24 octobre 2018

Metadata Resources Guide

Metadata Resources Guide
I don't think I've run this item before. Even if I have, it's worth passing along again. This metadata guide is a comprehensive list of resources (especially government resources) dealing with different metadata standards and application profiles. More...

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Heritage Projects : A Different Perspective

Heritage Projects : A Different Perspective
This article describes how the National Research Council's Institute for Information Technology is using broadband access and such things as 3D modelling to create new ways to experience Canadian culture. More...

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Use of Browser Cookies to Store Structured Data

Use of Browser Cookies to Store Structured Data
The patent listed here isn't as broad as depicted in Good Morning Silicon Valley, where it is represented as a "patent on cookies", but it's pretty broad and could cause widespread disruption. More...

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The 2003 E-readiness Rankings

The 2003 E-readiness Rankings
When a similar was issued last year I wrote a longish paragraph critical of the methodology. The same criticisms apply this year of this report, which irrationally places Australia ninth and Canada tenth. More...

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Why Pay For A CMS When You Can Get It For Free?

Why Pay For A CMS When You Can Get It For Free?
Pretty simple advice, which I enthusiastically endorse. The author writes, "If she put on the green eyeshades, she would realize that she could save the entire cost of the CMS system while providing the faculty and students with better function." If university officials are wondering where to find out about free content management systems (because, of course, they do not advertise nor submit their software for review by the popular consultants), here is a site that lets people take them for a test drive. More...

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Vienna Photos

Vienna Photos
This may be my best collection of photos to date, so I hope you'll take the time to have a look. Remember that all my photos are licensed under Creative Commons, and you may use them without charge for any non-commercial purpose. More...

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Proposal For a Universal Lifelong Learning Credit System

Proposal For a Universal Lifelong Learning Credit System
Ronny De Winter, Class Central, 2018/09/06
The old standbys never really disappear. The idea of a single credit standard has been around for as long as I have, which I regret to say, is a long time. The basis for the current proposal. More...

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Shuls: Do Charter Schools Take Districts’ Money? Only If You Think Children, & the Funding That Comes With Them

Shuls: Do Charter Schools Take Districts’ Money? Only If You Think Children, & the Funding That Comes With Them, Are District Property
Laura Fay, The 74, 2018/09/06
This is a crass piece of propaganda that needs to be called out as such. It is written in response to the oft-made argument that private schools drain resources from the existing public school system. Laura Fay writes, "How would you respond if you stumbled across a headline that asked, 'How much do farmers markets cost Walmart?' It’s a ridiculous question." Yes, stated that way, it's ridiculous. More...

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For safety’s sake, we must slow innovation in internet-connected things

For safety’s sake, we must slow innovation in internet-connected things
Martin Giles, Technology Review, 2018/09/06
This story relates the views of internet security expert Bruce Schneier, "who fears lives will be lost in a cyber disaster unless governments act swiftly." Even if I thought this would be a good idea (and I don't, really) I wonder how it could be implemented. Will everyone in the world simply agree to put down their digitl development tools? Probably not. More...

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Build Your Own Learning Tools

Build Your Own Learning Tools
Tony Hirst, OUseful Info, 2018/09/06
Tony Hirst explores the idea of creative reusable learning resources with Jupyter Notebooks. Because: "the computational engine that is available to us when we present educational materials as live Jupyter notebooks means that we can build quite simple computational tools to extend the environment and allow students to interact with, and ask a range of questions of, the subject matter we are trying to engage them with." My question is, can we put them in an RSS feed and syndicate them. More...

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