11 avril 2019

Teaching and Learning With Digital Resources: Web-Wise 2005

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Teaching and Learning With Digital Resources: Web-Wise 2005
This month's issue of First Monday features the Web-Wise conference, running transcripts from selected papers presented at the conference. More...

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New Macs: Intel Inside

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. New Macs: Intel Inside
There has been a wave of commentary across the internet about Apple's decision to switch to Intel processors. See the Edu_RSS Apple category for coverage. More...

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SUNY's Learning Environments Task Force Report

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. SUNY's Learning Environments Task Force Report
Interesting report documenting a study group's recommendations for future development at State University of New York (SUNY). As Michael Feldstein says, "it provides some rare insight into a large system like SUNY." Don't skip the appendices; that's where most of the content is. More...

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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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