24 avril 2017

The metamorphosis of the OLPC programme

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. The metamorphosis of the OLPC programme
Gitura Mwaura, The New Times, 2017/04/21

This is an account of how the One Laptop Per Child evolved over time in Rwanda. More...

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xAPI Profiles

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. xAPI Profiles
Data Interoperability Standards Consortium, 2017/04/21
Background information and updates on the xAPI profiles project. Follow the orientation link to the background document on Google Docs. More...

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Analyze your videos in a few lines of code

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Analyze your videos in a few lines of code
Sara Robinson, HackerNoon, 2017/04/20
More analytics for the masses. This application takes video that you upload and extracts content, then presents the content for different segments in a plain-text JSON file. More...

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Lessons from Chicago: How to Hook Up Every Teen with a Tech Job

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Lessons from Chicago: How to Hook Up Every Teen with a Tech Job
Jen Curtis, EdSurge, 2017/03/21
A long time ago I offered my own version of 'School 2.0' in which placement in the community was a core concept (that's it, pictured in the image). The current article describes an instantiation of that sort of vision. More...

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Google Scholar is a serious alternative to Web of Science

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Google Scholar is a serious alternative to Web of Science
Anne-Wil Harzing, LSE Impact Blog, 2017/03/21
I agree with this assessment. "Commercial databases such as ISI and Scopus have systematic errors as they do not include many journals in the social sciences and humanities, nor have good coverage of conferences proceedings, books or book chapters." They are, in a word, biased toward traditional scientific publications. More...

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Virtual Reality: The next big storytelling medium?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Virtual Reality: The next big storytelling medium?
Stephanie Chan, Cisco | The Network, 2017/03/21

Would I pay money to see a movie in virtual reality (VR)? Oh my yes I would. More...

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Why VR Is Failing

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Why VR Is Failing
Rob Enderle, E-Commerce Times, 2017/04/14

It might be a bit early to say that virtual reality (VR) is "failing" but the arguments in this article are sound. More...

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Toyota says it is ready to mass produce robots

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Toyota says it is ready to mass produce robots
Jayson MacLean, Can-Tech Letter, 2017/04/13

Let us welcome our new robot overlords. More...

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Building APIs for the University and the Student

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Building APIs for the University and the Student
David Raths, Campus Technology, 2017/04/13
Creating an API for a university system is more of a challenge than you might think. ""The inconsistency was such that if you wanted to write a mobile app that dealt with a student, it was possible you would have to deal with 25 different APIs using five different identifiers, and multiple data formats." Yeah. More...

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A Beginner’s Guide To Progressive Web Apps

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. A Beginner’s Guide To Progressive Web Apps
Kevin Farrugia, Smashing Magazine, 2017/04/11
I spent a good part of the day investigating progressive web apps (PWA). These are the result of a model proposed by Google back in 2015 that merges web browser applications with mobile applications. More...

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