31 août 2018

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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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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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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Stopping Time

Stopping Time
It's a little like Zeno's Paradox: you can divide time over and over again until you reach... attoseconds. For the record, an attosecond is a slice of time equal to 10-18 seconds. What happens in such a short time. More...

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When Good Technology Goes Bad

When Good Technology Goes Bad
I'm not sure I would call videoconferencing 'good technology' but this article, which examines what to do when your videoconferencing fails, provides some good advice. From rooms being reserved for other purposes to audio problems to camera issues, this author has seen (almost) everything that can go wrong. More...

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Oh No! Yet Another Learning Objects Presentation

Oh No! Yet Another Learning Objects Presentation
Brian Lamb's presentation at CADE 2003 in which he talks about efforts at the University of British Columbia to use learning objects. More...

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Learning Objects in a Wider Context

Learning Objects in a Wider Context
Slides from my presentation. I argue that the traditional approach to using learning objects - stringing them together into lessons and courses - is misguided because it is a misuse of new media. More...

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Laptops In Schools Click, Win Support

Laptops In Schools Click, Win Support
As the school year ends, praise for Main's laptop program is almost universal. "I'm optimistic. You can't hold this back. 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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