15 octobre 2018

Flickr

Flickr
Roland passed along this link to Flickr, a 'live chat together with social networks that enables people to share media with one another in real time.' After you register, play around filling out your profile and uploading photos. Then, on your main page, click 'Launch Flickr' and the fun begins - a chat area where people show and trade photos. More...

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Firefox

Firefox
The latest Mozilla browser, Firefix, launched a couple of days ago. I waited for the initial crush of downloading to end, got it yesterday, and have been testing it today. Firefox is the new name for Firebird, the open source browser - yet another trademark issue. More...

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Towards a Unified e-learning Strategy

Towards a Unified e-learning Strategy
Seb Schmoller links to three responses to the British government's discussion paper on a unified e-learning strategy (from the Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA), Association of Colleges (AoC), and Association for Learning Technology (ALT), and Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), which comments, "JISC believes that the e-learning agenda must be led by student needs, not technological invention, and should be used to enhance the student experience." The responses are generally favorable, with authors expressing more caution about the impact and certainty of e-learning. More...

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Who Forgot the Learner?

Who Forgot the Learner?
As Charles Churchman pointed out already decades ago, note the authors: "To conceive of knowledge as a collection of information seems to rob the concept of all of its life... Knowledge resides in the user and not in the collection. It is how the user reacts to a collection of information that matters." This forms the basis for this paper's sustained and intelligent criticism of the learning object paradigm as defined by SCOs and SCORM. More...

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What Do Instructional Designers Design?

What Do Instructional Designers Design?
I haven't read this - it's a .pdf powerpoint note format in a zip file and I just don't have the patience which such a user-hostile format - but it is being quoted all over the blogsphere. More...

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We Learning: Social Software and E-Learning, Part II

We Learning: Social Software and E-Learning, Part II
The second part of this look at social software in e-learning (the first part is here) looks at the mechanics of it: wikis, social network analysis tools, proximity tools and virtual worlds. It's a good discussion, but my recent experiences with Orkut have left me feeling empty - just as content is pointless without conversation, conversation is pointless without context. More...

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Content Delivery in the 'Blogosphere'

Content Delivery in the 'Blogosphere'
George Siemens comments of this item, "Short exploration of blogging as a content delivery tool in education: Content Delivery in the 'Blogosphere'. Personally, I think the article misses the point...blogging is less about content delivery, and more about expression, self-exploration (and in some cases, dialogue)." I agree with this assessment. Blogging isn't about content delivery, it's also about interaction and engagement. More...

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Cabinet strengthens research and development

The appointment of a national research and innovation council was approved by the cabinet in Cyprus to promote research and entrepreneurship, Finance Minister Harris Georgiades said. He said a series of decisions were taken aimed at strengthening research and innovation for the “development of appropriate conditions which will encourage innovative entrepreneurship”, writes Evie Andreou for Cyprus Mail. More...

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South Africa is wasting billions on ‘soft’ degrees

South Africa is wasting billions of rand on university students studying ‘soft’ degrees. According to a report in the Sunday Times, money meant for the National Skills Fund for the development of “badly needed artisans” is being used to fund all university students instead, reports My Broadband. More...

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Call to fine universities that don’t protect free speech

The Centre for Independent Studies is calling on the Australian government to fine universities that fail to adequately protect and safeguard freedom of speech on campus. According to the think tank, universities are no longer a place where a robust exchange of ideologically diverse ideas springs forth, writes Michael McLaren for 2GB. More...

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