24 septembre 2018

Natural Deselection: Not Even Microsoft Will Last Forever, but They Plan to Try

Natural Deselection: Not Even Microsoft Will Last Forever, but They Plan to Try
Good article advancing one theory about Microsoft's proposed DRM system (I say 'one theory' because I think this is only an aspect of the overall strategy, not the whole thing as the article implies). More...

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The Artistic Freedom Voucher: Internet Age Alternative to Copyrights

The Artistic Freedom Voucher: Internet Age Alternative to Copyrights
David Wiley blogged this interesting proposal, an artictic freedom voucher (AFV) which would allow taxpayers to designate $100 to the artist of their choice, on condition that the artist, in turn, be ineligible for copyright protection for a significant period of time. It's an interesting approach fraught with difficulties (an artist, for example, who only earns a couple of hundred dollars from the program would nonetheless be forbidden from earning money commercially). More...

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Trends for Distance Education: Getting the Big Picture for the Coming Decade

Trends for Distance Education: Getting the Big Picture for the Coming Decade
Distance-Educator.com carried this new inclusion to ERIC, though it might have been more appropriate to link to the original version from 1991. As it stands, this is a good paper that could have, with some judicious editing, become a very good paper, but the addition of five additional authors in the ERIC version seems if anything to have weakened, rather than improved, the writing (and it is certainly odd to see the now 6-person collective speaking in the first person singular). More...

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CoP Theory Overview

CoP Theory Overview
Via Column Two, here is a link to a visual representation of the concept of communities of practice. Interesting, though I don't think I would have gone with an oak tree as a metaphor. More...

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Education and Training 2010

Education and Training 2010
Via (and in the words of) ETV: "A new website dedicated to the implementation of 'Education and Training 2010', the education and training contribution to the Lisbon strategy, has been set up. 'Education and Training 2010' integrates all actions in the fields of education and training at European level, including vocational education and training (the 'Copenhagen process'). As well, the 'Bologna process', initiated in 1999, is crucial in the development of the European Higher Education Area. Both contribute actively to the achievement of the Lisbon objectives and are therefore closely linked to the 'Education and Training 2010' work programme." The site doesn't display properly in Galeon or Firebird. More...

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I Saw God and I Killed It

I Saw God and I Killed It
To do the impossible. This is the objective a group of almost 200 gameplayers on Everquest set themselves a week ago, and they succeeded. But the lesson is deeper: the first time they tried, Sony (which runs Everquest) changed the rules of the game. More...

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Embedding the Skills to Teach Online: Is It Technical or Personality Skills That Are Needed?

Embedding the Skills to Teach Online: Is It Technical or Personality Skills That Are Needed?
The responses to this question from a group of people involved in e-learning in the U.K. are surprisingly similar: while technology competence is required, it is only required to a point, after which teaching and tutoring skills take over. More...

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Newly Published E-Learning Guides

Newly Published E-Learning Guides
From Seb Schmoller's Fortnightly Mailing, an always useful guide: "The UK's Learning and Teaching Support Network (LTSN), is a network of 24 subject centres based in higher education (HE) institutions throughout the UK which aims to promote high quality learning and teaching through the development and transfer of good practices in all subject disciplines, and to provide a 'one-stop shop' of learning and teaching resources and information for the HE community. More...

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eduSource Key Planning Documents

eduSource Key Planning Documents
I'm not sure when this page went up, but as you can see from the dates on the documents the creation of these resources has occupied myself and the rest of the eduSource team for the bulk of the last year. More...

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Blogs, Learning Objects and Other Cool Stuff!

Blogs, Learning Objects and Other Cool Stuff!
Long delayed (because I kept intending to add more content, but never did), an MS Word document and associated PowerPoint Slides from my preconference workshop at NAWeb 03. Sorry if it ends a little abruptly. More...

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