06 septembre 2018

Copyright Law

Copyright Law
For those of you who enjoy reading case law, here is a comprehensive set of (U.S.) cases related to copyight. More...

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Using RSS 2.0 and RDF Together

Using RSS 2.0 and RDF Together
This is how to do it: mix RSS, for syndication, with RDF, for data transport. The example focuses on job listings, but any sort of data can be managed in this way, including learning metadata. More...

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An IMS Generator for the Masses

An IMS Generator for the Masses
This is an interesting look into the possibilities transformations of data offer in the generation of individualized learning resources, no matter what the source of the data. More...

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An Essay on W3C's Design Principles

An Essay on W3C's Design Principles
This is a nice essay and it covers the major aspects of the web's design principles: simplicity, usability, device-independency, and a dozen more. But for all that, it misses the web's most important principles, or so it seems to me. The web is distributed, meaning that the entire thing isn't stored on a single computer. More...

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Stealing vs. Copyright Infringment

Stealing vs. Copyright Infringment
This is obvious, isn't it? "Stealing is walking into a Art Gallery and taking a painting under your arm and leaving. Copyright Infringement is going to a national gallery and taking a digital photograph of a painting, then going home and printing it for placement on your wall." Everybody, and I mean everybody, can tell the difference. More...

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EdNA Online

EdNA Online
Australians have something they can be proud of today as EdNA unveails its lush new website. I cannot gush enough, nor can I write enough about it in this tiny space. So I will quote from the press release, and trust me, I will be coming back to this topic. More...

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MT as Courseware?

MT as Courseware?
The $39 alternative to six figure learning management systems, Moveable Type is a blogging tool that could also double as courseware. Or so this author things (and I'm inclined to agree) as she has set up a demo media course in the software and is preparing to move ahead. More...

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Dispute Exposes Bitter Power Struggle Behind Web Logs

Dispute Exposes Bitter Power Struggle Behind Web Logs
Dave Winer calls this summary of the battle over RSS "incendiary", and it's not really that, but this article doesn't pull any punches as it arrays the issues and the players for all to see. More...

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Context Referral for Authentic Assessment

Context Referral for Authentic Assessment
This is an interesting paper with an important point. The idea is that instructors can take electronic notes about student activities as they occur. For example, "Mr. Jackson notes that Tamara is taking notes on the group’s activity but is primarily just observing her group partners do the work. He writes a brief reminder (“observer/scribe”) on his PDA alongside Tamara’s name and encourages her to work with other peers..." Now that may not seem like much, but it instantiates an important point: valuable data is created by context, by use. More...

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Educators Turn to Games for Help

Educators Turn to Games for Help
Wired News taps into the future of learning as it described and links to a number of initiatives using games in learning. Of note: according to the article, "The developers behind popular commercial game Neverwinter Nights made their design tools available to anyone." Also, worthy of mention is this contrast between game design and learning design, which I talked about last week. More...

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