31 août 2018

LearnAlberta

LearnAlberta
CADE coverage continues... I saw a nice presentation from this LearnAlberta project today (the presentation, which was mostly a live demo, is not available). Some very good work that really shows the potential of learning objects. These are not available online yet, since they don't have a proper repository for them, but some should be available by September. More...

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mLearning Consortium

mLearning Consortium
Still with CADE: The authors presented the design and evaluation of this project involving the use of PDAs (specifically, IPAQs) to deliver accounting courses at Seneca College and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. Interesting - though not surprising - was the result that PDAs did not really improve student learning. More...

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Learning Objects in a Wider Context

Learning Objects in a Wider Context
Slides from my presentation. I argue that the traditional approach to using learning objects - stringing them together into lessons and courses - is misguided because it is a misuse of new media. More...

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Laptops In Schools Click, Win Support

Laptops In Schools Click, Win Support
As the school year ends, praise for Main's laptop program is almost universal. "I'm optimistic. You can't hold this back. More...

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The Music Biz In a Pearl Jam

The Music Biz In a Pearl Jam
People will look back and say that this is the moment it ended. Pearl Jam, one of the major recording acts in the world today, has abandoned its label in order to go it alone on the internet. More...

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Metadata is Essential Web Writing Skill

Metadata is Essential Web Writing Skill
This is Part One, the better (but still questionable) content is in Part Two. The gist of the series is that everyone should place metadata into their web pages, and to (in part two) offer guidelines to the creation of such metadata. More...

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An Exploration of Adventure and Discovery Projects

An Exploration of Adventure and Discovery Projects
So how - one might ask after hearing my presentation today - might we get beyond the stringing together of learning objects to create lessons and courses? This page offers a bit of a glimpse. More...

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Is Big Brother the Future of British Hovernment?

Is Big Brother the Future of British Hovernment?
With this entry I go off topic a little to try to flag some important trends. Saturday's Globe and Mail noted that only 21 percent of Canadians under 30 bother to vote in elections. Why might that be? Well, it could be because there's no point. More...

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CADE 2003

CADE 2003
Today's OLDaily is coming to you from the 2003 Canadian Association for Distance Education (CADE) conference in St. John's, Newfoundland. If you are looking for my presentation - it's not available yet, as the only internet available is via the 'cybercafe' stocked with awkward Sun machines with Netscape 4.7! and 'locked browsers' - no wireless (*sigh*) - and, at the same time, my dial-up internet connection has mysteriously ceased to function. More...

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What the heck is a webmention?

What the heck is a webmention?
Greg McVerry, YouTube, 2018/07/31

From the summary of this video: " Here is a video describing the power of webmentions in #edu5222". More...

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