31 août 2018

The Music Biz In a Pearl Jam

The Music Biz In a Pearl Jam
People will look back and say that this is the moment it ended. Pearl Jam, one of the major recording acts in the world today, has abandoned its label in order to go it alone on the internet. More...

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Metadata is Essential Web Writing Skill

Metadata is Essential Web Writing Skill
This is Part One, the better (but still questionable) content is in Part Two. The gist of the series is that everyone should place metadata into their web pages, and to (in part two) offer guidelines to the creation of such metadata. More...

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An Exploration of Adventure and Discovery Projects

An Exploration of Adventure and Discovery Projects
So how - one might ask after hearing my presentation today - might we get beyond the stringing together of learning objects to create lessons and courses? This page offers a bit of a glimpse. More...

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Is Big Brother the Future of British Hovernment?

Is Big Brother the Future of British Hovernment?
With this entry I go off topic a little to try to flag some important trends. Saturday's Globe and Mail noted that only 21 percent of Canadians under 30 bother to vote in elections. Why might that be? Well, it could be because there's no point. More...

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CADE 2003

CADE 2003
Today's OLDaily is coming to you from the 2003 Canadian Association for Distance Education (CADE) conference in St. John's, Newfoundland. If you are looking for my presentation - it's not available yet, as the only internet available is via the 'cybercafe' stocked with awkward Sun machines with Netscape 4.7! and 'locked browsers' - no wireless (*sigh*) - and, at the same time, my dial-up internet connection has mysteriously ceased to function. More...

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What the heck is a webmention?

What the heck is a webmention?
Greg McVerry, YouTube, 2018/07/31

From the summary of this video: " Here is a video describing the power of webmentions in #edu5222". More...

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Stepping back from POSSE

Stepping back from POSSE
Ben Werdmuller, 2018/07/31
In retrospect, it should have been obvious that the commercial social network services would use the scourge of fake news to increase the barriers around their own silos. For example, "Facebook is shutting off API access to publish to profiles tomorrow." Others will probably follow. More...

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Medium is only an edge server of your POSSE CDN, your own blog is the origin

Medium is only an edge server of your POSSE CDN, your own blog is the origin
Nicolas Hoizey, Dev, 2018/07/31
According to this post, "Medium, Twitter, Facebook and others are edge services for your content, they are the platforms where you will find — unfortunately — more readers that on your own URL." This is actually what I do (though my dedication to doing it wavers a bit). The 'home' for my articles is here, downes.ca. More...

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Quirk

Quirk
Craig Gidney, Algorithmic Assertions, 2018/07/31
This is lovely. Quirk is a quantum computing circuit simulator. It takes me back to my days of doing machine language programming on silicon computers - except all the commands are different. Weird. You'll want to watch the introductory video before messing around with the simulation. More...

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A Study of Thousands of Dropbox Projects Reveals How Successful Teams Collaborate

A Study of Thousands of Dropbox Projects Reveals How Successful Teams Collaborate
Adam Pah, Brian Uzzi, Rebecca Hinds, Harvard Business Review, 2018/07/30
As this summary stated in its original version, "Dropbox gave us access to project-folder related data, which we aggregated and anonymized." The result was a storm of protest. The story has since been rewritten to say Dropbox anonymized the data before handing it over to researchers. More...

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