It’s all a matter of point of view… (the 2018 version)

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute I first posted this note back in 2009. It’s time for a new edition … for a computer scientist, everything is an algorithm. (it’s about systems (and process)) to a musician, everything is a song. (it’s about rhythm (and sound)) … Continue reading

My 2¢ – Is It Ethical for Nutrition Scientists to Accept Industry Money?

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Source: Is It Ethical for Nutrition Scientists to Accept Industry Money? Grant money should be blinded – ALL of it. Those giving the money will have NO say over where it goes, aside from, possibly the general discipline (i.e. Cancer … Continue reading

Contract Grading? Really?!

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes I’ve known about the concept of contract grading for some time, but have never really seriously considered it. Then I saw this. This article explains it quite well. So, Seriously!? You are going to ask someone to decide, at the … Continue reading

Worth Sharing: Mieke Bal: Let’s Abolish the Peer-Review System – Media Theory

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes EXCELLENT article. I have experienced many of these issues myself. As an adjunct and sessional instructor, I am treated as “less than” by a great many in the academy – not based on my work, but rather based almost solely … Continue reading

Evolution of the “Good” vs “Bad” Gamification Chart, PART 2.

Approximate Reading Time: 10 minutes   This is the response to Ian Schreiber’s comments from the original draft post. (THANK YOU for the help!) Points Point values for quests is unclear – everything in the 1000s doesn’t seem arbitrary, sounds like it’s a system like … Continue reading

Evolution of the “Good” vs “Bad” Gamification Chart, PART 1.

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes I’m working on the 1st volume of a set of books devoted to gamification in learning. There seems to be quite a bit of confusion about what gamification is and isn’t, and an LOT of marketing sales-speak that mostly describes … Continue reading

Just in time for the start of term…The Guide to Simulations and Games

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Available for a limited time for $9.99(US) with this coupon. Be the first to like. Like Unlike … Continue reading

Open-access books are downloaded, cited, and mentioned more than non-OA books (and why I DON’T publish my books this way).

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Open-access journal articles have been found, to some extent, to be downloaded and cited more than non-OA articles. But could the same be true for books? Carrie Calder reports on recent research in… Source: Impact of Social Sciences – Open-access … Continue reading