21 septembre 2018

Transforming Metadata

Transforming Metadata
This PowerPoint presentation, delivered at the ADL Repositories Summit a couple of weeks ago, surveys the process used by the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse to convert learning object metadata from the format harvested from the NSDL repository (using Open Archives Initiative (OAI) harvesting, in Dublin Core format) to its own version of the IEEE Learning Object Metadata format. More...

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vPreliminary LOM Survey

vPreliminary LOM Survey
Ever wonder how people are actually using learning object metadata? This was the subject of a study conducted by Norm Friesen and Lassi Nirhamo over the summer and presented at the ADL Learning Repository Summit (the report is available from the SC36 WG4 Documents List. Though some things - such as the use of languagestrings - are working well, the vast majority of fields, especially educational metadata fields, are underused, and we are beginning to see promotional material creep into the description field. More...

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EdNA Online: A Services-oriented Approach to Supporting E-Learning

EdNA Online: A Services-oriented Approach to Supporting E-Learning
The diagrams in this PowerPoint presentation are first rate as the content emphasises the design of the EdNA learning content repository system. The presentation argues that the EdNA system was based on learner needs and a subsequent business model, and this approach lead to the development of the resulting harvesting and content syndication service. More...

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Longhorn

Longhorn
Microsoft unveiled its proposed Longhorn operating system last weekend, and after a couple of days, the reviews are out. Numerous commentators have noted that it draws a lot from Apple. Others concentrated on whether Longhorn would offer more security. Also interesting is the discussion about how the operating system handles information. Overall, the reviews appear mixed, with many wtill adopting a 'wait and see' attitude. More...

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Annotea

Annotea
This project is worth noting, if you haven't seen it already. From the website: "Annotea is a LEAD (Live Early Adoption and Demonstration) project enhancing the W3C collaboration environment with shared annotations. More...

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Learning Objects and Language Games

Learning Objects and Language Games
I have observed in the past that our approach to learning objects should draw from Wittgenstein's theory of 'meaning as use'. I am not the only one thinking along these lines; this paper invites us to approach learning objectives from the perspective of another of Wittgenstein's theories, the idea of the 'language game'. More...

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The Future of Learning: From eLearning to mLearning

The Future of Learning: From eLearning to mLearning
This book-length report explores the idea that e-learning technologies will go mobile. Readers will find chapter 4 interesting, containing as it does an extensive survey of existing m-learning initiatives. But overall, I do not think that the telephone, wireless or not (and most of the report looks at such technology) is an appropriate locus of learning, except in limited circumstances. More...

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Integrating DRM with P2P Networks: Enabling the Future of Online Content Business Models

Integrating DRM with P2P Networks: Enabling the Future of Online Content Business Models
This is a very interesting little paper with wider implications. First, some background. I have written an extended comment on my website. More...

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Comparison...

Comparison...
Between (the new) Wikpedia and (the old) Enclyclopedia Britannica. Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words, or more. More...

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The End of RSS

The End of RSS
Good article that points to a problem with RSS and makes a pitch for some sanity. The problem is this: "If your feed works, if you are successful in attracting subscriptions on a global scale, if you do it right, you are doomed [because] everyone subscribes to a small file on your site. The critical word there is 'everyone'." Now of course, content syndication doesn't work if nobody syndicates the content. More...

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