Monthly Archives: February 2004

Course Weblog on Theoretical Perspectives on Interactivity

Douglas Rushkoff has started a weblog to support a course that he’s teaching at New York University, “on the emergence of and reactions to interactivity in technology, literature, art, society and our perception of reality.” Via Seb’s Open Research

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Yahoo! now serves up an RSS Directory

Yahoo! has ditched Google as its search engine for one of its own, and it has a promising new feature. This search for “Object Learning”… … turns up a “View as XML” link to this site’s RSS feed. Via the … Continue reading

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DJ Downsie is in da HOUSE!!!

Stephen Downes really lets his geek/freak flag fly with a posting from yesterday’s newsletter entitled Networks… It’s not so much a discrete article as it is a remix, laying down a loose, jumpy groove that is a DJ Downes standard… … Continue reading

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Webmonkey, RIP: 1996 – 2004

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Open source in education – wiki on wikis

Alan turned me on to an intriguing event hosted by the Open Space Institute (US): We are building an interactive database on Open Space applications in education. While the wiki space is already open and waiting for your stories, the … Continue reading

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An anonymous post found on the the UBC wiki

I stumbled on this meditation on wikis and instruction with the random page link: To me the Wiki makes teaching and learning collaborative not only as a process but as the product as well. It makes teachers out of the … Continue reading

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The new imperial imperative

“Of course, we are an empire, but we are different,” he says. “Our empire is not defined by territorial ambitions but by ideas. A lot of ideas, like free trade, like democracy, like copyright laws.” Copyright? Was my host really … Continue reading

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The hits keep comin’… (ouch!)

Today’s theme from Ira Glass, on the subject of work: “There are people who are fundamentally lazy, who only get anything done because they put themselves under dreadful deadline pressure. Those people are all my brothers.” — (Spotted at thought … Continue reading

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User-selectable RSS Feeds

Auricle, the weblog of the eLearning@bath team, has a nifty layout that allows readers to select what RSS feed they would like displayed in the right-hand column. As Derek Morrison suggests, “there are some exciting possibilities, e.g. selecting what information … Continue reading

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Finding and reusing digital learning resources…

I just finished a faculty workshop on finding and reusing digital learning resources, as part of a seminar series held by UBC’s Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth. For this workshop I tried to dispense with learning object talk, and … Continue reading

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