06 septembre 2018

Why I Infringe

Why I Infringe
Copyright legislation may be dry and boring but the topic holds sway over a range of human emotions. This strongly worded article captures some of this. More...

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The Meaning of Technology

The Meaning of Technology
Arun-Kumar Tripathi picked this iten to run today, and though it's several years old, it still captures a common sentiment. And while I think that Albert Borgmann is right when he calls on people to restrain the influence of technology, I don't agree with the value system he proposes to adjudicate that moderation (and therein lies the dilemma). More...

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Observing Quality in eLearning

Observing Quality in eLearning
Obviously we need some means of telling the difference between quality online learning content and that which is of, shall we say, lesser value. But is this the way to go about it. More...

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E-poll Findings Show Flexible Learning is Here to Stay!

E-poll Findings Show Flexible Learning is Here to Stay!
Australia's Flexible Learning Framework has been conducting a poll to evaluate the impact of the approach, and according to the feedback received, flexible learning is, as the headline says, here to stay. More...

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Intelligence and Its Artifacts

Intelligence and Its Artifacts
In your thought piece for the day, Steve Talbott raises the question of what happens when we lose touch with the "originating intelligence" in electronic communications. The mind creates ideas, the ideas are translated into words, and these - tokens of our thoughts, not the throughts themselves - are sent into the ether. More...

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RSS JournoFunnies

RSS JournoFunnies
Tim Bray follows up the CNet article about the great RSS dust-up. Some good dialogue about what happens when journalists interview bloggers. And some good bits about the role of personalities in technology. More...

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Copyright Law

Copyright Law
For those of you who enjoy reading case law, here is a comprehensive set of (U.S.) cases related to copyight. More...

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Using RSS 2.0 and RDF Together

Using RSS 2.0 and RDF Together
This is how to do it: mix RSS, for syndication, with RDF, for data transport. The example focuses on job listings, but any sort of data can be managed in this way, including learning metadata. More...

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An IMS Generator for the Masses

An IMS Generator for the Masses
This is an interesting look into the possibilities transformations of data offer in the generation of individualized learning resources, no matter what the source of the data. More...

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An Essay on W3C's Design Principles

An Essay on W3C's Design Principles
This is a nice essay and it covers the major aspects of the web's design principles: simplicity, usability, device-independency, and a dozen more. But for all that, it misses the web's most important principles, or so it seems to me. The web is distributed, meaning that the entire thing isn't stored on a single computer. More...

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