30 novembre 2018

College Students Encouraged to 'Define the Line'

College Students Encouraged to 'Define the Line'
The new Define the Line website, announced today by the Business Software Alliance, is a condescending attempt by its backers to discourage file sharing through fear (you might get a virus) and intimidation (file sharing is stealing, stealing is a crime, ergo...) and even self-interest (file sharing costs jobs, one of which may be yours). The survey published along with the site, though (click on 'Research'), shows massive support in the student population for file sharing and attitudes ranging from indifference to support among the professors. More...

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Desire2Learn and MERLOT Partner

Desire2Learn and MERLOT Partner
Yet another partnership agreement involving MERLOT, this one between the learning object repository and Desire2Learn, an Ontario (Canada) based provider of enterprise learning systems. More...

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Honey, I Shrunk the eLearning

Honey, I Shrunk the eLearning
Via George Siemens, and I agree with the observation he makes: "PDAs are second-choice devices for learning. If other options exist, they will be used first. If not, PDAs will do." He also observes that "It is interesting, however, to note the number of functions now being performed on cell phones. It's possible that the "small screen syndrome" that limits PDAs for learning will end up being a generational (not device) issue." I'm not so sure. More...

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Interoperability in action - a Video Presentation

Interoperability in action - a Video Presentation
I can't view this because I don't have a Qucktime player for my Linux and my Windows machine is dead, dead, dead, but it has been getting good reviews from people who know, so I feel confident passing it along. This video from JISC "has been produced to demonstrate the important role of interoperability and standards when creating and sharing learning materials. More...

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An Update from the Digital World

An Update from the Digital World
People on the business side of things will want to read this report from Morgan Stanley on the evolution of blogs and RSS from a financial perspective. Good, accurate assessment without the hype; I like how they used timelines to identify content niches. The report specifically recommends looking at sites like PumpAudio, which licenses music for advertising or televsion, for alternative business models. More...

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Enterprise Newsmastering Examples: Myst Technologies

Enterprise Newsmastering Examples: Myst Technologies
People are beginning to see the possibilities of the Edu_RSS model of content aggregation and syndication. This item describes a number of enterprise services offered by a Colorado company called MyST-Technology that operate just as my service does. This will be a big market. It should be here in New Brunswick, and it bothers me that it isn't. More...

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Games Deserve a Place in Class

Games Deserve a Place in Class
"We want to reassure anxious parents and teachers that games are a legitimate cultural form that deserve critical analysis in schools just as film, television and literature do. But we also want to argue that full understanding only comes when children have the tools to create their own games." The research website is available online. More...

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Single Sign-on At Last

Single Sign-on At Last
Martin Terre Blanche weighs in with a solid description of Sxip (is it pronounced 'skip'? Perhaps someone could inform me here) highlighting the advantages but also sounding a cautious note. "I'm not sure if charging licensing fees is the best way to go," he writes. More...

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Blogging Glossary

Blogging Glossary
Some good fun, this blogging vocabulary passes the accuracy test, being in my perspective a good overview of blogging terminology. More...

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Increasing Learner Retention in a Simulated Learning Network using Indirect Social Interaction

Increasing Learner Retention in a Simulated Learning Network using Indirect Social Interaction
I'll leave my disagreements (and there are some) with this article for another day, and highlight the important new concepts being explored in this paper presented last week in Alberta. More...

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