28 mai 2018

A Modest Manifesto

A Modest Manifesto
In Wiley's words, "It is high time for instructional technologists to get serious about extending free, high quality educational opportunities to everyone. Literally. This modest manifesto lays out a context, rationale, and initial roadmap from here to there." This is something we've talked about here for quite a while, and George Siemens and others have launched an open education initiative last week. More...

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Autounfocus

Autounfocus
David Wiley, of Learning Objects fame, has launched a weblog. The content is quite good, as you might expect - I've linked to a couple of items below. More...

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Eulogy for E-Learning

Eulogy for E-Learning
Jay Cross expands on his suggestion that e-learning is dead in this Macromedia Breeze file. More...

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Free content: Why not?

Free content: Why not?
If you produce educational content and hope to get paid for it, read this article closely. The author is describing exactly the distribution model for music that I am predicting for educational content. He begins, "The best way to stem this tidal wave of thievery is to give the music away." How so? He draws the comparison with coal. More...

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Phoenix Rises from Mozilla's Ashes

Phoenix Rises from Mozilla's Ashes
This is the right approach. AOL-Time Warner, which purchased Netscape a few years ago and continued the process of creating a free, open source browser engine (called Mozilla), has decided to drop the one-size-fits-all model and to instead concentrate on creating a slim web viewing tool into which additional functionality may be added as needed. More...

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University of Alberta: eLearning: From Grass Roots to Mission-Critical

University of Alberta: eLearning: From Grass Roots to Mission-Critical
This article purports to be a history of e-learning at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. I say 'purports' because it is hard for me to understand how you could understake such a project without mentioning the Faculty of Extension, Academic Technologies for Learning, or any of the leaders in the field who worked there, people such as Terry Anderson and Norm Friesen. More...

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RSS Feeds

RSS Feeds
I guess it's official. RSS has become almost mainstream. Yesterday, I posted a note about Microsoft's new RSS feeds. More...

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Making An RSS Feed

Making An RSS Feed
With all the recent fuss over RSS you may be wondering how to create an RSS feed for your own content. This article is a straightforward introduction to the topic, taking you from beginning to end with clear instructions and examples. More...

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DVD Jailbait

DVD Jailbait
According to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), circumventing the file protection on, say, a DVD is against the law. OK, fine. But what happens when you play a DVD? In a certain sense, all DVD players circumvent file protection - otherwise purchasers could never view the product, which would make them a lot less popular. More...

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The High Price of Piracy

The High Price of Piracy
Released by the Business Software Alliance, an industry-fronted lobby group, this report has won wide circulation. It argues that strong copy protection and legislation improves economies and lowers unemployment. According to the BSA, "Strong intellectual property protections spur creativity, which opens new opportunities for businesses, governments and workers." But if this were true, then there would be no creativity in the open source community, which eschews copy protection. More...

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