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Join Us- Ocotillo Learning Objects Online Discussion With Scott Leslie (April 4, 2005 11:23 PM)
This week we are fortunate to have as a Scott Leslie as a "virtual guest: for our Ocotillo Learning Objects Groups discussions: Our internal participation is so far.... well.... light... so we are hoping some other voices in the mix might make things move along. Our discussion boards ar... «more»
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Brian Lamb, Learning Objects, Wikis, Flickr, RSS-- They Wanted it All (No Fooling) (April 4, 2005 11:13 PM)
Last Friday we had an eager audience for Brian Lamb's visit for our Dialogue Day on Learning Objects, Wikis, And Other Curious Things. I'd say this blog summary is delayed as some people really despise things posted on April 1, but I have some other excuses. First of all, you... «more»
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A Lamb Comes to Phoenix (March 29, 2005 03:54 PM)
Some might squint at my ethics, but by an interesting sequence of events, this Friday Brian Lamb is coming to Maricopa for a Dialogue Day on Learning objects, Wikis, and Other Curious Things. Brian and I have done a number of great collaborations since we both started chatting at one... «more»
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SoFIA Releases First 8 Open Content Courses (February 25, 2005 07:09 AM)
Sofia (Sharing of Free Intellectual Assets) intends to do for the community college level what MIT's Open Courseware offers for upper division courses- free, open content courses you can use in whole or part. Free with Creative Commons licensing. The first 8 courses are available from their gallery: The pilot... «more»
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If All The Learning Objects Are Web Pages Who Needs a Repository? (February 22, 2005 11:18 PM)
I've done a number of workshops demo-ing how to search various learning object "repositories" and invariably deal with the question, "Why don't we just do a Google search?". Strangely, having built one sort of similar system myself, I am asking the same question. Stephen Downes today shared the announcement of... «more»
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A Big Squared Circle Flickr Poster (January 28, 2005 07:03 AM)
Check out this flickr spawned creation, the Squared Circle Poster. It is a mosaic of 2600 photos from the flickr Sqaured Circle Group (photos of circular objects inside a square image): This image was made by compositing 2600 photographs and arranging them in a fibonacci spiral, a form commonly seen... «more»
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I Can't (Blah blah blah blah) Read Long (Blah blah blah) Academic Papers (January 24, 2005 07:03 AM)
I admit it- the web has ruined my ability to read long papers. Okay, that is a cop out. But like conference presentations that are 90% background and bullets, in reading published papers, I get the twitch very quickly if I cannot find the concrete, the stuff I can see,... «more»
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Real World Learning Objects (RWLOs) (November 23, 2004 04:43 PM)
Our system is somehow involved with this but I cannot quite figure out what it is or does.... «more»
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Learning Object Definitions Redux Number 3254 (November 2, 2004 03:04 AM)
(Taking a break from my current Kiwi blogging action, cannot stay away). In Learning Objects: A Practical Definition Rory McGreal takes a somewhat noble effort to wrestle the learning object monster. I was looking for that grail like singular uber definition. Is it there? I love reading things like: LOs... «more»
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Denver Bound (October 18, 2004 04:09 PM)
In a few clicks, I'm off to the airport for Denver heading there for the EDUCAUSE 2004 Conference Extravaganza. With good wireless connectivity, I hope to blog what I can. Tomorrow Brian and I will be rounding up some objects in our pre-conference seminar, "Decentralization of Learning Resources: Syndicating Learning... «more»
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flickr object (October 11, 2004 07:10 AM)
flickr foto Volcano Types Diagramavailable on my flickr Volcanos are often classified by plotting their degree of "explosiveness" (y axis) and height of the erpution column (x axis).... the largest and most dangerous eruptions have high values of both. Roll over each type for examples. Note- this example is... «more»
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Metadata: "Point. Shoot. Kiss It Good-Bye" (October 9, 2004 09:57 AM)
In his October 2004 Wired article "Point. Shoot. Kiss It Good-Bye", David Weinberger paints us the problem that comes with the joy of digital photography: As our hard drives fill up with thousands then tens and hundreds of thousands of digital snapshots, we're all going to face the same basic... «more»
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Holy Meta Data! Flickr Strikes Again (October 4, 2004 09:53 PM)
Wow, a side benefit to the iPhoto to flickr plugin is that it grabs the metadata iPhoto stores for the images, as I noticed images such as the giant Fred Flinstone I had uploaded this was had been (correctly) identifies as having been taken with an Olympus 4040 digital camera.... «more»
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And Speaking of Ripping and Mixing.. How Are the Objects Churning at Blogdigger? (October 2, 2004 07:33 AM)
I seem to keep forgetting to take a look at the nifty Blogdigger service- a site that allows you to drop in a pile of RSS feeds, and have it return to you a single RSS that represents a combination of all the content. And there is more every time... «more»
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Join In Our Ocotillo Kickoff (blogs, wikis, discussion boards are standing by) (September 21, 2004 05:47 PM)
Some readers may have followed our mention new efforts this year with our 'Ocotillo' faculty-driven technology initiatives, now in its 18th year of existence. This year, we ripped the page right out of the Small Pieces Loosely Joined concept and built a system to support our four action groups that... «more»
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The Inevitable Cycle of Learning Object Definitions (September 14, 2004 10:35 PM)
With some regular motion in the learning space, maybe every other lunar conjunction there is a sharp increase in attempts to define learning objects. David Davies has been at it with echos here and there. Personally, my attention span goes into day dream mode as the level of definition attempts... «more»
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UT Telecampus Learning Objects: Great Concept (But I cannot get in) (September 13, 2004 08:21 PM)
Scanning the horizons of my RSS reads... XPlanazine had this new one on A Discussion with the UT TeleCampus about Learning Objects (note to XPlanazine- how about using the blog title in your template TITLE tag; it makes for more laborious furl-ing)... Jennifer Rees and Michael Anderson of UT (University... «more»
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Checking Back On Bloggdigger (September 2, 2004 03:36 PM)
A few clicks back I had played with a test Blogdigger collection - this is a service that allows you to take a pile of web/RSS feeds, and then have that itself be able to collapse into its own feed- an uber feed if you will. My test was to... «more»
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Blogdigger- Wow (August 18, 2004 07:15 AM)
Within three hours of writing yesterday about Blogdigger (an RSS feed combiner that returns a group of feeds as a single feed), I got a nice comment from Greg at Bloggdigger who let me know that the filtering tools were still being tinkered. It's rewarding to get direct responses like... «more»
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EDUCAUSE Seminar: Objects, Trackback, RSS... maybe even the kitchen sink (August 17, 2004 10:56 PM)
FYI and for self (and colleague Brian Lamb) promotion... if you are attending EDUCAUSE 2004 (October in Denver), sign up now for our pre-conference seminar Decentralization of Learning Resources: Syndicating Learning Objects Using RSS, TrackBack, and Related Technologies: Customized collections of learning objects from multiple repositories are achieved with simple,... «more»
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