26 novembre 2018

MIT iCampus Outreach Initiative

MIT iCampus Outreach Initiative
This is a set of tools developed at MIT in collaboration with Microsoft. This site, just launched, "seeks to disseminate" the tools - it doesn't seek very hard, though, as you have to go through an email exchange with the MIT iCampus Outreach Director in order to even see them. More...

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Techno tag team

Techno tag team
The response has been overwhelming, but I'm not sure I'd like the job. This article describes a program at USC whereby tech support is offered by 'live-in' tech support people. More...

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Intranet Trends to Watch For

Intranet Trends to Watch For
Some good observations on the short-term future of corporate intranets, including the increasing role of lawyers (sheesh) and the return of intranets to departmental control. More...

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Blocking Moodle

Blocking Moodle
The people at Bath have been running the open source learning management system (LMS) Moodle through its paces. This article describes the addition of a 'block' on Moodle that can import an RSS feed. More...

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Educhaos: Facilitating the Unpredictable!

Educhaos: Facilitating the Unpredictable!
This item arrived in my email yesterday morning via Rod Corbett's Best Practices in E-Learning Newsletter just in time for me to include the link in my presentation. More...

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How Social Is Computer Supported Collaborative Learning?

How Social Is Computer Supported Collaborative Learning?
I got this item in my email, and I thought I'd pass it along with my comments. The emailer writes: "If I take Intro Computing Science from ABC University, I do not care one bit about the 'social' aspect of it. If I want to learn Socialization 100 there are social science courses I can take." My response outlines the role of 'socialization' in computer science and learning. Short. By Stephen Downes, Stephen's Web, September 4, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]. More...

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ITI: Stephen Downes Keynote

ITI: Stephen Downes Keynote
Today is a bit of a catch-up day as I recover from the intensive ITI conference in Utah. This item summarizes my presentation - my slides and an MP3 audio version will be available next week when I get FTP access to my server again. More...

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A Solution to Plato's Problem: The Latent Semantic Analysis Theory of the Acquisition, Induction, Representation of Knowledge

A Solution to Plato's Problem: The Latent Semantic Analysis Theory of the Acquisition, Induction, and Representation of Knowledge
I don't really like the term latent semantic analysis but that's about the only thing I disagree with in this paper. To me, this is an important paper, a spectacular find (thanks to a comment posted on the Semantic Web mailing list). More...

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Principles of Resource Sharing in Online Self-Organizing Social Systems

Principles of Resource Sharing in Online Self-Organizing Social Systems
This very enjoyable presentation looked at informal learning, as exemplified in places like Yahoo Groups, from the perspective of self-organizing systems. What results is some very useful documentation of the fact that learning, a lot of learning, does occur in these groups, and that it is managed without a central authority or even a school. This article is a summary of the presentation by Erin Brewer at the ITI conference in Logan, Utah. By Stephen Downes, Stephen's Web, September 2, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]. More...

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Obstacles in the Path of a Blogging Initiative

Obstacles in the Path of a Blogging Initiative
Light look at some of the obstacles faced as a fictional history professor decides to start a blogginitiative for his class. Summary of a presentation by Trey Martindale at ITI in Logan, Utah. By Stephen Downes, Stephen's Web, September 2, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]. More...

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