26 octobre 2018

The State of Blogging

The State of Blogging
Interesting report on the rising popularity of blogs. More...

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Bringing the Press Into the Story

Bringing the Press Into the Story
Convergence. Dave Winer writes: "I can't trust you until I know where you're coming from. So a blogger always discloses his opinion on something he's reporting on, so we can triangulate, get a variety of points of view to determine what's really going on." Why is this the case? I wrote to ITForum today: "once a certain level of complexity is reach[ed], the having of a property or quality ceases to be a constituitive function and begins to be a contextual function... By 'contextual', what I mean is that the having of a property is a matter not merely of being composed a certain way, but of standing in a certain relation to a (large) number of external entities, the nature of which cannot be determined by a study of the entity in question." I think this is important, but I need to think about it more (follow the entire ITForums thread here). More...

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The Dumbing of Society and Corporate Control of Copyright - More on the Long Tail

Robert Paterson[Edit][Delete]: The Dumbing of Society and Corporate Control of Copyright - More on the Long Tail, January 2, 2006
[link: Hits] Good post with some engaging images looking at what happens to culture when it becomes a corporate commodity. More...

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I Took the Green Pill

Meg Spohn[Edit][Delete]: I Took the Green Pill, Megablog [Edit][Delete] January 2, 2006
[link: 1 Hits] Leigh Blackall writes about and links to this post by blogger Meg Spohn, who was fired from her teaching position at DeVry over content in her blog (true to form, this happened with no warning and with no indication of what it was about her blog that offended them so). More...

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Reinventing Ourselves in 2006

Will Richardson[Edit][Delete]: Reinventing Ourselves in 2006, Weblogg-Ed [Edit][Delete]Weblogg-ed [Edit][Delete] January 2, 2006
[link: Hits] Will Richardson talks about the trend toward change sweeping through the academic blogosphere. As David Wiley comments, "The notion of teacher as DJ may have been implied when people started applying the 'rip-mix-burn' metaphor to education, but lately I can't seem to get it out of my head." Yeah. Richardson adds, "But there's no doubt there is an energy around all of this right now, an urgency even. I'm feeling it in my own life, not just in the education sense but in a more global sense. What difference do I really want to make? What contribution?"

Quite so, and I find myself asking the same questions. And concluding that 2006 will be, of necessity, a year of change for me. More...

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Top Stories of 2005 For Academic Librarians

Unattributed[Edit][Delete]: Top Stories of 2005 For Academic Librarians, ACRLog [Edit][Delete] January 2, 2006
[link: 1 Hits] The post delivers exactly what the title promises. More...

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Wikibooks - A Project Suggestion

Dave Cormier[Edit][Delete]: Wikibooks - A Project Suggestion, January 2, 2006
[link: Hits] You get the feeling now that things have been set in motion and that the final outcome is inevitable. Dave Cormier outlines his thinking behind "a well funded wikibook project as a viable alternative to the current publisher textbook hegemony." It's only a matter of time now, isn't it? Sure, there are things to think about, and Cormier begins to engage some of the issues. More...

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Flattening The Pyramid Of Influence

Graham Wegner[Edit][Delete]: Flattening The Pyramid Of Influence, Teaching Generation Z [Edit][Delete] January 2, 2006
[link: Hits] In a world that needs millions of learning objects, what's wrong with this math? "My copy of CEGSA RAMpage magazine tells me that both the Aussie and Kiwi governments have committed more than $100 million to the Learning Federation project for 8000 Learning Objects. Using my LO calculator that works out to twelve and a half grand per object." What's more interesting that this reasoning is that it may, possibly, influence policy. More...

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Technology Trends for the New Year

Rob Reynolds[Edit][Delete]: Technology Trends for the New Year, XplanaZine [Edit][Delete]XPlanaZine [Edit][Delete]Xplanazine [Edit][Delete] January 2, 2006
[link: 1 Hits] Rob Reynolds consults the oracle and comes up with his trends for the new year. Good safe predictions in a year that, all things being equal, is pretty straightforward to predict: handheld convergence, gaming, blogging, podcasting, vodcasting, and social networking. More...

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Stephen Downes[Edit][Delete]: Edu_RSS 2.0, January 2, 2006

Stephen Downes[Edit][Delete]: Edu_RSS 2.0, January 2, 2006
[link: 2 Hits] Tomorrow I go back to work, and since my productivity will therefore nosedive (more on that below) this seems like a good time to release the current version of Edu_RSS 0.2. In the last few weeks I've gotten a lot done, and the system is now a complete whole, rather than scattered bits of hopes and ambition. This link is to a description; I also provide links to screenshots and downloadable code. People subscribed to Edu_RSS by RSS will notice a change in their feed as well, probably later today - the new aggregator is purring smooth as silk, the output validates, and so it is time to retire the cpu-munching older version. The list of feeds is changing too; I've tried to be inclusive, but have a look, and if you notice anyone missing that should be included, please send me a note.
Edu_RSS is important to me, because it's a concrete manifestation of the things I have been talking about over the last year as theories. You won't find classes or courses or any of that technocratical overhead in Edu_RSS. It's not an institution-based (and controlled) system, nor is it a learning management system, nor even (strictly) a personal learning environment. It's just you, your community, and the web, an environment where you are the centre and where your teachers - if there are any - are your peers. It is, I believe, the future - and where, one day, the next generation of Blackboards and WebCTs and Moodles and Sakais will make their mark. It's totally not what my employers wanted me to create - it's not proprietary technology, it doesn't lock down content behind a subscription wall, it doesn't embed eight levels of access and authorization. But I created it anyways, because I believe in it. [Tags: Subscription Services, Blackboard] [Comment] [Edit] [Delete] [Spam]. More...

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