Alternative metrics demonstrate the value and influence of scholars’ work apart fromtraditional citation counts and can enhance the impact of a CV. Altmetrics provideadditional, supplementary information and can balance misleading metrics tied toparticular journals. More timely than traditional metrics, altmetrics quickly reveal theimpact of recent work and add authority to different types of scholarly products notcaptured as articles. Altmetrics can capture social media references that escape traditionalmetrics and reflect public engagement prompted by scholarly writing. The availability ofaltmetrics expands publishing opportunities to include new venues and stimulatesinnovative strategies for evaluating research. When included in a CV altmetrics must beaccurate, clear and meaningful
Charles Baird, data architect at the Data Standards Authority, and Phil Richards, chief innovation officer for data analytics at Jisc, discuss how data standards are developing across government, and their impact on higher education.
Commentary on Students’ sense-making of personalised feedback based on learning analytics by Stephen Downes. Online learning, e-learning, new media, connectivism, MOOCs, personal learning environments, new literacy, and more
Whether they’re driven by commercial interests or not, most developers and companies care about positive impact. Of course, impact helps in selling products, but it’s also a key motivation in why people develop and refine technologies: they care about supporting learning.
This post is a piece of procrastination. And I'm partly writing it because Matthew Syed brilliantly describes a form of procrastination in his excellent book Black Box Thinking, but truthfully I'm just procrastinating because I'm putting off a task that I'm finding difficult. :) The book deserves a better review than this, because I think it's…
This latest blog explores what is xAPI and how to use it to accelerate modern elearning success. We take a closer look at xAPI and share some real-world examples of it in action. Widely replacing SCORM xAPI is redefining tracking a measuring elearning programs.
This paper shows how Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) serve to expand privatization in areas of social reproduction and care work. SIBs extend neoliberalism and austerity in the social care sector through the financialization of care work. They open these domains as a new frontier for investment markets, creating inequity for already marginalized groups. The paper concludes with an overview of the SIB landscape in Canada and explores its possibilities for growth.