22 octobre 2019

Another Life Unexpurgated

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Another Life Unexpurgated
Jay Cross offers quite a good overview of the use of virtual worlds in business (and especially business learning) applications. "The thoughtful application of VW technology," he writes, "will significantly enhance the experience and transfer of learning." How? Co-creation, social sandboxes, and enriched experience. He surveys a number of companies offering virtual world services, including Second Life, There, Multiverse, and Forterra, among others, and looks at some implementations, including IBM, Apple and the New Media Consortium. More...

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Dave'S Top 10 Musings On the Encouragement of Community in Multi-User Virtual Environments

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Dave'S Top 10 Musings On the Encouragement of Community in Multi-User Virtual Environments
Some interesting thoughts on the topic. I don't agree with some of the musings - "There should be shared or mutually supported goals," for example (why do people always insist on shared goals? meaning, of course, their own goals, that everyone should share). Others make good sense to me, like "Members need to be able to control the presentation of their identity." Ten muses in all, all of which are worth, um. More...

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Open Complimenting Closed?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Open Complimenting Closed?
Link to a discussion on the linkage between personal leaning environments and learning management systems - "open complementing closed". The idea, writes Fraser, is that the PLE is being used to supplement the weakenesses of the learning management system - and specifically, personalization. But there are various aspects to customization and personalization, and it's not exactly clear you can just join some web 2.0 apps to an LMS. Via Marion Manton. Also worth thinking about is the personal learning network as described in The Illuminated Dragon. More...

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Top Ten Missing Features of Second Life As an Educational Simulation Platform

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Top Ten Missing Features of Second Life As an Educational Simulation Platform
See? I could have been a lot more critical of Second Life last week. By asking for thing like "Dynamic AI Characters, with which participants can repeatedly try new behavior to see how they react," for example. Or any of the other nine things Clark Aldrich thinks (reasonably) is missing from Second Life. More...

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Report On The WWW 2007 Conference

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Report On The WWW 2007 Conference
Summary of the WWW conference just completed in Banff. Worth noting is the concept of 'linked data' which is (or seems to be) a semantic web "in which data can participate." By, um, being linked? "Tim [Berners-Lee] described the Tabulator generic data browser which he had developed". More...

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London

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. London

Photos from London. Stephen Downes, Flickr May 14, 2007 [Link]. More...

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CADE/AMTEC - Connections in the Global Village

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. CADE/AMTEC - Connections in the Global Village
I'm in Winnipeg where I presented 'The Meaning is the Message' today. It wasn't very good. I didn't feel comfortable or confident going into the talk and though the audience was generous with comments and questions I don't feel like I came across as knowing what I was talking about. So I'll have to think about that. I don't mind failing - that's why I am willing to stretch myself - but I don't like having failed. Slides and audio, of course, will be posted when I get back home (Friday). Dave Cormier, meanwhile, blogs what was a lacklustre keynote from Derrek de Kerckhove. "Giantly long quotes on the front screen of a room filled with… oh… 500 hundred people." At least I had nice slides. More...

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Ouiform : à fond pour un suivi simplifié !

Orientation Pays de la LoireC’est dans une démarche de partage d’un outil géré en bien commun que Pôle emploi a conçu avec la Région Grand Est, l’application Ouiform. Plateforme de positionnement partagée et de visualisation en temps réel des places disponibles en formation, elle est accessible depuis cet été dans les Pays de la Loire. Éclairage en quelques lignes et en vidéo. Plus...

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Place Ô Gestes : un succès renforcé !

Orientation Pays de la LoireCollégiens, lycéens et jeunes en recherche d’emploi étaient invités à découvrir des métiers, rencontrer des professionnels et s’initier à la pratique des gestes quotidiens de leur métier. C’était à Nantes les 3 et 4 octobre 2019. Organisé par Entreprises dans la cité (EdC), clin d’œil particulier pour les 15 ans de cet événement devenu incontournable. Plus...

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Illusion et perception : conférence de Mix&métiers

Orientation Pays de la LoireLe 4 octobre 2019, le groupe Synergie organisait la 4e édition de son forum dédié à l’emploi des femmes intitulé "Mix&métiers". La "conférence inspirante" d’un illusionniste a introduit cette journée en abordant la question de la communication notamment dans le contexte professionnel. Plus...

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