06 mai 2019

eLearn Magazine

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. eLearn Magazine
elearn magazine has launched a new look, with an RSS feed, sections and comments. The text-sizing is a bit funky, at least in Firefox. More...

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Digesting Alt-I-Lab 2005

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Digesting Alt-I-Lab 2005
Summary of the plenary sessions at the recent Alt-I-Lab conference. Written with a bit of scepticism, the article describes the delegates' intent to resolve intellectual property issue and to look more closely at portfolios and personalization". More...

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Can Video Long Tail Boost Learning And Educational Opportunities?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Can Video Long Tail Boost Learning And Educational Opportunities?
When we look back, we will say that the turning point was Live 8. No, not for African development; there's much more to be done yet. No, it was the turning point for online video - the live AOL coverage was widely touted as vastly superior to MTV's lacklustre effort and the concerts continue to be available online for download (something that will only enhance DVD sales). More...

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Best of Australian Flexible Learning Community

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Best of Australian Flexible Learning Community
Kudos to Rose Grozdanic who, over the course of the last few months, has pulled together this archive of the materials from the Australian Flexible Learning Community, which operated between 2001 and 2004. More...

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Turning Wikipedia into an Asset for Schools

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Turning Wikipedia into an Asset for Schools
Some people think that potential inaccuracies in Wikipedia disqualify it for use in the classroom. Andy Carvin, though, argues that its flaws may be an asset. "When you go to Wikipedia, some entries are better referenced than others. That's just a basic fact. Some entries will have a scrupulous list of sources cited and a detailed talk page on which Wikipedians debate the accuracy of information presented in order to improve it. Others, though, will have no sources cited and no active talk pages". More...

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News Flash! MERLOT Peer Reviews 8 Year Old Project

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. News Flash! MERLOT Peer Reviews 8 Year Old Project
The headline exaggerates a bit - the project has only been in the queue for three years. Nonetheless, I think the point is made: "It does make me wonder about the scalability of the oft-desired structured review process of learning content." I've argued for a long time that it is not scalable. More...

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Proposal: Chat and Discussion Interchange Datamodel

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Proposal: Chat and Discussion Interchange Datamodel
The proposal that prompted my discussion of Metadata the other day is now out in the open, thanks to Norm Friesen, the lead author. More...

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Odeo Goes Live

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Odeo Goes Live
Odeo is a new service for podcasting, allowing people to subscribe to podcasts, synch their MP3 player, add podcasting feeds and (eventually) create their own podcasts. OLDaily Audio is in there with 77 shows and 6 subscribers. More...

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Social Machines

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Social Machines
Good article touching on many themes I've been addressing here and in my talks. The author brings together two important trends: first, the rise of social computing applications on the internet; and second, the arrival of ubiquitous computing in the form of wireless and mobile computing. More...

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Sloan-C JobLine

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Sloan-C JobLine
Looking for work? Lauched Thursday, the Sloan Consortium's new job board advertises openings for online, distance and blended learning staff. More...

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