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Tapestry

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-23 19:38

From a CNIE session, we looked at a learning content authring and display tool for non-linear learning content. At first glace it appears simple, but there's a lot of depth, as contents are created as nodes that are linked to other nodes. We also looked at a newer beta version of Tapestry. It's WordPress-based and the beautiful visualization is made possible using the D3 Javascript library for data-based displays. Code is available on GitHub. Definitely worth a look, especially if you think narrative and story-telling are the only ways to make learning content human and approachable.

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Tips to Keep Video Production Afloat: Dipping Your Toe Into the Open Water

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-23 19:25

From CNIE, this is a website accompanying a practical session on video in learning: "how video can be used to solve problems in education; challenges the audience has faced in their own use of video; time-saving strategies for video production" Be sure to explore other areas of this website (I missed them at first) in the upper-right menu, including recommended software and tips.

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CAISSIE

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-23 19:10

From a session at the CNIE conference: CAISSIE is a site where students and users can contribute to an open resource for critical visual literacy in higher education. Images are uploaded and indexed with a critical assessment grouped under current issues - capitalism, gender roles, etc. Presentation slides are here.

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10 Yers of the Lerning Innovtion Conference

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-23 18:36

This is an eBook (158 page PDF) containing interviews with speakers from the last ten years of the Learning Innovation  Conference (mainly in German, partially in English - there's an interview with me in English starting p.35).

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Open Standards and Transparency Groups Team Up to Improve Information on Credentials

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-23 18:18

Not a lot of information about this, but I do want to note the existence of the Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL) a "language that enables credential issuers to publish data and information on the content and value of credentials to the public Credential Registry and the open web."

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The Dark Forest Theory of the Internet

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-22 19:58

According to Jason Kottke, "Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler writes that netizens are retreating from the public square of the internet, resulting in many private & isolated worlds that don’t communicate with each other, a la the dark forest." I think it's not so much that they're private & isolated as they are not distributed to the entire world. "These are all spaces where depressurized conversation is possible because of their non-indexed, non-optimized, and non-gamified environments.

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Canada's Digital Charter: Trust in a digital world

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-22 19:52

This is the Canadian government's launch page for a new 'digital charter'. "Data is now a resource that companies use to be more productive and to develop better products and services, unleashing a digital revolution around the world. In this digital world, Canadians must be able to trust that their privacy is protected, that their data will not be misused, and that companies operating in this space communicate in a simple and straightforward manner with their users. This trust is the foundation on which our digital and data-driven economy will be built." See also: Michael Geist.

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SPARC Landscape Analysis

Permalink - Posted on 2019-05-22 19:39

According to this report (53 page PDF), "Academic publishing is undergoing a major transition as some of its leaders are moving from a content-provision to a data analytics business." The authors note that "Data about students, faculty, research outputs, institutional productivity, and more has, potentially, enormous competitive value."

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OLDaily

Permalink - Posted on 2017-05-17 17:08

OLDaily, HTML edition