16 novembre 2017

Confessional technologies of the self: From Seneca to social media

Confessional technologies of the self: From Seneca to social media
Norm Friesen, First Monday, 2017/06/01
Norm Friesen argues that personal self-expression on the web is a continuation of a tradition of externalized identity that dates from centuries in the past. More...

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Learning Technology Research Project Report

Learning Technology Research Project Report
Tim Buff, Agylia, 2017/05/31

There are no real surprises in this report (despite what this summary says) but it offers a useful refocus on learner needs and preferences in mobile learning (27 page PDF). More...

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After the Hype, Do MOOC Ventures Like edX Still Matter?

After the Hype, Do MOOC Ventures Like edX Still Matter?
Goldie Blumenstyk, The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2017/05/30
This is an interview with Anant Agarwal, chief executive of edX, so the answer is going to be 'yes'. But don't think of it as a technology project. Agarwal at one point says, "one of the big innovations, really, at edX has not been technology-focused. It has to do with policy and new credentials." More...

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User Facing State

User Facing State
Scott O'Hara, CSS-Tricks, 2017/05/30
I've been thinking a lot lately of non-linear languages. The idea has been around for a while. You might recall the concept from the movie Arrival. Fast-forward now to this article describing what the author calls 'user facing state' " talking about how to let our users know about state (think: whether a button is disabled or not, or if a panel is active or not)." In a certain non-trivial sense a web page (or any other visual representation) is a non-linear language. More...

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Create Web Pages for Free and Save Them as PDF

Create Web Pages for Free and Save Them as PDF
Tom Kuhlmann, The Rapid E-Learning Blog, 2017/05/30

What I love about the internet is that there are ways to do almost anything you want. Suppose you wanted a nice PDF document, for example, but don't have any software other than your browser. More...

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Docker Compose: A better way to deploy Rocketchat, Wekan, and MongoDB

Docker Compose: A better way to deploy Rocketchat, Wekan, and MongoDB
Dave Lane, OERu Technology, 2017/05/30

I'm posting this mostly for my own future reference. It's basically a set of scripts that allow you to automate a cloud-based web application. Rocket.chat is an open source messaging application similar to Slack. More...

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France Stratégie et l’Académie des Technologies s’engagent

AccueilL’Académie des technologies et France Stratégie ont signé une convention qui ouvre des perspectives de collaboration notamment sur les thématiques de l’intelligence artificielle et de la transition énergétique. 
Elles ont beaucoup en commun. Il était donc « naturel » qu’elles se rapprochent. L’Académie des Technologies et France Stratégie s’engagent mutuellement à collaborer de manière plus formelle sur des sujets d’intérêt partagé. Plus...

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15 novembre 2017

How Facebook's tentacles reach further than you think

How Facebook's tentacles reach further than you think
Joe Miller, BBC News, 2017/05/29
It's frustrating not being able to click on the images in this BBC article to expand them, as the text is otherwise quite unreadable. But you'll be rewarded with much more than super-large images if you follow the references to the Share Lab website. More...

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How Google Builds Its Maps—and What It Means for the Future of Everything

How Google Builds Its Maps—and What It Means for the Future of Everything
Alexis C. Madrigal, The Atlantic, 2017/05/29
"Google's geographic data may become its most valuable asset," writes Alexis Madrigal, "not solely because of this data alone, but because location data makes everything else Google does and knows more valuable." It makes sense. Location - specifically, geolocation - creates otherwise unknowable relations between entities. More...

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Demystifying the Connections Between the LMS, LRS, and xAPI

Demystifying the Connections Between the LMS, LRS, and xAPI
Brian Carlson, Margaret Roth, Michael Hruska, Learning Solutions, 2017/05/29
The sort of this article is a set of use cases (they're hardly case studies though they're labeled as such) describing storage and use of "data in the Learning Record Store (LRS) from multiple platforms including asynchronous learning in an LMS, synchronous in-person training, a soft-skill development game, and team member collaboration in a mobile communication app." More...

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