17 octobre 2018

Democracy and Socioactive Software and Technology

Democracy and Socioactive Software and Technology
This describes part of the purpose of my work. "Democracy," writes the author, "as known in Canada, operates at local, national, and global levels and these levels are mutually supporting by virtue of some basic network principles. Socioactive software and technology is an example of the cointelligence of humanity and a demonstration of our collective strength." I agree with him that we are at the leading edge of a new Renaissance, but also that it will not simply happen on its own, that it must be foistered and nurtured. More...

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The Edible Schoolyard

The Edible Schoolyard
I think this is a great idea, on so many levels. Basically, the idea is that you eat what you grow (and cook, and serve). The idea is something like this: "We're in the middle of a health epidemic," says Waters. More...

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Calendar extension for NewsGator

Calendar extension for NewsGator
Not sure how this will play out, since we're mixing Outlook, a NewsGator extension, and RSS 2.0 (none of which bodes well for portability), but the discussion in the RSS community has turned to events listings. This is something that has been needed for a while, and forms another bit of glue in the semantic social network. More...

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More Firefox Search Plugins

More Firefox Search Plugins
If you use Firefox as your web browser (and you should), you may have seen the search field in the upper right. You can add your own search engines to this list by placing the search file and image to the searchplugins directory of Firefox. Brilliant. You can get an Edu_RSS search plugin here: search file and image. More...

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Publishing And Delivering Video On The Web With Flash

Publishing And Delivering Video On The Web With Flash
I'm so busy today, trying to repair my referrer system, recover from a cold, learn French, upgrade DLORN, wrap up my DRM paper, see through the completion of eduSource DRM, exercise, write two papers and a column by the end of the month (and a presentation for Monday, and two more for next week), unpack from my Toronto trip, head for Quebec City tomorrow... so today's issue is a little short, OK. More...

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Universia, pionera del RSS

Universia, pionera del RSS
Some days you just say, this is as it should be, and other days, you just go "wow". This is a "wow" day. As Rebecca Rippin writes to me from Spain, "I thought you may like to know that this week Universia, the Hispanic world's largest university portal (over 700 partner universities spreading across Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, Puerto Rico) has included RSS in its elearning section... This means that new electronic courses of over 700 hispanic universities are now available via RSS and that Universia are our first converts!!" This press release is in Spanish; or you can read Google's English translation. More...

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15 octobre 2018

Auxiliary Resource: Content Repositories and Resolution, Identifier Infrastructure

Auxiliary Resource: Content Repositories and Resolution, Identifier Infrastructure
Interesting PowerPoint Presentation from Dan Rehak of the Carnegie Mellon Learning Systems Architecture Lab on the use of external "resources" in addition to learning objects in an online course. More...

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CC-enhanced Search Engine

CC-enhanced Search Engine
Another step in the right direction (you almost think we'll get there some day): a search engine that indexes only Creative Commons licensed pages. Of course, this is only a step - such a search engine would not be useful for many purposed; copyright information needs, in the long run, to define a search field or a type of search, not a whole search engine. More...

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Morning at RSS-Blog-Furl High School

Morning at RSS-Blog-Furl High School
Nice bit of visioning. "At around 7:05, Tom uses his personal Intrablog to upload an assignment on symbolism for his major American literature class. When he opens up the document online to check it, he Furls that too with his English login and it gets sent to a separate Web page set up on the English site for American Literature Best Practices. The rest of the American Lit teachers will get an automatic e-mail later in the day notifying them of his published “learning object” that they can use in their own classes." Of course, the problem is, after this nice productive morning the teacher has to travel to a school and spend a full day teaching the old fashioned way. More...

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An Introduction to Personas and How to Create Them

An Introduction to Personas and How to Create Them
The purpose of a persona is to create testing scenarios for software. The idea is to take research beyond market segments and to create a whole person out of the 'two and a half children. More...

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