24 septembre 2018

eduSource Key Planning Documents

eduSource Key Planning Documents
I'm not sure when this page went up, but as you can see from the dates on the documents the creation of these resources has occupied myself and the rest of the eduSource team for the bulk of the last year. More...

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Resource Profiles

Resource Profiles
Finally finished! The idea of a resource profile is that it is a multi-faceted, wide ranging description of a resource. A resource profile conforms to no particular XML schema, nor is it authored by any particular author. Additionally, unlike traditional resource descriptions, which are presumed to be instantiated as a single digital file and located in a particular place, a resource profile may be distributed, in pieces, across a large number of locations. More...

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Learning With Technology

Learning With Technology
A new list server is being set up that will focus on the student perspective, and how technology affects students' learning and study strategies, as well as their performance of academic tasks. More...

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New Feature: Reviews

New Feature: Reviews
Those of you who have read my Resource Profiles paper will have noticed the bit where I talk about evaluative metadata. This is an announcement of the implimentation of such a feature in Blogware: "Blogware is one of the first (if not *the* first) blogging tools to support Reviews and Review metadata. Reviews are essentially article entries with a twist. Sitting at the core of this feature is support for the RVW module for RSS 2.0, an extension to the RSS specification that '...allows machine-readable reviews to be integrated into an RSS feed, thus allowing reviews to be automatically compiled from distributed sources.'" The article also links to last May's Review (RVW) Module for RSS 2.0. More...

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Delivering OAI Records as RSS: An IMesh Toolkit Module For Facilitating Resource Sharing

Delivering OAI Records as RSS: An IMesh Toolkit Module For Facilitating Resource Sharing
It's actually a pretty obvious move, since OAI and RSS are fundamentally the same sort of technology: collections of metadata records are harvested by aggregators, which in turn make subscriptions of specialized content feeds available to readers. More...

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Federated Identity

Federated Identity
Good blog post on some of the approaches to identity being considered and implemented for online access. As usual there's the closed, centralized way, instantiated by such initiatievs as Passport, Liberty Alliance and Shibboleth. More...

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In Defense of Textbooks and Their "Imposed Patterns"

In Defense of Textbooks and Their "Imposed Patterns"
Mostly I disagree with what the author advances in this article, but it is what we call in the trade a 'great rant' and well worth reading. The author, who recently served on Prentice Hall's "Master Teacher Editorial Board," argues that textbooks are the students' best hope against poor or indifferent teaching. More...

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Thinking XML: Learning Objects Metadata

Thinking XML: Learning Objects Metadata
Short but comprehensive overview of learning object metadata, intended mainly for technologists who are unfamiliar with the educational application of XML. More...

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The Syndication Is The Thing

The Syndication Is The Thing
Greg Ritter pulls together some columns by Doc Searles and gets to the heart of the matter: it's not RSS that's key, it's syndication, "the willingness of something to be known." This is what is the key to the next generation internet; RSS (and metadata in general) are simply the wheels that make syndication happen. More...

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A Voice in The Void

A Voice in The Void
A compilation of some posts to the CC-Education mailing list in which I propose a mechanism for integrating open content with open source applications. More...

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