14 juin 2019

Web 2.0 Logo Board and Why

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Mark Oehlert[Edit][Delete]: Web 2.0 Logo Board and Why, E-Clippings [Edit][Delete] September 21, 2006
Mark Oehlert asks, "why do we really have no visible drive in this space to scramble after those dollars with new and exciting products and cutting-edge implementations of new technology that you can try for free for 30 days or for life but at some point you'll pay for the premium features?" Because the education web isn't like that. All this screaming web 2.0 hype is hyperbole, and we all know it. It's not a good thing. We have our innovation in the education space - look at the work around the Personal Learning Environment - but it's open source, not some commercial app with a business plan directed toward IPOs, buyouts, and lawsuits. More...

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Learning in Web 2.0

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Stephen Downes[Edit][Delete]: Learning in Web 2.0, September 12, 2006
So anyhow. Suppose you are in the heart of Africa and you have lost your airline tickets and passport. Do you (a) go straight to the Canadian embassy (assume you are Canadian) and get emergency tranportation home? (b) sit tight and wait for news from the authorities, not taking any risks? Or (c) go on safari?
It's not the sort of question you expect to come up a lot. Nonetheless, I faced it this week. And the winning answer was... c! Yes, I went on safari, came back several days later, and it looks like all will be well and that by this time tomorrow I will be halfway over the Indian Ocean on my way to Perth, and then Sydney. I hope.
In the meantime, I made my way to Cape Town and had a couple of fascinating talks, including this lunchtime talk (8.427 megabytes MP3) at the University of Cape Town. Intended to cover Web 2.0 tools, it went a little off topic (as it was supposed to) and became a look at just what Web 2.0 learning is supposed to be. I have a lot more audio and video, and more, to upload - but it will have to wait for now. [Tags: , , ] [Comment]. More...

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Web 2.0 and Education

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Graeme Daniel[Edit][Delete]: Web 2.0 and Education, WWWTools [Edit][Delete] February 15, 2006
Discussion of the concept of Web 2.0 in learning, loaded (as is the usual WWWTools fashion) with references and resources. Worth noting is the take on the exchange of views between myself and Stephen O'Hear, a writer for the Guardian. More...

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05 juin 2019

Building An Effective Web Presence In A Large Organisation

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Martin Belam[Edit][Delete]: Building An Effective Web Presence In A Large Organisation, Currybetdotnet [Edit][Delete] February 11, 2006

A year or two or so ago the people who run BBC's e-learning web offerings asked me for my thoughts on how the site should be organized, to which I responded with a long discussion about personalization and what I called at the time 'vectors' - essentially an approach to allow multiple perspectives to be offered on the same body of information. I don't know how much influence my comments had, if any, and I don't see them reflected particularly here, which is OK, because I think what the BBC has done is interesting and worthy of note. More...

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Why Does The RIAA Hate Webcasters?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Why Does The RIAA Hate Webcasters?
The answer is: webcasters don't play very much RIAA music. "The situation really is a win-win for the RIAA (in the short-term). It either kills off those webcasters who don't contribute to the homogenization of music, or it forces them to pay large sums even if they only play non-RIAA music." Now take this sort of story, and apply the logic back to the debate about restrictive licensing clauses in free content. More...

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Building a School Website One Blog at a Time

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Rob Wall[Edit][Delete]: Building a School Website One Blog at a Time, StigmergicWeb [Edit][Delete] January 19, 2006
I'm in Edson and spent the day giving a seminar at the Grande Yellowhead School Division. It was a fun day. I have audio, but my system resolutely refuses to let me upload them - whether it's my FTP program, my web server, or the hotel connection, I don't know. So I offer you this link, about building a school website one blog at a time - because I will certainly use it as an example during the continuation of our seminar tomorrow. More...

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Reaching your Market: Web Strategies for VET Providers

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Unattributed[Edit][Delete]: Reaching your Market: Web Strategies for VET Providers, Australian Flexible Learning Framework [Edit][Delete]Australian Flexible Learning Framework [Edit][Delete]Australian flexible Learning Framework [Edit][Delete] January 12, 2006

According to the prefix, "The report provides a mix of best practice examples, screen captures of websites to illustrate how other organisations have implemented and action points to help you understand what should be prioritised for further developing your website." It then launches immediately into email marketing and registration (and charging a subscription) for premium content. More...

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Liberty Alliance Releases People Service in Latest Version of Liberty Web Services

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Press Release[Edit][Delete]: Liberty Alliance Releases People Service in Latest Version of Liberty Web Services, Liberty Alliance [Edit][Delete] January 12, 2006

I can't get into the technical details of this because it's going to take time (that I don't have) to grok the details. But the announcement is significant enough: "The Liberty Alliance Project... today announced the public release of the latest version of ID-WSF 2.0... People Service allows consumers and enterprise users to manage social applications such as bookmarks, blogging, calendars, photo sharing and instant messaging from a common layer." All good, but what Liberty offers a federated identity service, which can limit membership to selected partners and trusted services, and the reliance on SOAP, SAML and a number of other top-heavy specifications will keep it out of the reach of many. More...

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28 mai 2019

Web Authentication: An API for accessing Public Key Credentials

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Web Authentication: An API for accessing Public Key Credentials
W3C, 2019/01/18
This probably belongs in the E-Learning 3.0 course (under the 'identity' section) but it's part of educational technology in general (we don't talk about it a lot, but authentication and passwords make up some of the biggest usability issues in ed tech). "This specification defines an API enabling the creation and use of strong, attested, scoped, public key-based credentials by web applications, for the purpose of strongly authenticating users." We are at some point going to get this right (even if the web technology silo companies don't like it). More...

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23 mai 2019

Back to School With the Class of Web 2.0

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Brian Benzinger[Edit][Delete]: Back to School With the Class of Web 2.0, Solution Watch [Edit][Delete] October 30, 2006

[link: Hits] I'm in a cybercafe in Toronto on my way home from Spain, as the Toronto Airport wireless is once again not functioning. I'm already jet-lagged, and I'm not even home yet. Anyhow, a quick Monday edition, and I'll slow down for a more comprehensive issue tomorrow. More...

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