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Anti-professionalism

What all this makes clear is that, in some significant respects, the evidence-based practice movement is anti-professional: it challenges the claims of professional practitioners – whether doctors, teachers,…

Le prolétariat du clic

Si ces analyses semblent encore pertinentes, c’est parce que le capitalisme des plateformes a abondamment recours à la même vieille ruse qu’utilisaient les propriétaires manufacturiers du siècle passé:…

The knowledge we have lost in information

It is important to understand how this refracted the very notion of radical ignorance as a natural state of being for humankind in the later political economy of…

Debris of theories

Science is no more immune to conceptual error and confusion than any other forms of intellectual endeavour. The history of science is littered with the debris of theories…

Kaninen er del af aktiviteten

(3) Målet må altid udløse aktiviteter. Begrebet ‘mål i sigte‘ er suggestivt, fordi det præsenterer bevidstheden for afslutningen eller konklusionen på en proces. Den eneste måde, hvorpå vi…

Udbygning af edb-kapacitet, 1983

Siden 1969 har udbygningen af edb-kapacitet for forskning og vidergående uddannelse i Danmark fundet sted på grundlag af principper og forslag, der blev fremlagt i betænkning nr. 523…

Alphabet

By taking this meta-view of the entire history, we can see that what promotes the development of intellectual thought in human history is not the first alphabet or…

Inadaptation

L’éducation, l’instruction n’ont plus aucune “gratuité”, doivent servir efficacement. Et toutes les critiques dirigées envers l’enseignement tournent toujours autour de ceci: “On apprend des quantités de choses inutiles….

Les trois écritures

Plus rien n’est signe, tout est signal. Plus rien n’est chose, tout est état. Plus rien n’est esprit, tout est communication. Par moments, quand la vie n’est pas…

Inscriptions

…curriculum reform programs, including reports, curriculum and pedagogical guidance, manifestoes, pamphlets, articles, and essays, as well as websites, infographics, diagrams, interactive devices, and other multimedia. These ‘inscriptions’ are…

7 undesirable consequences of algorithms

Counterserendipity Hyperfocus Self-amplifying cascades Skill erosion Perverse feedback Date deluge Monoculture Tenner, E. (2018). The Efficiency Paradox. Alfred A. Knopf

Distribution costs

Distribution costs include the need to constantly post new content, since the volume of new content is a large factor for stickiness. Distribution costs include site design, and…

Addiction by design

I undertake what the philosopher of technology Don Ihde has alternately called a “phenomenology of human-technology” and “materialist phenomenology”. Such an approach avoids the tendency of strict materialism…

The Rhythm of the Infosphere

The fragmentation and acceleration of the flow of info-stimulation, the multitasking effect and the competitive pressure that is tied to the ability to follow the rhythm of the…

Déclencheurs de rêves

Les textes littéraires sont donc des déclencheurs de rêves éveillés, qui permettent de faire un retour sur, de prolonger, d’accompagner ou de préparer l’action. Loin d’être une activité…

Dark matter

Thus a crucial difficulty in anticipating futures lies in long-term shifts in structures of feeling, of thought as felt and feeling as thought. So when I argue for…

Megaprojects paradox

Flyvbjergs book instantly made me think that it would be productive to try and frame digitization of education as a megaproject (as opposed to a ‘revolution’, a ‘phenomenon’,…

Baumols cost disease

Baumol’s Cost Disease is the inevitable escalation of the real costs that occur in labour-intensive industries like the arts, health care and education. The labour costs in these…

Certainty trough

One way of approaching this might be in terms of the relationships between trust in the future and different actors’ proximity to the actual scientific work. In other…

Suckers for change

Even though every innovation is judged on economic grounds, at least to some degree, by its potential adopters, every innovation also has at least some degree of status…

To know an object is to act on it

To understand the development of knowledge we must start with an idea which seems central to me – the idea of an operation. Knowledge is not a copy…

World class

While the discourse of myth is about the denial or destruction of the past, the discourse of meaninglessness is about the ultimate in collateral damage: the destruction of…

Passivity

This disregard for ‘passivity’ is, in my view, a philosophical deficiency. In Gerd Biesta’s work, for instance, we find a recent emphasis on passivity. Biesta writes that learning…

