11 avril 2018

MAGIC Bank

TMAGIC Bank
MAGIC stands for "Media Activities and Good Ideas by, with and for Children." Created by UNICEF, it is a resource bank where you can find media about a variety of topics, including rights, democracy, citizenship, and more. More...

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Down and Out in the Magic Kindgom

Down and Out in the Magic Kindgom
Cory Doctorow's book is available for free download at this site. And it has been downloaded a lot: 20,000 times. So what's it doing moving steadily up the Amazon sales rank chart? Proving that free does not mean commercial disaster. More...

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Robotics Replaces Industrial Arts in Shop Classes of Today

Robotics Replaces Industrial Arts in Shop Classes of Today
When I was in school the closest we came to anything industrial was the creation of abstract metal sculptures and drilling a hole through the wall with an oxy-acetylene torch. It's a bit different in classrooms today as "shop" has been replaced with a much wider - and useful - curriculum. More...

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School Launches Herculean Hot Spot

School Launches Herculean Hot Spot
Nice to have glimpses into the future, this one from the Netherlands as the University of Twente has launched a huge "hot spot" (area of wireless internet connectivity). "Students and staff are quick adopters of these nice facilities. The flexible way of teaching that this allows also helps with new students who have experienced new ways of (learning) at school. They're not used to classical ways of knowledge transfer anymore." Meanwhile, the press is reporting a wave of wireless venture startups. More...

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IMRC - Metadata Training

IMRC - Metadata Training
The Canadian Treasury Board Secretariat has released an updated package of materials to assist people conducting staff training in metadata. More...

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XML for Federation and Content Management Services

XML for Federation and Content Management Services
This article doesn't go into a lot of depth but it provides an overview and some links around the idea of what are called 'federated services.' Think of a federated service as a single service that is provided through several sites. More...

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09 avril 2018

InfoWorld Trials RSS-Based Advertising

InfoWorld Trials RSS-Based Advertising
As users of Edu_RSS know, RSS spam is already a problem. So this announcement that InfoWorld is the "first" to plant advertisements in its RSS feeds is a bit of a problem (I doubt that they're first - NewsTrolls ran RSS feeds for its Cafe Press gear ages ago), but we'll leave that aside). More...

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Tablet PCs: Ready for Prime Time

Tablet PCs: Ready for Prime Time
Good comprehensive overview of available Tablet PCs, the new system designed to allow people to take handwritten notes on a light, portable and connected computer. This article treads the cautious waters between hype and scepticism, providing reviews of about a dozen brands, while delving deeply into the platform's capacities and limitations. More...

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LIKE

LIKE

It is in PDF format, which makes it impossible to link to specific articles. Too bad. LIKE (Learning In a Knowledge Europe) is one of the better e-learning newsletters I've seen, well written, factual, and sensitive to industry trends. More...

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Universities To Be Sued Over Music Downloads

Universities To Be Sued Over Music Downloads
Though the reporting is no doubt factually correct, this article from Britain's Times Online is nonetheless a skewed and misleading piece (and shame on them for doing it). In the second paragraph we see an unsubstantiated, highly debatable, and yet unqualified assessment of losses suffered by the music industry. More...

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