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Weeknote 10/1/20

Weeknote summary for 10th January 2020

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How “smart” is your smart TV?

TV’s have been a part of our living rooms for many decades and we’ve got used to their status as receivers of information. We now have to adjust to the idea that they are now computers and we should think about them as such.

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Learning

Learners and technology: enabled but not empowered?

As learning technologists, are we helping learners to be sufficiently critical of the tools they are using? We may be enabling students to use technology but are we empowering them to make informed choices? We should encourage learners to be as constructively critical of the nature of the technologies they use as the academic literature they read. This means thinking about business models as much as function and safeguarding.

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Twitter Analytics arrives, but just because you can measure something…

Twitter has just rolled out a new Analytics tool to the majority of its users so you can now see a little bit more about what happens in the life of one of your tweets. Just how valuable will this new data set be for most of us?

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#Infographics and the art of political persuasion

We’ve been talking about infographics a bit at Netskills towers recently and one of the discussion points was the difference between clarifying data by presenting it in particular ways and spinning data to get across a message. This came up on the…