09 septembre 2019

Whither ISD, ADDIE and HPT?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Harold Jarche[Edit][Delete]: Whither ISD, ADDIE and HPT?, [Edit][Delete] November 7, 2006
This month's Big Question from Learning Circuits is notable mostly for containing more acronyms than words (for the uninitiated, courtesy Harold Jarche, HPT stands for 'Human Performance Technology', ISD stands for 'Instructional Systems Design [or Development]' and ADDIE is a process, 'Analysis, Design, Development, Design, Evaluation', stemming from the Systems Approach to Training (SAT)). The question is, are they relevant? Jarche writes, "The short answer is yes, but not everywhere." And me? I might think about this, but frankly, these concepts don't touch my life and work, never have. More...

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Semantics in HTML - 1. Traditional Semantic HTML

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Semantics in HTML - 1. Traditional Semantic HTML
Nice discussion of the concept of semantics in HTML, identifying the different types of meaning imparted by different types of tags. Useful as a prelude to deeper thoughts about the semantics of XML. Via elearningpost. More...

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Visa Halts its Service for allofmp3.com

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Greg Sandoval[Edit][Delete]: Visa Halts its Service for allofmp3.com, CNet News.Com [Edit][Delete]CNET News.com [Edit][Delete]CNet News.com [Edit][Delete]CNet news.Com [Edit][Delete] October 20, 2006
The Russian service allogmp3.com offers MP3 downloads at popular music for discount prices - usually about 15 cents per song, rather than the usual 99 cents. It pays royalties on this music to the Russian equivalent of royalty collection companies, however, the music industry has refused to accept these payments. The dispute is not over whether artists are being paid but rather about control. That's what the article means by 'unlicensed'. But it's not illegal in Russia and Visa may need to think twice about its actions here, as people depend on it to guarante transactions, not to act as some sort of self-appointed arm for a sectarian view of copyright law'. More...

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The NOSE: Information Technology in Higher Education

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Alfred Essa[Edit][Delete]: The NOSE: Information Technology in Higher Education, The NOSE [Edit][Delete] October 20, 2006
More on the Blackboard patent case. Consider this well: "Can Blackboard sue a user for patent infringement? The answer is yes. According to Professor LaFrance, part of Blackboard's strategy 'probably is to discourage universities from developing their own system...because the threat of litigation could cause some universities to terminate those efforts.'" Essa also talks with John Mayer, Executive Director of CALI (Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction). More...

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Creative Commons + Flickr = 22 Million Sharable Photos

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Mark Glaser[Edit][Delete]: Creative Commons + Flickr = 22 Million Sharable Photos, MediaShift [Edit][Delete] October 20, 2006
In case you haven't noticed. What you should take away from this is that you should not be paying for image libraries any more. Though I imagine that the managers of commercial image libraries are trying to find a way to make photo sharing illegal. Watch for it - a few pre-emptive lawsuits in the U.S. about the representation of a corporate logo on a CC photo, or something like that. Something that could chill the whole marke. More...

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Technology's Impact Depends on Values

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Sonia Arrison[Edit][Delete]: Technology's Impact Depends on Values, E-Commerce Times [Edit][Delete]E-Commerce Times [Edit][Delete] October 20, 2006
I believe this: "Technology leaders should use all the tools they can to promote freedom and prosperity throughout the world, but they should remember that the values they help foster may be more important in changing the world than the gadgets they make." My values are slightly different from the author's, but no matter, the point is right. More...

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Technorati Announces Support for Open ID

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Marshall Kirkpatrick[Edit][Delete]: Technorati Announces Support for Open ID, Techcrunch [Edit][Delete] October 20, 2006
This is the tipping point. Expect most major online services to support OpenID (or OpenID 2.0 if people can agree on one) shortly. As Marc Canter opines, by the end of the year. Then look for browser plug-ins to support OpenID, as I have urged. What then. More...

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By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Various authors[Edit][Delete]: LOCKSS, October 19, 2006
This is a nice program and I'm glad people are doing this. "A library uses the LOCKSS software to turn a low-cost PC into a digital preservation appliance (a LOCKSS Box) that performs four functions: it collects newly published content from the target e-journals using a web crawler similar to those used by search engines; it continually compares the content it has collected with the same content collected by other LOCKSS Boxes, and repairs any differences; it acts as a web proxy or cache, providing browsers in the library's community with access to the publisher's content or the preserved content as appropriate. More...

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Decline of the PDA?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Stephanie Reiger[Edit][Delete]: Decline of the PDA?, Keitai [Edit][Delete] October 18, 2006
The market in handhelds is changing and the author wonders whether the days of the PDA are nearly over, to be replaced by something like a smarter mobile phone. The big difference between the two, it seems to me, is that the PDA is a computer while the mobile phone is not. What this difference amounts to is this: you can hack your PA, but not your phone (like all absolutes, this isn't completely true, but it is mostly true). More...

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An Interoperable Fabric for Scholarly Value Chains

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Herbert van de Sompel[Edit][Delete]: An Interoperable Fabric for Scholarly Value Chains, D-Lib Magazine [Edit][Delete] October 17, 2006
More on Object Reuse and Exchange (ORE). This article outlines some of the thinking behind ORE and offers a description of some of the major functions (or elements) of the new initiative. Again , I don't see anything particularly new here, except that is is creeping federation entering the world of OAI. And so I ask (as I did throughout the eduSource project) do we need a system of learning and research data exchange that is inaccessible to most people? Yes yes, I know, this sort of thing isn't explicit in the proposal. But why the use of OpenURL (which sends a different resource to people depending on the 'context' of the request). More...

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