15 mai 2019

S1000D/SCORM Data re-use Demonstration

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Press Release: S1000D/SCORM Data re-use Demonstration, September 15, 2005

Peter Hope yesterday flagged this development as something worth watching. "Boeing Australia, HarvestRoad and DEST have collaborated to demonstrate the use of repositories to share content between SCORM training modules and S1000D technical publications based on authoritative data sources". More...

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Knowledge Sharing with Distributed Networking Tools

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Leigh Blackall and Sean FitzGerald: Knowledge Sharing with Distributed Networking Tools, September 15, 2005

Nicely done wiki presentation (so you can add to it) of the topic, beautifully illustrated and rich with links and examples. Topics covered include personalized media, social software, RSS feeds (which they call web feeds, even though they shouldn't), tagging, Creative Commons licensing, the network learning model and future VLEs. More...

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Can Public Universities Stay Public?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Karen Rivedal: Can Public Universities Stay Public?, September 14, 2005

I have long maintained that the university crisis will occur as if overnight, after building up over a period of a number of years, a crisis created as legislators decline to fund an increasingly expensive and inefficient system of learning. This article notes one more element in the build-up - the overnight crisis isn't here yet, but it is getting closer. More...

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Google Blogsearch

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Various authors: Google Blogsearch, Google September 14, 2005

Google has launched a blog search tool. I gave it the usual test, searching for myself. I got 748 results, which is even lower than Technorati and a lot lower than other blog search engines. And the results - as is typical Google fashion - are chronologically disordered, making it difficult to find recent and relevant content. More...

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Sustaining the Skill Base of Technical and Further Education Institutes: TAFE Managers’ Perspectives

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Berwyn Clayton, Thea Fisher and Elvie Hughes: Sustaining the Skill Base of Technical and Further Education Institutes: TAFE Managers’ Perspectives, NCVER September 14, 2005

From the summary: "This report examines the approaches managers and leaders in 16 TAFE institutes have undertaken to sustain, develop and renew their workforce and build their organisation's knowledge. It finds that TAFE managers now recognise that maintaining and developing their organisation's skill base is imperative, but that finding approaches to sustain TAFE in the longer term requires more attention." Maybe they'll make their staff sign up for thirteen week courses. More...

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Large Format Printing with iPhoto

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. D'Arcy Norman: Large Format Printing with iPhoto, D’Arcy Norman Dot Net September 14, 2005

This is totally cool. D'Arcy Norman demonstrates a program that merges digital images together, Autostitch, in order to form one gigantic high-quality image, which he can then print as wall art for about $30. More...

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e-Portfolios@UBC Project Portfolio

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Various authors: e-Portfolios@UBC Project Portfolio, September 14, 2005

Dave Tosh points to this website providing extensive background and information about the use of e-portfolios at UBC. "e-Portfolios are online collections of your work that you choose to represent your skills and interests to diverse audiences." Take note especially of the lessons learned from two years' experience. More...

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Designing for Experience: Frameworks and Project Stories

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Marc Rettig and Aradhana Goel: Designing for Experience: Frameworks and Project Stories September 14, 2005

Maish writes, "This presentation made by Marc Retting and Aradhana Goel is one of the finest examples of using down-to-earth methods and practices to create engaging user experiences." My view is that Maish's description is actually an understatement; you will want to linger over and savour this presentation. More...

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What E-Learning 2.0 means To You

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. What E-Learning 2.0 means To You

September 14, 2005 PowerPoint Slides and MP3 Audio of my presentation today at the Transitions in Advanced Learning Conference in Ottawa. In this talk I discuss the changing nature of knowledge and learning, illustrate how this changing nature leads to what is being called Web 2.0o, and outline the nature and success factors involved in designing learning resources and services in this environment. the presentation is a bit uneven - my brilliant opening fell completely flat, and the more theory-oriented approach didn't resonate (not at first, to be sure). And maybe it was the wrong message for this mostly private-sector group. But - in my view - it's a message the e-learning industry in Canada needs to hear, and if that means a rocky and difficult presentation, then I will suffer it. [Comment]
Learning Trends and the Learning Imperative
September 14, 2005 Summary of this presentation by Elliott Masie, president of the Masie Center, at the Transitions in Advanced Learning Conference in Ottawa. To be involved in learning today, argues Masie, is to be involved in the process of change. And this requires a different and powerful view of learning - extreme learning. This talk describes six dimensions or components of extreme learning. [Comment]
Managing the Tyranny of Choice
September 14, 2005 Summary of this presentation by Lynette Gillis, president of Learning Designs Online, at the Transitions in Advanced Learning Conference in Ottawa. Gillis defines 'blended learning' and then offers a metric that enables designers to obtain the best possible mix of learning technologies. [Comment]. More...

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Digital Community of Authors

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Various authors: Digital Community of Authors, September 13, 2005

It's not really blogging, though the idea is similar, "a free virtual writer's workshop that allows young authors to publish original writing and illustrations right online." In other words, sort of like blogging with guidance and structure. More...

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