Logic of Digital Utopianism

Utopias consider a given situation in the light of possible alternatives; as a result, observed reality first is subjected to an explicit or implicit critique and secondly depicted…

[Grund]

Thus one must quite systematically inquire back into those things taken for granted which, not only for Kant but for all philosophers, all scientists, make up an unspoken…

Protean character of volition

The protean character of volition is implicit in many philosophies of technology. Technologies have been associated with diverse types of will, drive, motivation, aspiration, intention, and choice. For…

Institutionel futurisme

Ledelens hidtidige monopoler på viden og koordlnation forsvinder. IT-instrumenter kan give den almindeIige
medarbejder lige så stor indsigt – hvls ledelsen vel at mærke
drager de organlsatoriske konsekvenser af informationssamfundet .

Technophilia

I’d like to think that computers are neutral, a tool like any other, a hammer that can build a house or smash a skull. But there is something…

Des nouveaux objets

La “vision” algorithmique ne décrit rien mais fait apparaître des corrélations prédictives – reliant entre eux des données recueillies dans des contextes temporellement hétérogènes. Ces corrélations rendent appréhendable…

In between

It is the achievement of phenomenology to have shown how subtly and variedly our consciousness in fact works, and how primitive and crude are the concepts by which…

Universalisme

Med udbredelsen af globale sammenligninger af de nationale skole- og uddannelsespræstationer i regi af transnationale organisationer som OECD, UNESCO, IEA og EU er der opstået en art pædagogisk…

This-worldly conception

Phenomenology endorses a this-worldly conception of objectivity and reality and seeks to overcome the scepticism that argues that the way the world appears to us is compatible with…

Levende leksikon

Hvad angår den frie kultivering af sindets kræfter, må det bemærkes, at den hele tiden står på. Den bør egentlig rette sig mod de højere kræfter. De lavere…

The Four-C model

Kaufman, J. C., Beghetto, R. A., Baer, J., & Ivcevic, Z. (2010). Creativity polymathy: What Benjamin Franklin can teach your kindergartener. Learning and Individual Differences, 20(4), 380–387. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2009.10.001

Ways in which it has not

From desktop computers to laptops to digital assistants, not to mention bank teller machines, microwave ovens, cellular telephones, and ticket machines, we encounter computers in all aspects of…

Singularismen

Som filosofisk antropologi er singularismen et eksempel på samme antihumanisme som stod stærkt i det 20. århundrede. Det er marxismens og Homo Fabers ide om mennesket som produkt…

Commoditization of scholarship

One of the strangest projects of privatization and commodification in the early twentieth-first century has been the movement to commoditize scholarship. Two versions have been surprisingly powerful. In…

Cognitive detour

Perhaps modern science has succeeded to well. It has become difficult for us to recognize that much of our being does not have a cognitive and representational aspect….

Crude criteria

There is thus a strong methodological case for emphasizing the need to assign explicitly evaluative weights to different components of quality of life (or of well-being) and then…

It cannot play the piano

Well, of course I am not my brain – for my brain is certainly not married, not a psychiatrist, and it has no children. Even worse, it does…

What our brain wants

We are right to assert that the formation of each identity is a kind of resilience, in other words, a kind of contradictory construction, a synthesis of memory…

Man a Machine, 1748

Man is so complicated a machine that it is impossible to get a clear idea of the machine beforehand, and hence impossible to define it. For this reason,…

Unlikely

The implications from these findings suggest that we should not expect large positive (or negative) impacts from ICT investments in schools or computers at home. Schools should not…

Alien belief systems

Reason is a great naturalizer, and public reason naturalizes much that seems arbitrary in politics. Once we are persuaded of the reasonableness of an argument or action, it…

AIed

Based on the combination of these models with data analytics and machine learning processes, Pearson’s proposed vision of AIed includes the development of intelligent tutoring systems (ITS) which…

Computational thinking

Computational thinking has triumphed because it has first seduced us with its power, then befuddled us with its complexity, and finally settled into our cortexes as self-evident. Its…

Innovation studies

…this paper seeks to identify the core contributions to the literature on innovation, as well as the users of this literature (as reflected in citations in scholarly journals),…

