Monthly Archives: July 2010

Do we really need these “new agnostics”?

The rise of the new agnostics. – By Ron Rosenbaum – Slate Magazine. is a childish rant against the so-called “New Atheists” based on the canard that Atheists display a credulous and childlike faith, worship a certainty as yet unsupported … Continue reading

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Mythical Myths – #1: People read on the web

Many of the items in this list of usability myths are genuine myths, but the very first one is not. There are two reasons that “People read on the web” is not a myth (by which I mean a widely … Continue reading

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Assessing Learning in #CritLit2010

Stephen Downes post on Semantics at Half an Hour: Having Reasons is devoted largely to the issue of how to establish the well-foundedness aspect of knowledge as well-founded true belief. A large part of the discussion was devoted to the … Continue reading

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Ulop’s Theory

In the follow-up to #CritLit2010, Ulop OTaat (whoever he may be) has expressed a theory about what the educational theory called “Connectivism” is (or is not). Basically he appears skeptical of its value as more than just a new lingo … Continue reading

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#CritLit2010 is now over. I enrolled in this largely out of curiosity about what it would entail and in the knowledge that my travel plans for subsequent weeks would make it difficult to devote much time to it.  I was … Continue reading

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