24 octobre 2018

Company Claims to Own Online Testing

Company Claims to Own Online Testing
The article on the Chronicle site is behind a subscription wall, but coverage is provided on PoliTechBot. In a nutshell, a company is claiming to have obtained patents for testing over the internet. The company, Test Central Inc., says that it doesn't own patents on every sort of testing, but the patents they do hold are very broad - excessively so, say some. More...

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SNS Picking & Parsing…

SNS Picking & Parsing…
This list isn't complete (missing Orkut and Flickr), but it's still a pretty good set of links to a wide variety of social software and networking sites. More...

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University Hits PeopleSoft with $510M Lawsuit

University Hits PeopleSoft with $510M Lawsuit
People who use PeopleSoft, rejoice! A university is taking the software company to court, arguing that "the student administration applications were 'vaporware' when the project began" and never did work properly. More...

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Learning Goes Mobile

Learning Goes Mobile
One of the next big things in learning - at least according to the press coverage - is what is now being called 'mobile learning' (I have always referred to it under the heading of wireless access, but mobile learning also incorporates the idea of learning on demand). This article is a good example of the story being told. More...

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First Generation Electronic Paper Display

First Generation Electronic Paper Display
It looks and feels like the iPod of e-book readers, and prices about the same, and is, according to Sony and E-Ink, the "the world's first consumer application of an electronic paper display module." The e-book reader holds about 500 books, which can be downloaded from the internet. Still. These are the 2000s. More...

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23 octobre 2018

ParlVU

ParlVU
Pause, just for a moment, and ponder the educational opportunities of such a service: live streaming media broadcasts of Parliament and all Parliamentary Committees, available free to anyone who wants, online. A great idea? Absolutely. Unrealistic? Not at all - this service is now offered by the Canadian government. More...

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Dive Into Markdown

Dive Into Markdown
What converted RSS from an obscure XML format to the widely popular specification it is today? Very simply - tools started to use it: blogging softwrae, on the one end, and headline readers on the other. Which means that people do not even need to think about RSS in order to be using it. More...

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22 octobre 2018

Literacy and Mobile Technologies

HomeSince 1967, the United Nations, its Member States and partners celebrate International Literacy Day on 8 September. Despite advancements in the global literacy agenda, much remains to be done: 750 million adults – two-thirds of whom are women – still lack basic reading and writing skills. More...

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The Roboceptionist

The Roboceptionist
Syllabus brings us this report about Valerie, the roboceptionist, at Carnegie Mellon, " one of the world's first robot receptionists. The school described the machine as 'a woman with lots of attitude and many stories to tell. More...

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Splashing in Ponds and Pools

Splashing in Ponds and Pools
Survey article about POOL, the peer to peer learning object sharing system. POOL becomes more important these days because of its affiliation with the eduSource porject. "Perhaps the most important lesson is that it is quite feasible to let informal P2P networks interoperate with more centralised and professionaly administered repositories, without all parts of the network having to talk the same protocol at all times for all purposes." eduSource, which will be staging an online launch event at the end of the month (full details in OLDaily tomorrow), connects with POOL as well as with more established institutional repositories. More...

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