Danger! Women at Work

Dr D D
Thoughts on the latest tech for innovation in teaching, learning and academic research.
Created 06 Jan 2021
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  • Spark Plug #22: Writing made Easy
    30 Nov 2021 • 1 min read
    Photo by Joanna Kosinska on unsplash. Coincidentally or not, Grammarly raised $200 million during Academic Writing Month. This is a lot, a very much lot! They raised $400 million to date, and are valu...
  • Spark Plug #21: Open Sourcing
    22 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    Faces of Open Source / Peter Adams On a Tuesday not long ago, I was having my usual afternoon espresso and scrolling through my twitter feed without many expectations when I stumbled upon this incredi...
  • Spark Plug #20: Your Online Brain
    08 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    Logos assembled by me, icon: ‘online brain learning’ by VectorsLab from the Noun Project. I have two problems with good content on the web. ☝️Number 1, I always have a ton of tabs open and even more n...
  • Spark Plug #19: Democratizing Data
    01 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    Photo by @hayerlein Synthetic data startups are taking over this month. A huge problem for many companies, and especially banks with all the Chinese walls, is that access to data is now a more long-wi...
  • Spark Plug #18: Beyond Courseware
    25 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Credit: Markus Winkler. Last week, the San Francisco based Audioshake raised $2M in funding, which is not unusual yet at the top of the band for a baby startup. I see audio, and I am immediately inter...
  • Spark Plug #17: Audio in HE
    18 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Photo by C D-X on unsplash I was reading a WIRED piece last week on how Spotify is breaking podcasts, and was intrigued. The authors cite a series of articles by Matt Stoller, who argues that podcasti...
  • Spark Plug #16: Open Access
    04 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    Wish I had the 2021 data, but in 2015 about 45% published articles were freely available 🔓 [according to creators of unpaywall]. However, opening access to academic research and scholarly communicati...
  • Spark Plug #15: Recruiting Participants
    27 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Last week something interesting happened. The Verge published a story about this teenager in America that posted a tiktok video sharing her minimum involvement ways to make money online. The post went...
  • Spark Plug #14: YC trends
    20 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    This week, I will focus on the recent 🏆Y combinator cohort and pick out the startups that support learning, teaching and research. If you want to check out all the startups from the August demo days ...
  • Spark Plug #13: Paradox of Access to Knowledge
    23 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Hello people of the world! 👋 I got some really sad news last week. One of my favorite dataviz tools is closing down this fall 😭. Workbench was an amazing data tabulation tool, you could scrape table...
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