06 juillet 2019

Digital Dining: Campus Robots Roll Out

By Eric Stoller. The first U.S. university implementation of campus dining delivery robots was in January of this year. And, like a lot of successful digital initiatives, another school has rolled out their own robot delivery service. More...

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05 juillet 2019

GPS to Track Student Attendance

HomeBy Jeremy Bauer-Wolf. A Cal Poly San Luis Obispo professor requires his students to check in for class on a new app he developed, but he has faced concerns about privacy. More...

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RSS and the Academic Library

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Brian Lamb[Edit][Delete]: RSS and the Academic Library, Abject learning [Edit][Delete]Abject Learning [Edit][Delete] July 28, 2006
Discussion and a good set of links on the topic of RSS and libraries. He adds, "There are already librarians at UBC using this technology quite well (check out Sally Taylor's page on Fisheries that subtly employs RSS feeds in a few places). More...

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Teacher Development key to Tech Success

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Christopher D. Sessums[Edit][Delete]: Teacher Development key to Tech Success, Christopher D. Sessums : Weblog [Edit][Delete] July 25, 2006
I do not link to sites that required reader registration, so I am thankful to Christopher D. Sessums for quoting this article at length. The report surveys a largish poll taken of K-12 teachers about the integration of technology in the classroom, and the main result seems to be that the need for professional development is significant. That said, note Sessums's comments at the end of the article. More...

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Rendering RSS inside Media Wiki

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Alan Levine[Edit][Delete]: Rendering RSS inside Media Wiki, Cogdogblog [Edit][Delete]CogDogBlog [Edit][Delete] July 17, 2006

This idea has been around for a while, but has often been difficult to implement. Don't know why, it just has. More...

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More on Educational Robotics

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Alfred Thompson[Edit][Delete]: More on Educational Robotics, Computer Science Teacher [Edit][Delete] July 13, 2006
According to Alfred Thompson, "Microsoft announced that they are partnering with Georgia Tech and Bryn Mawr to create a new Institute for Personal Robots in Education. This program is going to deliver robotics technology and curriculum materials for the computer science curriculum." Neat. More...

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The Politics of RSS

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Mark Oehlert[Edit][Delete]: The Politics of RSS, E-Clippings [Edit][Delete] July 13, 2006
I don't want to minimize the problems in RSS outlined here by Mark Oehlert (though I will point out that that the problems he describes, framing and spamming, are as old as the internet) but from where I sit they stem more from a misunderstanding of RSS than of any fundamental issue that needs to be fixed. They do not effect me at all, because I have never thought of the feed as some sort of 'broadcast' intended to capture 'market share' which would eventually be 'monetized'. The only thing reading these machine-generated feeds is other machines, and if the owner of one machine is silly enough to pay the owner of another machine for the privilege, that does not change my life, nor am I foolish enough to thing this is any sense revenue lost. More...

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04 juillet 2019


By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Various authors[Edit][Delete]: Reboot, Bbc [Edit][Delete]BBC [Edit][Delete] July 12, 2006
This is a really interesting look at what readers thought the BBC's web 2.0 web page should look like. There are some really good ideas here with some others that are, well, less good. I liked the personalization in the winning entry but I actually preferred the Schumachers' version, which was much cleaner, incorporated personalization, and had built-in radio. I also like the idea expressed in I don't want a portal, but not so much the execution. More...

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Video Sharing Creates Challenges For Schools

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Unattributed[Edit][Delete]: Video Sharing Creates Challenges For Schools, ESchool News [Edit][Delete] July 12, 2006
It really is a case of the chickens coming home to roost, isn't it. Now that children and young adults can create and share video, their offerings look surprisingly like Fox or MTV. And, of course, parents are outraged. "But alongside the cute animal tricks, comic sports bloopers, and corny lip-synching sessions are extremely weird antics and clips of the crudest kind. There's a plethora of videos of people vying for some attention and young women flaunting their bodies." Block the sites, you say. Fine. More...

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Brazilians With Tiny Orange Laptops

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Unattributed[Edit][Delete]: Brazilians With Tiny Orange Laptops, L.A. Times [Edit][Delete] July 10, 2006
See, this is just false: "Serious learning will always be boring compared to the entertainment bombarding young people 24/7 these days." But explaining why it's false takes a bit more doing. It's not simply that what Mill called the "higher pleasures" appeal to more mature minds. But more mature minds are more free and more able to engage in a topic of enquiry of their own choosing and for its own reward. Not that this article, purporting to cover NECC 2006, manages anything close to insight on this. The author tries to make the point by talking about riots. More...

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