24 mai 2019

Internet 2.0: the economic, social and cultural consequences of the new Internet

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Grant McCracke[Edit][Delete]: Internet 2.0: the economic, social and cultural consequences of the new Internet, This Blog Sits At The Intersection of Anthropology and Economics [Edit][Delete] December 26, 2005

[link: 0 Hits] Observing that "our enthusiasm for the internet is returning," Grant McCracken offers a three (or four) part model describing the impact of the internet. "The Internet is a reformation machine. It will create new fundamentals of and for our world. It change the units of analysis and the relationships between them. More...

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23 mai 2019

The Use of the Internet to Activate Latent Ties in Scholarly Communities

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Paul Genoni, Helen Merrick and Michele Willson: The Use of the Internet to Activate Latent Ties in Scholarly Communities, First Monday December 14, 2005

Latent contacts are those people you would contact, but for some reason, have not contacted. A natural example is the connection of podcast researchers in education; as people developed expertise in the subject the would reach out to other people in the same field, if they knew they existed. Eventually these latent contacts do make a connection, usually via blog or email. More...

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The Internet, Friend or Foe of Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Gustavo Gonzalez: The Internet, Friend or Foe of Learning, TerraViva November 21, 2005

Interesting look at some of the issues raised by using computers in schools in Latin America (and in particular, Chile and Peru). This seems to be a key point: "Teachers who are not familiar with the use of information and communication technologies are at a clear disadvantage in relation to their students". More...

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22 mai 2019

Liberation and the Internet: Communities of Practice and the Power to Connect

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Christopher D. Sessums: Liberation and the Internet: Communities of Practice and the Power to Connect October 14, 2005
I enjoyed this paper, a look at online learning that takes as a point of departure “Reflections on Liberation,” by Suzanne Pharr, which discusses liberation politics as a means of “breaking down the barriers that prevent a large portion of the population from having access to economic and social justice.” What I found interesting was the comprison between communities of practice (or, more accurately, communities of interest) today and the practice of identity politics in previous eras. More...

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Mary's Back - The Internet, China and Bubbles

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. John Hagel: Mary's Back - The Internet, China and Bubbles, Edge Perspectives with John Hagel October 10, 2005

Summary of a talk by Morgan-Stanley's Mary Meeker at the recent web 2.0 conference. The question on everyone's mind, it seems, is whether we are in another bubble. And while the tenor seems to be that we are not, there are still trends worth watching. Mobile computing in China, for example. More...

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13 mai 2019

Internet : pour une gouvernance ouverte et équitable

Logo CESE - Conseil économique, social et environnementalEn à peine plus de 20 ans, l’internet est devenu un véritable écosystème des sociétés contemporaines. Outil privilégié de la mondialisation, il symbolise à la fois la communication généralisée et le brouillage des frontières entre les territoires, entre le secteur privé et public, entre la loi et le marché, entre les infrastructures et les contenus. Plus...

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07 mai 2019

The Internet at School

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Internet at School
The latest Pew study is all over the internet. The main news is that "Teen use of the internet at school has grown 45% since 2000" and that they are more likely to use instant messaging than email. Though the telephone survey is of American teens only, it is usually repeated (for example here) without that qualification. More...

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06 mai 2019

New Internet Literacies in the Classroom

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. New Internet Literacies in the Classroom
You will be able to breeze through these slides in five minutes or so, but do take the time to have a look. Will Richardson is able to put together nicely the ideas of new digital literacies and the read-write web. More...

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Spoken Internet To Go: Popularization through Podcasting

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Steve McCarty: Spoken Internet To Go: Popularization through Podcasting, September 5, 2005

The author summarizes, "Specific examples are presented: the BlogMatrix podcast hosting site, the podcasting blog 'Japancasting,' and the 'Spoken Libraries' project of the World Association for Online Education". More...

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30 avril 2019

Yale: Professors Online: The Internet?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web.
Steve Jones and Camille Johnson?Yale: Professors Online: The Internet?s Impact on College Faculty, First Monday September 1, 2005
Summary of "a nationwide survey of Internet use by U.S. college faculty." According to the authors, "Faculty are catching up to their students in other technological skills, like instant messaging, as well. But the advantages of some of these communications technologies may be limited to venues like online?only courses, which are still a small percentage of college courses overall. More...

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