25 octobre 2018

Decentralisation: the next big step for the world wide web

Decentralisation: the next big step for the world wide web
Zoë Corbyn, The Guardian, 2018/09/13
The web you thought you knew is getting ready for some major changes. "The proponents of the so-called decentralised web – or DWeb – want a new, better web where the entire planet’s population can communicate without having to rely on big companies that amass our data for profit and make it easier for governments to conduct surveillance." DWeb, or Web 3.0 (as it's also called in today's OLDaily) is coming. More...

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E-Learning 3.0 - The Outline

E-Learning 3.0 - The Outline
Stephen Downes, Google Docs, 2018/09/13
I will be offering a MOOC called "E-Learning 3.0" this fall, launching at the Global Online Learning Summit | Online Learning 2018 in mid-October. The course will explore some of the major themes underlying what has been called Web 3.0 or DWeb and how they will impact online learning. My focus, as always, is educational technology, but of course technology can only be discussed in terms of the social, cultural and economic environment in which it is applied. The page linked here is a tentative outline for the course - please feel encouraged to add comments or suggestions. There's no sign-up form or anything like that - I will ask for information only if it's needed either to provide services (like email newsletters) or for research purposes (purely voluntary & with full disclosure).
Web: [Direct Link] [This Post]. More...

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Here's what Americans say it will take to rebuild their trust in the media

Here's what Americans say it will take to rebuild their trust in the media
Christine Schmidt, NiemanLab, 2018/09/12
There's a lot going on in this article, but here's how I read it: for people who distrust the media, the most cited reason is bias, but for people who trust the media, the most cited reason is accuracy, and transparency can improve trust in the media generally. More...

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7 Ways To Fix Ontario's Dismal Public Education System

7 Ways To Fix Ontario's Dismal Public Education System
Malkin Dare, Huffington Post, 2018/09/12
I think that when you post a headline like this, you need at the very least to be able to show that the system is indeed dismal. This is a tall order in this case. Ontario's public education system is the envy of the world. It ranks near the top of international testing. And it prepares citizens to participate in a modern information-age society. More...

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A Rubric for Evaluating E-Learning Tools in Higher Education

A Rubric for Evaluating E-Learning Tools in Higher Education
Lauren Anstey, Gavan Watson, EDUCAUSE Review, 2018/09/12
The article delivers what it promises, a rubric for choosing educational technology. There's a link to a nice downloadable version - 7 page PDF. The rubric has some technical requirements, including mobile design, accessibility and functionality, and it has security and privacy requirements, and then along the educational dimension it invokes the Communities of Inquiry (CoI) model, adding rubrics related to social, teaching and cognitive presences. More...

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Work-Integrated Learning: We Can Do Better

Work-Integrated Learning: We Can Do Better
Alex Usher, Higher Education Strategy Associates, 2018/09/12
The good news is that businesses are taking work-integrated learning (WIL) seriously. Hence the Business Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) letter to the Finance Minister on the subject. But I find myself in unusual agreement with Alex Usher in questioning the merit of advocacy for a national strategy. More...

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Automation, A Moodle Admin Must. Is AI Next?

Automation, A Moodle Admin Must. Is AI Next?
Cristian T. Duque, Moodle News, 2018/09/10
This post references Andy Schermuly's discussion of automation in the context of the LMS in eLearning Industry. Schermuly discusses automation in the State of Arizona, Choice Hotels International, Avis Budget Group. In the current article Cristian T. Duque addresses the lack of focus on automation in Moodle, and perhaps more significantly, points out that a lot of automation is form-driven. More...

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The YouTube stars heading for burnout: ‘The most fun job imaginable became deeply bleak’

The YouTube stars heading for burnout: ‘The most fun job imaginable became deeply bleak’
Simon Parkin, The Guardian, 2018/09/10
I can sort of relate to this article, because I do most of my work on the internet, but I havern't had anything really go viral, and I don't depend on having thousands of views for my faily income (good thing, too). But all that plus a deeply impersonal algorithm that rewards constant and sustained production while providing little or no support against the difficulties of an online life have left a lot of internet stars (it's not just YouTibe and Twitch) depressed and burned out. More...

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Official: Google Chrome 69 kills off the World Wide Web (in URLs)

Official: Google Chrome 69 kills off the World Wide Web (in URLs)
Shaun Nichols, The Register, 2018/09/10
This, I think, is going to become a bigger issue, and it has a lot to do with the way the underlying structure of the web is beginning to change. On the surface, web browsers (specifically, Safari and Chrome) have begun to obscure the URL. The URL identifies the web site address of the page you're looking at (and usually, but not always, corresponds to a specific IP address, which is the site's numerical address). More...

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How you can make a progressive web app in an hour

How you can make a progressive web app in an hour
ryanwhocodes, freecodecamp, 2018/09/10
OK, I spent way more than an hour on this. Be warned. So, a progressive web app (PWA) is a web page that functions offline as well as online, and is typically used on a mobile device. It does this by means of a 'service worker' that manages a local cache of static resources and intercepts calls to remote servers to cache results and use the cache is the dynamic results aren't available. More...

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