23 octobre 2018

TypeKey

TypeKey
The semantic social network takes another step forward with the announcemnt of TypeKey from SixApart. "As a TypeKey user, you get your own free TypeKey Profile Page, displaying only the information you choose to share." This profile allows you to comment on any number of websites and weblogs. More...

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22 octobre 2018

Superbloggers and the Future of Big Media

Superbloggers and the Future of Big Media
A panel at a media conference reports that newspapers, as we know them, are dead, and that television is not far behind. As the author of this article, blogged by George Siemens, notes, "While it might take some time for the TV to die, it's on the same path as the newspaper. The cause? News is free. The connection between the newspaper and TV models -- to the dot-coms that also provide free things supported by advertising -- is incredibly obvious." The future of journalism and of televsion is also the future of education. More...

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15 octobre 2018

Looking Into Practical & Productive Blogging, K8

Looking Into Practical & Productive Blogging, K8
Somebody asked me the other day whether I had respources on blogging specifically for K-12 instruction. Since I don't focus on specific sectors, I didn't. But I've kept an eye out, and here is the first hit: a weblog devoted specifically to the use of blogs in K-8 schools. More...

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The Weblog as the Model for a New Type of Virtual Learning Environment?

The Weblog as the Model for a New Type of Virtual Learning Environment?
The author of Auricle nails it. "In the weblog, however, the announcements, articles, stories are the raison d'etre' so much so that, not satisfied to present articles from one source, the weblog has the temerity, due to the adoption of the RSS standard, to receive syndicated stories from other sources and, in turn, offer it's own portfolio of articles for use by others. More...

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CS Underground

CS Underground
Good example of group blogging by students at the University of New Brunswick. Something like this should be available for every student group, even if they're not computer science students. More...

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TrackBack: Where Blogs Learn Their Places

TrackBack: Where Blogs Learn Their Places
Via elearnspace. This article is a concise and accurate introduction to the concept of the 'trackback' in blogging. As the author (who has obviously done his homework) explains, "A TrackBack ping is blogspeak for a short message sent from one Web server to another." It lets one blog know that another blog is linking to it. More...

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Blogging and RSS — The "What's It?" and "How To" of Powerful New Web Tools for Educators

Blogging and RSS — The "What's It?" and "How To" of Powerful New Web Tools for Educators
This item is a few weeks old, but it's a good article, though very introductory, which is why I didn't run it before now. More...

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WordPress

WordPress
I have been agitating, in an informal way (I should cobble my scattered comments into an article), on Orkut and RSS-Dev (and here, a bit) about the idea of a distributed, semantically oriented XML based social network. The bits and pieces are coming together, slowly. More...

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reBlogging: Push-button Republishing

reBlogging: Push-button Republishing
Re-blogging is like reusing learning objects, except that it exists. Note the low-tech, distributed, grassroots (not emergent, that comes later) approach. Bonus post: research projects from Seb. Ah, but maybe he should have used Soople. More...

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Chalkface Blog

Chalkface Blog
I picked up this link from a Flickr contact. No RSS (sadly). The blog has some good content, some of it not covered elsewhere, and seems to address itself most directly to the interests of the U.K. Curriculum Online Project and the National Grid for Learning, two education resource repositories that (IMHO) have just got to provide RSS or similar XML feeds linking to their aggregated content (write them and tell them so!). More...

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