30 avril 2019

RSS Readers: Narrowing Down Your Choices

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. RSS Readers: Narrowing Down Your Choices
Some good analysis giving us a good look at the use of different RSS aggregators. The results are based on FeedBurner's 1,000 largest-circulation feeds, with the impact of Yahoo default feeds removed. More...

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LiveJournal Founder Launches OpenID System

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. LiveJournal Founder Launches OpenID System
Report on Slashdot plus commentary about the launch of a working model of the OpenID system, an "actually distributed identity system for websites that accept user comments," created at LiveJournal. More...

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OECD/Canada/Alberta Conference on E-Learning in Post-Secondary Education: Policies, Practices, and Research

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. OECD/Canada/Alberta Conference on E-Learning in Post-Secondary Education: Policies, Practices, and Research
Presentations are now available online from this recent conference. Some really good stuff here (and some that is disappointing). I wish conferences like this would post audio recordings or transcripts. Some of the presentations I liked include: Candace Thille on cognitively informed web-based instruction (I disagree with the analysis, but not with the intent); Don Tapscott, who in addition to his usual n-gen perspective comes out in favour of open content; John Daniel, who also advocated open content, sort of; and Jeff Zabudsky, who walks a fine line between advocating something useful and taking a traditionalist approach. The rest were, well, disappointing. More...

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The Australian e-Research Agenda

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Australian e-Research Agenda
Good overview with many links related to e-research and the Australian government's new consulting exercise. Personally, I've grown weary (and wary) of consulting exercises - what I have observed in practise is that power (and decisions) remain centralized. Anyhow, some interesting items - Australia has an AUD 19 billion ICT trade deficit, and one in 20 Austrialians is now working overseas. More...

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It's Who You Know

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. It's Who You Know
George Siemens has been doing some interesting work recently on networks. This (mistitled) item links us to Barry Wellman, director of an interesting rpoject called NetLab. You will want to read his connecting Community: On- and Offline. More...

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Technologies of Cooperation

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Technologies of Cooperation
Howard Jaqrche points to this useful paper by Andrea Saveri, Howard Rheingold, and Kathi Vian. The bulk of the paper is a survey of emerging technologies of cooperation, for example, self-organizing mesh networks, peer-to-peer networks, or knowledge collectives. This well-written (and well designed) paper illustrates each in detail, offering examples and 'strategic principles' to guide their development. More...

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A new Technology in Search of Viable Business Models

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web.
Sheri Crofts, Jon Dilley, Mark Fox, Andrew Retsema, and Bob Williams: Podcasting: A new Technology in Search of Viable Business Models, First Monday September 1, 2005
You know, it's funny how the first question always seems to be, "how can we make money off it?" I look at podcasting, and what I see is a way to do something I couldn't before: to preserve my talks and make them available to a wider audience. More...

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Yale: Professors Online: The Internet?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web.
Steve Jones and Camille Johnson?Yale: Professors Online: The Internet?s Impact on College Faculty, First Monday September 1, 2005
Summary of "a nationwide survey of Internet use by U.S. college faculty." According to the authors, "Faculty are catching up to their students in other technological skills, like instant messaging, as well. But the advantages of some of these communications technologies may be limited to venues like online?only courses, which are still a small percentage of college courses overall. More...

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Cats in the Classroom: Online Learning in Hybrid Space

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web.
Michelle M. Kazmer: Cats in the Classroom: Online Learning in Hybrid Space, First Monday September 1, 2005
We tend to restrict our thinking to the computer screen (or the mobile device) when we think of online learning. The author of this paper offers the useful recommendation that we consider the wider environment. "Each student and instructor is involved in a shared learning experience, but all students and instructors are also lodged in idiosyncratic local environments that shape their experiences and indirectly shape the experience of everyone else in the virtual classroom." Drawing on student comments, the author offers some preliminary reflections on how the computing environment shapes the online experience. More...

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Electronic Courseware in Higher Education

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web.
Maureen C. Minielli and S. Pixy Ferris: Electronic Courseware in Higher Education, First Monday September 1, 2005
The authors offer an extended definition of three major types of educational technology: the learning content management system, the learning management system, and the course management system. It is interesting to note that the use of course management systems is greater in the U.S. than elsewhere. More...

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