09 octobre 2018

Learning Technology

Learning Technology
The January issue of this newsletter is out. Lots of good stuff on learning objects, learning portals, community, learning teams and games. More...

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New Practices in Flexible Learning: Framework for Rights Enabled Learning Object Exchange Trial

New Practices in Flexible Learning: Framework for Rights Enabled Learning Object Exchange Trial
A significant set of resources looking at digital rights management (DRM) in the Australian context. "The rights-enabled Learning Object Exchange (LOX) has been specifically designed to demonstrate possible technical, legal and business issues concerning the exchange of learning objects within the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector." Worth noting especially is the Project Report, a detailed examination of DRM issues and proposed solutions. More...

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Digital Learning Commons: Libraries in the 21st Century

Digital Learning Commons: Libraries in the 21st Century
Because it plays the rol of the intermediary, the library faces unique pressures in the information age, an era of disintermediation. This article, though, depicts a rosy future for the library as a 'digital commons'. More...

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Response to Science and Technology Committee

Response to Science and Technology Committee
This text of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers's written testimony to a British House of Commons Committee allows that open access journals may exist and be treated equally with respect to Research Assessment Exercise and other selection exercises, but plays down the impact of rising journal prices, noting that the number of articles per journal has increased. More...

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Universities Speed Up Open-Source Plans

Universities Speed Up Open-Source Plans
The financial and security arguments are, in my view, overwhelming, and so it is no surprise to read that university IT departments are moving toward implementing open source solutions. More...

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Raimundas -- Journalisms -- Sharing and linking

Raimundas -- Journalisms -- Sharing and linking
"I wish I owned such a device that would monitor the more mobile times in my life: take the picture, author the writing and beam it up to some public platform. But no, I still have to hassle. Weblogging is a mess." Interesting. More...

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Very Black 'Little Black Books'

Very Black 'Little Black Books'
The intent of this short article is to sound a cautionary note about social networking services, and the author presses all the hot buttons: "Anyone can be subjected to the interest of a stalker" and "people everywhere are under the twin clouds of terrorism and dangerously powerful and unregulated national security and law enforcement agencies." And, in looking specifically at Plaxo, which advises stupid people to upload their entire address book, the worst case scenario is described. More...

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Microsoft Balances Patents, Standards

Microsoft Balances Patents, Standards
This is the sort of issue faced every day by companies and organizations working with things like XML - should their work be patented and protected, or not. The article makes much of Microsoft's flirtation with anti-trust laws, auggesting that the use of patents to lock out competitors would be viewed unfavorably by the judiciary. But I doubt that this bothers the company. More...

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iUpload Mailby RSS

iUpload Mailby RSS
Simple and clever. This new service accepts an email message from you and converts the contents into an RSS feed. More...

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Yorkville University – Canada's Newest University

Yorkville University – Canada's Newest University
This introduction announces the formation of a new private university in New Brunswick, Yorkville University (which sounds like it should be in Toronto, but I digress). It's still early days for the startup, founded in 2003, as they await New Brunswick government approval to offer programs and degrees. More...

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