All items 12/25/2011

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All items 12/24/2011

  • bstract Today’s Internet appliances feature user interface technologies almost unknown a few years ago: touch screens, styli, handwriting and voice recognition, speech synthesis, tiny screens, and more. This richness creates problems. First, different appliances use different languages: WML for cell phones; SpeechML, JSML, and VoxML for voice enabled devices such as phones; HTML and XUL for desktop computers, and so on. Thus, developers must maintain multiple source code families to deploy interfaces to one information system on multiple appliances. Second, user interfaces differ dramatically in complexity (e.g, PC versus cell phone interfaces). Thus, developers must also manage interface content. Third, developers risk writing appliance-specific interfaces for an appliance that might not be on the market tomorrow. A solution is to build interfaces with a single, universal language free of assumptions about appliances and interface technology. This paper introduces such a language, the User Interface Markup Language (UIML), an XML-compliant language. UIML insulates the interface designer from the peculiarities of different appliances through style sheets. A measure of the power of UIML is that it can replace hand-coding of Java AWT or Swing user interfaces. Keywords: UIML, XML, user interfaces, accessibility, handheld/mobile devices

    tags: xml mobile gui design development database driven interaction application

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All items 12/14/2011

  • Welcome to the workspace for the main report of the Horizon Project. This wiki is a place for the members of the Horizon Project Advisory Board to manage the selection process for the topics included in the NMC Horizon Report: 2012 Higher Education Edition, which is published by the New Media Consortium (NMC) in collaboration with the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCUASE Program.

    tags: media trends research analyse

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All items 12/13/2011

  • "YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Installer), is the successor to MultibootISOs. It can be used to create a Multiboot USB Flash Drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools, and more. Contrary to MultiBootISO's which used grub to boot ISO files directly from USB, YUMI uses syslinux to boot extracted distributions stored on the USB device, and reverts to using grub to Boot Multiple ISO files from USB, if necessary."

    tags: usb linux boot windows tools

  • This site provides a collection of schemas, i.e., html tags, that webmasters can use to markup their pages in ways recognized by major search providers. Search engines including Bing, Google, Yahoo! and Yandex rely on this markup to improve the display of search results, making it easier for people to find the right web pages.
    Many sites are generated from structured data, which is often stored in databases. When this data is formatted into HTML, it becomes very difficult to recover the original structured data. Many applications, especially search engines, can benefit greatly from direct access to this structured data. On-page markup enables search engines to understand the information on web pages and provide richer search results in order to make it easier for users to find relevant information on the web. Markup can also enable new tools and applications that make use of the structure.

    tags: vocabulaire Metadata Publisher Learning resources Framework schema microformats seo microdata search semantic web html

  • Today Creative Commons and the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) announce the Learning Resource Metadata Initiative, a project aimed at improving education search and discovery via a common framework for tagging and organizing learning resources on the web. The learning resources framework will be designed to work with schema.org, the web metadata framework recently launched by Google, Bing, and Yahoo!, as well as to work with other metadata technologies and to enable other rich applications.

    tags: vocabulaire Metadata Publisher Learning resources Framework

  • The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative is a project co-led by the Association of Educational Publishers and Creative Commons to build a common metadata vocabulary for educational resources.

    tags: vocabulaire Metadata Publisher

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All items 12/10/2011

    • Examenprogramma -  http://www.slo.nl/voortgezet/tweedefase/schoolexamen/examenprogramma/
       
      Handreiking schoolexamen -  http://www.slo.nl/voortgezet/tweedefase/schoolexamen/handreikingen/
       
      Vakdossiers -  http://www.slo.nl/voortgezet/tweedefase/schoolexamen/vakdossiers/
       
      Examenprogramma -  http://www.slo.nl/voortgezet/tweedefase/schoolexamen/examenprogramma/
       
      Handreiking schoolexamen -  http://www.slo.nl/voortgezet/tweedefase/schoolexamen/handreikingen/
       
      Vakdossiers -  http://www.slo.nl/voortgezet/tweedefase/schoolexamen/vakdossiers/
       
      Voorbeelden Tule - http://tule.slo.nl
       
      Doorkijkjes Tule - http://tule.slo.nl
  • The 7th EdReNe seminar took place in the town of Chasseneuil-du-Poitou near Poitiers, France; organized and hosted by CNDP, Centre National de Documentation P├ędagogique. The themes of the two days of presentations and discussions:*Educational repositories strategies: with a focus on repositories containing free and commercial content*Repositories and initiatives with perspectives on mobile devices*Repositories with resources for special education needs*News on European projects*Curriculum mapping news & projects*News from members and participants

    tags: repositories collectie leermiddelen edrene metadata vocabulaire thesaurus Reuse learning objects education onderwijs

