27 mars 2019

Massive Multiplayer Online Gaming: A Research Framework for Military Training and Education

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Massive Multiplayer Online Gaming: A Research Framework for Military Training and Education
Having been introduced to the internet by means of participation in a MUD, I am drawn to the topic of this study. But I must report an unease about the use to which this research is being put and here stress that the higher purpose of education is to promote peace and prosperity, good health and a life worth living. More...

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Social Bookmarking Tools (I)

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Social Bookmarking Tools (I)
Good article describing the rising trend of social bookmarking tools, explaining how they can be used to organize information (by contrast to an ontology, which as, as Clay Shirkey remarks, "a good way to organize objects, [...], but it is a terrible way to organize ideas." Readers conversant with social bookmarking will nonetheless appreciate the comprehensive listing and comparison of social bookmarking tools (there's more out there than you thought). More...

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Disney Offers Web Education

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Disney Offers Web Education
Talk about your Mickey Mouse courses. The service is directed toward preschoolers and offers a range of interactive activities featuring Disney characters. More...

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Hubble Public Talks

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Hubble Public Talks
I can't think of a better use of an hour or so (and this includes class time) than to spend it watching Frank Summers display his incredible pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope. More...

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Polytechs Migrate to Moodle

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Polytechs Migrate to Moodle
Short article describing the adoption of Moodle, an open source learning management system, by eight Polytechs in New Zealand. More...

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Open Source Desktop Television Software

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Open Source Desktop Television Software
Think about the implications of this for just a moment. "The sourcecode for a ground-breaking project has just been released by the Participatory Culture Foundation (PCF). The software, currently under development and due to be released in June, will enable anyone to broadcast full-screen video to thousands or millions of people at virtually no cost." There has been a lot of buzz about this in the coding and file sharing community; it looks to me like the community has reached the point where, instead of fighting commercial content producers, it has decided to make the irrelevant. More...

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Wired Campus Blog

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Wired Campus Blog
I didn't realize this, but the Chronicle of Higher Education has quietly launched a blog. The first post dates from February but it is only in the last week or so that it has ramped up. Not all items link to Chronicle paid content (though some do, including an article about the random essay generator - a story so well covered one wonders why the Chronicle is charging for its version). More...

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Knowing When to Log Off

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Knowing When to Log Off
Well, this bit (the last line in the story) is true: "You're not being disloyal to progress," he said, "by picking and choosing the kind of technology that best fits your needs." The premise is that campus computing is contributing to information overload, and that the solution is to turn off the computer once in a while. More...

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A Dog's Breakfast: Roles and Responsibilities for Managers in the Cyber Era

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. A Dog's Breakfast: Roles and Responsibilities for Managers in the Cyber Era
This is the wiki version of the transcript from my talk last September at Sunshine Coast, Australia. In this talk I take my Nine Rules for Good Technology and apply them to managers. More...

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BlogMatrix Sparks

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. BlogMatrix Sparks
I downloaded and installed this piece of podcasting technology, and while it's not yet everything it could be, it's definitely worth passing along. The idea of Sparks is that it allows users to subscribe to both blogs and podcasts - the application will list all new podcasts for easy listening. But it also allows users to create and upload their own podcasts - I created my own podcast (a review of this software) very easily this afternoon. More...

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