22 mai 2018

Light Weight Digital Rights Management

Light Weight Digital Rights Management
This interesting system does not prevent people from copying, but rather, allows people to copy but requires that they imprint an authenticated digital signature 'watermarked' into the copy. More...

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Commontext

Commontext
As their website states, "Commontext is a completely new way of publishing educational materials. It addresses instructors' most common complaints about commercial textbooks by providing a permanent library of freely shared classroom texts. More...

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Will Enterprise Software Companies Take Over E-learning?

Will Enterprise Software Companies Take Over E-learning?
It must be tempting, notes the author, for enterprise software companies such as Oracle, PeopleSoft or Microsoft. Adding an e-learning capacity to their existing product line would enable them to increase sales and marketability. But the author thinks that this is unlikely, for three reasons: functionality, markets, and focus. More...

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LMS Roulette Anyone?

LMS Roulette Anyone?
An interesting and wide-ranging discussion that asks the simple question: which e-learning companies are still relevant in the marketplace? Though some of the usual big names are suggested - "Docent, Saba, Click2learn, Thinq, Plateau, Pathlore. and KnowledgePlanet" - the consensus answer seems to be "none of the above." As one writer comments, "I would be shorting them all if any were trading above $5." So what happened? Part of it was the tech crash, of course. More...

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SMIL: Multimedia Rides the XML Wave

SMIL: Multimedia Rides the XML Wave

The Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL, pronounced "smile") is XML language used to describe the layout and synchronization of multimedia. More...

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Boalt DRM Conference Report

Boalt DRM Conference Report

I have already covered the Berkeley conference on copright a few times but I cannot pass up this great summary by James Grimmelmann. Weaving a tapestry of themes, questions and presentations, he takes us through a wide range of proposals, criticisms, arguments and debates. More...

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The Tipping Blog

The Tipping Blog
Nice analysis of how a meme (that is, a catchy article or idea) posted in a weblog can spread like wildfire through the internet. It happens every day and it happens something like this:

  1. An Expert (one might call her a Content Maven) Writes or Creates something interesting and puts it online (creating the critical component of any online ideavirus: the link)
  2. A Link Maven comes across the link, and blogs it to their site
  3. A Connector finds the link and blogs it to their site (or the aforementioned Link Maven has Connector-like traffic levels)
  4. The link starts to Tip within the weblog community
  5. The link Tips beyond the weblog community, as the rest of us find out about it."

All these terms are neatly defined in this article, with explanations. More...

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Information Management Resource Centre (IMRC)

Information Management Resource Centre (IMRC)

In Canada, the Treasury Board corordinates metadata and information management activities for the federal government (no, I don't know why; it just does - I'm sure there's a reason). More...

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The CMSWatch "Top 40"

The CMSWatch "Top 40"
The 40 "most significant" (though not necessarily the best) content management systems, as listed by CMS Watch. Each item features a link to the system's home page. More...

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Copyright and the Web, 2003

Copyright and the Web, 2003
Summary by the moderators of the recent online conference on copyright and education sponsored by the Commonwealth of Learning. There's no simple way to summarize even this summary in a paragraph since so many points of view were expressed. More...

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