29 novembre 2018

2 Pacific Northwest Arts Colleges Will Merge

HomeBy Emma Whitford. The boards of Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Oregon College of Art and Craft have voted to merge, The Oregonian reported. More...

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Savannah State to Lay Off 26 Faculty Members

HomeBy Emma Whitford. Savannah State University will lay off 26 faculty members before the 2019-20 academic year, Savannah Now reported. The university is undertaking budget cuts due to a steady loss of revenue and enrollment decline. More...

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If RSS ain't broke...

If RSS ain't broke...
Good article on some of the discussion surrounding the potenmtial traffic problems that may be caused when numerous RSS readers check for new content every hour. The author argues that the complainer, Robert Scoble (who works for Microsoft) is depending on a flawed example to make his point, an MSDN aggregator that pulls together a thousand RSS feeds and which must be reloaded every time one of those changes (probably built by the same geniuses that brought us Outrlook). More...

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Ebooks Ready for Take-off as Sales Accelerate

Ebooks Ready for Take-off as Sales Accelerate
As sales have nudged up slightly, a print publication (with, we observe, a vested interest) has once again touted the coming wave of ebook readers. It's an easier call to make today - witness the success of the iPod as a music-specific device. But with prices still hovering around ten dollars for a title and with the content locked down, we're not there yet. More...

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Driving Higher Ed Institutions to an Enterprise Approach

Driving Higher Ed Institutions to an Enterprise Approach
The message in a nutshell: "Adopting an enterprise approach to e-learning results in systems and processes that are powerful, reliable, and, most of all, flexible enough to support all stakeholders and provide benefits across the institution." The author outlines signs that your institution is ready to move to an enterprise system, describes the major changes such a move entails, and offers practical steps toward moving in that direction. More...

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In a Flash, the Latest Fashion in Computing

In a Flash, the Latest Fashion in Computing
It occurs to me that I mentioned flash memory in passing yesterday without really saying what it was. Fortunately, Bonnie Bracey sent this link to WWWEDU today providing an overview. More...

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Forecast: Song Costs May Fall Like Rain

Forecast: Song Costs May Fall Like Rain
See, it's not just me. As NewsScan Daily summarizes it, "The music industry is fighting a losing battle, says Newsweek columnist Steven Levy, who says the RIAA's legal tactics make about as much sense as trying to sue a hurricane." Yup.
And the music industry's problems may just be beginning. In this Wall Street Journal article (normally subscription, but Google cached a daily freebie) we read about a CD of free (and freely sharable) music being released by Wired. More...

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More Australia Photos

More Australia Photos
In the usual location (I won't be able to create proper galleries until I get home) are many new photos from Darwin, Alice Springs and Uluru, in Australia. I'm in Adelaide now, where it's cool and rainy - just like it was in the Australian Outback. Go figure. The new colour scheme is based on my outback experiences; the masthead is a composite of various Aboriginal cave paintings I photographed. By Stephen Downes, Stephen's Web, September 28, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]. More...

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My Birthday Red Egg to Her Birthday Party

My Birthday Red Egg to Her Birthday Party
Commentary on my talk in Adelaide. In the title item, Albert Ip illuminates my four ways the e-learning industry is wrong with a story of his own about eggs and birthdays. Scor Aldred launches a new blog into the world and links to his own presentation on blogs and wikis. More...

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Newsflash! Technologies Can Support Online Collaboration!

Newsflash! Technologies Can Support Online Collaboration!
The audio isn't ready yet, and there were no PowerPoint slides, but my afternoon workshop in Adelaide need not reamin a mystery any longer thanks to this content map Marty Cielens captured of the discussion. Today's newsletter comes to you from Strahan, Tasmania, Australia. More...

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