26 octobre 2018

The Common Sense Assault on a Liberal Education

The Common Sense Assault on a Liberal Education
Speaking before a group of engineers, former Ontario Premier Mike Harris asked, "where would you be if you had studied philosophy and Latin?" Not unemployed, probably; my own formal education in philosophy turns out to be uniquely useful for an internet career. More...

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BlogTalk

BlogTalk
Blogtalk is now on in Vienna and a number of bloggers are there (go figure), including several aggregated by Edu_RSS, such as Roland Tanglao and Lilia Efimova. So I've set up another Edu_RSS Continuing Coverage page, a fairly simple version. More...

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Intellectual Property Ownership: A Minefield for Creative Academics

Intellectual Property Ownership: A Minefield for Creative Academics
This article is in many ways flawed - it needs to go into more depth and be more solidly researched (to avoid errors like missing the origin of copyright law by a couple of centuuries). But it raises an issue not usually seen in similar articles, the role of copyright with respect to Aboriginal perceptions of what may be owned by individuals, as individual copyright does not (or should not - the article is unclear) extend to work based on religion, language and traditions. More...

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The College Quarterly

The College Quarterly
I got a note from Valerie today advising me that the latest issue of the College Quarterly is online. I link to one article from the currenmt issue and one from last fall's (their first online edition). More...

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Universal Data Element Framework (UDEF)

Universal Data Element Framework (UDEF)
A nice comment in today's Semantic Web discussion group pointing to an underlying problem: "If we want RDF-based formats to be interoperable, they can't be extensible, because inevitably some mutually incompatible extensions or vocabularies will arise, or they can't be decentralized since some authority will have to maintain this interoperability." The author, Adam Atlas (?), lays out three approaches: (1) hardcode these similarities in function into parsers, (2) create new ontologies for the express purpose of bridging these similar but incompatible formats, or (3) politely ask the vocabulary authors to add compatibility. None of these, he argues, is workable. More...

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Implementing Moodle at Bromley College

Implementing Moodle at Bromley College
Case study of the implementation of Moodle, an open source learning management system, at Bromley College. More...

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(My) Three Principles of Effective Online Pedagogy

(My) Three Principles of Effective Online Pedagogy
When the first principle is, "Let students do most of the work," you know you've hit a good guide. This is not tongue-in-cheek: the only way to manage an online course is to delegate many common tasks to students, such as leading web discussions, finding and discussing resources, answering each others' questions, grading and case study analysis. More...

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A Bit of Edu Torrents?

A Bit of Edu Torrents?
Alan Levine comments on BitTorrent, pointing to an article published in Wired last week about the high-speed downloading service. More...

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Journal of Computer Mediated Communication

Journal of Computer Mediated Communication
The JCMC has has a new look, a new editor, and has moved to a new address - http://jcmc.indiana.edu/. More...

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Folksonomies - Cooperative Classification and Communication Through Shared Metadata

Folksonomies - Cooperative Classification and Communication Through Shared Metadata
This is a good article defining and describing classification systems created through a non-regulated process of keyword or metadata attribution - folksonomies. The idea, dervived in this case from Flickr, is that people write whatever they think is appropriate to describe an image, and categories emerge as natural clusters based on these descriptions. More...

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