What’s Coming

Big data and privacy

Just who owns your data? Are the privacy mavens right about the doom and gloom they predict is upon us because we are not protecting individual rights to big data. This article in the Stanford Law Review poses some interesting perspectives: http://goo.gl/i6mybY

CCK11 catchup

On my to do list: catch up on reading on connectivism; this is a rapidly growing learning theory attributed to George Siemans and Stephan Downes. I missed their MOOC CCK11 but fortunately they captured all the reading and audio. http://cck11.mooc.ca/ See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW3gMGqcZQc&feature=player_embedded

Could free access to open on line courses worsen the achievement gap?

A recently released study by Columbia looked at an extremely large sample of online courses and their associated success rates. The study found that demographic groups that tend to struggle in class do worse in online classes and have a lower success rate (I guess that means course completion) than students who do well in traditional …

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