01 février 2020

Bépo, les mots sans maux

Le clavier Bépo permet un contrôle à 70% des caractères fréquents contrairement à 20% chez l’Azerty. Bilan : moins de distance parcourue par nos doigts, moins de mouvements inutiles et donc, un gain de temps doublé ! À noter également un aspect orthopédique non négligeable puisque le travail mécanique des tendons et des articulations est soulagé, évitant les troubles musculo-squelettiques. Plus...

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31 janvier 2020

Vid Snacks: A Place to Learn Video

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Vid Snacks: A Place to Learn Video
Tim Holt writes, "I hope that this site will be used to help students and teachers begin to view video content creation in much the same way that we look at writing now." I think it's a good idea. But I hope he'll link to it from his blog from time to time, instead of making me and everyone else add another feed to the aggregator. More...

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A Typology of Learning Object Repositories

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. A Typology of Learning Object Repositories
"The state of the art of LORs (Learning Object Repositories) in 2007," writes Rory McGreal, "can be described as functional and growing." Some interesting bits, including a discussion of DRM (when users encounter access restrictions, they just leave) and the reusability paradox (McGreal cites Hodgins's distinction between reuse and repurposing, but it is not clear how this addresses the problem). He also notes some of the criticisms of learning objects, countering with access statistics from Connexions and OCW (not that these are 'Learning Objects' properly so-called). The major deliverable in this paper is his typology of learning object repositories: "Content repositories; Linking or metadata repositories; and hybrid repositories that host content and link to external LOs." The fake link provided in the Handle record link takes you to a DSpace record, which is user-hostile; the link to the actual paper and table are hidden in the grey shaded area (lower right) and titled 'View/Open'. More...

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By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. SpokenText
"SpokenText.net allows you to record PDF, Word, plain text, PowerPoint files, RSS news feeds, emails and web pages, and converts them to speech automatically." Useful. More...

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A Kaleidoscope of Futures: Reflections On the Reality of Virtual Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. A Kaleidoscope of Futures: Reflections On the Reality of Virtual Learning

I am behind in my reading, a combination of poor bandwidth and conference conditions, so I may add an extra newsletter in the future. In the meantime, this is the link to my presentation Wednesday (video and slides), where I look at the relation between reality and online learning. You will also get to see me struggle with the backchannel, as the discussion taking place behind me sometimes completely flummoxed me. Fun fun fun. The image above is what Orange County looks like today - stifled in smoke. Stephen Downes, Stephen's Web October 26, 2007 [Link] [Tags: , , , , ]. More...

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Comments On a Typology of LORs

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Comments On a Typology of LORs
Scott Wilson comments on Rory McGreal's typology of learning object repositories. "I would have liked some other categories, however: for example, which LORs support RSS feeds for new items (called "Alert" in the IMS Digital Repositories Interoperability reference model, which though not referenced actually describes the other functions used in the paper)" [and] "If "Learning Object" is really taken to mean any digital resource used for learning, then clearly they are wonderfully successful as the whole Internet is stuffed with them. On the other hand, if we take "Learning Object" to mean an IMS-packaged, modular, context-free, LOM-described chunk of learning lego, then the picture is very different." Me, I will continue to call RSS 'RSS' and not 'alert' (though I might countenance a new type of RSS feed. More...

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Five ways careers services can expose students to opportunities in digital technology

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"As a graduate entrepreneur who has recently entered the digital technology sector, I am thrilled by the opportunities on offer, especially for international students like me with flexible visa options. If I had known about the opportunities earlier, it would have helped me make better career choices. More...

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LiveScribe - Smart Pen

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. LiveScribe - Smart Pen
The LiveScribe demo is a nifty little movie that makes a pretty good case for the application. Basically, you use a special pen and notepaper, take notes in class, and then when you look at them later, you can get the audio in the room at the time the note was created. The notes are also searchable and sharable. More...

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eLML - eLesson Markup Language

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. eLML - eLesson Markup Language
One of the things I encountered as I looked at OLAT (see below) was the eLesson Markup Language (eLML), an open source XML framework for creating structured eLessons using XML. This is something we've needed for a long time. The language is the outcome of a Swiss project. As you can see from the XML structure, the XML describes the actual lesson itself. That's why it can be used with IMS Content packaging and SCORM (and hence can be imported into any LMS). This project mostly displays lessons using Flash, but (and I know this from my own work) you can create viewers in HTML and Javascript using DHTML. It can be parsed server-side (they use Coccoon) or client side. Why didn't IMS or ADL or anyone else come up with something like this? It has certainly been needed. It's all open source and the site includes documentation, downloads, applications, and much much more. More...

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Student’s library work leads to a career in augmented reality

eCampus NewsAugmented reality adds digital elements, like Snapchat filters or holograms, to live experiences seen through smartphones, iPads, or other devices. Virtual reality typically uses goggles and immerses the wearer in an alternate experience that shuts out the physical world. More...

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