25 octobre 2018

Interim Report on Copyright Reform

Interim Report on Copyright Reform
This disappointing report (PDF) on copyright was published by a Canadian parliamentary committee and, as columnist Michael Geist says, "would transform the Internet from the incredible open source of information that it is into a predominantly commercial medium available primarily to those willing to open up their cheque books." The report is also bad news for educators. More...

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The ESP Game

The ESP Game
This is a link that came up during this week's conference. The ESP Game addresses the problem of creating metadata for images. Basically, nobody wants to spend hours and hours creating data for images. More...

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Social Software Ideas

Social Software Ideas
Some good suggestions for the design of social software, including: colloquial mapping, geographical opinion systems, collaborative consumed media, and extended reputation management. More...

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Open Source a new way to Manage Classroom Computing

Open Source a new way to Manage Classroom Computing
It's not that new any more, though I suppose to a number of people it will be. In any case, this article is a nice outline of how open source can be used to manage classroom computing. More...

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Something Wiki This Way Comes

Something Wiki This Way Comes
Via elearnspace and elearningpost, this article provides a brief introduction to the use of wikis in the workplace. More...

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The Knowledge Tree

The Knowledge Tree
Rod sent me this link to the newsest edition of The Knowledge Tree. My flight leaves shortly, there's no neat table of contents, and so I can't really assess it. But according to the announcement it contains "voice technologies, Vygotskian learning for creativity, knowledge management for e-business improvement, employability skills, collaborative community partnerships, digital 'multiliteracies', regional health service transformation, RTO sustainability, games using mobiles - GUMS for 15-19 year olds, ROI from simulation training, change management, and stories of innovative research and good practice in corporate and public sector flexible learning." Yeah. More...

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Da Vinci's Notebooks

Da Vinci's Notebooks
This genuinely is the beauty of the web - an RSS feed showing one page of Da Vinci's Notebooks per day - a project that will take a little more than four years to complete. More...

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CanCore Update

CanCore Update
I have about an hour to go before the hockey game, and there is no good reason to exclude any of this from today's newsletter, so I am just going to forward Nom's email en masse. I'll read this stuff on the plane tomorrow; you can get a jump on me and read it tonight. More...

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The Evolving Concept of the Community of Practice

The Evolving Concept of the Community of Practice
PowerPoint slides from my presentation at the Building Distributed Communities of Practice conference in Saskatoon. Also, the Audacity audio recording software worked perfectly - you will need to download LAME to encode MP3s (just put it in a directory; no install required). More...

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Reuters RSS

Reuters RSS
I mentioned a while ago that Reuters withdrew content from Yahoo! in order to become a stand-alone news service. The next step in this happened today as it launched a set of RSS feeds covering general news and specific areas, such as business and health. More...

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