06 septembre 2018

Real Time, Real Young, Real Smart

Real Time, Real Young, Real Smart
Nice article describing the use of NetMeeting to provide 'direct instruction' (the methodology is described) to a group of distance education students aged 5 to 8 years who were unable to attend regular schools for various reasons. More...

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A Subset of Tools for Collaboration

A Subset of Tools for Collaboration
This short page contains a number (thirteen, to be precise) of tips for librarians on how to use the web to address specific educational needs. Each tip is linked to an example giving readers a model to work from. The tips are good, too. More...

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ACE outcomes

ACE outcomes
The gist of this report is to encourage and suggest methods for the measurement of outcomes of ACE (Advanced and Continuing Education) in Australia. More...

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The Quiet War Over Open-Source

The Quiet War Over Open-Source
In a quiet behind-the-scenes battle, U.S. government officials - prodded by Microsoft - squelched a proposed World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) meeting on open source. There is already a wide perception that these international bodies respond like puppies to the corporate sector, and WIPO's acquiescence on this issue doesn't improve that image. More...

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Blackboard to Launch Learning Content Management and e-Portfolio System for Academic Market

Blackboard to Launch Learning Content Management and e-Portfolio System for Academic Market
Blackboard will be launching a set of content management applications later this fall, according to a press release. You have to read several paragraphs of absolute fluff (are people paid to write these press releases?) to get to it, but the core of the announcement is this: "four key areas: Learning Content Management – share and reuse individual content assets across courses, organizations and institutions... e-Portfolio Management – assemble, present and share information within online portfolios for student and/or faculty to use... Virtual Hard Drive Management – virtual storage needs... Library Digital Asset Management – create an interactive environment for faculty to search, access and incorporate digital library resources." Of course the cynics out there (including me) will say that this amounts to no more than giving Blackboard LCMS functionality. More...

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'McEducation' an Inevitable Outcome of Air Travel, Internet

'McEducation' an Inevitable Outcome of Air Travel, Internet
Could you survive - that is, not die of malnutrition - on a diet consisting of food served by McDonalds? I'll leave you to answer that question. Let me pose another: what would be the reaction were McDonalds the only source of nutrition in the developing world? People are pondering seriously these sorts of questions when it comes to global education. More...

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Learning Molecules White Paper

Learning Molecules White Paper
The concept of the learning molecule is interesting, though not really revolutionary. The metaphor of the molecule, of course, has been used in many previous papers. An object-oriented approach, reusable templates - these also are in wide use around the world. More...

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RSSlets - Functional RSS Feeds

RSSlets - Functional RSS Feeds
Via Scott Leslie comes this nifty link to RSSlets, a set of useful RSS feeds designed to grab dynamic data. This is where the real power of RSS shines (and imagine having dynamic data feeds embedded in your course). More...

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Fair Use Under Fire

Fair Use Under Fire
The opening paragraph gets right to the heart of the problem. "A library customer checks out a new DVD from the library only to discover that it won't play on her Linux operating system at home. Another, who is blind, borrows an e-book from the library and finds that his text-to-voice software cannot "read" the product. More...

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Smarter Toys, Smarter Tots?

Smarter Toys, Smarter Tots?
Forget online learning: this is where the big money is. "Parents spend $2.8 billion per year on educational toys for infants and preschoolers," according to this article (probably citing U.S.-only figures). But the gist of this story is that these toys will not deliver the educational improvement their marketers promise. More...

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