18 mai 2018

CollegeLinux: Learning the Linux Way

CollegeLinux: Learning the Linux Way

Interview with the dean of Robert Kennedy College (RKC) in Switzerland, David Costa, following the release of CollegeLinux, a distribution of the open source operating system intended for use in academic environments. More...

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The Reusability Paradox

The Reusability Paradox
This odd article, apparently written by David Wiley (but just as apparently credited to the The Reusability, Collaboration, and Learning Troupe at Utah State University) is intended to cast doubt on the usefulness of small (and thus more resuable) objects: "the more reusable a learning object is, the harder its use is to automate. Identically, the less reusable a learning object is, the easier its use is to automate." Why. More...

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IceWM

IceWM
Today's OLDaily is the first one produced on a Linux desktop. This link points to my current desktop environment, IceWM, a nice and simple desktop that feels a lot like Windows, but without so many of the annoyances. Most people use Gnome or KDE, but this one fits my needs. More...

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MCEETYA ICT in Schools Taskforce

MCEETYA ICT in Schools Taskforce
The Australian Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs (MCEETYA) Website is now available. The site is organised around strategic planning, connectivity, interoperability, content, research cross-sectoral activities, and policy and regulation. More...

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The Standard Bearers Close Ranks

The Standard Bearers Close Ranks
In an article that reads like a State of the Union address, the author described the efforts of five major bodies - IMS, ADL, SIF, OKI and IEEE-LTSC - as representing "the collaboration occurring across the entire eLearning spectrum." I think that's a bit overstated. More...

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SCORM Detective

SCORM Detective

A few people wrote yesterday to say that they had found the MX-based SCORM testing tool offered by Saba, not at the Saba website, but here, on the ADL website. More...

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Learning in the Large Enterprise: Centralized vs. Decentralized

Learning in the Large Enterprise: Centralized vs. Decentralized
I'm not sure this discussion captures all the nuances of the debate, but it's a good introduction, even if it is written from the point of view of e-learning in large enterprises. Still. One thing it says is this: "Online content puts the largest demands on servers and pipelines. Once that content is pushed out to local management via localized content servers, two problems are solved. More...

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Robin Good's Web Conferencing Access Kit to 16 Free Try-Outs

Robin Good's Web Conferencing Access Kit to 16 Free Try-Outs
I normally do not link to sites that require a registration, but I will make an exception in this case because of the usefulness of the content. This handy report provides details of free demo access to about fifteen SOHO (Small Office - Home Office) web conferencing applications. More...

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Connecticut calls its new Cybersecurity Action Plan a ‘call to arms’

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. A document published this week by Connecticut officials represents one of the strongest cybersecurity plans undertaken by any state. The 41-page document, called simply the Cybersecurity Action Plan, highlights a need for increased security, more cross-sector collaboration, and heightened academic focus to help fill a cybersecurity workforce gap. More...

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Poll: Americans look to colleges for research innovation

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. A new study from the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation shows that a majority of Americans look to colleges and universities to drive the nation’s innovation imperatives. According to the survey, 71% of the respondents believe higher education to be a bigger factor in innovation than corporations or government, but they also said that the U.S. is behind other countries in research and development. More...

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