  • Docenten die vrienden worden met leerlingen op Facebook of Hyves. Leerlingen die filmpjes van leraren op YouTube zetten. Tweets over de school door medewerkers van de school. Hoe ga je daarmee om? De Besturenraad stelde een modelprotocol sociale media op. Sociale media zijn niet meer weg te denken uit de samenleving. En ook niet uit de scholen. Maar er dient wel zorgvuldig mee te worden omgegaan.

    tags: sociale media beleid richtlijnen school onderwijs

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All items 12/08/2011

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All items 12/07/2011

  • De Jeugdthesaurus is een lijst met trefwoorden uit de jeugdsector. Bij de omschrijving van de termen vindt u ook links naar relevante andere termen. Bij 'gesloten jeugdzorg' kunt u bijvoorbeeld doorklikken naar 'jeugdbescherming' en 'ots'. De Jeugdthesaurus bevat ruim 2100 begrippen en is een deelselectie uit de Thesaurus Zorg en Welzijn. U kunt de Jeugdthesaurus raadplegen door hierboven een letter aan te klikken.

    tags: thesaurus onderwijs vocabulaire begrippen

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All items 12/06/2011

  • EQUELLA is a digital repository that provides one system to house your teaching and learning, research, media and library content. EQUELLA has been deployed for copyright resource collections, research materials, managing and exposing materials through web sites and portals, content authoring, workflow, institutional policy and document management. EQUELLA is currently in use in a wide range of schools, districts, universities, community colleges, state systems and departments of education, government agencies, and corporations worldwide.

    tags: web vocabulaire standaard Repository collectie metadata leermiddelen

  • "The overall aim of the SECURE project is to make a significant contribution to a European knowledge-based society by providing relevant research data that can serve as the basis for a public debate among policy makers and other stakeholders on how MST curricula and their delivery can be improved in order to encourage and prepare children from an early age on for future careers in Math, Science and Technology (MST), whilst at the same time making MST more accessible and enjoyable for all children so that they will keep a vivid interest in science and technology, and understand the importance of their societal role, throughout their adult lives"

    tags: math science Technology curriculum education

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All items 12/03/2011

  • At the beginning of this year, Waag Society organized the first 'Apps contest' in The Netherlands, called 'Apps for Amsterdam'. The purpose of this contest was to stimulate the use of local data from the City of Amsterdam (one of t partners in the project) through newly developed Apps (mobile or web-based), following the concept of innovativ contests like 'Apps for Democracy'.

    tags: apps mobil design development

  • Users as Designers is the main design philosophy of Waag Society. It states that real users should be the ones to define design requirements. When the user and designer work together according to this design philosophy, they both take on multiple roles throughout the design process. In this publication, Waag Society focuses on a hands-on description of its methods. Hereby, we hope to spread the use of Users as Designers; improve our own understanding by sharing and learning from the responses, and eventually sowing and growing seeds of change that we hope will flourish. Less

    tags: design fabrication lab oeb

  • Early education is critical in shaping a child’s learning skills and attitudes. That’s why it always requires extra care and attention. Today, it is additionally expected to meet the needs of the digital native generation.

  • t Fablab is bedoeld voor iedereen die iets wil maken met behulp van elektronisch apparatuur die normaal niet tot de beschikking staat van het algemene publiek. Iedereen mag binnenlopen in het FabLab in Catalyst en gebruik maken van de apparaten (wie het eerst komt, wie het eerst maalt). Brainport Development onderzo momenteel een opzet waarbij bedrijven en particulieren machinetijd kunnen inhure Ze hebben gedurende die tijd de volledige beschikking over computergestuurde machines. Het lab wordt ingericht in een ruimte van ruim vijftig vierkante meter. Er zullen maximaal vijftien personen tegelijk in het lab aanwezig kunnen zijn.

    tags: fabrication lab open hardware

  • Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It's intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating environments.

    tags: fabrication lab open hardware OEB

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All items 12/02/2011

  • Global Conflicts “Global Conflicts” is an award-winning educational game series used for teaching citizenship, geography, and media courses. The series allows students to explore and learn about different conflicts throughout the world and the underlying themes of democracy, human rights, globalization, terrorism, climate and poverty. The game series is easy to use for teachers and is developed with close attention to curriculum requirements and ease of use in classroom teaching. Let your students experience what the

    tags: simulation education game serious games

  • erious Games Interactive is an award-winning, research-based developer of games, simulations and virtual worlds. We offer a unique blend of competences within games, learning and storytelling. Our focus is to use technology and game mechanics to bring ideas to life and deliver engaging learning experiences. We work with corporations, state agencies, NGOs and other organizations to meet our clients' specific needs and create r

    tags: gaming serious elearning e-learning

  • Curatr motivates your learners to truly engage Curatr enables organisations to transform their existing learning content into a social-game, increasing engagement and harnessing the power of collective intelligence to deliver exceptional learning outcomes.

    tags: social gaming

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