11 avril 2019

ICT & Creativity

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. ICT & Creativity
You could spend all day with this resource: streaming video from the ICT & Creativity conference, held in Vienna from 2-3 June 2005. More...

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Learning Technology

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Learning Technology
The April, 2005, issue of Learning Technology is now available and contains a number of useful (albeit short) articles, as usual. In particular, readers will wnat to look at CASLO: Collaborative Annotation Service for Learning Objects, by Carmen L. Padrón and two others in Madrid. More...

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LMS Survey Results

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. LMS Survey Results
Results of an Learning Management System (LMS) survey hosted by Learning Circuits. Readers submitted responses to a poll. Most reported being satisfied with their LMS, with the centralization of learning management being the most common reason for having installed one. More...

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More Nursery School Children Going Online

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. More Nursery School Children Going Online
Well, this one is all over the wires so I may as well cove it here: 23 percent of nursury school children have been online. "Young students don't differentiate between the face-to-face world and the Internet world." They get email, they visit pre-school educational websites. More...

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Let Me Tell You a Shibboleth

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Let Me Tell You a Shibboleth
Overview of Shibboleth, a system used to transfer identity information from one institution to another in a learning resources federation. The author notes that both Moodle and Bodington (which was new to me), both open source learning management systems, support Shibboleth. More...

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Wittgenstein's Pictures

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Wittgenstein's Pictures
Interesting meander through the concept of the picture in Wittegnstein's thought. As I read this I thought about an article I had read over the weekend, saying that things that are found infrequently - such as weapons in baggage or breast tumors in women - are harder to find if detected infrequently. More...

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Microsoft vs. Open Source: Who Will Win?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Microsoft vs. Open Source: Who Will Win?
Good analysis that doesn't toe the party line (sadly rare these days). The authors argue that the market edge belongs to Microsoft largely because of its initial position; Linux is playing catch-up. But also, Microsoft can and will leverage piracy to its advantage (people who pirate Windows don't contribute to the bottom line, but they do contribute to the user base, increasing the valkue of Windows). More...

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Re: Why Did e-Learning Go Bust in the USA?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Re: Why Did e-Learning Go Bust in the USA?
A spirited debate has eruped following the publication of Thwarted Innovation: What Happened to e-Learning and Why by Robert Zemsky and William F. Massy. Probably the best response comes from Carol A. Twigg and is reporduced here in this DEOS post from Catherine Chambers. More...

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LAMS and Moodle Integration

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. LAMS and Moodle Integration
Big news here as the creators of LAMS and Moodle - both open source e-learning applications - announce plans for integration. The New Zealand Ministry of Education is sponsoring the integration. More...

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The Living Arts

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Living Arts
Brad Carson has very kindly sent along a 1 megabyte version of this PowerPoint presentation - the talk I gave in Guelph - to replace the 7 megabyte version I posted last week. He also tells me how I could have done it in a few seconds myself: "1. Double-click an image in the presentation; 2. Click the 'Compress' button; 3. Select 'All Pictures in document' and 'Web/Screen resolution'; 4. Click OK; 5. Save (with a different filename if you want to be safe), compare and marvel." By Stephen Downes, Stephen's Web, June 3, 2005 [Refer][Research][Reflect]. More...

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