24 octobre 2018

Standards in E-Learning

Standards in E-Learning
Presentation on behalf of Dublic Core to the International Open Forum on E-Learning and Standards. The usual Dublin Core, with its underlying theme: "Simplicity wins the day." See slide 7 for a non-SVG version of James M Turner and Véronique Moal's Standards Meta-Map, a great overview of the standards realm. More...

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e-Learning Trends and Standards in Korea

e-Learning Trends and Standards in Korea
Excellent overview of the e-learning and standards process in South Korea, featuring a great deal of information that will be new to most readers (new to me, at least). Slides 4-6 outline major objectives of the Korean approach: accessibility, interoperability, durability, reusability, adaptability and affordability. How often initiatives favour one or another of these at the expense of the rest. More...

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Mondialisation, diversité et besoins particuliers

Mondialisation, diversité et besoins particuliers
Presentation (in French) to the International Open Forum on E-Learning and Standards introducing the topic of globalization, diversity and special needs. The goal of globalization, notes the author, is to foster global commerce, to minimize tariff and non-tariff trade barriers, and to maximinze freedom of trade (a lot like standards, notice). More...

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Valorisation du patrimoine éducatif : défis et approches francophones

Valorisation du patrimoine éducatif : défis et approches francophones
Presentation to the International Open Forum on E-Learning and Standards, in French. We are the heirs to an educational heritage, notes the author, which raises certain issues with respect to standardization. Such as: whether standardization with respect to online learning must also relate to existing content. But moreover, if so, what part of that heritage must we bring to online learning. Some definitions transport not only the value but also the limitations of traditional learning. More...

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International Open Forum on E-Learning and Standards

International Open Forum on E-Learning and Standards
In today's OLDaily, I provide extensive coverage of the International Open Forum on E-Learning and Standards, the proceedings of which have just been posted online. In between hoping my translations from French are accurate and grumbling about the (ironic) use of PowerPoint and PDF throughout, I am caught between a mixture of hope - because of the many assertions of committment to an open and shared global learning culture - and concern - because of the top-down nature of the process, the creeping commercialism inherent in standardization, and the discordant notes sounded by some participants (and especially the World Bank). More...

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Submit and View Problem Reports

Submit and View Problem Reports
IMS is undertaking a review of the IMS Learner Information Package v1.0 and Accessibility for LIP v1.0 specifications. This web site has been set up to collect problems, and if you're curious (like me), this site lets you view the publicly available problem descriptions. More...

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Low-tech Case Has High-tech Impact

Low-tech Case Has High-tech Impact
Good analysis of a recent decision by a Canadian court on copyright law, one which, while it asserts that case summaries are subject to copyright (as they should be, since summarization is creative work - I know), a wide latitude ought to be granted to assessment of fair dealing (a.k.a. fair use), essentially fashioning "exceptions to copyright infringement as new copyright rights — users' right — that must be balanced against the rights of copyright owners and creators." Moreover, the court also "allows the providers of equipment to presume their equipment will be used lawfully," a ruling that makers of software that might be used to infringe - such as Kazaa - would welcome. More...

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Novell Sets Sights on 'Complete Linux Desktop'

Novell Sets Sights on 'Complete Linux Desktop'
Some people have been asking how my Linux project is going. I have been meaning to write it up, but you know how it is. My office and home desktops are Linux, as is my wife's desktop. My web server is, of course, Linux. My laptop remains Windows because no wireless internet driver is available for the special Dell built-in wireless PCI. More...

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Microsoft, America Online to Play MLB Games

Microsoft, America Online to Play MLB Games
This is being reported as a content deal, and of course it is. But look a little deeper and you discover that the streaming video feeds are being used to bolster Microsoft's software streaming service and content networks. And it comes just after Real media ended an agreement with the league (which, of course, immediately dropped support for the Real Media format). More...

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It's A Blog World After All

It's A Blog World After All
Blogs are now solidly mainstream, as this article describing the corporate use of blogs illustrates. Some good description of Robert Scoble's blog, which represents (quite well) the Microsoft view of the world. More...

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