15 octobre 2018

The Weblog as the Model for a New Type of Virtual Learning Environment?

The Weblog as the Model for a New Type of Virtual Learning Environment?
The author of Auricle nails it. "In the weblog, however, the announcements, articles, stories are the raison d'etre' so much so that, not satisfied to present articles from one source, the weblog has the temerity, due to the adoption of the RSS standard, to receive syndicated stories from other sources and, in turn, offer it's own portfolio of articles for use by others. More...

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Select All

Select All
In yesterday's OLDaily I talked a bit about having a non-cognitivist theory of cognition. Let me expand on that a bit with this short item. Connectionism and neural networks become cognition, in my view, through similarity. More...

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Push to Change Piracy Laws in Unwise

Push to Change Piracy Laws in Unwise
Responses to a column on copyright in Canada last week in the Globe and Mail. The authors are overwhelmingly enthusiastic about author Jack Kapica's stance against the music industry, with the exception of one recording industry executive who contributes a letter containing 'corrections' of questionable veracity. More...

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Elsevier's Comments on Evolutions in Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishing

Elsevier's Comments on Evolutions in Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishing
In this position paper on open access publishing released by Elsevier the authors warn of increased prices (per paper view, on an aggregate basis) for British researchers and "challenges to the integrity of STM publishing". More...

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The Culture of Power

The Culture of Power
Because the website is so infrequently updated (the last post appears to be from 2002), I rarely link to items from Rick Reis's quality "Tomorrow's Professor" email newsletter. More...

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Revisiting Knowledge Management - Presence, Communication, Collaboration = FLOW

Revisiting Knowledge Management - Presence, Communication, Collaboration = FLOW
The lesson here should be taken to heart by designers of educational environments as well as corporate intranets: while people continually stress that they need better communication systems, what they get, time after time, is a document management service (I hope people here at NRC are reading this post. More...

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CS Underground

CS Underground
Good example of group blogging by students at the University of New Brunswick. Something like this should be available for every student group, even if they're not computer science students. More...

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How RSS Can Succeed

How RSS Can Succeed
I posted this item in response to RSS: A Big Success In Danger of Failure, by Bill Burnham. RSS could succeed. It will probably succeed. But it is important to keep our focus on what it does well: it allows an individual to scan, filter, and pass forward. That's all it ever has to do. More...

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RSS: A Big Success In Danger of Failure

RSS: A Big Success In Danger of Failure
The author argues that "it is clear that without the use of meta-directories and their standardized classifications and taxonomies the RSS community is in danger of collapsing under the weight of its own success and becoming the 'push' of 2004." Having already achieved more success than was ever dreamed for push, this danger appears slight. More...

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IMS Quarterly Meetings: Zürich, Switzerland, 2004

IMS Quarterly Meetings: Zürich, Switzerland, 2004
This summary of the recent IMS meetings in Zurich highlights a number of European standards initiatives, such as uch as ProLearn and TELCERT along with American projects recently sponsored by the Mellon foundation, such as SAKAI and Lionshare. More...

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