30 novembre 2018

Difficult

Difficult
Words seldom fail me, but it's hard to find utterances to express my opinions about this. James Farmer, a well respected blogger and important contributor to the field, is told by his director (in an unnamed university - but you know who you are): "cease supporting and promoting weblogging, wikis or any other technology not officially supported by the University." One wonders what the motivation for such a demand would be. More...

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The Rising Star-MOST Workshop - Maritimes Open Source Technologies

The Rising Star-MOST Workshop - Maritimes Open Source Technologies
Tomorrow I am scheduled to speak by videoconference to the Alberta Online Consortium Online Learning Symposium conference in Edmonton. And for those of us on the East Coast, I will be speaking on open source and digital rights management at the The Rising Star-MOST Workshop - Maritimes Open Source Technologies and Cybersocial along with a number of other interesting presenters. More...

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pOWL

pOWL
pOWL is a PHP, open source, web based semantic web editor targeting at making web based RDFS/OWL editing as easy as possible. More...

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The Millenials

The Millenials
This one came out a few days ago, but I keep forgetting to list it. No matter, it's here now, and will be of most interest to those interested in 'the new student'. More...

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An Example of Using Metaphor in E-learning Design - The Research Observatory

An Example of Using Metaphor in E-learning Design - The Research Observatory
I have written and spoken from time to time about the appropriate use of learning objects as being placed as elements in a 'learning environment' as opposed to joined together like bits of text as pages or chapters in an online course. This article and associated presentation represent large steps toward the sort of think I am talking about. More...

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Conveying Rights Expressions About Metadata in the OAI-PMH Framework

Conveying Rights Expressions About Metadata in the OAI-PMH Framework
The Open Archives Initiative has released a draft specification describing rights expressions about metadata in the OAI-PMH framework. The mechanism essentially involves pointing to a rights language schema (OAI is neutral regarding which rights language is used) and then either embedding or referring to a rights expression from within a set of rights tags in the OAI metadata. More...

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The Role of Web Services Registries in Service Oriented Architecture

The Role of Web Services Registries in Service Oriented Architecture
Good introduction to the concept. Outlines the use of different types of registries systems within a web services environment and identifies market leaders. More...

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Locking Libraries Out of the Digital Loop

Locking Libraries Out of the Digital Loop
Two items describing the content market on mobile phones (such as ring tones, songs) placed side by side cause Jenny Levine to ask, "How would a library circulate a digital music or video file in that environment?" This is the future of telephony - and, if countent producers have their say, the future of computing. More...

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What Do Application Profiles Reveal about the Learning Object Metadata Standard?

What Do Application Profiles Reveal about the Learning Object Metadata Standard?
Follow-up article from Norm Friesen's discussion of the elements of IEEE-LOM actually used in application profiles. As it turns out, the elements used are those roughly analagous to Dublin Core. More...

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Great Hackers

Great Hackers
Daniel Lemire sent me this item which expresses in a way that I can why I prefer some types of software (like Perl) and not others (like Java). Once you get past the (probably false) pseudo-economics in the first few paragraphs, it's a good read. More...

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