26 octobre 2018

Why 2008 Will Be a Bad Year for Microsoft'S Ed Tech Market Share

Why 2008 Will Be a Bad Year for Microsoft'S Ed Tech Market Share
The low cost (and ease of use) of open source software, combined with low funding for education ("about 9% of spending on defense and the war on terror") means that commercial software giants like Microsoft will see a continually declining share of the educational technology market. More...

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Seeing Flowers Reproduce On Genome Island in Second Life

Seeing Flowers Reproduce On Genome Island in Second Life
This is a neat idea - replicating genome-based reproduction on Second Life, at a scale where people can see the mechanisms at work. Perhaps when they can see evolution at work on this scale it won't be so mysterious to people. More...

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Wikipedia Death Watch?

Wikipedia Death Watch?
The attack on Wikipedia (and make no mistake, it is an attack) is coming from two directions: first, from the inside, as "those who want it to be Very Serious Citable Work" leap from article to article tagging them as unreliable, or worse, Not Serious. More...

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A Lifesaving Checklist

A Lifesaving Checklist
Things that seem really obvious aren't always so. And though it comes from the field of medicine, this debate over the use of checklists is illustrative. The story, in brief, is that a hospital decided to try using checklists to ensure proper procedures are followed, and were following up by evaluating the results to see whether it worked. More detail here. More...

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The Best Links 2007

The Best Links 2007
Jason Kottke has a good, if voluminous and sometimes fluffy, blog, and his top links of 2007 is among the best of the best - I've spent the last hour on the page and decided I'd better link to it or I'll never finish today's newsletter. More...

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FeedForward Project: M1 Release Imminent

FeedForward Project: M1 Release Imminent
I'm very much looking forward to this and hope to be able to play with one of the first ones off the rack. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 16:19 - - Permalien [#]

Last Year's eLearn Magazine Predictions

Last Year's eLearn Magazine Predictions
Everybody's looking forward to the future. I look to the past - last year's predictions of the future. Stephen Downes, Half an Hour January 2, 2008 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]. More...

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A New Year'S Copyright Puzzler

A New Year'S Copyright Puzzler
David Wiley hasn't responded to my response to his questions yet, but he has posted a couple more items in his own ongoing look at the Creative Commons Non-Commercial clause (CC-NC). On Wednesday, he created a game on CC-NC. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 16:18 - - Permalien [#]

Where's That Line Between True Democracy And Mob Rule?

Where's That Line Between True Democracy And Mob Rule?
A furor has erupted on Digg his week. On Monday, a reader posted visual evidence of a power user submitting an exact copy of an earlier post - and getting 3000 diggs while the original user received almost none. The resulting comment thread has more than a thousand reactions. More...

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Review of Don Tapscott's, New Book Grown Up Digital

Review of Don Tapscott's, New Book Grown Up Digital
Curt Bonk reviews - and loves - Tapscott's Grown Up Digital. Yet as I read this, I can't help thinking o the Digg story. More...

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