Category Archives: Content Management & Taxonomy as Knowledge Management

Open Secret: Pittsburgh’s Ed Tech Revolution

Generally when we talk about goals for educational technology, we talk about one of two things: improving access or improving effectiveness. Rarely do we get an opportunity to talk credibly about an innovation that can move both of those needles … Continue reading

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The Zone of Proximal Curiosity

Gardner Campbell has a great piece at Campus Technology¬†that asks the following question: What if we took another tack, specifying that students should not only remember information but also demonstrate¬†increased curiosity? I have enormous sympathy for this line of inquiry. … Continue reading

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Permissions and Usability

In a recent post, I reviewed the advantages of Bodington’s unusual system of assigning access privileges and mentioned that the Sakai community is planning to support Bodington-like permissions in a future version. There was some follow-up discussion of this on … Continue reading

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On Open Source, Open Standards, and Lock-in

I’ve been meaning to comment on D’Arcy Norman’s frustrations with not being able to export Moodle courses to a common standard. He makes a very important point: Moodle happily ingests those formats, acting to absorb content into what then becomes … Continue reading

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Blackboard Bought Xythos

The Chronicle just confirmed it. For those who don’t know, Blackboard Content System is based on the Xythos Content Server product. So now Bb owns a content management engine and can integrate it pervasively with the rest of its product … Continue reading

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