09 avril 2019

Enabling Mobile Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Enabling Mobile Learning
I was on the fence about this item but after mentioning it in my screencast (see below) I guess I should include it. This is a good article; I was on the fence only because I'm not sure mobile learning is a special category worthy of special consideration. More...

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Formalizing Informal Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Formalizing Informal Learning
The title of this article is enough to make me wince but over the authors talk about creating supports for informal learning in the workplace rather than just hoping it happens. What needs to happen, they write, is that informal learning needs to be integrated into formal learning in the sense that it should be tied to measurable performance metrics. Of course, this isn't the point of informal learning at all - but I can see the point. More...

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Online Database Will Hold the Mirror Up to 'Hamlet,' Gathering Every Commentary on the Play

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Online Database Will Hold the Mirror Up to 'Hamlet,' Gathering Every Commentary on the Play
This is pretty neat. Four centuries or so of criticism of the Shakespeare play Hamlet have been compiled into a database so that, for any line in the play, you can read what every commentator throughout that time has said about it. More...

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Sailing to the Future: Infographics in the Internet Era

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Sailing to the Future: Infographics in the Internet Era
I love stuff like this - and, I might add, it's one of the few items I've seen where the use of PDF is appropriate. Though it's a hefty download (21 megabytes, zipped) it's not a deep or difficult read. Mostly, it stresses the importance of infographics, though by examining some Spanish case studies, is also able to cast light on the process. More...

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Ajax and Weblogs

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Ajax and Weblogs
I've mentioned Ajax before; this item is a follow-up with a nice example, complete with code. The author described the use of Ajax - a set of Javascripts used to manage interactive web pages - to parse and display XML files on this home page. More...

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Gates Heads Back to School in Open Source Spat

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Gates Heads Back to School in Open Source Spat
Microsoft so misses the point in its response to the leak of a recent report advocating the use of open source in British schools. "Competition in the software market is good for customers because it ensures that they get a good deal as it drives choice and innovation," writes a Microsoft representative. More...

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Why You Should (or Should Not) Use the Yahoo! Music Engine

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Why You Should (or Should Not) Use the Yahoo! Music Engine
I figure that this is about the best marketing blog post ever, and after giving it a read I downloaded Yahoo!'s new music player. The player connects to Yahoo!'s Launch music service, which has been around for a while now (I gave up on it when the ads outnumbered the songs). The download was a breeze, but the player uses Internet Explorer, which fired off a stream of Javascript errors while failing to import my local music. More...

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mLearnopedia: Your Mobile Learning Resource

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. mLearnopedia: Your Mobile Learning Resource
eLearnopedia introduces us to mLearningopedia, a comprehensive resource on mobile learning. On the one hand I am an unabashed enthusiast for wireless connectivity and networking. On the other hand, I'm not sure about learning on a two-inch screen. More...

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Open Learning and Large Learning Objects

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Open Learning and Large Learning Objects
I keep meaning to do some Googling for some supplentary links for this item. The main point is that Utah State University's Open Learning Support has expanded from supporting MIT's OCW to also supporting Rice University's Connexions. More...

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BBC Eases Rules on News Feed Use

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. BBC Eases Rules on News Feed Use
The BBC made some more friends worldwide today as restrictions previously limiting use of their RSS feeds were waived. Even more interesting is todays's announcement of BBC's Backstage, "the BBC's new developer network, providing content feeds for anyone to build with. More...

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