maryland and author of 2014's Hate Crimes in Cyberspace."
Mathieu Plourde

People share Burger King ad after Brussels attacks - 0 views

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    "The ad, which dates to 2008, shows a fry made to look like a raised middle finger, Mashable reports."
Mathieu Plourde

Henry Jenkins on Participatory Media in a Networked Era, Part 1 - DML Central - 0 views

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    "My single strongest recommendation to you: if you want the best and latest evidence-based, authoritative, nuanced, critical knowledge about how digital media and networks are transforming not just learning but commercial media, citizen participation in democracy, and the everyday practices of young people, my advice is to obtain a copy of the new book, "Participatory Culture in A Networked Era," by Henry Jenkins, Mizuko Ito, and danah boyd."
Mathieu Plourde

What You Need to Know to Be Culturally Literate in 2016 - 0 views

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    "We've assembled the ultimate cheat sheet for the worlds of security and government, business, science, design, and culture. You'll learn about the core people and concepts, as well as the go-to Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr feeds that you absolutely must follow."
Mathieu Plourde

Cut the professor a check and walk away. - 0 views

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    "If administrators really wanted to improve the quality of any particular online course, they would cut the professor a check and walk away.  No, I'm not talking free money here.  There'd be a call for proposals, and reports at the end to demonstrate that the professors who got the money did what they said they'd do.  All the usual accountability measures.  If the professor needs help making this happen, then they can call the instructional designers rather than the other way around.  If administrators wanted to find a place to fund these checks, they could just cut out all the money going to for-profit Silicon Valley startups rather than the actual educational experience and give it to faculty instead."
Mathieu Plourde

The Most Important Thing on the Internet Is the Screenshot - 0 views

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    "Screenshots never used to be that powerful. Sharing one was largely reserved for epic videogame wins or error messages. But now people routinely take screenshots of funny/outrageous comments on social media to share with friends. Twitter users post grabs of things they're reading. College students take notes by screenshotting articles and books on their phones, tablets, and laptops."
Mathieu Plourde

Has Technology Changed Us?: BBC Animations Answer the Question with the Help of Marshal... - 0 views

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    "In January, we featured series of short animations from BBC Radio 4 addressing the question "How Did Everything Begin?" In February, we featured its follow-up on an equally eternal question, "What Makes Us Human?" Both came scripted by Philosophy Bites co-creator Nigel Warburton and narrated by X-Files co-star Gillian Anderson (in full British mode). Now that March has come, so has the next installment of these brief, crisp, curiosity-fueled productions: "Has Technology Changed Us?""
Mathieu Plourde

http://www.njea.org/news-and-publications/njea-review/february-2013/ermahgerd-memes-in-... - 0 views

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    "Stephanie Richter introduced memes to her colleagues at Northern Illinois University with a Prezi, identifying a meme as a snippet of culture, a thought, behavior, or artifact it spreads via transmission and adaptation, sharing and imitation, and is something everyone has seen or recognizes."
Mathieu Plourde

Peter Thiel Says Computers Haven't Made Our Lives Significantly Better - 0 views

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    "Progress in computers and the Internet helps with communications, and it's enabled us to make things far more efficient. On the other hand, most other fields of engineering have been bad things to go into since the 1970s: nuclear engineering, aero- and astronautical engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, even electrical engineering. We are living in a material world, so that's pretty big to miss out on. I don't think we're living in an incredibly fast technological age."
Mathieu Plourde

What We Tolerate (and for Whom) v. What the Rich Demand: On Teacher Quality - 0 views

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    "Until we address the scarcity in children's lives and schools, addressing teacher quality is a futile distraction, just as continuing to change standards and tests is a futile distraction. Instead of labeling, ranking, and then firing teachers, our first best step would be to end the cult of high-stakes testing because the problems of education are mostly systemic (social and educational) and not the adults who choose to teach or the children we seek to serve."
Mathieu Plourde

Can We Create a Culture That Values Good Teaching? - 1 views

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    "publication still wins the biggest prizes in academe. The demand for it is largely unexamined (we want it because everyone else does), and almost entirely unchecked (just look at how much graduate students need to publish just to be considered for a tenure-track job). It's not that teaching doesn't matter, but even many community colleges are looking for publication these days. It's the only credential that crosses institutional boundaries, so it's the easiest one for institutions to brag on."
Mathieu Plourde

The Fourth Internet - 1 views

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    "More than anything else in the pantheon of modern writing or as the kids call it, content creation, Buzzfeed aims to be hyper-relatable, through visuals! It hopes it can define your exact identity, because only then will you share its URL on Facebook and Twitter and Tumblr as some sort of badge of your own uniqueness, immortality. If the first Internet was "Getting information online," the second was "Getting the information organized" and the third was "Getting everyone connected" the fourth is definitely "Get mine." Which is a trap."
Mathieu Plourde

Congrats, Millennials. Now It's Your Turn to Be Vilified - 0 views

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    "My prediction? Hold fast, millennials. This current wave of punditry will peak and then start declining six years from now. In 2020, about half of you will have turned 30. You'll no longer be young-and therefore no longer scary-and today's rhetoric about your entitlement and narcissism will evaporate. You'll be in charge. I can't imagine what you're going to say about the kids being born today."
Mathieu Plourde

DS106: Enabling Open, Public, Participatory Learning - 0 views

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    "Digital Storytelling 106--better known as "ds106"--sprouted in 2010 as a computer science class on digital storytelling at University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Founded by Jim Groom, educational technology consultant Alan Levine, and instructional technologists Martha Burtis & Tom Woodward, ds106 has evolved into a model for all instructors and students who aspire to experience, explore, and extend connected learning."
Mathieu Plourde

After Email, What If We Get Rid of Meetings - 0 views

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    "The response is not only technological. The best communication, remote meeting, collaboration or social networking solutions won't fix bad habits but can enable new ones provided they're desired. No one will switch from a reporting culture to an open work one without effort. And in the same way businesses establish social networking policies - and should even start with email policies - they should contemplate establishing meeting policies."
Mathieu Plourde

Leveraging social tools to drive culture and adios 15,000 emails - 0 views

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    "Social collaboration is the reason our business is able to remain connected, agile and profitable in multiple markets. It does this by acting as an unbreakable thread which connects each and every person, 24/7, 365 days a year. The prevalence and value of our social interactions has resulted in all employees regarding the intranet as their 'home base'. Company HQ. The central point from which they start and finish their days, and coordinate their individual tasks. It's also the place where they build real relationships with colleagues in other locations and gain awareness of activities occurring in and around the business."
Jann Sutton

We're all to blame for MOOCs - 0 views

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    "As any botanist knows, a monoculture is highly susceptible to a single pathogen. A great shakeout is under way, and MOOCs are the logical outgrowth of this push for interchangeable educational delivery. Curricula, faculty, and students are overwhelmingly indistinct, and MOOCs are simply the cheapest way to combine those elements in our economically constrained times."
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    An article providing an important perspective to consider when promoting or arguing for the MOOC concept.
Mathieu Plourde

Read What Facebook's Sandberg Calls Maybe 'The Most important Document Ever To Come Out... - 0 views

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    More than simply a management guide, it's a window into a philosophy that thrives on uncertainty, creativity, and trust - a blinding contrast to the hierarchical culture that dominated much of the 20th century workplace. To the extent that innovation and the Internet play a role in the modern workplace, it is a crystal ball into the future of daily life.
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