21 janvier 2020

Moncton in September

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Moncton in September

If you're finding the website a little slow, I hear you - the traffic has surged in the last few weeks and the web server is struggling under the load. Especially the database. So I need to try to find a way to make the site more efficient. Speaking of home - I took these photos from around the city of Moncton here over the last few days. And pictured directly above is my home, the house where I live. Stephen Downes, Flickr September 17, 2007 [Link] [Tags: ]. More...

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Edu2.0 - Free Hosted LMS (or VLE)

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Edu2.0 - Free Hosted LMS (or VLE)
Zaid Ali Alsagoff reviews the new edu 2.0 web-based education site. "First of all, their system is web-hosted and free; you don't have to download any software or manage your own servers. Second, their Resources section allows you to graphically browse thousands of community-contributed resources by topic; you can even upload your own resources and they will host them for you. Third, their unique personalized learning system allows students to study at their own pace and track their progress against a chosen curriculum". More...

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Fearing Legalized P2P Downloading, CRIA Declares War On Private Copying Levy

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Fearing Legalized P2P Downloading, CRIA Declares War On Private Copying Levy
The Canadian recording industry has lobbied for many years for a 'private copying levy', successfully adding a tax to all blank media sold in Canada. Now it has realized - all of a sudden - that this levy makes actually using the media to copy content legal. Because that's what we paid for when we paid the levy. Here's the reality that results from this: "the Copyright Board has developed jurisprudence that provides a strong argument that downloading music on peer-to-peer networks is lawful in Canada". More...

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Times to Stop Charging for Parts of Its Web Site

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Times to Stop Charging for Parts of Its Web Site
Um, this is the place where I say, "We told you so," to the New York Times. According to the article, the subscription met all expectations, and the new policy of openness is the result of projected advertising revenue. But I have to figure that having their 'opinion leaders' locked behind a subscription wall hurt. You can't be "the paper of record" if people are reading or linking to your content. More...

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What Is Left?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. What Is Left?
I sent this to a discussion list today. It's not exactly on the topic of online learning, but it's about as concise a statement of the foundations of my political philosophy as you're going to find. Readers familiar with my work will find a lot that they've seen before in this paper, but placed in the context of governance and society. Stephen Downes, Half an Hour September 18, 2007 [Link] [Tags: , ]. More...

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Israeli HEIs to launch English language reform

By Kerrie Kennedy. Israeli universities and colleges are set to launch English language reforms to ensure students are equipped with the necessary English skills to integrate into the local and international jobs market.
The Council for Higher Education has approved the new reform based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, and over the next five years, academic institutions will adopt a study method to ensure students gain English skills in reading, writing, comprehension and speech. More...

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Aus bushfires: stakeholders speak out to reassure students, agents

By Kerrie Kennedy. The international education community across Australia has spoken out to reassure agents and international students regarding the bushfire crisis – reiterating that most study destinations remain safe, unaffected and continue to offer the “incredible study experience” the country is known for. More...

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LSBF re-imagines distance learning through VR

By Kerrie Kennedy. London School of Business and Finance has announced it is offering all of its online postgraduate students a new way to gain public speaking skills via virtual reality headsets. So far, hundreds of headsets have been sent to students all around the world, including Germany, Nigeria, India and the United Arab Emirates. More...

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LILA* Liverpool partners with football legend

By Kerrie Kennedy. Led by UEFA A-licensed coaches with Premier League academy experience, Liverpool Football College boasts a rich history of alumni who have played professionally and semi-professionally. More...

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UK: growth in int’l student numbers, jump in new enrolments from India

By Kerrie Kennedy. There is good news for the UK sector with HESA’s first release of data for the 2018/19 academic year: international student numbers are up by 5.9% on the previous period – with a notable 42% hike in new student enrolments from India. More...

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