13 novembre 2019

Correspondence On Digital Archives and ePortfolios

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Correspondence On Digital Archives and ePortfolios
Helen Barrett receives an email from Mike Caulfield describing an Inverted LMS, which turns out to be the PLE, independently discovered. More here. She also gets a note from a graduate student, who writes, "I'm trending towards the view that the system we will end up with will use RSS to expose content, tags to organize it, and open ID to selectively share content with certain people." Yes, as people look at the potential of online technology, they begin reaching similar conclusions. More...

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22 octobre 2019

E-Portfolios - the DNA of the Personal Learning Environment?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. E-Portfolios - the DNA of the Personal Learning Environment?
"The idea behind the e-Portfolio," writes Graham Attwell in this long discourse on PLEs, "is that students should be able to use their own tools for learning." What the PLE represents, then, is not some new tchnology that offers us another way to manage (or test) student learning, but rather the idea of (and maybe some technological support for) allowing students to take charge of their own learning. For example, to draw on Attwell's examples a bit, the process of reflection - exploring what they have done or achieved - involves the employment of cognitive tools (such as, say, 'articulating an opinion' or 'defending an opinion') as much as technological tools. The purpose of presenting the content isn't so that it can be evaluated by some authority but rather to place it in focus, in context, so it can be reflected on by the creator (and his or her peers). What defines a PLE, then, is purpose, and not merely function. More...

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10 octobre 2019

Creating ePortfolios with Web 2.0 Tools

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Creating ePortfolios with Web 2.0 Tools
Helen Barrett consolidates some of her work on e-portfolios and Web 2.0. "One advantage of Web 2.0 tools is that many of them are free, although WikiSpaces may place ads on the page. There is some concern about security in a K-12 school environment, so care should be taken when using these tools with children." See also these audio clips from some of her e-portfolio presentations. More...

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07 octobre 2019

LG Licenses ContentGuard's Patent Portfolio

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. LG Licenses ContentGuard's Patent Portfolio
LG has officially gone over to the dark side as it takes out a license for ContentGuard's digital rights management (DRM) 'technology'. What the move more accurately signals, probably, is a desire for closer relations with the companies that own ContentGuard, including Microsoft, Time Warner and Thomson. This article is eager to argue how smart the deal is for both LG and ContentGuard. While it does indeed signal the end of a very long drough for ContentGuard (which has gone nowhere trying to get royalties from the Open Mobile Alliance, which uses the Open Digital Rights Language), it is rather less so for LG, which now needs to convince others to agree to pay for licensing or else work at a disadvantage. More...

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02 octobre 2019

ePortfolios, Distributed Storage and Personal Repository Caches

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. ePortfolios, Distributed Storage and Personal Repository Caches
Tony Hirst opines on the future of storage and repositories. "Search based navigation - or content rediscovery - will become increasingly common as desktop search becomes as fast as Google search (which is the case in Vista). How this will affect the way in which users mentally organise their content is unclear to me..." I also like the concept of 'found storage' - it's kind of like the way the carrying bag on my bicycle seems to have become the permanent home for some of my tools. More...

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25 septembre 2019

ePortfolio Project and Mahara Update

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Meredith Henson[Edit][Delete]: ePortfolio Project and Mahara Update, Eduforge [Edit][Delete] December 13, 2006
The ePortfolio project called Mahara has released its first iteration on EduForge, with a second to follow shortly. Documentation for the project , includingy a PowerPoint presentation. You can can also learn about the project here and at a post on Seb Schmoller's website. 'Mahara' is Te Reo Maori for "`thought' (think, memory, think upon, remember). More...

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ePortfolio: EduTools ePortfolio Review

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Various authors[Edit][Delete]: ePortfolio: EduTools ePortfolio Review, WCET EduTools [Edit][Delete] December 13, 2006
Helen Barrett reports, "The WCET EduTools study of seven ePortfolio tools has been completed and is online." Pretty good review, with descriptive accounts of the features. The site also has financial profiles of each of the companies (ANGEL ePortfolio, BB ePortfolio, eFolio, ePortfolio.org, LiveText, Open Source Portfolio/rSmart and TaskStream). More...

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09 septembre 2019

Eportfolio 2006

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. George Siemens[Edit][Delete]: Eportfolio 2006, October 7, 2006
George Siemens is preparing an upcoming talk in a wiki. If I were mean, I would pull a Stephen Colbert and see if we couldn't convert george's keynote to repeated utteraqnces of "I am a sheep." Would George say that if that's what the wiki said? Anyhow, Siemens writes in his newsletter, "My "keynote written in a wiki" experiment is progressing well for some projects (and not so well for others). The eportfolio 2006 wiki (for London, next week) has generated some useful dialogue on whether portfolios should be conversation-driven or content-based. The feedback from individuals is a surprisingly enjoyable experience...compared to my usual 'develop the keynote in the dark. More...

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27 août 2019

Pour apprécier la taille moyenne des portefeuilles des conseillers de Pôle emploi, il faut, au moins, multiplier par deux

Alternatives EconomiquesSur le blog de Michel Abhervé pour Alternatives économiques. Pour apprécier la taille moyenne des portefeuilles des conseillers de Pôle emploi, il faut, au moins, multiplier par deux les chiffres publiés
Sur les agences de notre échantillon, le nombre moyen de demandeurs non décomptés est de 48 %, variant de 53 % pour le suivi à 44 % pour le guidé en passant par 53 % pour le renforcé et 52 % pour le global. C'est pratiquement de moitié que la taille des portefeuilles publiée est sous estimée. Plus...

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Outre mer, les portefeuilles des conseillers Pôle emploi demeurent très importants et les écarts s'accentuent

Alternatives EconomiquesSur le blog de Michel Abhervé pour Alternatives économiquesAprès l'ensemble du continent et la Corse, nous allons regarder la taille des portefeuilles des conseillers de Pôle emploi outre mer actualisant ce que nous avons écrit l'an dernier (voir Des portefeuilles particulièrement importants pour les conseillers de Pôle emploi Outre-mer) à partir des données fin juin 2019, afin de tenter dans les articles suivants quelques synthèses et d'introduire des correctifs. Plus...

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