09 octobre 2018

SCORM and the Art of Specification Maintenance

SCORM and the Art of Specification Maintenance
"SCORM 1.3 is dead, long live SCORM 2004!" Thus begins CETIS's authoritative coverage of the new release, along with this interesting remark: "the first public indications of ADL's desire to hand the present SCORM 'to the community' have surfaced in last week's co-located CEN/ISSS and IEEE LTSC meeting." What's also interesting is that SCORM 2004 isn't really a new version, and that there is a widespread desire (and committment on the part of ADL) to stop making changes to it. More...

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Yaaar! The music pirates' manifesto.

Yaaar! The music pirates' manifesto.
It probably won't be long before such writing is out-and-out illegal, since it argues that the consumer's best response to digital rights technologies that strip users of their rights is to "share safely and wisely. More...

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Learning Support Centers in Higher Education

Learning Support Centers in Higher Education
Thanks, Frank, for sending me this email describing this site as "the only web site that focuses exclusively on learning support centers in higher education." The portal style website offers links and references to realted resources along with short reference pages. More...

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NYU, Admit Your Mistake

NYU, Admit Your Mistake
It has been a rough few weeks for NYU, cumulating with the admission that "You must consider any data file stored [on NYU's server] to be generally available, unless you take special security precautions," the e-mail read. "As search engine technology has become more sophisticated, there may be no such thing as a 'hidden' directory or file." This follows the release of private student information at least twice in the days previous. More...

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e-Knowledge

e-Knowledge
Seb sent me the link to this quality newsletter out of Teachers@Work in New Zealand. Topics covered range from learning objects, knowledge networks and A Revolution in Knowledge Sharing. More...

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Correction: PubSub Offers a Neat Twist on Eating RSS Feeds

Correction: PubSub Offers a Neat Twist on Eating RSS Feeds
Yesterday's lead item contained just about every mistake that can happen in a single post, so here it is again today with the right attribution and the right link, with apologies to Alan. More...

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Summary of the 2004 SIIA Information Industry Summit

Summary of the 2004 SIIA Information Industry Summit
Nice summary of this conference which gives the reader a good glimpse into the thinking and sense of the software industry. One senses some movement on things like licensing, copyright and patents. More...

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Is Ad-Supported RSS the Next Big Thing?

Is Ad-Supported RSS the Next Big Thing?
Some discussion of the concept and outline of a company, RSSAds, that is trying to bring commercial content into RSS feeds. It's a tricky model: viewership of RSS feeds is based on a subscription to the feed, and people are not so likely to subscribe to an RSS feed full of advertising. More...

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ICSEP Latin American Workshop II

ICSEP Latin American Workshop II
Subtitled 'Strengthening Scientists and Editors Capabilities in Electronic Publishing', the proceedings from this conference signify a growing awareness of - and support for - open source publishing in Latin America. More...

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Study: Broadband 'Killer App' Found

Study: Broadband 'Killer App' Found
PwC has this one right - whomever can create an application that gives people an easy way to work with video will have the next 'killer app'. Well, one of them anyway. More...

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