25 octobre 2018

EduSource: Canada’s Learning Object Repository Network

EduSource: Canada’s Learning Object Repository Network
Fairly detailed overview of the eduSource project, Canada's contribution to the world of learning object repositories. The article will still leave the reader dissatisfied, but only because they want to see and use the network being described. More...

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The Rise of Learning Objects

The Rise of Learning Objects
The March issue of the International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning is now available online, a little late, I am told, because of ISP issues. This first article is my own introduction (I am an Editor at Large for the Journal) and is a fairly light treatment of the idea that we are in a transitional phase in the adoption of learning objects. More...

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(Mis)Leading Open Access Myths

(Mis)Leading Open Access Myths
Nice and relatively short (a dozen pages or so) rebuttal from BioMed Central to the "myths" being presented to the British House of Commons select committee investigations into Scientific Journal Publishing. More...

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A Good One From April Fool's

A Good One From April Fool's
This short description of the April Fool's gag pulled by MetaFilter is worth a read. The popular group blog, which has had to impose membership limits because of the volume of posts, replaced its front page with a Wiki. More...

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Horizon Live and Wimba Announce Combination

Horizon Live and Wimba Announce Combination
Two providers of synchronous conferencing to the e-learning space, Horizon Live and Wimba, have merged. More...

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Wireless Digital: Coming to a Theatre Near You?

Wireless Digital: Coming to a Theatre Near You?
The move toward video on demand moves another step forward. I hope that movie studios keep in mind that it is distribution and convenience that people pay for: the ease of selecting and viewing a movie on the day it is released. This development is a step in the right direction. More...

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New Software Detects Plagiarized Passages

New Software Detects Plagiarized Passages
This is pretty funny and pretty sad at the same time. Although plagiarism is something that seems to involve colleges and universities most of all, it is apparently rampant in the work world - after all, there are no professors to remember that the paragraph you used on page 5 was previously written in an obscure essay twenty years ago. More...

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Using ICT to Share the Tools of the Teaching Trade: A Report on Open Source Teaching

Using ICT to Share the Tools of the Teaching Trade: A Report on Open Source Teaching
Rod Paley sent me this very nice case study of the Kaleidoscope Learning Object Repository which explains, more clearly that just about any document I've seen, what a learning object is, how it's used, and the role of learning object repositories. More...

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The Magic of Images: Word and Picture in a Media Age

The Magic of Images: Word and Picture in a Media Age
You have to do a lot of reading in this article to get a little content, but the argument is essentially that today's students were raised in a world of images, and especially moving images, and as such, as a consequence of moving image technology, they are losing important things, such as their ability to comprehend deductive arguments, and their ability to identify context, and hence, their own identity with context. More...

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How Working Groups Can Further Connect Without Adding Further Technology

How Working Groups Can Further Connect Without Adding Further Technology: Good Interviews Ross Mayfield
"We are social animals for whom networked software is creating a new kind of habitat," writes Jon Udell, quoted in the introduction to this interview. One wonders, though, whether we are only social animals - I think we are more. More...

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