27 mars 2019

Trends in North American E-Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Trends in North American E-Learning
Rory McGreal sends along the link to this presentation on learner demographics and the rise of online learning. The talk is focused on the United States but points to some resources worldwide. More...

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Wrong, Wrong and Wrong: Math Guides Are Recalled

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Wrong, Wrong and Wrong: Math Guides Are Recalled
It's OK... I have trouble iwth speling too... All I can say is: aren't officials glad the texts were emailed rather than printed and shipped. More...

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LazyWeb Query: Are Creative Commons Licenses Legal?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. LazyWeb Query: Are Creative Commons Licenses Legal?
A post by Tim Bray led me to Bob Wyman's post on the Atom discussion list about the use of Creative Commons in Atom, which led me to this blog post questioning whether the use of Creative Commons license is legal at all. The answer, of course, is maybe. More...

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Encyclopedic Knowledge

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Encyclopedic Knowledge
For the record: Encyclopedia Brown was a literary influence on me in my childhood. More...

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Three Keys to Implementing a Laptop Program: Over-Plan, Over-Train, and Over-Support

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Three Keys to Implementing a Laptop Program: Over-Plan, Over-Train, and Over-Support
This article is pretty well summarized in the title, though it is worth noting that the introduction of laptops into the classroom is only the first, and smallest, part ofa laptop program. More...

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Government Statement on Proposals for Copyright Reform

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Government Statement on Proposals for Copyright Reform
Two Canadian departments, Industry Canada and Canadian Heritage, have issued an important joint statement on legislation to be proposed covering copyright and file sharing in Canada. The document addresses short term concerns (with longer term items being subject to a consultation process). More...

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Help with Blogging Assignments

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Help with Blogging Assignments
The value of this post is in the comments. The author describes a blog writing assignment he is using - an assignment that is failing to generate the sort of response he is looking for. Several good suggestions have been offered already - you may have more. More...

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Creative Commons Search

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Creative Commons Search
For those (few) of you who don't know, Creative Commons is a type of license that allows you to use other people's work for free. In other words, it allows people to share content, rather than having to buy it from publishers. What will make Creative Commons really work is the ability to find this material. The Creative Commons website recent launched a Creative Commons search and this week's big news is the Yahoo Cretaive Commons search. More...

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Googlebug Gaining Momentum; Ourmedia Not as Good As It Sounds

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Googlebug Gaining Momentum; Ourmedia Not as Good As It Sounds
The main point of this post is to argue that using centralized services is a bad idea. Hence, for example, a bug in the Google search service cause widespread disruption. In the same vein, depending on a centralzied service such as OurMedia (or, as I have commented recently, Flickr) can for the same reason be a bad idea. More...

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Bookmarklet: Delicious Linkbacks

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Bookmarklet: Delicious Linkbacks
Nifty. A link that you can drag to your bookmark toolbar. Go to a web page, any web page, then click on the bookmark. More...

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