26 octobre 2018

Making RSS Pretty

Making RSS Pretty
For various reasons I have been playing with XML, XSL and CSS, prompted partly because of a couple of small projects I'm working on, and prompted partly because Sean Burke released this nice guide to how the three work together. In so doing, I created an RSS 2.0 feed of OLDaily (mainly because my browser requires a .xml extension on the XML file to make any of this work). More...

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The Platform for Online Deliberation

The Platform for Online Deliberation
This is an interesting effort. The Platform for Online Deliberation (POD) "is a freely available, open-source web tool for conducting asynchronous meetings that include discussions, document collaboration, polls and voting among small to medium sized groups of people." So the project is worth doing, but I think that the authors would have done well to look at some of the more popular open source community applications such as Drupal or PostNuke. More...

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Ethnography and Anthropology in the Media

Ethnography and Anthropology in the Media
Now, if somebody searches for 'anhropology' on my site, they'll get a positive result. Heh. In all seriousness, there is a current of new thought linking anthropology and online social networking, as typified by Jame's Surowiecki's The Wisdon of Crowds (an interesting read, but the paen to capitalism in the middle seems to go on forever). More...

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Interactive Unit Planner

Interactive Unit Planner
This is interesting. This planner steps you through the process of setting outcomes and learning objectives, selecting readings and identifying assessments. There's a bit more cut-and-paste than I would like (it would be nice to just insert the suggested outcomes into the text box, for example) but it's nonetheless a ncie step along the road. More...

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DMCA Hammer Comes Down on Tech Service Vendor

DMCA Hammer Comes Down on Tech Service Vendor
The question you need to ask when you read this short is item is this: are you willing to buy a product from a provider who uses the Digitral Millenium Copyright Act to enforce a monopoly on servicing your hardware. More...

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Levels of Technology Implementation (LoTi) Breakdown

Levels of Technology Implementation (LoTi) Breakdown
This taxonomy of technology integration is designed specifically for the instructional context and provides examples and links. Very teacher-centered. Oh, if I could only reword the highest level. More...

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Household Internet Use Survey

Household Internet Use Survey
Margot Chiasson (she's still out there - yay!) summarizes this nicely: The Household Internet Survey results for 2003 were released by Stats Canada on July 8. Use of high speed Internet from home increased from 56% last year to 65% in 2003. An increase is reported in most provinces but the biggest proportional increase is reported in the Atlantic provinces. More...

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Wiki for Free Culture

Wiki for Free Culture
Creative Commons has started a wiki looking at the idea of how to provide access to Creative Commons materials. More...

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Assessing Discursive Writing

Assessing Discursive Writing
What I have tried to do in this paper is mostly to describe the way I mark papers (and these days, criticize blog posts - and of course I wonder what sort of mark I would give my own paper...). But as in everything, I do it this way because I think it ought to be done this way. More...

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eScholarship Title List

eScholarship Title List
437 books, released for free public online access, by University of California Press, following, as Peter Suber notes, the pioneering lead of the National Academy Press, though while the latter is in PDF, the University of California Press is in HTML and hence is much easier to read online. More...

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