27 septembre 2018

WebTurbine Impacts Learning

WebTurbine Impacts Learning
Just a quick glimpse from NASA into the future: "Educators and students can become Web publishers of information that includes live, always-changing content using the limited resources available to them. Sharing this content amongst themselves, remote peers at other schools and/or becoming directly involved with NASA and its partners becomes part of the daily curriculum. The student becomes a contributor and partner, and, in doing so, gains the perspective and motivation to become an active participant in the quest for knowledge." That's it. More...

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Try It!

Try It!
I don't know how long ASTD has been doing this - it looks like it has been a while - but it's a great service. On this page is a list of current demonstration software and trials - all of them free - to help developers see what's on the horizon. More...

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New Laws Will Make Spam Worse

New Laws Will Make Spam Worse
In my predictions paper a couple of weeks ago I said that new anti-spam laws would effectively legalize spam, making it worse. The laws are in effect now, and the early result is that they are making spam worse. More...

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The Future is Now

The Future is Now
Good set of tech predictions. Most interesting is the ietm about the iPod - Apple has really outflanked Microsoft with a slim, portable device that doesn't cater to the Windows proprietary music format. More...

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What the Net Did Next

What the Net Did Next
The father of the internet, Vint Cerf, projects the use of Internet Protocol for all forms of communication, beginning with the telephone system. More...

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2003 in Review: DRM Technology

2003 in Review: DRM Technology
Good summary of the current state of digital rights management (DRM) technology with a look forward to the future. After a year that characterized a few tentative steps forward (and a lot of file sharing) the author expects DRM in person to person (P2P) networks next year. More...

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The Edinburgh Scenarios

QThe Edinburgh Scenarios
Some interesting content now posted on the Learning Circuits blog outlining four scenarios describing e-learning in the next decade. This is all in preparation for an event launched by Scottish Enterprise and Global Business Network, who have been asking experts about eLearning for their projectsions. More...

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Offering a more progressive definition of freedom

Offering a more progressive definition of freedom
Jason Kottke, kottke.org, 2018/08/30
A little off-topic but I like this. "Clean drinking water is freedom. Good public education is freedom. Universal healthcare is freedom. Fair wages are freedom. Policing by consent is freedom. Gun control is freedom. Fighting climate change is freedom. A non-punitive criminal justice system is freedom. Affirmative action is freedom. Decriminalizing poverty is freedom. Easy & secure voting is freedom. This is an idea of freedom I can get behind." More...

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The Sixth “R” of Open Educational Resources

The Sixth “R” of Open Educational Resources
Chris Aldrich, Musings of a Modern Day Cyberneticist, 2018/08/30
You have to read to the bottom of the article to find out that the sixth R is "Request update." Chris Aldrich writes, "OER is an incredibly powerful concept already, but could be even more so with the ability to push new updates or at least notifications of them back to the original." It's worth noting that systems like Wikipedia and GitHub have both enabled this feature, and it makes them more valuable. More...

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The world is a terrible place right now, and that’s largely because it is what we make it.

The world is a terrible place right now, and that’s largely because it is what we make it.
Wil Wheaton, Wil Wheaton dot Net, 2018/08/30
Wil Wheaton has quit the tire-fire we call Twitter and now, because of an abusive reception, he has quite Mastodon as well and has sworn of social media altogether. Leo Laporte of TWiT has also signed off Twitter. I think Wheaton sums up the problem nicely. More...

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