13 mars 2019

Making Money with Adsense - Without Annoying Your Users: Wordpress.Com

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Making Money with Adsense - Without Annoying Your Users: Wordpress.Com
One of the outcomes of the recent debate about The Edublogs Magazine was a link to this article on how advertisements are served by WordPress.com - and more interestingly, how they are not served to regular readers, people who link into the site, or who use Firefox. More...

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Advertising or Education? Sometimes It's Hard To Tell

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Advertising or Education? Sometimes It's Hard To Tell
Lisa Neal wrote a blog post and asked me to comment. I commented, she said "show me", I did, and then with a little writing back and forth, this article in eLearn Magazine was born. More...

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URLs Are People, Too

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. URLs Are People, Too
So he's how social network portability (take one) works: "we crawl the Web to find publicly declared relationships between people's accounts, just like Google crawls the Web for links between pages. But instead of returning links to HTML documents, the API returns JSON data structures representing the social relationships we discovered from all the XFN and FOAF. When a user signs up for your app, you can use the API to remind them who they've said they're friends with on other sites and ask them if they want to be friends on your new site." It depends on sites publishing FOAF or XFN. More...

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ELI Podcast: Connectivism

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. ELI Podcast: Connectivism
I listened to George Siemens's ELI talk today (the video is also available, but in a format unfriendly to my MacBook). Siemens begins with a good starting point, exploring the complexity of today's world and explaining why it demands the adaptive sort of learning networking learning supports. More...

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Thinking About Tomorrow

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Thinking About Tomorrow
The Wall Street Journal looks at the future and gets some of it - in my view - just wrong. This, for example: "The clerk may have access to your online profile and shopping history. So, he might mention that the store is having a special on a camera you looked at on a retail site. What's more, he'll mention that your friend Jerry bought it and recommends it." How long do you think we'll put up with that? The author also keeps coming back to 3D holograms - but these will be pale reflections of the cracking-sharp large screens that I think we will come to prefer. More...

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Free Physics Textbook: Motion Mountain

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Free Physics Textbook: Motion Mountain
One of the nice things about open access textbooks is that textbook authors will no longer have to cater to the expectations of textbook publishers (which inevitably draws them to the mediocre middle). Hence we get gems such as this. More...

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Tool Use Is Just a Trick of the Mind

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Tool Use Is Just a Trick of the Mind
McLuhan talked about this. The findings "fairly clearly show that monkey tool use involves the incorporation of tools into the body schema, literally as extensions of the body." The same, I believe, is true of our language and our logic. More...

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What You Know, and How It's Different From What You Remember

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. What You Know, and How It's Different From What You Remember
I have said before that what you know is distinct from what you remember (and therefore that 'learning' is not the same as 'remembering'). More...

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Revolt Against Outsourced Courses

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Revolt Against Outsourced Courses
Another instance of the trend toward the separation of teaching and assessment, as colleges are awarding credit for outsourced courses. Not surprisingly, there are people questioning whether a college should be giving credit for a course it does not supervise. More...

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European Newspapers Find Creative Ways to Thrive in the Internet Age

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. European Newspapers Find Creative Ways to Thrive in the Internet Age
The internet doesn't necessarily mean death to newspapers publishers, though it seems clear from the European response that they will have to depend on more than subscriptions and advertising. This accords with Marc Canter's breakdown of future internet revenue streams. More...

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