31 août 2018

Classification 1.8

Classification 1.8
From the announcement: "The CanCore guidelines document for last of the Learning Object Metadata element groups. This element group is also one of the most flexible in the LOM, as it is able to accommodate a wide variety of classification schemes, including hierarchical subject classifications used in libraries and websites like Yahoo." Related to this, CanCore has also released a system for using the Dewey Decimal system within the classification element of learning object metadata (LOM). More...

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Philadelphia Schools Scaling Back Corporate Role

Philadelphia Schools Scaling Back Corporate Role
The first sentence says it all: "Private enterprise was supposed to save Philadelphia's public schools. But after just a year, the district's unprecedented experiment in school privatization is looking considerably less corporate." You'd think there was a lesson in this wouldn't you. More...

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Round-up of Links About SCOTUS Decision to Censor Library Internet Access

Round-up of Links About SCOTUS Decision to Censor Library Internet Access
In a decision that will no doubt afect U.S. schools and universities, the Su[reme Court has ruled that the government can force libraries to filter internet access. More...

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RSS and Education: The Current Hype

RSS and Education: The Current Hype
This link is to the main blog page because the permalinks are returning page errors. But if you click right away you should see the author's discussion of a paper which, for unrelated reasons, I can't link to yet. I agree with the author in the sense that RSS is a promising technology still looking for the killer application. More...

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Web Accessibility Learning Modules

Web Accessibility Learning Modules
This site consists of six modules (which in turn connect to a wide array of resources and readings) that cover web accessibility from beginning to end. Every course or learning designer should study this resource. More...

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A Report of Research on Privacy for Electronic Government

A Report of Research on Privacy for Electronic Government
Written to support planning in Japan toward electronic government, this comprehensive report on provacy and public policy looks at the legal, political, activist and public state of affairs regarding the issue in Canada, the United States and Europe. More...

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Radio as the Learning Bridge

Radio as the Learning Bridge
This item is for John Hibbs, who has been an advocate of the use of radio in distance learning as long as I have known him. This discussion paper for the IFETS mailing list describes the advantages of the use of radio in education for developing nations, but also identifies some of the barriers that have blocked its widespread use. More...

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Microsoft Office Web Publishing Accessibility Wizard

Microsoft Office Web Publishing Accessibility Wizard
Following up from yesterday's newsletter (and from this week's deluge of PowerPoint files from my desk), Christopher sends me this link. The software provided at this site performs the task that hundreds of engineers at Microsoft seem incapable of performing, the conversion of MS Word and PowerPoint documents into platform-nbeutral and accessible formats. More...

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Course Design Factors Influencing The Success Of Online Learning

Course Design Factors Influencing The Success Of Online Learning
This is only a single study, and so the usual disclaimers apply about the applicability of its findings, but the authors point of an interesting and strong correlation between student satisfaction with an online course and the degree of interactivity in the course. More...

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Recognizing Prior (Informal) Learning

Recognizing Prior (Informal) Learning
George Siemens observes that "The lines between work and learning are blurred to the point where they are no longer separate activities, but activities with vital connections that feed into and direct each other." This is a point I have repeatedly tried to make to educators (most recently at CADE this week) in an effort to argue that the design of online learning must change accordingly. More...

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