26 septembre 2018

Why Higher Ed Should Do More with Blockchain Tech

Why Higher Ed Should Do More with Blockchain Tech
Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology, 2018/08/09
I found that this was more a use case for key-based authentication than it was for blockchain, and I also think the article felt a little bit like an endorsement for a start-up called Trusted Key. There's a lot of key-based authentication systems out there; the market leader is probably Yubi, which just completed a successful trial with Google. More...

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Bad news: there's no solution to false information online

Bad news: there's no solution to false information online
Ben Werdmuller, 2018/08/09
"It's clearly impossible for the web as a platform to objectively report that a stated fact is true or false," writes Ben Werdmuller. "This would require a central authority of truth - let's call it MiniTrue for short." And there's no easy way to do this in a distributed fashion. More...

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Docker Container and Vagrant / Virtualbox 101s

Docker Container and Vagrant / Virtualbox 101s
Tony Hirst, OUseful Info, 2018/08/09
This is a very useful article if you're just getting started with virtualization. Tony Hirst starts with a very simple example, specifically, a Python application called Flask, which is in essence a very simple web server. He then provides a Dockerfile which describes the server environment Flask needs to run. More...

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How Does Mastodon Work?

How Does Mastodon Work?
Kev Quirk, 2018/08/06
I've been spending a lot more time on Mastodon recently than I have on Twitter (still not a lot, but it's really nice to have a community of nice people I can talk to, especially on a lazy Sunday afternoon). Anyhow, Mastodon is just different enough from Twitter that it needs a bit of explaining. More...

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xAPI: A Guide for Technical Implementers

xAPI: A Guide for Technical Implementers
Shelly Blake-Plock, IEEE LTSC TAG xAPI, 2018/08/06
This is a comprehensive guide (41 page PDF) describing the history, content and application of the Experience API (xAPI) specification. "xAPI is an application programming interface which allows software applications to exchange data regarding human activity. More...

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Whatever Happened to Channel One?

Whatever Happened to Channel One?
Larry Cuban, Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice, 2018/08/06
Channel One was founded in 1989 as a way to pump marketing content directly into primary school classrooms (disguised as news content created by CNN). It was a going concern in the early 2000s, when I covered it here, but has faded from prominance since then. So what happened to it? "Channel One died at the end of the 2018 school year." No loss. More...

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Publish Static Websites, Docker Containers or Node.js Apps Just by Typing: now

Publish Static Websites, Docker Containers or Node.js Apps Just by Typing: now
Tony Hirst, OUseful.Info, 2018/08/06
I too listened to the Reclaim Today show (here's the audio podcast to listen to while cycling) last week and like Tony Hirst I too spent some time playing with Zeit Now [docs] over the weekend. What I didn't do was write a longish post about it. More...

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Kolabora

Kolabora
A new resource from Robin Good, this website provides information and help on conferencing and collaboration on the net. I like the style of the newsfeeds, and may steal the author-site design for my own lists. Also interesting is the set of discussion board (or 'phorum') topics, each with its own RSS feed. More...

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Content Management and Collaboration Converge on E-Learning

Content Management and Collaboration Converge on E-Learning
Though this article is loosely written, enought of the meaning comes through to give a glimpse of a project at the University of Michigan that seeks to combine content management (especially of video assets) and e-learning. More...

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The Maine Event

The Maine Event
Overview article describing the Maine laptop program and the evaluations - uniformly positive - that followed. "Students, teachers, principals, and parents across the Pine Tree State are relaying success stories for which the portable computers are credited. Stories of sullen truants transformed into outgoing school leaders. Stories of leveling the playing field. Stories of environmental projects or oral histories benefiting and uniting not just the school community, but the community at large. Stories of teachers reinvigorated by a new way of teaching that encourages real-world problem-solving and individual student initiative." There is, however, a downside to the laptop experiment: it ends. More...

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