03 décembre 2018

Journée Internationale des Stagiaires le 10 novembre : une base de données pour noter les stages

Alternatives EconomiquesSur le blog de Michel Abhervé pour Alternatives économiquesA partir du 10 Novembre tous les jeunes Français pourront noter leur entreprise en ligne pour créer la plus grande base de données participative sur la qualité des premières expériences professionnelles. Plus...

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« ESS, Communs, Organisations alternatives : La gestion solidaire peut-elle fédérer autour d’une plus grande soutenabilité ? »

Alternatives EconomiquesSur le blog de Michel Abhervé pour Alternatives économiques. Les prochaines rencontres GESS (Gestion des Entreprises Sociales et Solidaires) se tiendront à l'IAE de Paris les 10 et 11 décembre 2018, sur le thème  « ESS, Communs, Organisations alternatives : La gestion solidaire peut-elle fédérer autour d’une plus grande soutenabilité ? ». Plus...

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Anti-Virus Companies: Tenacious Spammers

Anti-Virus Companies: Tenacious Spammers
Many schools, colleges and universities have installed anti-virus and anti-spam filters on their systems. As a popular target for such annoying emails, I am sympathetic with the need to block the garbage before it gets to unsuspecting users (especially those using Windows and Outlook, and hence could really be harmed by the messages). But as this item notes, these programs are worse spammers than the people they try to block. More...

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Understanding PISA

Understanding PISA
The headline was dramatic enough to cause a ripple in the reading public. "Students who use computers a lot at school have worse maths and reading performance," noted the BBC news article, citing a 2004 study by Ludger Woessmann and Thomas Fuchs which in turn was an analysis of a 200 study by the OCED called PISA. More...

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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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The Blog Revolution Sweeps Across China

The Blog Revolution Sweeps Across China
Good and complete description of the rise of blogging in China, correctly identifying key figures in the movement (such as Isaac Mao) and recounting the Chinese bloggers' ongoing altercations with web censors. More...

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The Edublog Awards

The Edublog Awards
Nominations close Friday in eleven categories, including best newcomer, best use of weblogs within teaching and learning, and best research based. More...

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Self-Serving Social Networks

Self-Serving Social Networks
George Siemens spots this item looking at design approaches to social networks. The prevailing theory is that people will share because they want to contribute to the public good. This is true in some cases, but for many others, the use of a social network must satisfy some personal good. The item then reviews a few properties of successful social networks to make the point. More...

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Linking Thinking: Self-directed Learning in the Digital Age

Linking Thinking: Self-directed Learning in the Digital Age
This is a remarkable report, much more revolutionary than it may appear at first glance, and worthy of detailed consideration. The author argues, in essence, that the internet enables a great deal of self-directed or informal learning, that learning in this way is viable, that there is an increasing demand for it, that government and inbstitutions can do little to control it, but that it serves not only an economic role but also is a foundation for civil society. More...

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