13 décembre 2018

The Real Story On Harvard's Generosity

The Real Story On Harvard's Generosity
I have in the past predicted that there will be increasing political pressure on universities. In this item we see criticism of Harvard's tax-free status as its endowment grows by billions of dollars each year. More...

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2008: Year of Information Overload?

2008: Year of Information Overload?
This is a prediction that has gotten some traction in the blogosphere, but as George Siemens comments, "ok, and the last ten years were what?" Perhaps we'll hear more about intelligent software agents and data visualization, but I really don't expect either to make great strides forward in 2008. More...

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Pew On Teen Social Media Practices (with Interesting Bits On Class)

Pew On Teen Social Media Practices (with Interesting Bits On Class)
Social media critic danah boyd comments on the recent Pew study on internet use (I wish Pew would expand its horizons and look beyond U.S. borders - there's some weird political agenda here that I don't like). More...

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Google Is Forcing Social Down Your Throat

Google Is Forcing Social Down Your Throat
This has got to be a mistake, right? "Google Reader's team decided to show your private data to all your GMail contacts. This is now the default, no need to opt-in." I don't use GMail very much so it's not so much an issue. More...

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Criminalizing Ripping CDs and Using Wget On Mac Windows and Linux

Criminalizing Ripping CDs and Using Wget On Mac Windows and Linux
The story is a bit convoluted, but the upshot is that the RIAA has argued in a U.S. court that ripping your CD and storing the music files on your computer is illegal. This is significant, first, because it defines people as 'pirates' even if they never share music files, and second, because if the definition holds, it makes criminals out of pretty much every person who owns a computer. More...

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2007 Faves

2007 Faves
I have collected my photos from this year and assembled my favorites into a slide show. I hope you enjoy viewing these as much as I enjoyed taking them. And with that, I bid adieu to 2007 and look forward to 2008. Thank you for your continued readership and for giving me a place to air my thoughts, beliefs and opinions. Stephen Downes, Flickr December 31, 2007 [Link] [Tags: ] [Comment]. More...

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Viral Antimarketing in Politically Conservative Talk Radio

Viral Antimarketing in Politically Conservative Talk Radio
I talked a bit last week about some of the techniques of association used by advertisers and political organizations. Susan Smith Nash offers an extended entry on a similar theme, looking at the technique of "antimarketing" on conservative talk radio in the U.S., "when there is deliberate misinformation, or when the buzz is negative." It's not just political. More...

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When Information and Interaction Change

When Information and Interaction Change
I listened to this presentation from George Siemens this afternoon. He associates our attitude toward information with progress in society. "The more broadly we are connected to individuals of diverse viewpoints... the better we understand that subject area." What I like is the relation between the idea of associative trails between people and associative trails between bits of information. More...

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Learning 2.0: A Study On the Impact of Web 2.0 Innovations On Education and Training in Europe

Learning 2.0: A Study On the Impact of Web 2.0 Innovations On Education and Training in Europe
From the newsletter: "IPTS will set up a database comprising examples of initiatives that use social computing for learning. We invite all learning stakeholders in Europe to submit information on as many innovative Learning 2.0 projects as possible to our database." I see no reason why people with learning 2.0 projects outside Europe should also submit information. More...

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Designing and Developing E-Learning Projects: A Three-Tiered Approach

Designing and Developing E-Learning Projects: A Three-Tiered Approach
Saul Carliner excerts from his forthcoming book, The E-learning Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Online Learning , in eLearn magazine, identifying three major types of projects, from small (bronze) to huge (gold). More...

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