OER18 The EdTech Wikipedia edit-a-thon

I went to check out the EdTech Wikipedia edit-a-thon session facilitated by Ewan McAndrew. Having been involved with OpenEd for a handful of years now, the topic of editing Wikipedia often comes up, but I’ve never actually tried my hand at it yet, so I thought this would be a good start. As soon as…

By JR April 18, 2018 0

OER18 First round of sessions

I think largely the posts I make for now after the conference will be piece meal ideas that I need to come back to. This first block of sessions I thought were going to be quite divergent, but as luck would have it, they all went together really well. Virtual reality implications for open The…

By JR April 18, 2018 0

OER18 Pre-Conference Adventures

I travelled to England a couple of days before the conference (technically leaving Canada on Sunday), what can I say, I’m a sucker for those cheaper flights. Plus, as this was my first ever OER## conference I did not want something like a flight delay to get in the way. So I arrive in London,…

By JR April 17, 2018 0

Privacy Paradox – Something to Hide

Featured image by Stefan Steinbauer About the episode Manoush gets started by taking a dive into the psychological and philosophical sides of privacy. They cover a story where someone’s partner, who had recently passed away, had a photo of them in the morgue appear in the Google search results for their name. It did get…

By JR March 26, 2018 Off

Privacy Paradox – The Search for Your Identity

Featured image by Paul Green This episode starts by comparing the peddlers of years past to the digital peddlers that infiltrate your web-browsing experience. Manoush interviews Julia Angwin at ProPublica and gets an update that 50, 000 people tried this app they developed as part of their Breaking the Black Box project. Turns out at…

By JR January 27, 2018 Off

Privacy Paradox – What Your Phone Knows

Featured image by Rami Al-zayat Bruce Schneider makes an interesting distinction in his interview in this episode, “so imagine I hired a private detective to eavesdrop on you…” he’d bug your home etc and the report would contain the content of your conversations, that’s the data. However, “if I were to ask him to put…

By JR January 26, 2018 Off

Privacy Paradox – Prelude

Feature Image by Matthew Henry As a long time listener to the WNYC podcast, Note to Self, I often listen to the different challenges they present to their listeners. I’ve been reflecting on a number of challenges presented by the show’s host, Manoush, and am finally ready to dive into the Privacy Paradox. Maybe I’ll…

By JR January 24, 2018 Off

Monogamous Book Club – Revealing Hegemony

Hegemony and Information Design Information Design In reverse order from the title, let’s start with information design (something I presume should be readily transferable to the work of instructional design). DiSalvo explains here that information design concludes in the creation of artifacts that render data. Artifacts can include any combination of elements such as: type,…

By JR December 4, 2017 0