21 septembre 2018

Future of SCORM 1.x Guide Published, Services Top of The Menu

Future of SCORM 1.x Guide Published, Services Top of The Menu
Two interesting things pop out of this article. First is that there is no 'official' plan for SCORM beyond 1.3 (quite the opposite of what I had heard previously, in which we were told that the longer term development of SCORM is well mapped out). Second, that insofar as SCORM has a future, it will likely be in the area of web services, in order to support (the previously overlooked) distributed training environments. More...

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The Potential of Personal Publishing in Education II: How’s It Going & What’s Working?

The Potential of Personal Publishing in Education II: How’s It Going & What’s Working?
This look at the use of weblogs in learning takes a close, critical look and the results aren't all peaches and cream. The most telling link is to the list of updated schoolblogs, showing (as of my reading) that out of the 2,400 or so listed, the most recent update was back in July. More...

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Software Offers TiVo-like Recording At Lower Price

Software Offers TiVo-like Recording At Lower Price
The price - and especially the subscription fees - have slowed the adoption of personal video recorders (PVRs), devices you can use to record and play back your favorite TV program on your computer. More...

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Whither Education: Human Rights Versus Trade Law

Whither Education: Human Rights Versus Trade Law
This can get complex in a hurry, but essentially, the argument here is that under the WTO, "Liberalization increasingly converts education into a tradable commodity, which directly undermines rights-based education, namely as a 'public good' with governments assuming the primary regulatory role. It threatens to undermine progressive realization of the right to education, which requires the enforcement of governmental obligations, as required by international human rights law." Now of course the WTO specifically excludes services provided "in the exercise of governmental authority," which one would assume covers education, but this exclusion is very narrow: once fees are charged, the government is deemed to be 'in competition' with private providers. More...

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Knowledge and Tragedy: Or Why We Shouldn't Share Knowledge

Knowledge and Tragedy: Or Why We Shouldn't Share Knowledge
I wouldn't be citing this paper at all under ordinary circumstances, but it is just so wrong-headed it merits a mention, if only as a representative of a line of thinking that runs deeply against my core beliefs. In a competitive world, argues the author, asymmetries of knowledge are important, for such asymmetries are what allow one side to triumph over the other. More...

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Learning Webs: Learning in Weblog Networks

Learning Webs: Learning in Weblog Networks
This short paper provides an overview of the technical environment before getting into the interesting bit, a discussion of the social ecosystems that emerge through current Weblog authoring practices. More...

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Why you Shouldn’t use Learning Objects, and Why You Should

Why you Shouldn’t use Learning Objects, and Why You Should
Good bit about some of the issues that may face instructors thinking of using learning objects. The paper identifies three major hurdles: where is the learning in learning objects, copyright issues, and the workload involved. More...

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Sustainable Provision of Online Curriculum Beyond 2005: An Issues Paper

Sustainable Provision of Online Curriculum Beyond 2005: An Issues Paper
The Learning Federation, a collaboration of ten governments in Australia and New Zealand, explores options for collaboration beyond 2005 and adduces four major criteria:

  • continuing online curriculum content procurement and distribution
  • embedding online content in the practices of schools
  • a national vision about schooling for the future and
  • commitment to a range of policies and programs to support the vision.

That said, the paper reflects issues in how this development should proceed. More...

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KM Europe

KM Europe
Outstanding coverage is available online of Knowledge Management Europe. This link points to Mathemagenic's November 15 coverage, which provides numerous links, outlines, and commentary. Readers will also want to scan Headshift's summary with commentary and even more links. More...

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Culture on the Market

Culture on the Market
Innovation, writes the author, is founded on tradition - even if only the shallow Machiavellian pretense of appearing to preserve traditional values. A tradition, in turn, is founded on a canon of work: a library of classics, a body of musical works, a museum of art. But in today's commercial market, publishers require a proit on a work within six months or so, making it difficult to keep important works in print, and even more so to allow for the discovery of new classics. More...

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