by Stephen Downes
October 16, 2008
So I have got Limesurvey up and running and so have a way for people to give me feedback in a quick and easy format. So the first thing I want to know is what you, the readers, want in this newsletter. So please click on the link and take the short survey:
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This is an interview I recorded with Jochen Robes in preparation for the SCOPE online conference, held October 1. I talk about the CCK08 course and about connectivism in general. Interesting bit, I think, where I talk about my role in the course. Also some stuff near the end on my understanding of knowledge. Presentation by Stephen Downes, , Skype, [Link]
Ellyssa Kroski Interview
In this interview with Ellyssa Kroski from mid-September Interview I discuss our current CCK08 online course and open education generally. Kroski's course, with numerous resources and a number of interviews from other people, is available online. Presentation by Stephen Downes, , Skype, [Link]
The Eyeballing Game
This game is a lot of fun and has the value of correcting any misperceptions you might have about how well you 'eyeball' things like the center of a circle, the midpoint of a line or a bisection of an angle. Related: the stock chart game shows you random historical stocks and lets you predict whether it's goping to go up or down - and then reveals the result. Via Kottke. Unknown, woodgears.ca, October 16, 2008 [Link] [Tags: Gaming] [Comment]
Guidelines for Handling Image Metadata
This is a well written and significant document. "This document describes how best to use existing standards such as Exif, IPTC, and XMP to address the key organizational metadata questions that most consumers have." See the PDF version. The Metadata Working Group is an alliance among a half-dozen major digital camera manufacturers (Canon, Nokia, Sony, but not Nikon). Various Authors, Metadata Working Group, October 16, 2008 [Link] [Tags: Metadata] [Comment]
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