15 octobre 2018

Homework Causes Family Arguments

Homework Causes Family Arguments
A debate is raging on the BBC website about the role of homework. As Mark Nelson wrote to me this morning, the more interesting content is in the comments. And he asks, does e-learning have a role here? Yes - but exactly the same comments that are made of e-learning could be said of homework. It's a question of accessibility. More...

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WordPress

WordPress
I have been agitating, in an informal way (I should cobble my scattered comments into an article), on Orkut and RSS-Dev (and here, a bit) about the idea of a distributed, semantically oriented XML based social network. The bits and pieces are coming together, slowly. More...

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eSchoolnet

eSchoolnet
The portal for the European Schoolnet relaunched today, sporting a nice clean look and new features. I like the nice division of areas: 'Find', 'Meet', 'Share'. There's still some seeding of data to do though. Here's what I got: "You searched for: Colleagues and experts in English. Your search returned 0 results." Page titles could use some work too (naming a page 'Find' hardly distinguishes it). More...

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Emergent Learning

Emergent Learning
I would normally simply pass on this item instead of hacking eLearn Magazine's URL to give you the bulk of the article (the first paragraph, a throwaway, is temporarily on the magazine's home page), but it was plugged on DEOS and is sufficiently misleading as to warrant a correction. More...

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reBlogging: Push-button Republishing

reBlogging: Push-button Republishing
Re-blogging is like reusing learning objects, except that it exists. Note the low-tech, distributed, grassroots (not emergent, that comes later) approach. Bonus post: research projects from Seb. Ah, but maybe he should have used Soople. More...

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Chalkface Blog

Chalkface Blog
I picked up this link from a Flickr contact. No RSS (sadly). The blog has some good content, some of it not covered elsewhere, and seems to address itself most directly to the interests of the U.K. Curriculum Online Project and the National Grid for Learning, two education resource repositories that (IMHO) have just got to provide RSS or similar XML feeds linking to their aggregated content (write them and tell them so!). More...

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Eedo Announces Revolutionary e-Learning Content Ingestion and Conversion Tool

Eedo Announces Revolutionary e-Learning Content Ingestion and Conversion Tool
I think the title for this link expresses all the hopes and fears about e-learning in one word: ingestion. More...

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cc.edu voting

cc.edu voting
The heated discussion I mentioned a few days ago on the Creative Commons Education list (cc.edu) has turned into a vote of sorts, with one side trying to get Creative Commons to endorse licenses restricting use to educational institutions, and another side trying to keep edeucational content open for everyone. More...

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Cautious Welcome for FTA Deal

Cautious Welcome for FTA Deal
Australia has a new copyright regime, courtesy of a new free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States. Commentators, such as this cited here, are calling it similar to the American's Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which has of course been pilloried in these pages. Other critics are warning that the agreement will mean "huge increases in copyright licence fees paid by Australians" for content. More...

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Social Nets Not Making Friends

Social Nets Not Making Friends
Brief article recounting the (inevitable) backlash against social networks, but without really getting into the heart of it. More...

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