13 10 / 2014

digitalpubliclibraryofamerica:

It’s a public domain celebration! The Digital Public Library of America and DigitalNZ are very excited to announce the launch of GIF IT UP, an international competition over the next six weeks to find the best GIFs reusing public domain and openly licensed digital video, images, text, and other material available via our search portals. The winners will have their work featured and celebrated online at the Public Domain Review and Smithsonian.com. Pretty sweet, huh?
To find out more about GIF IT UP, including how you can participate, visit http://dp.la/info/gif-it-up/. Happy GIFing! 

digitalpubliclibraryofamerica:

It’s a public domain celebration! The Digital Public Library of America and DigitalNZ are very excited to announce the launch of GIF IT UP, an international competition over the next six weeks to find the best GIFs reusing public domain and openly licensed digital video, images, text, and other material available via our search portals. The winners will have their work featured and celebrated online at the Public Domain Review and Smithsonian.com. Pretty sweet, huh?

To find out more about GIF IT UP, including how you can participate, visit http://dp.la/info/gif-it-up/. Happy GIFing! 

29 9 / 2014

fans of Sleepy Hollow, which continues its second season tonight on Fox at 9 p.m., know that there would be no show without Lieutenant Abbie Mills. One of the sci-fi drama’s most distinct pleasures is watching Crane and Mills — the latter played by Nicole Beharie — exhibit a deep-seated and reciprocal need for one another. Here are five reasons Beharie is nobody’s sidekick. 

(via Sleepy Hollow’s Lt. Abbie Mills Is No Sidekick — Vulture)

fans of Sleepy Hollow, which continues its second season tonight on Fox at 9 p.m., know that there would be no show without Lieutenant Abbie Mills. One of the sci-fi drama’s most distinct pleasures is watching Crane and Mills — the latter played by Nicole Beharie — exhibit a deep-seated and reciprocal need for one another. Here are five reasons Beharie is nobody’s sidekick.

(via Sleepy Hollow’s Lt. Abbie Mills Is No Sidekick — Vulture)

29 9 / 2014

"H1: The rise of quantitative methods in the social sciences as seen through the NYT’s use of a single word."

(via Kieran Healy (Twitter))

"H1: The rise of quantitative methods in the social sciences as seen through the NYT’s use of a single word."

(via Kieran Healy (Twitter))

28 9 / 2014

"Mike Day at Nottingham Trent University found that students in the era of Google and Facebook already expect data to be being collected about their learning. His institution’s approach has been to make the analytics process a collaboration between the learner and the institution. They have for instance agreed with students that it’s appropriate and helpful for both themselves and their tutors to be able to view all the information held about them."

28 9 / 2014

"Approaches taken to understand the opportunities and ethical challenges of learning analytics necessarily depend on a range of ideological assumptions and epistemologies. This paper proposes a socio-critical perspective on the use of learning analytics. Such an approach highlights the role of power, the impact of surveillance, the need for transparency and an acknowledgment that student identity is a transient, temporal and context-bound construct. Each of these affects the scope and definition of the ethical use of learning analytics. We propose six principles as a framework for a number of considerations to guide higher education institutions to address ethical issues in learning analytics and challenges in context-dependent and appropriate ways."

Learning analytics: ethical issues and dilemmas - Open Research Online

Slade, Sharon and Prinsloo, Paul (2013). Learning analytics: ethical issues and dilemmas. American Behavioral Scientist, 57(10) pp. 1509–1528.

28 9 / 2014

28 9 / 2014

"Most academic writing, in contrast, is a blend of two styles. The first is practical style, in which the writer’s goal is to satisfy a reader’s need for a particular kind of information, and the form of the communication falls into a fixed template, such as the five-paragraph student essay or the standardized structure of a scientific article. The second is a style that Thomas and Turner call self-conscious, relativistic, ironic, or postmodern, in which “the writer’s chief, if unstated, concern is to escape being convicted of philosophical naïveté about his own enterprise.”"

17 9 / 2014

"Black Chronicles II is a public showcase of Autograph ABP’s commitment to continuous critical enquiry into archive images which have been overlooked, under-researched or simply not recognised as significant previously, but which are highly relevant to black representational politics and cultural history today."

Black Chronicles II
12 September - 29 November 2014
Rivington Place, London (UK)
Free

(via Black Chronicles II | Autograph ABP)

"Black Chronicles II is a public showcase of Autograph ABP’s commitment to continuous critical enquiry into archive images which have been overlooked, under-researched or simply not recognised as significant previously, but which are highly relevant to black representational politics and cultural history today."

Black Chronicles II
12 September - 29 November 2014
Rivington Place, London (UK)
Free

(via Black Chronicles II | Autograph ABP)

17 9 / 2014

17 9 / 2014

"Thanks to a Dutch man, Ton Siedsma, we now have a glimpse of the type of information that can be squeezed from what officials would have us believe is “just” metadata."