Sat.Mar 17, 2007 - Fri.Mar 23, 2007

Why the Semantic Web Will Fail

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Don't get too excited by the title. But I do want to share a few thoughts. It was running through my head just now, the work that we were doing here in Moncton to work on an e-learning cluster. Because I saw that 'cluster building' is still one of the major pillars of NRC's strategy, and I was wondering whether our work would ever be a part of that again. And I was thinking about some of the things that didn't go so well in our first few years.

Second Life and Learning - Tony O'Driscoll

Tony Karrer

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Irving Wladawsky-Berger: GIO 3.0 - The 2007 Global Innovation Outlook

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A couple of weeks ago we kicked off GIO 3.0 with back-to-back meetings in New York City, one of which I was the host for. The Global Innovation Outlook is an experiment that we started in 2004 to help us better surface new and

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: Unsafe Harbors for Viacom and Google

John Hagel

the blogosphere has been engaged all week about the $1 billion viacom suit against google. even for jaded media and technology executives, $1 billion can still get attention. unfortunately, most of the commentary seems to be missing the AppleTV and HDTV

Steven Berlin Johnson

So my AppleTV arrived this morning and of course I dropped everything to spend an hour or two setting it up and messing around. First quick impression: it's a lovely product, and absolutely fills an important hole in our media

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Semantic Web - Some Responses

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Numerous good responses to my post from a couple of days ago - and in this post I offer some responses, framed around the argument in this post from David Norheim : OK, let's deal with these in order. On the technical side * First of all W3C RDF does not require that everyone adopts the same vocabulary for a domain. Quite right. That is the huge advantage RDF has over plain XML. However, in order for RDF to be useful, different entities must adopt *some* vocabulary.

Web 2.0 Tools in the Enterprise

Tony Karrer

I first saw Andrew McAffee's post on uses of Web 2.0 approaches inside of corporations - quite good at identifying some different patterns. Then I saw Bill Ives Is Blogging Inside the Firewall an Oxymoron? where he talks about some of the issues with blogs within the enterprise and ends with: Wikis seem to have less baggage attached to them and that might partially (and only partially) explain their recent rise in use within the enterprise.

International eLearning Usage Pattern Differences

Tony Karrer

Saw CBT/WBT - who likes it ? where the author states: In Europe and USA many of our on-line students seem to take courses outside work hours. But they do it in short bursts of activity. In Asia (and particularly Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia) we note that students do much longer periods of study in one session, but mostly during work hours. The same is true in Africa. While usage patterns vary quite significantly based on the individual and the content, I've seen similar general patterns.

Brandon Hall Researchers Blogging - Implications?

Tony Karrer

I just saw that several of the Brandon Hall researchers have started blogs: Tom Werner - example post - Why Learning Professionals Shouldn't Just Focus on Learning Tim Sosbe - example post - Pop Quiz: What Do Learning Leaders Care About? Janet Clarey - example post - Why blended learning is not BS Gary Woodill First, let me say that I applaud this move, but it's a bit of a curious development to me.

Missed one Brandon Hall Blogger

Tony Karrer

In my last post: Brandon Hall Researchers Blogging - Implications? - I missed Richard Nantel - example post: Information Overload By the way, he's the CEO of Brandon Hall research, and he does a brief explanation of what he'll cover in: The focus of this Blog , but it doesn't necessarily answer how they will differentiate paid and unpaid information

Harold Jarche » Value Network Analysis Resources

Harold Jarche

We had a very informative session on value networks yesterday in Saint John. The workshop, conducted by Patti Anklam, Hal Richman and Gordon Smith, received positive reviews. Due to the weather we had several last-minute cancellations

Harold Jarche » Homework is the result of poor time management

Harold Jarche

Dan Meyer is a mathematics teacher who doesn't believe in the value of homework for homework's sake. His argument is quite clear. If the teacher is organised, then instruction and practice can be completed in class