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Most Google products only last 1000 - 2000 days. http://killedgoogleproducts.silk.co/

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OU Create users will notice a handful of new pre-installed themes this Fall.

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Creating Application Templates in Installatron

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If you're a Domain of One's Own campus on Reclaim Hosting, occasionally, you might want to create specific "custom" installs for specific courses or groups to give everyone a specific look or functionality.. Luckily, Installatron, the application installer Reclaim uses, makes this a really straightforward process--though it's limited to applications that are under the Content Management category (Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Omeka, etc.)

The first thing you'll want to do is login to your WHM on your server and install that specific application in any location. Next customize it to exactly how you would like it to appear on a fresh installation. Say, for instance, you are working with Wordpress. You can customize the theme, plugins, and even pages to your taste.

Once you've customized it, go back to Installatron and you'll notice a star button next to the site. Click it!

Next file out the form fields that will give your template a title and description:

Now when someone goes to install that application they'll see the template under the "version" portion of the application.

Installatron also allows you to activate/deactivate templates (check box below) as well as set the default installation (star below) in case you would rather have users get a template rather than a clean installation.

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Adaptive Learners, Not Adaptive Learning

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Content is the least stable and least valuable part of education. Reports continue to emphasize the automated future of work (pfdf). The skills needed by 2020 are process attributes and not product skills. Process attributes involve being able to work with others, think creatively, self-regulate, set goals, and solve complex challenges. Product skills, in contrast, involve the ability to do a technical skill or perform routine tasks (anything routine is at risk for automation). 

This is where adaptive learning fails today: the future of work is about process attributes whereas the focus of adaptive learning is on product skills and low-level memorizable knowledge. I’ll take it a step further: today’s adaptive software robs learners of the development of the key attributes needed for continual learning – metacognitive, goal setting, and self-regulation – because it makes those decisions on behalf of the learner. (Source)

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Sticker game on fleek. Thanks @audreywatters! @hackeducation

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Congrats to @glenkrutz, OU faculty member and author on the @OpenStax American Government book! Now Available! https://openstax.org/details/american-government