13 mars 2019

Online Collaboration Tools - New Technologies And Web Services

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Online Collaboration Tools - New Technologies And Web Services
New software programs are proliferating at an amazing rate. Nico Canali De Rossi and Luigi Canali De Rossi (aka Robin Good) have published a useful list of online collaboration tools, none of which I have seen before, even though I did a scan about 6 months ago. More...

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Dawn of the Un-Book

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Dawn of the Un-Book
Jay Cross writes about the slowness of the publishing industry to respond to change. He cites a study by the Jenkins Group, a custom book publishing firm, that found: -One-third of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives. -42 percent of college graduates never read another book after college. -80 percent of U.S. families did not buy or read a book last year. -70 percent of U.S. adults have not been in a bookstore in the past five years. More...

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Software As a Service

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Software As a Service
The concept of "cloud computing" is also found in the idea of Software as a Service (SaaS). More...

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Are MMORPGs "Addictive"?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Are MMORPGs "Addictive"?
Dave and Greta Munger write a blog that reviews studies of cognition, especially those that have been peer-reviewed. This 2007 study, by J.M. Smyth, looks at the effects of playing Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) on the lives of those who play them, compared with players of other types of games. More...

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Counting Down the Top 10 TEDTalks

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Counting Down the Top 10 TEDTalks
"TEDTalks began as a simple attempt to share what happens at TED with the world. Under the moniker "ideas worth spreading," talks were released online." They reached a significant milestone recently with 50 million views since they debuted online two years ago. More...

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(Not) Coping with Cognitive Overload

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. (Not) Coping with Cognitive Overload
Now attending NECC in San Antonio, Ewan McIntosh refers to a presentation by Chris Craft last week on cognitive load theory which is picking up new (or at least more) meaning for him at NECC. "There's. Too. Much. Noise. I mean noise in the physical sense and in this metaphorical one." He goes on to say that all of this overload is having a very negative impact on him and on those he encounters. More...

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Your Market Is Laughing; at You

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Your Market Is Laughing; at You
I am including a post from my co-guest editor Harold Jarche today, because his blog has some of the most thought provoking content out there, and because this particular post has one of my favorite videos - Father Guido Sarduci on the "five minute university". More...

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Weave Update for Firefox Syncs Your Web Identity

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Weave Update for Firefox Syncs Your Web Identity

More post-Web 2.0 magic. "If you're a Firefox user, you now have the ability to synchronize not only your bookmarks, browsing history and user preferences across multiple PCs - you can also sync your identity." More...

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Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning
As summarized by Academic Impressions: "Online learning has definite advantages over face-to-face instruction when it comes to teaching and learning, according to a new meta-analysis released by the US Department of Education." More...

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Desire2Learn UNconference 2009

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Desire2Learn UNconference 2009
I'm not sure an unconference works at an LMS vendor conference, but it's worth a try, I guess. More...

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