26 octobre 2018

Weblogs.com Blogs Closed Down

Weblogs.com Blogs Closed Down
Last month, Movable Type demonstrated for us the dangers of proprietary software, raising license prices dramatically and killing hundreds (maybe thousands) of blogs in the process. More...

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Academic Weblog Ranking Schemes

Academic Weblog Ranking Schemes
Some commentary from Seb, who was ignored in this list of academic blogs" and from David Brake as well, who comments, "It occurs to me once again how people seem to have internalised the inequities that result from ranking schemes like these (which also help to drive Google). How could Alex think for a moment that one way to 'maintain quality' of a list of academic weblogs was 'only allowing blogs that had been linked to by other, already established blogs'?" Just for the record, a total of 474 blogs link to Stephen's Web, which would make me second on the list of "top academic blogs," or third, if the author also included Seb. More...

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Kennebunkport

Kennebunkport
Live from Halifax airport, where they have fast and free wireless access... this link is to my photos of Kennebunkport, which would have left me with very pleasant memories had my pre-booked cab not been an hour and 47 minutes late this morning, causing me to miss my train and almost my flight. More...

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Employees Keen to Learn On-line, Board Finds

Employees Keen to Learn On-line, Board Finds
Via ADL: Employees are keen to take courses online, according to a report from the Conference Board of Canada (a business issues group). More...

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CTCNet International Symposium

CTCNet International Symposium
Andy Carvin is at the CTCNet conference in Seattle and has posted several reports, along with photos and an audio blog. More...

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Next-Generation Wireless Technologies

Next-Generation Wireless Technologies
Useful and timely report on next generation wireless technologies with an emphasis on their application in schools. Gets at the technical stuff - including reference to a format I hadn't seen before (802.11n) - but in a clear enough manner to be read by non-technologists. More...

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Who Knows?

Who Knows?
It's funny, isn't it? When people need to know something, they are more likley to ask someone they know - even though the person may have no expertise - rather than to consult an online database or knowledge repository. More...

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Quality Standards: It’s All About Teaching and Learning?

Quality Standards: It’s All About Teaching and Learning?
Power Point slides and the audio version of my talk at NUTN are now available on my website. There will be no newsletter tomorrow as I will not have internet access. More...

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Freely Available Scholarly Educational Technology Journals - for Higher Education

Freely Available Scholarly Educational Technology Journals - for Higher Education
James Farmer is compiling this list, which he is storing on his (slightly malfunctioning) Wiki. More...

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Who Needs Multimedia?

Who Needs Multimedia?
Article defending the use of multimedia in e-learning. While I am supportive, I don't think this is well argued. I think that audio, to be effective, does require broadband and does require a player - Java won't do the job. I think that multimedia, even audio, is time-consuming to produce. More...

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