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A study post is a kind of post that can indicate one or more activities involved in the learning process.
This page is a highly experimental stub to capture examples and broad thinking about what this sort of post might be or become as well as what types of interactivity between posts might occur between websites (of teachers and students or between students for example). While a variety of other post types like read, listen, and watch posts may be included or related to study posts, there may be reasons that students, teachers, tutors, and others may want to more specifically track or add mark up to such posts for a variety of potential interactions.
- Add yourself here… (see this for more details)
- Chris Aldrich has posted a variety of read, listen, watch and similar related posts on his website so as to indicate the process and progress in learning various topics as part of his "digital garden"/commonplace book. These posts may often include highlights, annotations, or other notes related to these learning activities.
- https://boffosocko.com/2020/09/18/55777124/ - While, technically labeled and marked up as a listen post, this particular post could be categorized as study (or learning) post. While primarily focused on a listening activity, it also involved speaking (repeating phrases) and some reading as a multi-activity exercise.
- In the past he has tagged some related coursework with particular topic tags or course specific tags to create archive pages of activities related to specific classes. Examples include: edu522 and rlst152 among others.
- Tangentially related, he also keeps records of checkins to particular classes/buildings related to education and coursework: Exaples: https://boffosocko.com/tag/college-math-building/. These might be used by instructors for attendance-based tracking or interactivity.
- Lists of past coursework: https://boffosocko.com/2015/09/22/dr-michael-miller-math-class-hints-and-tips-ucla-extension/#For%20those%20interested
- He's created (some public) posts of his learning related work including posting lectures and notes, which don't always fall easily into a single post kind/type. Example: https://boffosocko.com/2018/09/26/gems-and-astonishments-of-mathematics-past-and-present-lecture-one/
- I've also been using Duolingo as a learning app recently and am curious to log my time and potentially interactions there, but don't have a particular post type (aside from the more free-form note) to use. Duolingo has functionality that, as a student, I can add a class code to, so that I could potentially indicate my progress to a teacher. Why couldn't something like this be done on my own website and sent to a teacher's site without giving my data to a third party.
There are a variety of silos, Learning Management Systems (LMS), platforms, and apps people use for studying including:
Learning Management Systems
- Adobe Captivate Prime
- Google Classroom
- LinkedIn Learning (aka Lynda.com)
- Khan Academy
- Degreed, a platform to "Find, capture, and measure all your learning."
- Hypothes.is - a highlighting and annotation platform geared toward the academic space and frequently used as a classroom-based tool
- Genius (fka Rap Genius, aka News Genius, etc) - a highlighting and annotation platform
- Diigo - for bookmarks, annotations and used by many in the education space
- Open Study, a silo-based study platform that closed on 2020-01-31
- Brainly, a studying/homework help platform
- Coronavirus pushing education online heavily makes it more interesting for students and teachers to want to keep more of their resources and works on their own websites for future use, re-use, or review.
- Evidence of learning activities can serve directly as notes for oneself as well as for other students and classmates.
- Evidence of learning might be used for accumulating badges or other credentials/degrees.
- Greg McVerry has experimented in the past with sending Webmention badges to students who show proof of work
- Chris Aldrich has indicated:
This particular post also makes me want to have a “study post” type/kind on my website. I’ve generally not been tracking it directly for things that aren’t otherwise reading, but it could include writing, listening, speaking, or otherwise working on educational related things that one might want to track: i.e. “how much time did I spend studying subject x?”
- Audrey Watters has written frequently about the ills of corporations and their platforms targeting and abusing students and their data without necessarily providing value directly to the students
- Examples to come
- This post type might also include activities like active practice (practicing an instrument; compare with play which has a game and not an instrument connotation), and repetition which one might like to track.
- Perhaps it's just the case that one might use one of the variety of other post types and simply attach a course related tag (subject/topic, course number, other?)
- Terrence Tao's website has examples of this in which he aggregates lectures/notes for particular courses by tag. Course example: https://terrytao.wordpress.com/category/teaching/246a-complex-analysis/; Topic example: https://terrytao.wordpress.com/category/mathematics/mathpr/ for posts about probability theory and stochastic processes
- Some of these posts may indicate progress toward a goal similar to the UI within Goodreads that tracks progress within a book.
- Related post types: read, listen, watch, article
- spaced repetition
- Indieweb for Education
- A Domain of One's Own
- commonplace book
- CV and resumé
- academic samizdat
- OER (open educational resources)
- PLN or Personal (Professional) Learning Network
- http://connectedcourses.net/ 2014 online course which allowed people to syndicate (POSSE) their participation to a central (planet-like) website
- quantified self