26 octobre 2018

Online Education in the Humanities

Online Education in the Humanities
Posted on DEOS: "Just learned of new Higher Education Ed Tech listserv here at H-Net: Online Education in the Humanities. "This network is intended for discussion of the ways in which online courses may be used to teach literature, art, philosophy, music, history, psychology, social science and related subjects." More...

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Tech, Hollywood Heavyweights Create Content Coalition

Tech, Hollywood Heavyweights Create Content Coalition
We may shortly see just how much muscle the major corporations have when it comes to digital rights. More...

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15 Ways To Read An RSS Feed

15 Ways To Read An RSS Feed
A lot of readers won't need this, but if you still don't knopw how to read an RSS file, this article is for you. Go to one of the browser-based sites listed at the top of the list; you don't need to install any software. More...

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Dummies Guide to Change

Dummies Guide to Change
The link from Harold Jarche's blog to Dummies Guide to Change wasn't working when I last tried it - the web server at Typepad appears to be down - but save this one and try it again in a day or so. The concepts discussed - things like the Power Law and the Tipping Point - are important concepts emanating from the study of networks (and in particular, social networks). More...

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The History of Probability - Excel Version

The History of Probability - Excel Version
I read Hacking's The Emergence of Probablility years ago and this modern redaction, an Excel spreadsheet, is at once a useful overview and at the same time a lesson in how not to do it. More...

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Turn Your iPod Into a Wireless Jukebox With Pocketster Pro

Turn Your iPod Into a Wireless Jukebox With Pocketster Pro
I don't think that people have really caught on to the degree to which wireless communication will change file sharing. Previously, you needed to use the internet to share files (unless you were just swapping tapes), which meant that a central authority could monitor your activity. More...

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Experiences from the Use of Skolelinux: Use of Open-Source Software at Four Norwegian Schools

Experiences from the Use of Skolelinux: Use of Open-Source Software at Four Norwegian Schools
A set of four case studies describing the deployment of a Norweigan version of Linux in four Norweigan schools. The upshot is that the software is well suited to use in a school environment, there being "no pedagogical reasons" not to use it. Some issues were encountered translating Microsoft documents and some websites were found to support Internet Explorer only, but workarounds could be found. More...

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Using the Enterprise SDK to Create a Minimal IMS Enterprise Web Service

Using the Enterprise SDK to Create a Minimal IMS Enterprise Web Service
If you can't read computer code you don't have a chance with this one. Even if you do read computer code, you have to have some good background in order to make it fly. This is the minimal, simple set-up. More...

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IMS Question and Test Interoperability Gets Major Make-over

IMS Question and Test Interoperability Gets Major Make-over
This specification "concerns itself with three distinct functions: the actual format of a question, the format of a bunch of questions in a test, and the format and processing of the answers that come back. In terms of substantial change, the new version only really concerns itself with the form of question items." As the author warns, this specification isn't ready for prime time yet. More...

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Most Effective Pedagogic Technique Ever or 21st Century Cannon Fodder Processor?

Most Effective Pedagogic Technique Ever or 21st Century Cannon Fodder Processor?
A tongue-in-cheeck rendition of the debate surrounding e-Portfolios that makes some good point. The affirmative gets the debate rolling by citing studies showing e-Portfolios have pedagogical value. More...

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