01 juin 2014

DRM and the Challenge of Serving Users

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. DRM and the Challenge of Serving Users
MitchellMozilla Blog, May 31, 2014
One of the reason content companies have been creating their own browsers is to be able to implement in-browser digital rights management (DRM) instead of relying on plug-ins like Flash and Silverlight. Open source browsers, such as Mozilla's Firefox, have no such incentive. However, as the web moves toward built-in DRM, even the open source browsers find themselves having to fall in lineMore...

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30 mai 2014

400,000 beautiful digital images join the public domain from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has released over 400 000 digital images of artwork in the public domain from its collection. The images are free for non-commercial use in any media. The Metropolitan Museum CollectionMore...

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29 mai 2014

Vidéos universitaires - Palmarès - Sherbooke et Lausanne premiers !

Logo - Thot CursusPar Denys Lamontagne. En établissant le palmarès réseau des universités, nous regardons également leur activité vidéo. Il en ressort que certaines universités et institutions font parler d’elles beaucoup plus que les autres.
Par exemple, les universités de Sherbrooke et de Lausanne sont loin d’être les universités les plus fréquentées (37 000 et 12 000 étudiants respectivement) mais ce sont pourtant elles qui ont le plus de vidéos vus, plus de 501 000 pour l’Université de Sherbrooke et plus de 270 000 pour l’Université de Lausanne. Suite...

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24 mai 2014

Technology, learning, and institutional mission statements

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/castingoutnines-45.pngBy Robert Talbert. Right now I’m preparing for a talk I’m giving next month, in which I’ll be speaking on using technology to connect students, faculty and institutions to the fundamentally human activities of learning and growth. Of those three groups – students, faculty, and institutions – I’m finding it to be a lot easier to talk about students and faculty and their relationship to technology than it is to talk about institutions. More...

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18 mai 2014

Six Months After Layoffs: No signs of growth at Desire2Learn

By Michael Feldstein. Late last year I wrote a post about Desire2Learn’s laying off more than 7% of the workforce, speculating that something had changed at the company. In particular, I didn’t buy the company line about continued growth.
In the end, I have trouble believing that these recent cuts are solely based on improving Desire2Learn’s growth without needing to correct for slower-than-expected growth. The arguments made by our sources that these are significant cuts driven by not hitting growth targets are compelling. However, there is no smoking gun that I have found to back up these claims definitively. More...

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15 mai 2014

Call for papers and presentations on #mobile and online learning

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. Interesting conference options for all of us researching mobile, online, and technology enhanced learning.

mLearn 2014 conference
Dates of conference: 3 - 5 November 2014
Location: Kadir-Has University, Istanbul, Turkey (which is a WONDERFUL location with GREAT researchers!)
Deadline: 19 May 2014
Submitting a paper can be done here.
The conference follows a double blind peer review process.

More about the conference:
Conference website can be found here.
mLearn was the first conference on mobile and contextual learning and has developed to be the premier meeting point for interested researchers, practitioners and decision makers busy with mobile learning around the world. Backed-up by the International Association for Mobile Learning (IAMLEARN) the conference has an impressive history of focus topics, keynote speakers and scientific contributions. Read more...

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11 mai 2014

Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences, June - December, 2014

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Educational Technology and Related Education Conferences, June - December, 2014
Clayton R. Wright, Stephen's Web.

Clayton R. Wright has distributed his seminal calendar of education technology related events once again, as usual in MS-Word format. As he explains, "A Word or an OpenOffice format is used to enable people with limited or high-cost Internet access to find a conference that is congruent with their interests or obtain conference abstracts or proceedings." Click here to download. More...

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10 mai 2014

Cengage Learning and Celebrus Technologies partner

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Cengage Learning, a leading global educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets, today announced a partnership with Celebrus Technologies, a provider of tagging-free multi-channel digital big data software that captures rich behavioral data to understand how customers are interacting with the company’s digital service offerings. As the first major US publisher to work with Celebrus, this partnership puts Cengage Learning at the forefront of the industry in understanding how big data can inform student product usage, learning objectives and learning outcomes. More...

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09 mai 2014

Virtual USATIC 2014, Ubicuo y Social: Aprendizaje con TIC

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Jornadas Virtuales dirigidas a profesionales de la educación de habla hispana implicados e interesados en la innovación docente y los procesos de aprendizaje apoyados en tecnologías. Virtual USATIC 2014. Read more...

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06 mai 2014

A Beginner’s Guide to Using Google Circles to Create a Class Community

Latest TweetsBy . Here is how to use Google Circles to Create a Class Community: Steps for the novice
Google Circles were launched in the summer of 2011, when I loved to hate technology. I was convinced that the word “Friend” was going to be completely destroyed by Facebook, people were going to stop talking to their neighbors and real relationships were going to be lost to electronic ones. I worried that online social networks would destroy real community, with people who talked to each other, watched each other’s kids and shared food. Then I realized it was time to leave that binary thinking behind. Technology and community are not mutually exclusive. In fact, social networks can enhance both our professional and personal life, help us find interesting content and let us get to know our neighbors. It all depends on how we use it. More...

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