Archive for May, 2005

Is the "Learning Object" King naked?

Friday, May 20th, 2005

This item by Scott Leslie and its referent sound the death knell for a term that would have been useful if it hadn't been taken so seriously. I have long argued in particular that the idea of collecting "Learning Objects" in "Repositories" is unlikely to be successful or useful compared with just cataloging such items […]

Definitional Drift: Math Goes Postmodern

Friday, May 20th, 2005

Definitional Drift: Math Goes Postmodern says something that I have for decades been telling my students, but ends with an important point that misses the point of what math is all about.

thetyee.ca Corky Evans on Making the Woods Work

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

thetyee.ca Corky Evans on Making the Woods Work

Wiring Java Applications with Spring

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

Wiring Java Applications with Spring is an article about a way of implementing "Inversion of Control" or "Dependency Injection" which sounds as though it may be related to what I needed to do when implementing Items that kept track of their ChangeListeners in building the GraphExplorer GX2.

AlterNet: War on Iraq: Galloway Goes To Washington

Thursday, May 19th, 2005

AlterNet: War on Iraq: Galloway Goes To Washington

thetyee.ca Why Is Higher Ed off the Election Radar?

Friday, May 13th, 2005

this article by Crawford Killian is both an important message for the electorate and a sad comment on the effectiveness of the FPSE investment in bringing public attention to post-secondary education issues.

The Laws of Identity

Thursday, May 12th, 2005

The Laws of Identity

� Jamie Lewis on the future of identity management | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com

Thursday, May 12th, 2005

� Jamie Lewis on the future of identity management | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com Jamie Lewis on the future of identity management by ZDNet's Chris Jablonski

AlterNet: Rights and Liberties: The Uses and Abuses of Race

Thursday, May 12th, 2005

AlterNet: Rights and Liberties: The Uses and Abuses of Race

CETIS-The Case for Creative Commons Textbooks

Tuesday, May 10th, 2005

According to a recent survey, University of California students now spend 40 percent more on textbooks than they did six years ago. This paper argues that colleges and universities may be able to significantly reduce these costs by creating a coalition for the acquisition and distribution of Creative Commons electronic textbooks.

Tyee Election Central: RAIL<=>LIAR cartoon

Monday, May 9th, 2005

From the "Tyee" Election Central a great cartoon by Ingrid Rice.

Crawford Killian: Yet Another Blog

Monday, May 9th, 2005

Crawford Killian has just announced a new blog called Bridging the Income Gap in which he will be leading discussion of the pernicious effects on a society of having widely spread incomes.

Babies and Bathwater

Thursday, May 5th, 2005

When I tried to post part of the previous postings as a comment on Stephen's Web, I was told: "Because it has submitted spam, this client has been banned from all interactive features of this website. Email the administrator if you believe this to be in error" Now I really dislike spam, so being accused […]

mIDm - Self-Identification

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

mIDm - Self-Identification the World Wide Web is Stephen Downes' follow-up to his previous article on Authentication and Identification. I had some issues with the previous part but have not yet read this one.

Authentication and Identification

Wednesday, May 4th, 2005

In a recent article Stephen Downes makes some good points about the lack of benefit to the user provided by various schemes of "authentication", but in doing so he slanders authentication by using it's name to refer to something better called Identity Imposition.

Bloglines | My Feeds

Monday, May 2nd, 2005

Bloglines | My Feeds

my weblog

Sunday, May 1st, 2005

This is a silly self-referential posting

Hello world!

Sunday, May 1st, 2005

Welcome to WordPress. This is the first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!