18 mai 2018

Reading The Apple Patent Tea Leaves

Reading The Apple Patent Tea Leaves
News about a series of patents obtained by Apple on the look and feel of its desktop, including a controversial patent for the garbage can icon, filed in 2002. More...

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Film Studio Sends Hundreds of Letters Alleging Illegal Downloading to Colleges

Film Studio Sends Hundreds of Letters Alleging Illegal Downloading to Colleges
No word on whether the film studios are planning to compensate university officials for the work involved in tracking down students who allegedly share illicit copies of movies and videos. I wouldn't hold my breath. Nor, either, should the film industry. More...

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New Publication to Help Teachers Examine Implications of Online Education

New Publication to Help Teachers Examine Implications of Online Education
The good news is that the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) has just launched a new publication - Virtual Education, Real Educators: Issues in Online Learning - which probes the growing phenomenon of e-learning or online education. More...

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Scanning Text Books - a New Form of Intellectual Property Theft?

Scanning Text Books - a New Form of Intellectual Property Theft?
Well of course it was inevitable that the issue of textbook copying would emerge. Publishers will face the same issues as those currently faced by the music and video industry, which is why I have given developments in those fields space in this newsletter. More...

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Web Services in Serious Jeopardy

Web Services in Serious Jeopardy
This somewhat technical article launches readers into the world of the Business Process Execution Language for Web Services (BPEL4WS, but most often pronounced "bee-pell") and the Web Services Choreography Interface (WSCI, pronounced "whiskey). More...

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Saba Creates Macromedia Flash MX-based SCORM Testing Tool; Contributes Tool to SCORM Community

Saba Creates Macromedia Flash MX-based SCORM Testing Tool; Contributes Tool to SCORM Community

I think this is a worthwhile development, however I spent some time on the Saba site trying to find the tool, but without success. More...

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Improving Learning and Reducing Costs: Lessons Learned from Round I of the Pew Grant Program in Course Redesign

Improving Learning and Reducing Costs: Lessons Learned from Round I of the Pew Grant Program in Course Redesign
According to the author, "Five of the ten projects reported improved learning outcomes; four reported no significant difference; one was inconclusive. Six of the ten projects measured changes in drop-failure-withdrawal (DFW) rates; five showed improvement. More...

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Experts: Copyright Law Hurts Technology

Experts: Copyright Law Hurts Technology
Shifting grounds and shifting public support are causing even some strong copyright proponents to reconsider their position, according to this article covering the proceedings of a copyright conference at the University of California at Berkeley. More...

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Timeline of Art History

Timeline of Art History
The "Timeline of World History" is one of the most frequently consulted books in my house. I love the volume: it is a graphic representation of the world's great civilizations. In the same tradition is this site, the Timeline of Art History. More...

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Online Library Wants It All, Every Book

Online Library Wants It All, Every Book
This account of the digital Library of Alexandria being implemented in Egypt is a generally critical review of the project. Noting that few people have used the specialized software, and that only 100,000 pages of mostly medieval Arabic works have been scanned, the author casts doubt on the feasibility of such a project in the contemporary publishing world. More...

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