27 septembre 2018

OLDaily Lite?

OLDaily Lite?
My apologies to everyone for yesterday's issue of 'OLDaily Lite' - all the fluff, none of the content. It was caused by a server hiccup that erased my links database (currently a 4 megabyte file containing some 5,000 records, give or take - you can grab it here if you're interested in my collected wisdom since August 12, 1999 (when I first started using this file format). Anyhow. It doesn't work any more. More...

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Download Audio Texts Put Byte on Bookstores, News

Download Audio Texts Put Byte on Bookstores, News
The latest in audio downloads: books. This article describes audible.com, an online store that has had success selling audio versions of books in MP3 format. More...

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Do We Fit in the Virtual Education Plan?

Do We Fit in the Virtual Education Plan?
Is e-learning possible in Bangladesh? This summary of remarks by Badrul Khan late December suggests it can. More...

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Media Literacy Goes to School

Media Literacy Goes to School
I haven't talked about this as much as I should. Multi media, especially in education, requires media literacy. Media literacy isn't only about learning how to evaluate and criticize persuasive multimedia presentations, though it is partially that. It is, in my mind, mainly about being able to understand the message contained in such a presentation, and to asses it on its own merits. More...

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Organizational Stupidity: The Total is Less Than the Sum of Its Parts

Organizational Stupidity: The Total is Less Than the Sum of Its Parts
A little more fun from After 5's anonymous Instructional Designer, this time bemoaning the poor design decisions that emanate even from teams of skilled individuals. More...

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DEOS-News

DEOS-News
There's not much to look at yet, but bookmark this site and check back in ten days as DEOS-News is resuming publication after a hiatus of about a year or so. More...

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Five Giants in Technology Unite to Deter File Sharing

Five Giants in Technology Unite to Deter File Sharing
A consortium known as Project Hudson, made up of Intel, Nokia, Samsung, Toshiba and Matshushita, is planning to introduce a digital rights management system for audio and video that it hopes will reduce Microsoft's lock on the field. More...

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File sharing application usage

File sharing application usage
You may be reading about how file sharing has dropped dramatically since the advent of the RIAA lawsuits. But don't be fooled by the press reports. Reports such as this one base their assessment only on numbers from KaZaa, WinMX, BearShare and Grokster. More...

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Do Web Search Engines Suppress Controversy?

Do Web Search Engines Suppress Controversy?
Interesting article that touches on distance learning by using the David Noble 'digital diploma mill' controversy as one of five examples. The author asks, do we search engines stifle controversial subjects? There is some evidence that some such issues do not show up in simple searches, but this is more a result of social factors, not technological. More...

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Project Gutenberg 's Anabasis

Project Gutenberg 's Anabasis
Via Open Access News: Why have ebooks failed thus far? We can get at this by looking at why Project Gutenberg does not use image scans of printed texts: "eople are not interested in scans. Some Project Gutenberg sites each hand out 10 million eBooks per year -- impossible with scanned images or full text eBooks due to their bandwidth-consuming oversize. More...

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