15 octobre 2018

The Road to Riches?

The Road to Riches?
I have discussed theory before, so it's only fair that I mention this article describing some rebuttals. The theory is the idea that more diverse theories promote economic growth. The rebuttals, in the form of single year styatistics from selected cities, suggest a more traditional path to growth: Cut taxes and slash onerous regulations. More...

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IT Titans

IT Titans
With a string of howlingly funny send-ups of the e-learning industry, the anonymous I.D. is gaining a cult following - and would probably fired if his or her identity were ever known (just so you know: it's not me). More...

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E-Learning: Can We Get There From Here

E-Learning: Can We Get There From Here
Rik Hall - who created the WWWDEV mailing list back in 1995, offers a bit of a retrospective. What distracted me was a link to Assiniboine Community College's new website, still a little under construction, but nonetheless filled with many of the same people I knew when I worked there between 1995 and 1999. More...

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Auxiliary Resource: Content Repositories and Resolution, Identifier Infrastructure

Auxiliary Resource: Content Repositories and Resolution, Identifier Infrastructure
Interesting PowerPoint Presentation from Dan Rehak of the Carnegie Mellon Learning Systems Architecture Lab on the use of external "resources" in addition to learning objects in an online course. More...

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Thomson ISI to Track Web-Based Scholarship with NEC’s CiteSeer

Thomson ISI to Track Web-Based Scholarship with NEC’s CiteSeer
This is very interesting: "With the Open Access movement bringing Web-based scholarship to increased prominence, leading A&I services that have long provided the access tools to identify scholarship face new challenges. More...

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Learning in Communities

Learning in Communities
The latest in my series of articles for the Australian Flexible Learning Community, in this item I look at the question of why we want online learning communities and what makes these communities work. More...

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Report Raises Questions About Fighting Online Piracy

Report Raises Questions About Fighting Online Piracy
It's a fairly basic article, but it signals a change on the part of at least some economists regarding strong copyright protection. "The ideas of copy-left, or of a more liberal regime of copyright, are receiving wider and wider support," said Debora L. Spar, a professor at Harvard Business School. More...

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FOAF Myers Briggs Addition

FOAF Myers Briggs Addition
This has been around for a while, but it's worth noting: the FOAF (Friend of a Friend) specification supports Myers Briggs Type Indicators. More...

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CC-enhanced Search Engine

CC-enhanced Search Engine
Another step in the right direction (you almost think we'll get there some day): a search engine that indexes only Creative Commons licensed pages. Of course, this is only a step - such a search engine would not be useful for many purposed; copyright information needs, in the long run, to define a search field or a type of search, not a whole search engine. More...

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The Problems With Training (and What to Do About It)

The Problems With Training (and What to Do About It)
As the author asserts, "Mirroring the 7th grade classroom and the freshman college 101 lecture hall will serve only to copy their mediocrity." Too true. But what to do about it? This essay contains a number of good suggestions, ranging from the ever popular 99-second talks to the importance of food, round tables, and varied activities. More...

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