15 octobre 2019

Creating Second Life Content

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Creating Second Life Content
The idea is good, and the web page links to tutorials on how to build a chair in Second Life, how to build a create a teleport link in Second Life (so ironic - in the old days of MUDs, teleport links were called 'portals' ("step through he portal to get to fantasy island"), which is where the idea and name of web-based 'portals' came from - now back in the multi-user environment they're called 'teleport links' again - with no sign of a name change in sight. Anyhow, the author should have used Flash video (or YouTube) instead of unreliable .mov videos. More...

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Flickr Contacts

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Flickr Contacts
Hey Flickr, if my account is so disabled you won't even allow me access to it any more (not until I get some gawd-awful username from Yahoo and sign up for their email spam service) why am I still getting email from the account when, say, people create new connections (p.s. hiya Stephen Grobe, nice to meet you, I can't sign on to verify)? P.S. in case you haven't noticed, I am still very upset with Flickr for simply deciding what identity I'm going to have - here's a better idea, Flickr - support OpenID and quit trying to pull me into the Yahoo Walled Garden. Same goes for Google and Blogger, in case you haven't been reading my complaints about that debacle. Come on guys, get with the program. More...

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Disintegrated Thoughts On Content Integration and Remix

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Disintegrated Thoughts On Content Integration and Remix
Brian Lamb, who will be keynoting at this year's this year's Open Education Conference in Utah, ponders the back and forth of whether web deveopers will ever agree on standards. There's the depressing news from the commercial side, as we hear that Blackboard will never support anything like a proper export function, and depressing news from the open source side, as developers hesitate to support proprietary sites like Flickr and YouTube. "I'm dismayed by this stance," he writes, wondering what the online learning video awards would have looked like had clips from YouTube been banned. Well maybe - but let's wait a few years and see how it feels when it transpires that nobody will ever be able to access the actual videos except Google. More...

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Apples and Pears

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Apples and Pears
Interesting - maybe eLearning Guild is changing its orientation a bit. I'm speaking at their conference in Boston next week (and sneaking a side-trip to MIT while I'm there, where I plan to lurk in the hallways like a troll). But even more significantly, I learn that they're now including open source software Moodle in their LMS awards - and the little PHP program that could is sweeping them up. Now author Clive Shepherd says the comparison is not warranted because Moodle is a VLE, not an LMS. I don't agree - nothing would prevent you from using Moodle as an LMS, but most of its operators don't want that level of control. More...

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Student Self Directed Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Student Self Directed Learning
Another new (to me) blog, and this looks like a good one. I'd add it to my edublogger list but I'm just in a transition - more on that tomorrow, I hope. Anyhow, I'll flag this here and hope I don't lose the reference. More...

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The Hive 7 Chat World

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Hive 7 Chat World
People who remember The Palace will find this AJAX-enabled chat room an exact clone, except for the web browser. It was way too slow for me (and I have a very good broadband connection) and, to judge by the conversation I saw while there, it's not work-safe (much less school-safe). More...

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Basic Connectivism - Or Connectivism for Dummies

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Basic Connectivism - Or Connectivism for Dummies
I'm a bit behind, so I missed George Siemens on Women of Web 2.0 last night. But I couldn't pass over a post entitled 'Connectivism for Dummies'. "Connectivism is the assertion that learning is primarily a network forming process." That's pretty good. Just one thing: connectivism is not owned by George Siemens (as he would be the first to say). You surely don't have to ask him permission to write about it. Goodness, I haven't - and I've written as much about it as anyone. Anyhow, there's a lot more to the post than just that - I would recommend it - and there's a link to the Siemens chat at the end. More...

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Second Life Brand Map

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Second Life Brand Map
What's interesting about this map of Second Life is that it illustrates in a way no number or words could illustrate, this 'corporate utopia' of the world consisting almost entirely of islands owned by corporations or other large organizations. More...

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Is the Medium the Message?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Is the Medium the Message?
In this short commentary, Howard Gardner ponders, "the print, broadcast, and other communication media are merging; in the future, users may pay no attention to the source of, or the means employed by, converging media." Does this mean the medium will no longer be the message? For the other side, see this item where Roger Schank says, "Online learning can and should completely alter your view of education". More...

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Horizon 2020 : un dispositif national d'accompagnement pour favoriser la participation française

ESR enseignementsup-recherche gouv frPour favoriser la participation des acteurs français à Horizon 2020 pendant la période de programmation 2014-2020, le ministère de l'Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de l'Innovation a mis en place un dispositif national d'accompagnement comprenant les Représentants français auprès des comités de programme d'Horizon 2020, les Points de contact nationaux et les Groupes thématiques nationaux. Plus...

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