05 septembre 2018

Stephen's Web - 1997

Stephen's Web - 1997
Speaking of games, I had the happiest discovery the other day - archive.org has captured my personal site from six years ago, including a great deal of material I thought was long lost. Included in this material is the full set of background and discussion transcripts for a CADE seminar Jeff McLaughlin, Terry Anderson and I hosted on a MUD in 1996. More...

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Next-Generation Educational Technology versus the Lecture

Next-Generation Educational Technology versus the Lecture
Despite the fact that we should know better, the lecture continues to dominate university learning. With the potential offered by information technology, though, we can think of alternative means of deliveing learning. More...

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Boomers, Gen-Xers, and Millennials: Understanding the New Students

Boomers, Gen-Xers, and Millennials: Understanding the New Students
Readers of OLDaily will have read much of this article before as the author quotes at length from several key sources, including the National Center for Educational Statistics, 'The Digital Disconnect,' and others. More...

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Open Source Takes on Exchange

Open Source Takes on Exchange
Microsoft's grip on the corporate and academic market has always been anchored by the Exchange Server, that bloated and generally useless piece of software that combines email, calendar and file sharing services. More...

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The Manhattan Virtual Classroom

The Manhattan Virtual Classroom
Steven wrote in to say that "your newsletter has mentioned several free, open source course management systems. Here's another. More...

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Final Version of Weblog Definition

Final Version of Weblog Definition
Jill Walker has polished off her final version of a definition of weblogging for the Routledge Encyclopedia of Narrative Theory. More...

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The Autism of Knowledge Management

The Autism of Knowledge Management
Today's longish issue has a theme of sorts, though I don't know exactly what it is - something to do with the nature of objects, games and the new learner. And the futility of trying to move from the physical world of artifacts to the virtual world of ideas while keeping all your concepts, parasigms and practices intact. More...

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Refereed Journals: Do They Insure Quality or Enforce Orthodoxy?

Refereed Journals: Do They Insure Quality or Enforce Orthodoxy?
A fascinating article charging - and making stick - the journal referee system of preserving orthodoxy and mediocrity at the expense of innovation. The first part of this paper is a must-read. Sadly, the rest falls flat. The author, after making such a convincing case by showing that Nobel laureates have had trouble getting their work published, asserts that the major victims of such orthodoxy is faith-based physics. More...

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What's The Fuss About RSS

What's The Fuss About RSS
Some great stuff happening in preparation for Alan Levine, Brian Lamb and D'arcy Norman's talk about RSS and learning objects at the MERLOT conferent in August. The three of them are using blogs, wikis and RSS to plan and prepare their presentation ahead of the conference; the summary so far is outstanding, easily the best compilation of resources on the subject so far, and getting better with community-wide feedback. More...

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Brasilien: CD-Käufer gewinnt Klage wegen störendem Kopierschutz

Brasilien: CD-Käufer gewinnt Klage wegen störendem Kopierschutz
A Brazilian man sued EMI and won damages after a CD he purchased would not play in his car CD player. The article is in German (as the title suggests). More...

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