02 juillet 2019

Improving academic success through service-learning

Techno-News BlogIn short, service-learning is a curricula-based approach to teaching and learning that allows students to directly put academic theory into real-world practice. The specifics of a service-learning project will depend on the institutional mission, the academic discipline and programme, the grade level and course type and the specific learning objectives. More...

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01 juillet 2019

Newsgator Posts Roadmap For the Future of RSS

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Marshall Kirkpatrick[Edit][Delete]: Newsgator Posts Roadmap For the Future of RSS, Techcrunch [Edit][Delete] June 30, 2006
A look at what the future of RSS may hold, as related by the people behind Newsgator. Me, I think personalized feeds, social network generated feeds, and context-specific feeds will add a whole new dimension to online content. More...

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Is $100 Laptop Project Flawed?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Andrew Donoghue[Edit][Delete]: Is $100 Laptop Project Flawed?, CNet News.Com [Edit][Delete]CNET News.com [Edit][Delete]CNet News.com [Edit][Delete]CNet news.Com [Edit][Delete] June 23, 2006
Some reaction (which feels like it was massaged by the author to create conflict) to the $100 lptop project on the part of Tony Roberts, chief executive and founder of U.K. charity Computer Aid International. According to the story, he says the $100 laptop program is "based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the history of the IT industry." Says Roberts, "They are looking to introduce a nonstandard, untested platform...which they will only sell to governments." The real story, in my view, is that MIT's relentless publicity has overshadowed other initiatives. More...

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By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Alec Couros[Edit][Delete]: Shoutout, Couros Blog [Edit][Delete] June 19, 2006
Some new blogs: Technology Integration in the Classroom, by George Couros, and The Teaching Life, by Cyril Kestin. Also mailed into me this week was iSean, by Sean Lancaster. And new to me recently was pault@LTG, by Paul Trafford, who wrote an overview of the recent PLE experts' meeting. Also new to me is Mike Malloch's elearning 2.0 blog, highlighted today by Jay Cross. Cross notes, as I would like to as well, Malloch's grasp of the essentials of web 2.0: "The good systems-effects only emerge when usage becomes rich and plentiful - and that depends on an ecology in which the individual parts are simple, focused and easy to get along with, and in which the interoperability architecture makes very lightweight demands on its citizens". More...

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29 juin 2019

Edtech France, de quoi parle-t-on ?

logo opcaliaLe mot « EdTech », qui résulte de la contraction des vocables anglo-saxons « Educational » et « Technology », désigne toutes les solutions innovantes qui rendent la technologie utile à l’éducation et à la formation tout au long de la vie. Par extension, le mot « EdTech » désigne également les entreprises développant ces solutions. On entend parfois le terme de « Digital Learning », parce que la plupart de ces solutions font appel à des outils numériques. Plus...

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24 juin 2019

Les structures de diffusion technologies en Hauts-de-France

Screenshot-2018-4-21 Journal de mise en ligne - ESR enseignementsup-recherche gouv frLa diffusion des nouvelles technologies dans le tissu des P.M.E, est plus difficile que le renforcement des partenariats entre les laboratoires publics et les grands groupes dotés de service de R&D ou de jeunes entreprises issues de la recherche. Elle exige une spécialisation, un professionnalisme et des moyens humains. Plus...

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By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Various authors[Edit][Delete]: Rever, June 16, 2006
Interesting video upload service that attaches an advertisement to your video and pays you when people click on it. "Since the Revverized ad is embedded in your video, and can be changed anytime, you get paid no matter where your video may go." The site, in other words, is making syndication work for it, creating revenue while distributing bandwidth requirements across the network. Rever is hosting the infamous Coke and Mentos video, well worth a watch for the giggle. Or the pointless and deservedly obscure Hungry Tree. You can also find the Dixie Chicks video on the site. Legit? Who knows. Still, it's a good idea and might even work. More...

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Learning Platform Functional Requirements

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Miles Berry[Edit][Delete]: Learning Platform Functional Requirements, Miles Berry : Weblog [Edit][Delete] May 26, 2006
Commentary and link to BECTA's newly released learning platform functional requirements. Although sounding criticial at first ("I think we'd have seen a very different document if Becta had worked from the ground up, asking pupils, teachers and schools what sort of functionality they'd like to see in learning platforms, rather than the top down") the author notes the BECTA appears to have listened to Moodle and open source advocates. More...

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Controversy About Our Web 2.0 Service Mark

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Brady Forrest[Edit][Delete]: Controversy About Our Web 2.0 Service Mark, May 26, 2006
O'Reilly has long been heralded as a leading advocate of the open source ethos. But that reputation is under seige today. In a story that began here and spead into Tim O'Reilly's blog here (where you can find my own response) it was revealed that O'Reilly is trying to enforce ownership of 'Web 2.0' as a service mark (at least for conferences). While I held out hope that it was all a mistake, their eventual admission has brought down the wrath of the blogosphere. And rightly so. As Mark Oehlert writes, "The sense of betrayal from this community is palpable". More...

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Podcast Lectures for Uni Students

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Unattributed[Edit][Delete]: Podcast Lectures for Uni Students, BBC News [Edit][Delete] May 26, 2006
As the story explains, "A lecturer at a West Yorkshire university has abolished traditional lectures in favour of podcasts." The professor argues that "the move would better suit the needs of distance learners, part-time students and those balancing studies with family and work." and that "Some lecture classes have 250 students, so I question the effectiveness of a didactic lecture for an hour". More...

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