05 juillet 2019

The Best of the Web: Intute Launched Today

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Various authors[Edit][Delete]: The Best of the Web: Intute Launched Today, Jisc [Edit][Delete]JISC [Edit][Delete] July 14, 2006
Intute - the new face of the Resource Discovery Network (RDN) - is a website that allows users to search from a very large collection of academic resources selected by experts from various British universities. It also offers RSS feeds of those resource listings. In addition, it offers searchers access to listings of resources aggregated by its harvester and from some special collections. There's no sign-ups, no federation to join, none of that overhead. I will say at this juncture that this is what we could have, and should have, built with the eduSource project. Certainly (and I don't mean to toot my own horn here) it is very much what I had in mind and argued for at eduSource board meetings. More...

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04 juillet 2019

Web 2.0 Slides

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Various authors[Edit][Delete]: Web 2.0 Slides, July 7, 2006
Funny. "Web2.0Slides is a self-running slide show of over 1,400 of the best Web2.0 sites. It's categorized by tags and sorted alphabetically. What's cool about it? You can click on any site in the left-hand column to pause the slide show and surf around. When you're done, simply click PLAY, and it will begin right where you left off." Nifty way to show links - I looked for a way to do a TagSlide demo for OLDaily. More...

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03 juillet 2019

Nouvelle plateforme web de la certification professionnelle

Logo cap-métiersFrance compétences propose en ligne une nouvelle plateforme web dédiée à la certification professionnelle.
Cet espace permet de suivre l’actualité, d’accéder à toutes les certifications inscrites aux deux répertoires (RNCP/Répertoire spécifique) et de consulter les décisions de la commission en charge de la certification professionnelle. Plus...

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01 juillet 2019

Nouvelle plateforme web de la certification professionnelle

Logo cap-métiersFrance compétences propose en ligne une nouvelle plateforme web dédiée à la certification professionnelle.
Cet espace permet de suivre l’actualité, d’accéder à toutes les certifications inscrites aux deux répertoires (RNCP/Répertoire spécifique) et de consulter les décisions de la commission en charge de la certification professionnelle. Plus...

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24 juin 2019

Classical Music Goes New-School on Web

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. T.J. Medrek[Edit][Delete]: Classical Music Goes New-School on Web, Boston Herald [Edit][Delete] June 15, 2006
Can educators learn from classicial musicians? "But savvy classical music marketers are discovering that if you want to attract young people, you've got to go where they are. Thus MySpace is becoming a valuable marketing tool for some of today's biggest classical stars - and is poised to be even more important as young musicians promote their own careers." Or can they learn from Hollywood movie producers. More...

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Web 2.0 Service Mark Controversy

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Web 2.0 Service Mark Controversy, June 15, 2006
Tim O'Reilly has responded to the many critics of the trademarking of 'Web 2.0' - in fact, he responded a couple weeks ago, but being on the road I only saw it today. As I note in my response, the fact that people are still commenting even today indicates that the response was not satisfactory. I certainly did not find it so. And - I might add - let's be clear that this isn't something O'Reilly invented; here's a usage of the term Web 2.0 from 1999 (thanks Dave). O'Reilly's and CMP's actions consist of nothing more than appropriation for personal gain from the public domain. More...

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What Are the Changes in the Read-Write Web?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Ewan McIntosh[Edit][Delete]: Will Richardson: What Are the Changes in the Read-Write Web?, edublogs [Edit][Delete] May 24, 2006
Good set of notes from what appears to have been a good talk summarizing what changes when Web 2.0 meets e-learning. For example: "We have to learn not to push information any more. We have to teach our students how to pull information that is relevant to them." And, "It's insane to make kids do their own work. Working together, finding and making connections, learning how to work in a collaborative world (because that's what's out there in the business world) is all that matters. More...

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21 juin 2019

Semantic Web Factbook

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Miltiadis D. Lytras, editor[Edit][Delete]: Semantic Web Factbook, SIGSEMIS [Edit][Delete] May 11, 2006
Hard to believe, but this is only the preliminary (abridged) edition. This 115 page PDF will overwhelm you with country reports (especially China, Ukraine and Poland), project reports and papers. Some of the interesting projects described include SemDis (discovering complex relationships in semantic data) and REWERSE (reasoning on the web with rules). The volume contains as a whole hundreds of links and references. It's almost too much, really - my preference would be to see similar information distributed once a day or once a week, spread out to give readers time to absorb it. More...

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Making Web 2.0 Work: Embracing Complexity

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Dave Pollard Making Web 2.0 Work: Embracing Complexity, How to Save the World How To Save The World How To Save the World May 9, 2006
Readers may be familiar with this line of argument, but it bears repeating: what web 2.0 is capturing, and where its greatest strength lies, is the complexity of knowledge. "The problem-solving methods used in most large organizations, taught in most universities, and proffered by most experts and consultants are designed for complicated problems, those that, with enough information, energy and expenditure can be run to the ground and 'solved'. Complex problems are 'wicked', and complicated problem-solving techniques are largely ineffectual in dealing with them." (I really don't like the term wicked - oh well). More...

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Coming of Age - An Introduction to the New World Wide Web

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Terry Freedman, ed.[Edit][Delete]: Coming of Age - An Introduction to the New World Wide Web, May 3, 2006
It's nice to see a publication like this made freely available. The book is an overview of Web 2.0 technologies for educators and features contributors from a number of people with expertise in the field. This is one of those projects that is good for everybody - readers get a valuable reference, while the contributors benefit from the exposure and the networking that such a project supports. More information is available here - note that the navigation on this page is to the left and is a bit difficult to use. More...

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