24 octobre 2018

First Generation Electronic Paper Display

First Generation Electronic Paper Display
It looks and feels like the iPod of e-book readers, and prices about the same, and is, according to Sony and E-Ink, the "the world's first consumer application of an electronic paper display module." The e-book reader holds about 500 books, which can be downloaded from the internet. Still. These are the 2000s. More...

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What Every Citizen Should Know About DRM a.k.a. "Digital Rights Management"

What Every Citizen Should Know About DRM a.k.a. "Digital Rights Management"
Gerry sends along this link to a straightfoward guide on digital rights management for non-technical readers. The guide is grounded in good common sense and its understanding of the problem is precise: The aspect of the Internet that most bothers content companies is an aspect that is central to its design. In effect, it is exceedingly difficult to craft a law or regulation that categorically outlaws peer-to-peer file sharing without, in doing so, outlawing the Internet itself." Exactly. More...

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Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity

Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity
This, of course, made me curious to see how my own online book, The Learning Marketplace, is doing (even though it's more of a compilation than a book) and it was interesting to see that it has been downloaded about 450 times since I released it in January. More...

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Designing Effective Online Learning Resources

Designing Effective Online Learning Resources
Website version of PowerPoint slides (which means it requires Internet Explorer, though I viewed it with Firebird on Linux and it still mostly displayed). The slides are essentially a case study of the design, distribution and evlautaion of a learning object submitted to CLOE. More...

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Chile Introduces Its Digital Agenda

Chile Introduces Its Digital Agenda
No English translation is available, so I rely on the E-Media Tidbits summary: "In a long-awaited step, the Chilean government this week introduced its Digital Agenda. It's a 60-page book and website with 34 commitments for years 2004-2006, including directives about promoting digital access, infrastructure, legislation, and use of digital technologies in business. More...

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Chaire de recherche du Canada en e-formation

Chaire de recherche du Canada en e-formation
I don't report on job opportunities, but this is a special circumstance. The Université de Moncton, which is located across the road from us, has an opening for a Canada Research Chair in e-learning. The advertisement to which I link is in French, but so is the position, so if you can't read the ad you probably shouldn't apply for the position. More...

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A University Is Not a Business (and Other Fantasies)

IA University Is Not a Business (and Other Fantasies)
I know a false dilemma when I see it, and I see one in this article. One one horn of the dilemma, a criticism of the university system I have been making for a long time now: that it is essentially a cottage industry, unable or unwilling to adapt to the growing needs of students and society, resistant in so many ways to the opportunities offered by technological change. More...

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IA Summit 2004 Wrapup

IA Summit 2004 Wrapup
Good coverage (though at times frustratingly terse) of the recent Information Architecture Summit. Day One and Day Two. Via elearningpost. I really wanted to see the 'student data' diagram in more detail, but it doesn't enlarge and doesn't seem to be on the author's website. More...

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Software Agent Targets Chatroom Paedophiles

Software Agent Targets Chatroom Paedophiles
Those of us who are old enough (and geeky enough) remember Julia and other early 'chatbots', computer programs that act like people in chat rooms. Or try to act like people, at least. The next generation of chatbots is here, powered by neural networks and given the task of protecting the unwary from the unsafe. More...

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India Still Waits: Rural Poor Not Yet Ready For the Promise of Radio

India Still Waits: Rural Poor Not Yet Ready For the Promise of Radio
Frederick Noronha has been covering India from the perspective of rural learning, open source software and radio for some time now. In this item, sent to me by email and posted on my website with his permission, he examines the need of the rural poor for community radio, and the halting steps toward that objective. More...

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