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Occam's Razor now shaves even closer. What if we just had an SIS with an API that you could address with anything you had lying around. Then you wouldn't need to populate another system with data that you had elsewhere (which is bad data management practice), and you would just assume that authentication could be handled by the students transmitting a unique personal key via this API.
LTI is just a kludgy fix for fitting things onto an LMS - if activities could just talk direct to the SIS via the API then there is no need for it.
Sure, you'd need a much smarter and more stable SIS, and a commonly used AND secure API, so I'm still in the realms of science fiction. But if the LMS is a way of connecting activity data to the SIS then there is a layer of redundancy....
It's been a strange times indeed, as @MoragEyrie keeps saying. All manner of unlikely alliances and ideas, on both sides.
For me, the "grassroots" yes campaign use of social media has been a real highlight. Not just an authentic voice, but serious high-quality investigative journalism - all through blogs (which are *not* dead!)
Everything seems to be breaking down, pollsters can't deal with this high level of turn out... the common prediction models break down.
And Westminster is in chaos - they seriously have nothing that can deal with this level of activism.
I'll be glued to the results tonight.
VEGGIE HAGGIS (kernohan style)
Veggie mince, finely chopped onion, chopped mushrooms, rolled oats, pearl barley.
(you should probably put some veggie suet in but I couldn't be bothered)
Seasonings: ground black pepper, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon.
Top up with water, add a splash of soy sauce and a wee measure of whisky, then simmer till it looks and smells delicious.
(AUTHENTICITY: slim to none, but it tastes good. The key is plenty of black pepper, not too many oats but enough so's you'd notice and to simmer for AGES)