11 mars 2019

This Is Why Your Newspaper Is Dying

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. This Is Why Your Newspaper Is Dying
Scott Beale, Laughing Squid, July 31, 2011.
Dolors Reig shares this on Google+, and I've seen it making the rounds. That's probably because it's accurate - newspapers have yet to understand the web form - and because it is transferable to other domains, such as education. More...

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Farewell Flash? Adobe Launches HTML5 Web Animations Tool "Adobe Edge"

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Farewell Flash? Adobe Launches HTML5 Web Animations Tool "Adobe Edge"
Sarah Perez, ReadWriteWeb, August 1, 2011.
This would be very nice if it signals a change of direction from Adobe - and is wide, because it allows them to preserve most of their market share while becoming web-compatible. Because the money Adobe makes isn't from its plug-ins -- these are given out free and actually a distraction. It's from their authoring tools. More...

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Now Available for Free Download: The Edupunks’ Guide!

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Now Available for Free Download: The Edupunks’ Guide!
Anya Kamenetz, DIYU, August 1, 2011.
Anya Kamenetz announces, "I’m very excited to announce that The Edupunks’ Guide is now available for free download as a nicely designed PDF and in plain-text e-reader-compatible versions. A better-looking Kindle version coming soon at Amazon.com. More...

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MOOCs and Connectivist Instructional Design

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. MOOCs and Connectivist Instructional Design
Geoff Cain, Brainstorm in Progress, October 28, 2012.
Geoff Cain describes designing a class to teach "the core skills that allowed anyone to adapt to any technology they might find themselves in." What's interesting was what happened when they set up an open class form at. More...

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Introducing Trapit Education!

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Introducing Trapit Education!
Ethan Siegal, The Daily Trap, October 28, 2012.
Ethan Siegal sent me this link and I've been using Trapit for a few days now. It has a few quirks (clicking the 'x' removes the article, not the Trapit frame the way other link sites function) but the interface is elegant and it seems to be finding me resources I mind not otherwise see. More...

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WeMo: a Wonderful Way to add Visual Cues to Organize Your Life

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. WeMo: a Wonderful Way to add Visual Cues to Organize Your Life
Vicki A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog, November 2, 2012
Yesterday I talked about FunF, which connects data from a variety of different sources to your information landscape. Today I link to this discussion from Vicki Davis of WeMo, which is a set of devices and an application to let you manage your personal appliances. Basically, weMo provides a plug-in switch controlled remotely by the application. More...

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Privacy Icons Legal Hackathon

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Privacy Icons Legal Hackathon
Unattributed, Center for Internet and Society, November 2, 2012.
Related to the link below, we are slowly moving from a world in which information is mostly communicated by text to a world in which we use a much richer set of audio and visual cues. As mentioned in the article below, controls for different appliances are represented visually. More...

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Udacity snags $15M to continue its assault on higher education

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Udacity snags $15M to continue its assault on higher education
Paul Sloan, CNet News.com, October 28, 2012.
From CNet News.com: "Udacity just raised $15 million in a financing round led by Andreessen Horowitz and existing investors Charles River Ventures and longtime entrepreneur Steve Blank All told, the company has raised $21.1 million. More...

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Free Cloud LMS: Opportunity, Threat or Irrelevance?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Free Cloud LMS: Opportunity, Threat or Irrelevance?
Kris Roger, ALT Online Newsletter, November 1, 2012.
Goof ov erview of two cloud-based LMSs, Coursekit (recently renamed ‘Lore’) and Instructure Canvas, launched in 2011. More...

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Learning Management Systems and MOOCs

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Learning Management Systems and MOOCs
George Siemens, xED Book, November 1, 2012.
George Siemens points to a couple of developments underlining the provision of MOOCs in the cloud. 1. Instructure launches Canvas Network (see also) (and also) (and also). And 2. Blackboard is having early success in getting universities to adopt its CourseSites service. More...

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