Three potentialities

In a range of texts—popular, scientific, anthropological—potentiality is used to denote very different things but tends to be employed with such straightforwardness that one hardly notices slippages in…

Sociology of expectations

While necessary to raising the profile and attract allies, disappointments are also likely because of the specific structure of the expectations. Early technological expectations are in many cases…

Invisible technologies, 1994

Dybkjær efterlyser kritik, 1999

Lone Dybkjær efterlyser en teknologikritik som grundlag for regeringens kommende IT-politik. Nærmere betegnet i form af kritiske indlæg til Dybkjær-rapport nummer to, kaldet ‘Det Digitale Danmark’. Lone Dybkjær…

Apollo 11

Man taler tit om, hvordan nutidens smartphones er millioner af gange kraftigere end de computere der blev brugt på Apollo 11-missionen og dens månelanding. For nogen er det beviset på hvor meget fremskridt vi har gjort de seneste 48 år. Men det kan også tolkes som et vidnesbyrd om hvor lidt computerkraft der egentlig er brug for, for at nå vores højeste mål.

Low oedipal energy

Incapable of renewal or overcoming, the stupid subject has low oedipal energy: he has held onto the ideas, the relics and dogmas transmitted in his youth by his…

Selvvirksomhed

Dannelsens første moment bliver i de grundlæggende tekster defineret ved følgende begreber: selvbestemmelse, frihed, emancipation, autonomi, myndighed, fornuft, selvvirksomhed. Dannelse forstås altså som evne til fornuftig selvbestemmelse, der…

Impact on learning

Yet achieving any degree of confidence or certainty over a discernable ‘cause-and-effect’ relationship between technology and learning is nigh on impossible. Put simply, it has proved tremendously difficult…

Structure, culture, personnalité, nature

Rosa, H. (2010). Accelération. La découverte.

Pris de vitesse

Dans la disruption, aucune élaboration de tels dispositifs n’est plus possible: tout au contraire, la barbarie propre a l’absence d’époque consiste à toujours prendre de vitesse tels dispositifs,…

Mémoire de la machine vs. mémoire humaine

La mémoire de la machine triomphe dans la multitude et dans le désordre; la mémoire humaine triomphe dans l’unité des formes et dans l’ordre. Gilbert simondon Simondon, G….

Institutional isomorphism

We ask, instead, why there is such startling homogeneity of organizational forms and practices; and we seek to explain homogeneity, not variation. In the initial stages of their…

Heideggerian AI

“The best model of the world is the world itself.” rodney Brooks (quoted by hubert l. dreyfus) Dreyfus, H. L. (2013). Why Heideggerian AI Failed and How Fixing…

Blindness in seeing

Should one have the ambition of scanning learning processes in situ and in actu in a school class for just one hour, it would not be enough to…

We must ask of technology

…whether it 1. Promotes justice2. Restores reciprocity3. Confers divisible or indivisible benefits4. Favours people over machines5. Whether its strategy maximises gains og minimises disaster6. Whether conservation is favoured…

Critiquer

Critiquer signifie en premier lieu distinguer, faire voire des différences dans ce qui se présente, pris à sa valeur faciale comme amalgamé, obscur ou non maîtrisable. Luc boltanski…

Idealistic resilience

One curiosity about a cycle of disruptive fixation is that many of the people who take part in it manage to repair and maintain their idealism, at least…

Surviving in the modern world

To survive in the modern world, men and women must become diviners of inscrutable others, interpret the moods of secretaries of deans and CEOs, and shake-ups in the…

Creativity

The creative person is one who succeeds in displacing the quest for the forbidden knowledge into permissible curiosity. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1996). Creativity (1st ed.). Harper Perennial.

Poptimism

Hyper-ecstasy

When I was working as a computer scientist, I was sometimes astonished by how fast we have been moving, especially when you listened to the grant rhetorics of…

Self-propelling choice

On the one hand we encounter the idea that technological development goes forward virtually of it’s own inertia, resists any limitation, and has the character of a self-propelling,…

No amount of technology will make a dent

I used to think that technology could help education. I’ve probably spearheaded giving away more computer equipment to schools than anybody else on the planet. But I’ve had…