06 mai 2019

Study Great Ideas, but Teach to the Test

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Study Great Ideas, but Teach to the Test
The author argues that teaching a standard way to write a paragraph may help students pass the test, but at the cost of lessening their capacity to write expressively and well. One of a series of ten pretty good articles in yesterday's New York Times. More...

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Education Week General Manager: How We Came to Charge for Premium Content

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Education Week General Manager: How We Came to Charge for Premium Content
Michele Givens, a general manager at Education Week magazine, explains the organization's decision to begin charging subscription fees. Some bits don't ring true - like this: "We definitely took a hit on page views when we introduced registration on edweek.org, although they mostly recovered". More...

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EDUCAUSE Review 20-4

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. EDUCAUSE Review 20-4
It's interesting to read the articles in the new EDUCAUSE Review, especially in light of Ubiquity's interview with Leonard Kleinrock, the father of packet-switching. Kleinrock: "I should be able to talk to the environment. It could respond with voice, or perhaps displays pop up or holograms. Maybe there's a keyboard around. Maybe there's some kind of other input device, or output device. But I want it to be there when I get there and not have to import all of the technology with me". More...

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Filtered in Iran

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Filtered in Iran
Mahzoon is reporting on his blog that downes.ca is filtered in Iran. He writes (in the right margin): "HELP: Stephen Downes site is filtered in Iran. I told the officials that this is an educational site, but it seems that they have no ear. Can anybody subscribe me to his content." Well, I can't help but feel a little hurt by this. More...

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The Price of Canadian Heritage

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The Price of Canadian Heritage
I would think this will change in time, once our government gets past the idea of charging Canadians user fees to access their own culture and content, but in the mean time it is important to note the sorts of barriers that are being placed between Canadian schools and Canadian culture. More...

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CC Licensing for WordPress: Now with AJAX

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. CC Licensing for WordPress: Now with AJAX
Now why can't learning objects be associated with ODRL rights expressions in the same way as WordPress now associates Creative Commons licdenses with blog posts. More...

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IMS, ADL and IEEE LTSC will Collaborate to Update And Standardize Content Packaging

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. IMS, ADL and IEEE LTSC will Collaborate to Update And Standardize Content Packaging
"The updated specification will be accredited as an IEEE standard and the profile of the Content Packaging specification included as a key component of SCORM 2004, which will be revised to comply with the resulting standard". More...

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eLearn Magazine

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. eLearn Magazine
elearn magazine has launched a new look, with an RSS feed, sections and comments. The text-sizing is a bit funky, at least in Firefox. More...

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Digesting Alt-I-Lab 2005

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Digesting Alt-I-Lab 2005
Summary of the plenary sessions at the recent Alt-I-Lab conference. Written with a bit of scepticism, the article describes the delegates' intent to resolve intellectual property issue and to look more closely at portfolios and personalization". More...

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Can Video Long Tail Boost Learning And Educational Opportunities?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Can Video Long Tail Boost Learning And Educational Opportunities?
When we look back, we will say that the turning point was Live 8. No, not for African development; there's much more to be done yet. No, it was the turning point for online video - the live AOL coverage was widely touted as vastly superior to MTV's lacklustre effort and the concerts continue to be available online for download (something that will only enhance DVD sales). More...

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