17 mai 2018

Students Settle in Lawsuit Over File Swapping

Students Settle in Lawsuit Over File Swapping
The students, of course, never really had a choice, the industry knew it, and the settlements - no more than $17,500 - prove it, each being less than that probable cost of mounting a defense against the RIAA's ridiculous lawsuit. More...

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New-Model Scholarship: How Will It Survive?

New-Model Scholarship: How Will It Survive?
Search through the Internet Archive and you get exactly none of my work. Mine is what is described as New-Model Scholarship, "the variety of Web sites and other desktop digital objects that faculty and graduate students are creating that fall somewhere short of 'published' but are worthy of access into the future." Yet it seems destined to disappear from view when my academic career ends. More...

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Overcoming the Presentation Mosaic Effect of Multi-Use Sharable Content Objects

Overcoming the Presentation Mosaic Effect of Multi-Use Sharable Content Objects
Albert Ip expresses dissatisfaction with the solution to the SCORM cross-domain problem presented in the Engelbrecht article and outlines an approach which has been used in Australia that has successfully overcome this problem. More...

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SCORM Deployment Issues in an Enterprise Distributed Learning Architecture

SCORM Deployment Issues in an Enterprise Distributed Learning Architecture
This article is dauntingly technical, but it's a great read, clearly illustrating why SCORM cannot be deployed in a multi-domain environment. In a nutshell, the SCORM API interfaces (commonly known as the 'wrapper') require that the learning object and the LMS communicate with each other using Javascript or a similar technology. More...

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BlogShares

BlogShares
BlogShares just officially launched after a beta test of a few weeks. I've had a lot of fun with this game, and though I'm not (currently) in the top 100 players, I think I've shown that I have some knowledge of the blog market by parlaying my initial (play money) $500 into a $75,000 total worth. More...

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Deep in the Hearts of Learners: Insights into the Nature of Online Community

Deep in the Hearts of Learners: Insights into the Nature of Online Community
Though to me it seems to take a while to get to the point, this article about online learning communities is well worth reading. More...

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Leavitt Says Western Governors University on Brink of Accreditation

Leavitt Says Western Governors University on Brink of Accreditation
For many people involved in online learning, Western Governors' University seems to have dropped off the radar screen. But unlike many similar institutions, the University continues to survive. This article suggests that it is now on the verge of attaining accrteditation. More...

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Maricopa Learning Exchange

Maricopa Learning Exchange
Maricopa has long been a leader in online learning (an early winner of NAWeb Awards, for example) and so it is not surprising to see it right at the cutting edge of what may be an important trend sweeping through online learning: the syndication of learning objects using technologies like RSS (I will have a lot more to say about this over the next few weeks, so stay tuned). More...

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XML Standard Set For Secure Web Services

XML Standard Set For Secure Web Services
This article is a little vague and devotees should check out the OASIS website for more information. In essence, the standards group has announced the release of XACML, a variant of Extensible Markup Language, which allows Web developers to enforce policies for information access over the Internet. More...

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E-payment as Advantage

E-payment as Advantage
"It's no surprise," argues this article, "that colleges and universities would pick up on what Amazon.com and other online businesses learned years ago: Make it easy to pay for goods or services online, and everyone wins." The article describes a number of online payment options offered by colleges and universities in the United States (of course, institutions in many other countries are also dabbling in this area). More...

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