30 janvier 2020

Stages of Development in Postsecondary Education, Post-1945

By Peter Smith. Every new evolutionary stage gets pushback, so don't be surprised when free-range learning does, too. More...

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29 janvier 2020

Historians Object to National Archives' Altered Photo

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The American Historical Association sent a letter to the National Archives over the long weekend, objecting to the agency’s decision -- now reversed -- to alter a picture of the 2017 Women’s March in Washington. More...

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1 Year Down

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Contingent Magazine had a lot of doubters when it debuted 12 months ago. But it's still going strong and earning a reputation as a place where historians can engage the public with the ideas that have always interested them. More...

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28 janvier 2020

Sakai License Weakens (Edu)Patent Protection

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Sakai License Weakens (Edu)Patent Protection
I read this in Michael Feldstein and just sighed. The Sakai Project is moving to the 'Educational Community License 2.0' which, as it turns out, appears to significantly weaken patent protection. Why the move. More...

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Release the Hounds

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Release the Hounds
Chris Harbeck's presentation at the K12 confrence is a nice mixture of text, video and imagery. He describes three major ways new technology contributes to the classroom experience: scribe posts, growing posts, e-portfolios. It then describes how students learn to create 'unprojects'. More...

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What Do You Believe About Learning? A Special Program From Wharton/U of Penn

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. What Do You Believe About Learning? A Special Program From Wharton/U of Penn
So does this form of presentation work for you? Four videos describing four major theoretical approaches to learning: behaviorism, cognitivism, sociocultural, and synopsis. Via Thelwall, Byrne and Goody suggest that the same types of stories you find on CNN are popular with bloggers. More...

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SWORD APP Profile 1.0

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. SWORD APP Profile 1.0
I was snarky with them in a post a while back, so it's only fair that I link to the release of Version 1.0 of the SWORD Profile of the Atom Publishing Protocol (APP). SWORD stands for Simple Web-service Offering Repository Deposit and is a Jisc-funded project. "The SWORD Profile specifies a subset of elements from the APP for use in depositing content into information systems, such as repositories. The Profile also specifies a number of element extensions to APP, defined to adhere to the extensions mechanism outlined in APP." More...

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Handheld Learning 2007 Nuggets

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Handheld Learning 2007 Nuggets
A set of 'nuggets' from the Handheld Learning conference in London, with oddments varying from fears about WiFi to the unfortunately named Asus miniBook to yet another Presnky next-generation lecture (it's time to get some new material, Marc) to the Learning Everywhere project. Good stuff. More...

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CERIF 2006 - 1.1 Full Data Model

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. CERIF 2006 - 1.1 Full Data Model
The CERIF (Common European Research Information Format) is a model format to manage Research Information designed for the European Current Research Information System. There's some good thinking here - but once again, I have to ask, why build this entirely from scratch, with no real recognition that anything else exists? For example, one of the core entities is 'Person'. Well good - we could use OpenID, FOAF, and the like. But no. It's all set up like a database, so you're working with a person ID (not a URI) and you're up and away (here's the ER diagram that shows what you're in for). I also wonder why the other core CERIF entities are OrganisationUnit, ResultPublication (which sometimes shows up in the diagrams as ResultPatent) and Project. I ask this because I'm wondering whether you want to create a set of (institution-based) core elements. More...

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GTE's Classroom of the Future (1987)

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. GTE's Classroom of the Future (1987)
A set of three videos depicting, um, online learning, as seen through the eyes of GTE. The computer monitor is funny, the voice-commands are quaint, and the keyboard looks exactly like today's. As for the online learning, it seems boring and trivial. More...

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