27 février 2019

Demoting Social Silos to Syndication Endpoints

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Demoting Social Silos to Syndication Endpoints
David Wiley, iterating toward openness, Jul 03, 2014
David Wiley discovers Known and the result is magical. "Known is a publication platform that uses the “POSSE” publication model, where POSSE stands for “Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere”. More...

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EU's right to be forgotten: Guardian articles have been hidden by Google

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. EU's right to be forgotten: Guardian articles have been hidden by Google
James Ball, The Guardian, Jul 03, 2014
I'm sympathetic with both sides here. As "the result of a European court ruling that individuals had the right to remove material about themselves from search engine results," the Guardian newspaper reports that various stories about people it covers have been removed from search engine results. More...

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Building Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for Academia and Industry, Onlea promotes economic diversity in Alberta

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Building Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for Academia and Industry, Onlea promotes economic diversity in Alberta
Jim Armstrong, TEC Edmonton, Jul 02, 2014
My longtime colleague Jennifer Chesney has joined up with two others at the University of Alberta to launch "a not-for-profit spin-off from the University of Alberta producing flexible, mobile-friendly, interactive learning courses, educational experiences, and assessment solutions that can be distributed across the wide variety of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platforms". More...

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Facebook psychology experiment raises ire

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Facebook psychology experiment raises ire
Staff, Globe, Mail, Jul 02, 2014
There has been quite a bit of negative reaction to the revelation that Facebook has been experimenting on its users (this, of course, won't stop Facebook from experimenting like this, but it will stop them from publishing the results). Here's what you need to know, according to GigaOm, about the experiments. Here's Facebook's defense. Still, some people (including Audrey Watters) wand to de-Facebook. More...

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The digital degree

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The digital degree
Unattributed, The Economist, Jul 01, 2014
If the Economist says something is good, I begin to worry. And so too with this article touting the destruction of the universities at the hands of the MOOC. More...

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Microsoft joins key industry groups to deliver on promise of the Internet of Things

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Microsoft joins key industry groups to deliver on promise of the Internet of Things
Kevin Dallas, The Official Microsoft Blog, Jul 04, 2014
If you're not watching developments in this arena, you should be. How do we "get the benefit out of the more than 212 billion 'connected things' IDC predicted we’ll see by the end of 2020?" The time is now to think about (say) how things will help us learn and how we'll interact with them. More...

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How to Create Your Own Illustrated Characters in PowerPoint

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. How to Create Your Own Illustrated Characters in PowerPoint
Tom, The Rapid eLearning Blog, Jul 04, 2014
I wonder what the 'completion rate' is for this bit of learning. Does it even matter? It help my attention right to the end, and I think I might try creating animated characters using PowerPoint some time in the future. More...

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Rhizomatic Learning – a somewhat curious introduction

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Rhizomatic Learning – a somewhat curious introduction
Dave Cormier, Dave’s Educational Blog, 2018/12/28
This is an introduction from Dave Cormier on Rhizomatic Learning. It's mostly a history of the development of the concept from his perspective. More...

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Google Builds a Digital Reproduction of the National Museum of Brazil After its Tragic Destruction

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Google Builds a Digital Reproduction of the National Museum of Brazil After its Tragic Destruction
Colossal, 2018/12/28
A digital reproduction is, of course, no replacement for the original. But when you have lost the original, the digital replacement is a whole lot better than nothing. More...

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Dave Winer on Medium

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Dave Winer on Medium
Dave Winer, Scripting News, 2018/12/28
I've commented off and on recently that blogging remains a vital force on the web. It's true that a lot of blogs have disappeared from Blogger and WordPress, but it's equally true that Medium is becoming the site-of-record for a lot of leading edge developments in technology (for example, if you're studying blockchain online, you'll be reading a lot of Medium articles). More...

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