01 juillet 2019

Social Bookmarking: Pushing Collaboration to the Edge

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Joachim Niemeier[Edit][Delete]: Social Bookmarking: Pushing Collaboration to the Edge, 7 Days and More [Edit][Delete] June 26, 2006
Social bookmarking, social networks - the discussion continues. Social bookmarking fosters collaboration in resource discovery. Also, harnessing collective innovation with web 2.0. Also, five sites you need to know in social networking. Miguel Guhlin links to the Wikipedia list of social networking sites. "MySpace shows 86 million users, Facebook shows 7 million, Bebo shows 22 million, and Flickr shows 2.5 million." You may also want to look at a blog from PARC called PlayOn, which looks at the social dimension of virtual worlds. FutureLab (via Scott Leslie) offers a longish look at the topic. Well written and clear, it defines social software (via Stowe Boyd and Clay Shirkey), looks at audio-visual and other implementations, and then asks, does learning change in an information society (hint: yes). More...

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Dynamic To Do Lists

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Tony Hirst[Edit][Delete]: Dynamic To Do Lists, OUseful Info [Edit][Delete] June 26, 2006
This is something that appeals to me - the use of RSS to do more than merely deliver content. Tony Hirst captures this thought in this post. "What I like the idea is of adaptively generating the to do list for each user, providing links to things users may need as they are likely to need them". More...

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An Interesting Conversation...

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Mike Malloch[Edit][Delete]: An Interesting Conversation..., eLearning 2.0 [Edit][Delete] June 26, 2006
I'v never liked the use of use cases in software design, mostly because they tie the design to specific tasks. Well, comes the rejoinder, you need to know what you want your software to do. Sure. But what users want to do is a different matter altogether. "In the real-world users are almost always doing 'other things' when they come to use a bit of software." Exactly. More...

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Managing Intellectual Property for Distance Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Liz Johnson[Edit][Delete]: Managing Intellectual Property for Distance Learning, EDUCAUSE Quarterly [Edit][Delete] June 26, 2006
Note that the University System of Georgia secures a license through a copyright holder only as a last resort - public domain, TEACH Act and fair use are all preferable alternatives. Which means that if the needed materials are available (and discoverable) through the public domain, commercial content can be avoided entirely. More...

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Informal Learning Practices

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Jeremy Hiebert[Edit][Delete]: Informal Learning Practices, HeadsPaceJ [Edit][Delete] June 26, 2006
Jeremy Hiebert has been looking into informal learning. The first paper, published in 2000, is an extensive survey of adultg learning in Canada and shows that Canadians are extensively involved in it (15 hours a week), want explicit recognition of this work, and are generally underemployed with respect to their informal credentials. He also links to Self-Direction in Adult Learning, a book on the subject from 1991. More...

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Engagement with Electronic Portfolios

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Jeremy Hiebert[Edit][Delete]: Engagement with Electronic Portfolios, HeadsPaceJ [Edit][Delete] June 26, 2006
Catching up on e-portfolios. In this item Jeremy Hiebert links to a paper that looks at how students use them (rather than how institutions iuse them) looking at experiences at UBC and Waterloo. Also, from Sheffield Hallam University, see this description of their e-portfolio project. Meanwhile, Helen Barrett offers some responses to enquiries on e-portfolios - good, detailed introductory items with links and resources. More...

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Advertisers: You're Next

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Jeff Jarvis[Edit][Delete]: Advertisers: You're Next, BuzzMachine [Edit][Delete] June 26, 2006
I don't want to miss pointing to this item on the decline of the advertising industry, taken from presentations at a recent conference in Cannes. The article is ripe with advice for educators, particularly those who are invested in large or slow educational institutions. Trust me. And changes may be closer than you think: "For a decade the marketing world has been wondering when the digital revolution would finally cut into networks' upfront payday. The smart money says this is shaping up to be the year, and TV's take could be down as much as $600 million. More...

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Free Ranging and Bill Postering

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Leigh Blackall[Edit][Delete]: Free Ranging and Bill Postering, Teach and Learn Online [Edit][Delete] June 26, 2006
Leigh Blackall writes, "I think its quite liberating to let go of the obvious - that digital means recorded, and think of it as a more fluid and transitory medium." I asked myself as I read this, am I ready to cast aside all of my ties to a permanent web presence and permanent data? And my answer, in a nutshell, is no. More...

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Salisbury, NB

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Stephen Downes[Edit][Delete]: Salisbury, NB, June 26, 2006
Here's your mail! Fresh after an invigorating bicycle ride in the country yesterday (click the picture to see the photos), I am catching up a bit with today's newsletter. So it's a bit longer than usual and contains extra resources on e-portfolios and social networking, two topics that have taken the education technology community by storm lately. [Tags: , , , , ] [Comment]. More...

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A Brief History of Maine's Laptop Program

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Andy Carvin[Edit][Delete]: Angus King: A Brief History of Maine's Laptop Program, June 23, 2006
We could have done without the Canadian joke, but I enjoyed this frank retrospective of the Main laptop project. "A reporter then asked a question we hadn't thought of - will the kids or the schools own the laptops? I had no idea. I could have said I don't know, but I blurted out, 'the kids.' Wrong answer. Huge political mistake. People hated the idea that the govt would give these tools to kids. More...

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