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A MOOC on Change: Education, Learning, and Technology

Decolonising the collection, analyses and use of student data: A tentative exploration/proposal


Voices from the Global South* (*I know the term is contentious) increasingly demand to not only be recognised in the extremely uneven and skewed terrain of knowledge production and dissemination, but to actively take part and contest and reshape knowledge … Continue reading

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The (not so) secret life of a networked and networking scholar


[Image credit: https://pixabay.com/static/uploads/photo/2016/05/01/20/12/swing-1365713_960_720.jpg ] Not a day passes or there is not another blog or article about the creeping commercialisation and surveillance on Twitter and Facebook. No matter how often I would check my privacy settings on both of these … Continue reading

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Students’ role in learning analytics: From data-objects to collaborators


Image credit: http://www.forensic-news.com/hackers-copy-fingerprint-data-from-android-devices-3/ In most of the discourses on learning analytics students and their data are seen as mere data-points or data-objects and recipients of services. Student data are the source for many hours of enjoyment as data analysts, educators, … Continue reading

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And then everything turned to beige… The quantified academic in an age of academic precarity


[It almost feels obscene not to reflect on the events in #Beirut #Paris #Yemen (the list is endless). I am, however, permanently nauseous, speechless and saturated with claims and counter-claims and the increasing evidence that the events of the last … Continue reading

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Troubling open education: from ‘Fauxpen’ to open


The third keynote at the recently held ICDE2015 conference was Laura Czerniewicz, one of the most critical and informed scholars in higher education on the African continent, and a critical voice in international higher education, knowledge production and dissemination. The … Continue reading

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Resisting techno-solutionism, resisting the Pied Piper, reclaiming the story: A personal reflection on Audrey Watter’s keynote at ICDE2015


Listening to Audrey Watters at the recently held ICDE2015 in which she provided a radical and critical interrogation of the Silicon Valley narrative, I could not help but think about the legend/myth of the Pied Piper. It is said that … Continue reading

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Being tongue-tied and speechless in higher education: implications for notions of (il)literacy #metaliteracy


In an earlier blog this year I shared my belief that I blog not because I necessarily want to or have extra time on my hands, but that I really feel compelled to blog. To stop blogging was, at that … Continue reading

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Modernity and its outcasts – the role of higher education


Right now there are about 42 million displaced people in the world.   One in every 170 persons in the world has been uprooted by war.  …  About one third of them are officially recognized refugees because they have crossed an … Continue reading

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Coursera Condescension


Originally posted on Posthegemony:
Yesterday I watched the video of Daphne Koller, co-founder of Coursera, speaking at UBC a couple of weeks ago. After her presentation, three UBC professors who have taught or are currently teaching a Coursera MOOC contributed…

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2012 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 8,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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