21 mai 2019

Six Trends for 2007 and the 21st Century

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Six Trends for 2007 and the 21st Century
The original eSchool News article is hidden behind a registration wall, but I will happily link to this open version on ZDNet to highlight the predictions: web 2.0, cloud computing, service-oriented architecture, the gathering SCORM, telepresence, and 21st century learning. A number of these trends, like web 2.0, are from last year. More...

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Re: Thunderbird

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Re: Thunderbird
I hope this comment still reaches you... I am having trouble getting any of your feeds, for example: http://www.downes.ca/news/OLDaily.xml to load in Thunderbird. I am using Thunderbird 1.5.0.8 on Ubuntu 6.06. Your site is the only blog I experience this problem in. Is it something for you to look into? Or is it a problem in Thunderbird (also very likely). More...

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Re: Skrbl

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Re: Skrbl
Skrbl is an interesting whiteboard tool; however, it is extremely limited. There are two pretty good whiteboard tools now available for use with Skype. One is called SketchPad. The other is called TalkAndWrite. More...

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Locomotive: One Click Installation of RoR Bundle

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Albert Delgado: Locomotive: One Click Installation of RoR Bundle, Educational Weblogs October 7, 2005

I've looked at Ruby on Rails and thought it had a lot of promise, but didn't relish spending the days (weeks?) installing it. Maybe this is the answer? Nope, not for me - it's designed for Mac OS X 10.3. More...

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Innovations in the Reuse of Electronic Learning Materials - Drivers and Challenges

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Derek Morrison: Innovations in the Reuse of Electronic Learning Materials - Drivers and Challenges, Auricle October 6, 2005

This is a great article. Blogging his own talk (it's interesting to read an almost third-person view of what he said) Derek Morrison takes us on a romp through the alternative 'rip-mix-feed' version of online learning. More...

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Polar Science

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Various authors: Polar Science, yesican-science October 5, 2005

This is one of those sites I know I would have gone wild over as a kid. Polar Science follows scientist Thomas Hawke, "a Canadian scientist, as he investigates how young Weddell seal pups develop into elite divers." The site doesn't have a lot of content yet - registrations (teachers are invited to sign up their classes) just opened. More...

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Audio of Negroponte's $100 Laptop Presentation

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Andy Carvin: Audio of Negroponte's $100 Laptop Presentation, Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth October 5, 2005

Andy Carvin, hos laptop now fixed, makes the audio of this talk available on his website (have you noticed how quickly audio recordings of such events are now expected rather than the exception. More...

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New Music Recommendation System Is Based On FOAF Personal Profiling

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Luigi Canali De Rossi: New Music Recommendation System Is Based On FOAF Personal Profiling, Robin Good October 5, 2005

The first sentence of this article - that "Foafing the Music is the first music recommender system based on user's profile" - isn't accurate. Personal profiles have played a role since the 1998 Firefly system and continue to be important in Yahoo!'s Launch or the Canadian inDiscover recommender system. More...

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Victim Sues RIAA Under RICO Act

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Unattributed: Victim Sues RIAA Under RICO Act, P2pnet October 5, 2005

File sharing, it has been well established, doesn't actually cost the music industry any money. The lawsuits launched to prevent file sharing, however, may have a long-lasting impact. What sort of impact? Consider the language in this statement: "Copyright infringement is wrong," Andersen's lawyer, Lory Lybeck, told p2pnet. More...

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Learning 2005

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Elliott Masie: Learning 2005 October 5, 2005

While I will not be able to attend Elliott Masie's new conference, Learning 2005 (aka L5) (I will be in Gander, Newfoundland), I thought this was pretty neat: articles and podcasts of the major presentators, available ahread of time and for free whether or not you are going to Florida, with an RSS feed to keep you posted on new additions. More...

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