25 octobre 2018

Translate This Blog: Now Available in 12 Languages

Translate This Blog: Now Available in 12 Languages
Following Andy Carvin's lead I have placed links at the top of OLDaily offering translations using Altavista's Bablefish translator. And like Carvin, I now need to ask readers: are these translations useful? Readable. More...

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Fat Cat Publishers Breaking the System

Fat Cat Publishers Breaking the System
Written by the director of scholarly communication and publishing initiatives at the California Digital Library, University of California, this article begins with the assertion that commercial publishers are killing the system they are supposed to support and then moves through an account of the California system's efforts to pursue open publishing as an alternative. More...

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How to End Grade Inflation

How to End Grade Inflation
This author borrows from the worlds of figure skating and diving to incorporate 'degrees of difficulty' into assessments in order to counter grade inflation. More...

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Microsoft Unveils Digital Rights Management Software

Microsoft Unveils Digital Rights Management Software
As discussed before in these pages, the Microsoft DRM system, named 'Janus', supports the 'rental' of multimedia software, including songs and movies, to be played on portable players, cellular phones and other devices. More...

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File-swapping Gets Supercharged on Student Network

File-swapping Gets Supercharged on Student Network
File sharing too dangerous - or too slow - on the internet? Then join the crowd at the next new file sharing venue: Internet2. More...

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Album Gets Ringtone Only Release

Album Gets Ringtone Only Release
There are two really interesting aspects to this story, which describes a German lable's plan to release an album only in the form of cell-phone ring-tones. More...

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Scissors, Scotch Tape, Post-its, Magic Markers and Colorforms: "LO-Tec" Tools (and Toys) for Creating Learning Objects

Scissors, Scotch Tape, Post-its, Magic Markers and Colorforms: "LO-Tec" Tools (and Toys) for Creating Learning Objects
Nifty little instructional article describing how to create a learning object with little more than household tools. It's not the whole story - "Our no-tech tools support the content side of the learning object creation process by providing flexibility in how they are used, by not dictating a particular work flow, and by hiding technical details not relevant to defining the learning side of the learning objects." - but it's probably the hardest part. More...

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Patterns in Unstructured Data

Patterns in Unstructured Data
The future, say some (well, me and William Gibson, at least), lies in pattern matching. This is a very nice twelve page article that gets into the details of how pattern matching is used to generate search results using latent semantic indexing. It's worth taking some time to read this, because this is the secret recipe behind such things as Google News. More...

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200 Million Smart Phones in Active Use in North America Alone

200 Million Smart Phones in Active Use in North America Alone
David Nagel, Campus Technology, February 28, 2014
It's the end of double-digit growth in smart phone usage in developed economies. This will lead to increasing price pressure, which makes Apple seem like the outlier. When this last happened, Apple recovered by introducing iPhones and iPads to replace their sagging computer market. More...

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Research on Distance Education for First Nations/aboriginals, from IRRODL, Vol. 15, No. 1

Research on Distance Education for First Nations/aboriginals, from IRRODL, Vol. 15, No. 1
Tony Bates, online learning, distance edcuation resources, February 28, 2014

Tony Bates reviews an article from the latest issue of IRRODL (International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning) dealing with the impact of distance education on Firts Nations / Aboriginal communities in Canada. More...

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