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Algorithms, Education, & Inequality – OU Reading Circle

By |March 23rd, 2018|cte, EdTech|

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Next week I’m kicking off a reading circle at my Uni. We’re reading Weapons of Math Destruction – How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Dr. Cathy O’Neil. I’ve been looking forward to reading this book since I missed Bryan Alexander’s reading group last year. I was excited to see folks at OU share my interest […]

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Info Literacy Learning Community – Week 5 Newsletter

By |March 14th, 2018|cte, EdTech, Students|

People walking across a street crosswalk in a large city.
I’ve converted the curriculum for the fifth (and final) week of this info literacy learning community into this newsletter covering the people facing issues from all the topics we’ve studied. This post is divided into three sections that you can review and study at your leisure during the week. Background During our time together, we’ve explored many issues involving […]

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Info Literacy Learning Community – Week 4 Newsletter

By |March 6th, 2018|cte, EdTech, Students|

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I’ve converted the curriculum for the fourth week of this info literacy learning community covering data privacy into this newsletter. This post is divided into three sections that you can review and study at your leisure during the week. Background Every day large data sets are impacting our world in increasing profound and potentially damaging ways. Combined with machine learning […]

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Info Literacy Learning Community – Week 3 Newsletter

By |February 28th, 2018|Create, cte, EdTech|

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I’ve converted the curriculum for the third week of this info literacy learning community covering social media into this newsletter. This post is divided into three sections that you can review and study at your leisure this week. Background Social media is an ever-changing landscape of expression, connections, influence, and manipulation. In fact, this week, Twitter has decided to crack […]

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Info Literacy Learning Community – Week 3 Newsletter

By |February 28th, 2018|Create, cte, EdTech|

Two butterflies next to each other on adjacent flowers.
I’ve converted the curriculum for the third week of this info literacy learning community covering social media into this newsletter. This post is divided into three sections that you can review and study at your leisure this week. Background Social media is an ever-changing landscape of expression, connections, influence, and manipulation. In fact, this week, Twitter has decided to crack […]

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Info Literacy Learning Community – Week 2 Newsletter

By |February 23rd, 2018|cte, EdTech|

Close up of an empty spider web.
I’ve converted the curriculum for the second week of this info literacy learning community covering web literacy into this newsletter. This post is divided into three sections that you can review and study at your leisure this week. Background Web literacy is often the most valuable skill when recognizing fake news. Since most of fake news is easily propagated across […]

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3 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Making A Twine Game/Story

By |February 14th, 2018|cte, EdTech, OU Create|

Twine, flowers, orange, and scissors on a wooden table.
So you’re looking at Twine for choice-based storytelling and/or game design? When I was learning Twine there were three major things I wish I’d known at the beginning (probably more but lets start with 3 for now): 1) The Technology – creating with Twine can be as simple as just using [[double brackets]] around words to […]

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Info Literacy Learning Community – Week 1 Newsletter

By |February 13th, 2018|cte, EdTech|

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I’ve converted the curriculum for the first week of this info literacy learning community covering fake news into this newsletter. This post is divided into three sections that you can review and study at your leisure this week. Background Fake News existed well before the term was popularized. With the advent of digital technologies it has evolved to dominate online […]

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Invitation To Information Literacy Learning Community

By |February 13th, 2018|cte, EdTech|

Lady holding out a coffee cup to you as an invitation to take the cup. She is smiling.
You’re invited to study fake news, data privacy, social media, and more over the next five weeks. Our curriculum is serving two groups of people. There are cohorts of faculty, staff, and students, meeting on OU campus to engage with these topics face-to-face. Additionally, there’s an online cohort studying in an asynchronous, self-directed manner. You’re […]

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PSA: A.I. To Generate Revenge Porn Of You

By |February 2nd, 2018|cte, EdTech, Students|

Woman walking away from the camera down a snow covered road into a white abyss of snow.
Last night I watched a YouTube video from Philip DeFranco, and the first story he covered was about a tool being used to digitally transplant celebrities faces into porn videos. Motherboard (NSFW), The Verge, and other tech journalists are reporting more on this “AI-assited” face swapping, if you’d like to read those accounts. However, I want […]

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