01 octobre 2018

New Digital Initiatives Have Import For All Higher Education

New Digital Initiatives Have Import For All Higher Education
From the short article: One - the Distributed Open Digital Library initiative - will make more holdings of major research libraries accessible universally in an online, collaborative digital library. More...

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The Death of Micropayments?

The Death of Micropayments?
What can go wrong with micropayments? Just about everything. Consider what happened to those companies that tried and failed: ""Some were platform dependent, or asked for unreasonable percentages of the take, or relied on putting everything on a centralized site, which would make them a portal. It seemed like every one of them offered a different road to hell." But that does not entail the end of micropayments. More...

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E-Discussion Toolkit

E-Discussion Toolkit
Good overview resource outlining the major steps involved in hosting an online discussion. Each step is described, with additional resources offered. Navigation is at the top of the page, so you'll have to scroll back up to find the next page. More...

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RSS Support in CourseForum and ProjectForum

RSS Support in CourseForum and ProjectForum
Evidence of the wider adoption of RSS in the e-learning world is provided here as CourseForum now supports RSS feeds. "Starting with version 3.2, an existing RSS feed from a website can be included directly inside any forum page. More...

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Report Faults Charter Schools in New York

Report Faults Charter Schools in New York
The good news is that these charter schools are being held accountable for results. The bad news is that they are performing so badly. More...

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PEGGasus Website Gallops to the Rescue

PEGGasus Website Gallops to the Rescue
Coverage of the learning marketplace website, PEGGAsus, that I helped develop along with Bert Einsidel of the University of Alberta and staff at APEGGA and Terra Prime. More...

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Adaptech

Adaptech
From the email notice: "The Adaptech Research Network (http://www.adaptech.org) is commencing a three-year study that will examine the accessibility for students with disabilities of the various forms of eLearning now used in Canadian colleges and universities." You may also want to look at WebAim, a similar initiative based in Utah. More...

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Lifting the skill levels of the workforce

The biannual appraisal of African economies conducted by the World Bank observes that while Sub-Saharan Africa boasts the youngest population in the world and its associated positives, there are several hurdles in the way of this economic prospect. Chief among these hurdles are the damning skill levels of Africa’s workforce, the lowest in the world as per the report, writes Eden Kironde for The New Times. More...

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Start-ups don’t need universities as much as they used to

When asked what they’re doing to foster tech start-ups, European governments often point to their efforts at supporting local universities. Sadly, they rarely end up with tech giants of their own, writes Nicolas Colin for Forbes. More...

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Universities prepare for new rules on start-ups

Taiwan’s leading universities are stepping up research efforts and drawing up regulations as the ministry of education prepares to propose an amendment that would allow them to launch start-ups to manage research products, writes Wu Po-hsuan for the Taipei Times. More...

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