31 août 2018

Online Service Pairs Students, Mentors

Online Service Pairs Students, Mentors
This was almost a topic of my presentation yesterday, but the talk took a different tack. But it's a simple idea: people - such as subject matter experts or mentors - can be learning objects, located and accessed through a learning object repository system. More...

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Did SCO Violate the GPL?

Did SCO Violate the GPL?
The latest round in the SCO versus Linux saga has some open source advocates arguing that SCO may have copied bits of Linux into its unix software without also attaching the open source license. More...

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Re: LTSC-DREL: Draft Final Report Educational Copyright

Re: LTSC-DREL: Draft Final Report Educational Copyright
I passed on news of the IEEE-LTSC Digital Rights Expression Language (DREL) group call for submissions yesterday. If you are pondering a submission, you should read this post to the DREL mailing list. More...

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Oh No! Yet Another Learning Objects Presentation

Oh No! Yet Another Learning Objects Presentation
Brian Lamb's presentation at CADE 2003 in which he talks about efforts at the University of British Columbia to use learning objects. More...

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Learning: More Than Just Knowledge

Learning: More Than Just Knowledge
In this, the fourth in my series of papers for the Australian Flexible Learning Community, I raise the question of how we create learning from online knowledge networks. It has to be something more than just accessing the content, but what? While IMS defines learning design by analogy with a play, I argue that a more appropriate metaphor would be a game. More...

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Tomorrow's Online Teachers

Tomorrow's Online Teachers
Slides from an online presentation I delivered this evening (having just returned from Newfoundland) using Groove to the FAME Residential 2003 seminar in Sydney, Australia (with a guest from South Australia also taking part). I look at the promise of technology seen through the lens of my 1998 paper, The Future of Online Learning, talk a bit about how we've drifted, and describe the role of the teacher in the learning environment that will emerge once we're back on track. More...

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Kids Bombarded With Spam, Porn

Kids Bombarded With Spam, Porn
They will, of course, ruin it for all spammers, those mass mailers who deluge people - including children - with material which is, to say the least, inappropriate. More...

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Grammar on the way back?

Grammar on the way back?
When teaching logic I found I had to first teach my students how to read. Oh sure, they could pronounce the words, but it was easy to tell with slight questioning that they had not understood what they had read: they couldn't identify the points made, and they couldn't identify the author's conclusion. More...

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Business Blogs Provide Edge, Present Challenges

Business Blogs Provide Edge, Present Challenges
Take a perfectly good technology, apply it to the corporate arena, and watch it get ruined. I've seen this pattern before, and if this report from the ClickZ Weblog Business Strategies conference is any indication, I will see it again. Prepared and piloted content, corporate and legal approval, the public relations blog... all these are instances of the belief that bloggers are "writing as represents the company." Sheesh. More...

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Data Calls

Data Calls
The IEEE Digital Rights Expression Language (DREL) Working Group "is gathering requirements that a standardized DREL must meet to support learning, education, and training." The group states that it is not seeking to create another rights expression, creating a field for yet another batle betwwen proponents of XrML (who will tell you that the language is free and open, but will omit the fact that they have patents on uses of the language) and backers of the Open Digital Rights Language (ODRL). More...

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