26 octobre 2018

Biases and Heuristics in Judgment and Decision Making: The Dark Side of Tacit Knowledge

Biases and Heuristics in Judgment and Decision Making: The Dark Side of Tacit Knowledge
Knowledge management theorists are engaged in the goal of 'extracting' tacit knowledge from people's minds, making it explicit in a knowledge base. Forget about whether or not this can be done: suppose it can. More...

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Communication Management and Control in Distance Learning Scenarios

Communication Management and Control in Distance Learning Scenarios
I don't really agree with the conclusion of this paper, but I know many people do: in the recommended communications environment, "a tight, scheduled support structure is applied to the communication processes of students and tutors. An integrated communication platform offers appropriate communication channels according to the actual communication needs of a student or tutor." I just don't deal with time well enough to support a tight schedule of anything. More...

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A Contribution to Defining the Term Definition

A Contribution to Defining the Term Definition
I frequently become impatient when people want to begin by defining things (for example, 'learning objects'). Not because I don't think we should be clear, but because the process of definition then commences with little or no reflection on what constitutes a definition. More...

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InSITE 2004 Papers By Research Area

InSITE 2004 Papers By Research Area
Papers from the upcoming InSITE conference (Informing Science and Information Technology Education) are now available for free download online. A lot of good stuff here - it looks like a fascinating conference. I have picked three papers for today's OLDaily, below (though I could have picked a dozen). More...

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Apple Wants to Open Song Vaults

Apple Wants to Open Song Vaults
Apple is pitching to have music companies make available currently unavailable tracks - something like two thirds of their inventory - through iTunes. "What Steve Jobs is saying is, 'We'd be happy to take all this content that is rotting away in warehouses and turn it into a new revenue source for you.'" One of my major criticisms of current online music offerings is the limited selection of materials - if I want to be mainstreamed, I'll listen to AM radio. More...

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Commonwealth of Learning Conference

Commonwealth of Learning Conference
More links from the Commonwealth of Learning conference, because even though I am not really participating in the discussion, I am enjoying the process of tracking down the many resources cited: Student Office for Alternative Resources (SOAR); A Review of Good Practice in ICT and Special Educational Needs for Africa; Skype; Oke-Ogun Community Development mailing list. More...

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Extenza e-Publishing Services implements Google Indexing of Hosted e-Journal Content

Extenza e-Publishing Services implements Google Indexing of Hosted e-Journal Content
In what is an emerging trend, Extensa, an e-Publishing Service, announced that Google will begin indexing its journal holdings. More...

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Open Access: A PLoS for Education

Open Access: A PLoS for Education
Why do I continually write about open access? Because of things like this: "PubMed was restricted to those institutions that could afford the subscription fee; now PubMed is freely available to all who have Internet access. More...

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Current IT Issues: 2004

Current IT Issues: 2004
Somebody asked me the other day to name the three major issues facing e-learning administrators. I replied: copyright, technology selection, and staff training. Now my point of view is different from the panel of administrators surveyed for this EDUCAUSE study, but the differences are start. More...

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Musings on the Internet, Part 2

Musings on the Internet, Part 2
A wandering article that discusses convergence, internet security, RFID, and paying for Voice over IP. Cerf also discusses the idea of a 'layered' internet, or of regulation by functionality, in order to handle things like the regulation of internet telephony, copyright, and similar matters. More...

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