Some worthwhile reading

February 23, 2016

  • What a relief. “The ‘digital native’ is a ridiculous metaphor.” I feel vindicated! In four provocations, anthropologist Donna Lanclos argues that the notion of the “digital native” is bogus and disempowering, that pandering to student expectations can backfire, universities should be open by default, and our attitude to educational technology needs a rethink. The death of the digital native: four provocations from Digifest speaker, Donna Lanclos, 23 February 2016
  • What a downer. Roughly one in three respondents (33 percent) do not feel comfortable taking personal time off/vacation days. This is according to Deloitte’s 2015 Human Capital Trends Report. Boston business journal: The wonders of work-life balance and well-being. Time to take responsibility.
  • What a great way to think about content! I was speaking with some folks in Ottawa and mentioned that they should Google “David Bowie + Obituary + Curation. ” If you do, you’ll find a post (among other things) on different types of Curation which I thought was a good starting place for a discussion on how such types of curation could be used for enabling learning. Now Connie Malamed has posted a process for creating curated courses. Thanks! Building Courses from Curated Content, Connie Malamed, 24 February 2

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