09 novembre 2018

Funded Projects - Canada

Funded Projects - Canada
Some program funding announcements for Canadian readers. CANARIE has announced a Request For Proposals for the New Media Research Matrix; three or four projects will be selected, with program funding not to exceed $400,000 for any given project. More...

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UKeU - Peeling the Onion - layer 2

UKeU - Peeling the Onion - layer 2
Derek Morrison's dissection of the UKeU hearings was pre-empted by the release of the official (uncorrected) transcripts of the hearings, but I'm sure the official version doesn't capture the testiness of the exchange as well as this summary. More...

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Learning Material Repositories - Rafts or Battleships? - Part 2

Learning Material Repositories - Rafts or Battleships? - Part 2
Carried over from Part 1, this article looks at the incredibly high barrier to entry to e-learning technologies and what to do about it. More...

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Globe and Mail Registration

Globe and Mail Registration
I am a frequent reader of the Globe and Mail online and also a frequent purchaser of the printed version of the newspaper. I receive the daily email alerts, and as has so often been the case, clicked on a link from the Daily Tech Alert. More...

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Apple Threatens RealNetworks

Apple Threatens RealNetworks
Without being overly cynical, without suggesting that a certain company's politics wave with the wind, let me respectfully not respond to Apple's protestations against RealMedia. And in that positive spirit - because I do support what RealMedia has done - let me offer something constructive, something useful. More...

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Spiral Dynamics and Education

Spiral Dynamics and Education
Marcus Barber responded to my Vygotsky link yesterday with a longish email, which I appreciated, and a link to this presentation. It's a longish PDF (a format my distaste for which he acknowledged) describing an off-shoot known as spiral dynamics. The bulk of the paper is devoted to dividing learners into six colour-coded groups, ranging from the deferential purples to the lone wolf reds. More...

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Rainlendar

Rainlendar
Todd Bingham showed me this nifty application this afternoon. I don't know what it took to set it up, I do know it's Windows-only, he said it can be synched with your Outlook Exchange calendar, and I know from seeing it that it's about as useful a took as you could hope to find, a great little calendar that becomes a part of your desktop. More...

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DLORN Upgrade

DLORN Upgrade
I have made a minor upgrade to DLORN, the site that harvests learning resources RSS files. Specifically, DLORN listings are now available by RSS (0.91), Javascript and in ticker format. More changes coming. By Stephen Downes, Stephen's Web, July 30, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect].

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Feature Creep: 500 Books In Your Gadget Bag

Feature Creep: 500 Books In Your Gadget Bag
So why aren't e-book readers taking off? The old stand-by excuses - that they are hard to read, and that people prefer books - are falling away as the technology gets better and people become used to reading electronic content. The sticking point is DRM. Still, the author argues, " If publishers stop wanting DRM, it's the end of popular creative arts. Not as we know them, but period." This wiull eventually be overcome, he argues. More...

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Alt-I-Lab Results: Mind the Gap...

Alt-I-Lab Results: Mind the Gap...
Wilbert Kraan summarizes the recent Alt-I-Lab meetings in San Francisco. The gap is "between user expectation of interoperability and reality." From where I stand, what's happening here can be summed up with this sentence: "The final concern raised last year - just build stuff - stop making new specs - doesn't appear to have had much traction." Basically, the report describes a bunch of beginnings... but that's it. More...

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