13 décembre 2018

UbuWeb

UbuWeb
Various Authors, Website, January 10, 2013.
Jim Groom points to this website that compiles generally obscure but always intresting audio and video records. For example, right now on the front page we have The Films of Toshio Matsumoto, 1961-1987 (19 short experimental works by Matsumoto), Obscure Records (1975-78) [MP3] (the complete run of all 10 LPs from Brian Eno's legendary record label), and Robert Hughes - Shock of the New (1982) (eight part documentary that offers a comprehensive view on the development of modernist art). More...

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12 décembre 2018

Onisep Centre-Val de Loire : deux sites web pour les élèves de 2de, 1ère et terminale

Logo EtoileSite "Secondes 2018/2019" : pour aider les élèves de seconde à découvrir le nouveau lycée et à construire leur projet d’orientation en 5 étapes.
Site "Terminales 2018/2019" : destiné aux élèves de Premières et Terminales, pour mieux les accompagner vers l’enseignement supérieur. Plus...

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06 décembre 2018

Using Weblogs in ESL/EFL Classes

Using Weblogs in ESL/EFL Classes
Discussion group set up on Yahoo! to support an online class in weblogging in in English language teaching. More...

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On Folly

On Folly
Edd Dumbill responds to criticisms of the Semantic Web. the argument, in a sentence: "Both Shirky and Udell seem to be pretty much convinced the Semantic Web requires, from the outset, globally agreed ontologies. It seems more that they've set up a straw man. I had always envisaged that in the same way user interface and other conventions have emerged from the messy web, so would ontological conventions. Messy, but good enough." I will say, if you are building ontologies now, prior to use, you are probably making an error. More...

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04 décembre 2018

WebCT: A Major Shift of Emphasis

WebCT: A Major Shift of Emphasis
You have to read all the way to the end of this summary of changes introduced in WebCT Vista to get to the zinger: "With so many comparable open source softwares emerging for course management, containing more varied features than WebCT, one has to wonder: how long can such costly proprietary products survive. More...

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The Semantic Web, Digital Identity, and Internet Governance

The Semantic Web, Digital Identity, and Internet Governance
Some observations on digital identity. I agree with this bit: "having spent more hours than I care to admit poring over specs and architecture diagrams from the Passport, Shibboleth, Liberty, and WS-Federation projects, I suspect (as does Doc Searls) that some other identity standard will prevail." But what? SxIP? Identity Commons? That we would have to choose one of these indicates a flaw. More...

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03 décembre 2018

Reasoning and Ontologies for Personalized E-Learning in the Semantic Web

Reasoning and Ontologies for Personalized E-Learning in the Semantic Web
The paper looks at a relevant isue, personalized e-Learning in the semantic web. Maybe the mechanisms proposed - a sort of hybrid rule-based interpretation of RDF triples - will be adopted. Maybe not. It was a fun read, though. Readers may find the paper heavy going; a prior understanding of RDF is really helpful. The article is from a special issue of ETS on Ontologies and the Semantic Web for E-learning. More...

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Rich Web Applications

Rich Web Applications
I am linking to this mostly for the link to netWindows, a set of liberally licensed Javascript applications that drive the user interface from the client side. The idea here is that such software can replace a lot of the overhead demanded by a system such as Windows, and because it's based on the web server, can be platform neutral. More...

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01 décembre 2018

Les dangers du web pour les jeunes : fake news ou vrais risques ?

The ConversationL’anecdote ne rassurera aucun parent ou adulte. Il reste que dans une enquête récente menée auprès de collégien·ne·s et de lycéen.ne.s de la région Île-de-France, le suicide était sur toutes les lèvres, même s’il n’était abordé, de près ou de loin, par aucun.e des chercheur·e·s menant les entretiens. Plus...

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L’ensauvagement du web

The ConversationQu’il est loin le temps du discours utopique sur l’Internet ! Loin le temps où des esprits enthousiastes pensaient que la technologie du world wide web avait vocation à servir les idéaux démocratiques, participatifs et autogestionnaires. Plus...

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