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Wikimedia movement is in the middle of (global) discussion to consider its future. There are many ways to participate to the discussion. The Wikimedia 2030 site is one of them. For the Wikimedia 2017 conference the strategy team got together “A draft of the Wikimedia movement’s strategic direction”. We are all invited to comment and […]
I am writing a short article about a blended-learning experiment we did the last autumn semester. Before checking the actual research data we gathered from the experiment, I wanted to post here some first thoughts. Notes to myself. Here they are. I explained the experiment already shortly in an earlier post I wrote some time ago. […]
The term e-learning is close to 20 years old. In 2004, 12 years ago, I wrote somehow polemic text with the title E-learning is dead. Long live learning!” I now read it and felt that I could update it with some new thoughts, although the original one is not a bad text as a such, […]
Victor Papanek begins his book, published in 1971, with the words “All men are designers”. By this, Papanek means that an element of design is involved in almost everything people do. Design is the basis of all human activity. The fact that Papanek himself was an industrial designer gives more weight to his words, even […]
In the last years the Wikipedia’s search has been improving. It still sucks, but it is getting better. There is a smart team working with the search and the Wikidata is giving a structure to the data. Think what Wikipedia Search could be? Think what Wikipedia Search could do? First of all, it could answer to […]
“It is only through enforced standardization of methods, enforced adoption of the best implements and working conditions, and enforced cooperation that this faster work can be assured. And the duty of enforcing the adoption of standards and enforcing this cooperation rests with management alone.” F.W. Taylor (1911). The Principles of Scientific Management Our time is […]