12 juillet 2019

How Do People Interact with Blogs?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Tony Karrer[Edit][Delete]: How Do People Interact with Blogs?, eLearning Technology [Edit][Delete] November 2, 2006
I comment on other peoples' blogs fairly frequently. It seems a nice thing to do, and I know people appreciate them, even if I am critical. But Tony Karrer has a point. If most people read blogs via RSS (and these days, it seems, they do) then th comments are invisible. You have to click on the link to view them, and people don't click on the link. I too would like to see the comments come through in the feeds. The technology is fairly simple, but mostly it's a problem of timing and flow. I can't imagine RSS readers want to see the post again every time there's a comment. More...

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07 juillet 2019

Hit Pause

All right, everyone.  It’s the solstice today, and that’s pretty much the signal for everyone to press the pause button and wind things down for the summer.  This blog is no exception.  I’ll be back on August 26th, unlikely to be rested (packed schedule for the summer already), but hopefully recharged and for another year of data analysis, global updates and snark in roughly equal proportion. More...

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06 juillet 2019

Friday Fragments - June 13, 2019

By Matt Reed. Provosts, debunking the idea of "administrative bloat," more.
The IHE piece on Thursday about treating provosts as COO’s, and as potential presidents, struck some chords with me. More...

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Friday Fragments - June 28, 2019

By Matt Reed. I'm guessing that others have thought of this, though I haven't seen it done elsewhere. Does anybody use a learning-community model for developmental reading? We're looking at mimicking the structure of an ALP for reading, but appending the extra-help reading section to sections of courses in areas like psychology and history. More...

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05 juillet 2019

Podcasting, Wikis and Blogs: Learning at the BBC

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Nigel Paine[Edit][Delete]: Podcasting, Wikis and Blogs: Learning at the BBC, AmbientPerformance [Edit][Delete] August 2, 2006
Online video with slides presented by Nigel Paine, Head of BBC Learning and Development. After you gt through the introductory material on podcasting, wikis and blogs, you'll hear Paine talk about informal learning. The idea, he says, is to move learning from being something that requires specialized knowledge and specialized people to something we do all the time every day (something I've certainly endorsed in these pages). More...

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Links from Blogging Institute Day 1

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Mark Wagner[Edit][Delete]: Links from Blogging Institute Day 1, Educational Technology and Life [Edit][Delete] July 27, 2006
A bunch of examples and links about the use of blogs in education. Day Two is also online. More...

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Tracking News Ripples in the Public Conversation

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Amy Gahran[Edit][Delete]: Tracking News Ripples in the Public Conversation, Poynter Online [Edit][Delete] July 18, 2006
We're beginning to see more structure enter the blogosphere as the idea of tracking blog 'conversations' takes hold. I first worked with this last year in Edu_RSS - click the 'conversation' link on this page (hint: the posts with more asterisks have more conversation). This article looks at a similar initiative from Nielsen's BlogPulse. More...

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Elgg and Blogging in Primary Education

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Miles Berry[Edit][Delete]: Elgg and Blogging in Primary Education, July 17, 2006

Short and fairly basic article about using ELGG to have students create profiles, blog, and comment on each others' entries. More...

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By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Various authors[Edit][Delete]: MetaxuCafe, July 14, 2006
Some fallout from the Aggregate This post Inside Higher Ed the other day. MetaxuCafe is "a network of literary blogs with over 300 members." A similar initiative, Postgenomic, aggregates "posts from life science blogs." This is the trend we are seeing now - small, subject-specific networks of a few hundred blogs. More...

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03 juillet 2019

Curated Reading List Professional, Continuing, Online Ed Passes 1,000,000 reads

Techno-News BlogThis is a more personal posting – my UPCEA curated reading list has just passed one million reads.  Since 2011, the blog has steadily grown in readership; more than 1,000 leaders in our field subscribe via email to get the daily updates of news, research, and trends that are most important to those leading professional, continuing and online education. More...

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