25 octobre 2018

How to Start Your Own Blog

How to Start Your Own Blog
Describes what a blog is, why you would want one, and what to do to get one. Many links and resources, with the comments from readers pointing to more. More...

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A Manifesto for Collaborative Tools

A Manifesto for Collaborative Tools
Consider the problem of file sharing: despite the existence of many collaborate tools, we continue to send email attachments. "If the tools that purport to solve this problem are good, why aren't we using them?" Because the tools forget about good software. More...

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DND to form eLearning Partnership Lab with U.S.

DND to form eLearning Partnership Lab with U.S.
Congratulations to Roger St-Pierre, Peter Hope and the rest of the crew at the Defence Learning Network (DLN) in Ottawa as an agreement is reach to form a research and development partnership lab in collaboration with Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL). More...

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The Future of Weblogging

The Future of Weblogging
BloggerCon was held over the weekend, and if you didn't notice, don't fret. This article summarizes some of the discussion with what seem to be calls from the mainstream for bloggers to be more, well, mainstream. More...

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Why the Sci-mag Barons are Right

Why the Sci-mag Barons are Right
Crispin Davis, chief executive of publisher Reed Elsevier, defends the industry in this article in the Observer. In an article unlikely to convince the converted, Davis writes, "There is a conflict of interest in a system where authors pay to publish. Potentially, financial pressure to accept more articles could lead to a lower quality of published research." One wonders how the publishing industry, which faces the same conflict of interest, is somehow magically immune. More...

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Thousands flock to download “Theory and Practice of Online Learning”

Thousands flock to download “Theory and Practice of Online Learning”
By all accounts, Terry Anderson and Fathi Elloumi's “Theory and Practice of Online Learning” has been a runaway open content success, chalking up 11,000 downloads in the first few weeks since its release. More...

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Educommons.org Hijacked!

Educommons.org Hijacked!
You have to feel for David Wiley after his educommons.org domain was hijacked and used by a porn site operator. The site now features a disclaimer, so visitors aren't greeted with a fleshy foldout, but it is still frustrating. More...

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The Innovation/Productivity Quotient

The Innovation/Productivity Quotient
E-learning is listed as one of the major innovations (grid computing, service oriented architecture, social networking and access devices are the others) that will allow companies to achieve the next major gain from using IT, by fostering innovation. All of these are network technologies; no centralization here. More...

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Eduplone Reveals Initial IMS Learning Design Support

Eduplone Reveals Initial IMS Learning Design Support
Plone is an open source content management system (CMS) that has won a wide following for its ease of use and functionality. This article describes one of the advantages of open source: it allows people to innovate in ways not considered by the original designers. Hence, eduplone is the same CMS platform rigged to work with learning objects. More...

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The Blogging in Schools Question

The Blogging in Schools Question
Thanks to Will Richardson for organizing the many blog posts from this week's discussion of blogging in schools. And for nailing the issue with some well chosen comments: "For blogging to be of value," he writes, "it has to be born of passion." So, "By its very nature, assigned blogging in schools cannot be blogging. It's contrived." So. More...

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