09 septembre 2019

perX

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Various authors[Edit][Delete]: perX, October 18, 2006
This is a nice example of federated search. Note that when you input the search term it accesses each repository separately, then provides a link to the search results, if any. Advantages: the search happens in real time. Disadvantage: it's slow, and puts an excessive load on the repositories in the federation. Also, search results are unordered, and there's no value-added (such as third party tagging). Which leads me to really question the value of the federated approach. More...

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Summary of a Cmap

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Keri[Edit][Delete]: Summary of a Cmap, Writing for Myself: Writing to Teach [Edit][Delete] October 17, 2006
My own explanation of the relation between blogs and learning, but this concept map has the advantage of representing what might be considered a much more mainstream view. "Blogs are a social tool with the potential to create collaborative communities. Readers comment, and thus, build knowledge on the subject. Readers and writers work together to add to knowledge. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 11:20 - - Permalien [#]

My New Favorite Thing: Anonymous Conference Reporting

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Helen Barrett[Edit][Delete]: EIFE-L Conference 2006, E-Portfolios for Learning [Edit][Delete] October 17, 2006
Helen Barrett writes, "I took the opportunity to create a new graphic that describes a "mash-up" of different Web 2.0 tools that could be combined together for a powerful ePortfolio system, using a variety of online tools that students might already be using". More...

Posté par pcassuto à 11:18 - - Permalien [#]

EIFE-L Conference 2006

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Helen Barrett[Edit][Delete]: EIFE-L Conference 2006, E-Portfolios for Learning [Edit][Delete] October 17, 2006
Helen Barrett writes, "I took the opportunity to create a new graphic that describes a "mash-up" of different Web 2.0 tools that could be combined together for a powerful ePortfolio system, using a variety of online tools that students might already be using". More...

Posté par pcassuto à 11:07 - - Permalien [#]

Students lose ability to surf for porn, music

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Becky Stoppa[Edit][Delete]: Students lose ability to surf for porn, music, Anchorage Daily News [Edit][Delete] October 13, 2006
Not sure whether my site classifies as 'porn' or 'music' - - but it must be one of these, since students in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District are now barred from seeing it. I'm told I met the person who made this decision. Obviously,the meeting didn't take. "Beginning Oct. 20, only the databases paid for by the district or Web sites ending in 'edu' or 'gov,' which identify education or government sites, will remain unblocked." me, I'd be more inclined to block .gov web sites. More...

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School 2.0

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Stephen Downes[Edit][Delete]: School 2.0, Flickr [Edit][Delete] October 13, 2006
Brought to you by popular demand (OK, one person asked), my own version of the School 2.0 diagram. What the diagram proves mainly is that I'm a terrible artist and that I don't have the patience to fill in all the corners or hit all the concepts I would want to (this again because I'm a terrible artist). Still, I hope the picture gives you some idea of what I'm thinking about. If not, well, there's always the podcasts.
Speaking of which - I am travelling to Prince Edward Island on Monday and will be giving a talk that afternoon in Charlottetown. Where and when, exactly, I don't know yet - but I will post at the top front of my , ] [Comment]. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 10:52 - - Permalien [#]

Applied Research Project

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Marie Jasinski[Edit][Delete]: Applied Research Project, October 12, 2006
Wiki describing Marie Jasinski's latest research project (though you'll have to write her if you want to edit it). "The focus is on embedding innovative practices in elearning." Of interest is the RIPPLES model employed throughout. "Think of it as a framework to capture the collective intelligence". More...

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The Rise of Flash Video, Part 1

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Tom Green[Edit][Delete]: The Rise of Flash Video, Part 1, Digital Web Magazine [Edit][Delete] October 11, 2006
The big surprise of my recent Africa trip was this: I could view videos from YouTube just fine even when logged on via a (slow and cranky) Vodacom wireless setup running 3G. What made this possible was the small Flash video files and the capacity of MX to stream them into the display. And what is also significant about the Flash videos is that they always work - none of those weird 'missing codec' errors - and they are multiplatform. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 09:16 - - Permalien [#]

Building Learning Communities

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Various authors[Edit][Delete]: Building Learning Communities, November Learning Communities [Edit][Delete] October 10, 2006

Podcasts from the Building Learning Communities conference are now available (they were available months ago, but it has taken me this long to link to it). I haven't listened to any of them (which is why it took so long to run the link; I always thought I would have time) but the list of speakers features everybody's favorites. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 09:09 - - Permalien [#]

Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Stephen Downes[Edit][Delete]: Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge, ITForum [Edit][Delete] October 10, 2006
Though the discussion starts next week, the text of my paper, Learning Networks and Connective Knowledge, has been posted on ITForum (and I have also posted an MS-Word version on my site). This paper represents my latest effort to ground learning networks in a connective epistemology, and while there are still lose bits and questionable areas I think this is as close as I've come yet. For me, this is a major paper. I hope you enjoy it.
Here's the abstract: "The purpose of this paper is to outline some of the thinking behind new e-learning technology, including e-portfolios and personal learning environments. Part of this thinking is centered around the theory of connectivism, which asserts that knowledge - and therefore the learning of knowledge - is distributive, that is, not located in any given place (and therefore not 'transferred' or 'transacted' per se) but rather consists of the network of connections formed from experience and interactions with a knowing community. And another part of this thinking is centered around the new, and the newly empowered, learner, the member of the net generation, who is thinking and interacting in new ways. These trends combine to form what is sometimes called 'e-learning 2.0' - an approach to learning that is based on conversation and interaction, on sharing, creation and participation, on learning not as a separate activity, but rather, as embedded in meaningful activities such as games or workflows." [Tags: , , , , , , ] [Comment]. More...

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