17 mai 2018

XML Standard Set For Secure Web Services

XML Standard Set For Secure Web Services
This article is a little vague and devotees should check out the OASIS website for more information. In essence, the standards group has announced the release of XACML, a variant of Extensible Markup Language, which allows Web developers to enforce policies for information access over the Internet. More...

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04 mai 2018

Weblogs at Harvard

Weblogs at Harvard
Some time this evening (Tuesday), a new initiative, Weblogs at Harvard, will be officially launched. It might be at this page (which so far contains only some demo links and a template). More here and maybe here, including possibly a live blog of the launch. More...

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17 avril 2018

The Missing Building Blocks of the Web

The Missing Building Blocks of the Web
Anil Dash, Glitch, Medium, 2018/04/03
Anil Dash, still with Glitch, is continuing to advocate "the idea that the web was supposed to be made out of countless little sites." This is something that resonates with me as well. More...

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16 avril 2018

Supporting Peer to Peer Interaction in Web-based Courses

Supporting Peer to Peer Interaction in Web-based Courses
Another excellent contribution from the people at the City University of Hong Kong. This well-researched article looks at and challenges your perceptions about communication in online courses. More...

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13 avril 2018

Landmark for Schools

Landmark for Schools
From the website: "This web site is dedicated to the idea that Information will be the raw material that drives the 21st century, and that today's students should be learning to build with information." A rich resource base; as one commentator said today on wwwedu, it "is by far the best website to provide resources for classroom teachers of all ilks. More...

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On the Web, It's Easy to Earn Straight A's

On the Web, It's Easy to Earn Straight A's
This is yet another article bemoaning the proliferation of fake credentials over the internet. Like most such phenomena, the transgression isn't new - people have been faking credentials since credentials were invented. The internet just makes it easier. More...

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No Silver Bullet For Web Content

No Silver Bullet For Web Content
People who put out regular content depend on their tools. The only reason I can publish OLDaily every day is that I have written a content management tool that automatically creates and mails the newsletter. But would this newsletter - or any newsletter - be the same if I simply gave the tool to someone else and told them to start writing? Of course not (cynics would say it would be a lot better!). More...

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The One Standard, LOM and the Semantic Web

The One Standard, LOM and the Semantic Web
This is a lucid and insightful summary of my presentation, "One Standard For All: Why We Don't Want It, Why We Don't Need It" capturing my main points with clarity and accuracy. It also links to an "unedited PDF" version (which is really nothing but the slides). More...

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12 avril 2018

6 Retailers Plan Venture to Sell Music on the Web

6 Retailers Plan Venture to Sell Music on the Web
This item - which describes plans by six major music store chains to offer in-store CD burning of music downloaded from the net - reminds me of the "publish on demand" schemes pushed on colleges and universities a few years ago? Remember those? I hope you weren't one of the poor ones who invested the bank to obtain data in proprietary format that could be used only for printing on the vendor's machine. More...

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The Semantic Web, Syllogism, and Worldview

The Semantic Web, Syllogism, and Worldview
Clay Shirkey makes two important points in this article. First, deduction is not nearly so useful as proponents of the semantic web imagine. And second, people will always have differing views. Both appear to seriously undercut the potential value of the semantic web, even when it is realized. More...

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