06 septembre 2018

RDF: Ready for Prime Time

RDF: Ready for Prime Time
After RSS, we will be hearing a lot about RDF (first we will hear many more long debates about whether RSS should be expressed in RDF, but never mind that). If you need an off the cuff understanding of RDF, think of it this way: XML is a way to ascribe properties to objects, while RDF is a way to make statements about objects. More...

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The Blogging Process

The Blogging Process
Via Seb, this item is a detailed and pretty accurate look at the blogging process. The diagram will grab your eye and focus your attention, but read the commentary too. Note the time estimates. More...

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VET Learning Object Repository

VET Learning Object Repository
Australia is moving ahead very quickly with learning objects and this Green Paper - undated except for the year - looks at the need to establish eductaion and training guidelines for learning objects and poses a series of questions related to the design and implementation of such a system. More...

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Design, Standards and Reusability

Design, Standards and Reusability
In order to use a learning design with a set of objects, the learning design must specify the objects to be used, and if the objects to be used are specified, then the learning design is not reusable. More...

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Elearning, By Any Other Name...

Elearning, By Any Other Name...
Discussion of the idea that a person could learn simply by using Google. Clark Quinnresponds, "I'm concerned that someone's going to try to push the view that a factoid dribble is an elearning solution. Which might prevent people from working to solve the tough components of the problem: context model, content model, user model." Fair enough. I clarify my position in this dialogue and several people chime in about the definition of e-learning. More...

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Beautiful Minds

Beautiful Minds
Via Kairosnews, this link points to an interesting discussion of the (possible) correlation between a teacher's looks and the evaluations given by the class. More...

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Intellectual Property in Education

Intellectual Property in Education
The lessons are at the top of this article: "Intellectual Property is important... intellectual Property issues have been greatly complicated by modern technology... IP is not widely understood... The IP problem is not going to evaporate..." All four are true, and all four are well documented on this site, but the authors focus far too much on "official" sites and accounts, leaving many alternative voices silent. More...

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Blown Away by RSS Feeds & Blogs

Blown Away by RSS Feeds & Blogs
Count Paul Stacey among the converts (and I guess we can expect him at the RSS talk at MERLOT next week - which, by the way, I will be attending after all). More...

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How Long Does it Take? Estimation Methods for Developing E-Learning

How Long Does it Take? Estimation Methods for Developing E-Learning
How long does it take to build a road? A moment's reflection tells you that, in a certain sense, this is a pretty nonsensical question: it depends on the type of road you want to build and how far you want to go (it also depends on the weather, the terrain and labour negotiations). It's pretty much the same for e-learning. More...

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The Secrets of Successful Idea People

The Secrets of Successful Idea People
My job - quite literally, these days - is to come up with ideas. So of course I measure an article like this against my own practice. First: think outside your discipline. "Read — and not only in subjects that are directly related to your profession." Yes, but don't just read (that traps you into linear thinking). But seek out things like Idea City and soak in the wisdom of a hundred disciplines. More...

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