25 octobre 2018

The Nature of Meaning in The Age of Google

The Nature of Meaning in The Age of Google
Interesting link sent to me by the author, Terrence A. Brooks, describing some of the tricks and tactics used to register content in the Google search service. The author employs the term 'lay indexing' to describe the 'plebiscites' used to organize and rank pages by link freuqency and page rank. More...

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The Once and Future King

The Once and Future King
Reaction to the Sun agreement with Microsoft. Government does not have the will to roll back Microsoft's monopoly and the company has the money to pay off any sufficiently strong corporate competitor, as it has Time Warner and Sun. More...

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Squeakland

Squeakland
Squeak is a multimedia authoring tool used to generate learning by simulation, run as a plug-in (similar to Flash) and available as an free and open source download. The best way to understand what Squeak is about is to look at this Drive a Car demo (no downloads or plugins needed to view). More...

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OCLC Research will harvest DSpace metadata

OCLC Research will harvest DSpace metadata
If there is a future in metadata, it seems to me that it lies in institutional (and individual) repositories and harvesting. I have been arguing this for a long time, but not everybody is convinced. More...

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Righting Copywrongs

Righting Copywrongs
The point in this article is simple and well-taken: legislators considering whether Canada's copyright legislation ought to be changed to prohibit file sharing ought to look at Lawrence Lessig's experiment in free publishing. More...

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Online Games

Online Games
This is an odd article in that, while it describes and touts the use of games in learning, its understanding of what constitutes a game seems to be restricted almost entirely to the quiz show format, following the model of Jeopardy Millionaire. Sure, these are games, but it seems to me that online trivia is only a small part of the picture. More...

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Gurus v. Bloggers, Round 1

Gurus v. Bloggers, Round 1
This is a fun article that makes a great point. The concept is this: line up the websites of eight design and usability gurus against the websites of eight bloggers who write on the same topics. Evaluate the respective websites for design and usability. The result, needless to say, is one-sided, and not in favour of the supposed experts. More...

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Restrictions Impeding Web-based Courses

Restrictions Impeding Web-based Courses
Documentation of the results of two typical requests an instructor might make of a publisher while creating an online course. More...

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Google Searches Repositories: So What Does Google Search For?

Google Searches Repositories: So What Does Google Search For?
This commentary deflates the enthusiasm about Google's plan to search institutional repositories, arguing in essence that there is nothing there to search for. Could be. More...

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After 40 Years' Work, Gravity Experiment Will Get Off The Ground

After 40 Years' Work, Gravity Experiment Will Get Off The Ground
When you watch a lifetime's work, a $700 million 40-year-old project, blast off on a rocket, you get a little nervous. But no matter what the result, I have nothing but admiration for the sort of dedication it has taken to make this project a reality. More...

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