27 février 2019

No. 5 aha moment: the Web as a universal standard

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. No. 5 aha moment: the Web as a universal standard
Tony Bates, online learning and distance education resources, March 8, 2013
This is another in the ongoing series by Tony Bates. The particular insight reported this time is "The web allows rich multimedia material to be transmitted to any computer, any software system, anywhere in the world, with an Internet connection. This has had profound implications for the design of online teaching which we still have by no means fully understood or exploited." It took several years for people to realize this, and I don't think it became obvious until the launch of the Mosaic browser in 1993 - it was then we could actually see media (well, slowly loading images) integrated with text. More...

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