25 octobre 2018

Exports Surge for Education Nation

Exports Surge for Education Nation
Australia's investment in e-learning is beginning to be seen to pay off, as this article in the Sydney Morning Herald indicates. More...

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Why IT Has Not Paid Off As We Had Hoped (Yet)

Why IT Has Not Paid Off As We Had Hoped (Yet)
Interesting article surveying the first decade or so of information technology in the classroom. The authors look for the reason it hasn't really taken off yet, and find their answer in motivations: people who thrived in the type and paper era have no real incentive to change. More...

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The New Amateur Journalists Weigh In

The New Amateur Journalists Weigh In
Some good discussion on TRDEV over the last few days on blogging. Rather than look simply at blogging in eduation, discussants are looking at the wider picture, which is good. This link is one that came up in the discussion and is one of the more balanced discussions of blogging from the point of view of the traditional press. More...

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Speaking of Music Piracy...

Speaking of Music Piracy...
You have to wonder whether the people who invested $400 or so for music players featuring legitimate 99 cent song downloads are feeling a little used now that music publishers have started pushing the prices back up again. More...

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The Seven Principles of Sustainable Leadership

The Seven Principles of Sustainable Leadership
Leadership articles are usually very bad, fostering as they do what seems to me to be an ethos of manipulation and even deceit. This article - which should use the work 'properties' rather than 'principles' is not that sort of article, as it is more interested in describing the practices that have been successful, rather than advising some go-getter on how to get ahead. More...

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Collaborating With Universities to Create a Continuous Learning Culture

Collaborating With Universities to Create a Continuous Learning Culture
I like this article because it looks beyond the idea of workplace learning as 'job training' and takes seriously the benefit to the learner (which provides motivation) as well as to the company. More...

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Time Warner Takes Stake in ContentGuard

Time Warner Takes Stake in ContentGuard
Time Warner has purchased a major stake in ContentGuard, owner of the XrML (now MPEG REL) DRM specification that was just approved by ISO. It gains two seats on the board and obtains enterprise licenses to ContentGuard's IP. Reaction from industry watchers is generally positive, since as this article notes, with with DRM intellectual property in the hands of a few companies, content producers generally shied away and the industry atrophied. More...

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Software Beats All CD Copy Protection

Software Beats All CD Copy Protection
My first radio had the ultimate in copy protection: it had no recording device whatsoever. My first copying system, therefore, consisted of putting a tape recorder near the radio speaker and pressing 'record'. Later, I discovered I could patch the earphone output into the microphone input and improve the quality of the sound. More...

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Research Insights into Interactivity

Research Insights into Interactivity
Survey artivle that looks at recent research into interaction, including Palloff and Pratt on student expectations, Garrison and Anderson on social presence, and Burge on effective interaction. More...

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Feasibility of Course Development Based on Learning Objects

Feasibility of Course Development Based on Learning Objects
"This paper presents three case studies that seek to maximize the use of freely available and reusable learning objects in their course design," write the authors. "The three case studies originated in different university-level disciplines – Nursing, Business and English writing." An excellent discussion of some issues involved in the use of learning objects follows, with the cases providing solid foundation for criticism. More...

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