Cathie LeBlanc Notes

Building an IndieWeb Reader

One of the major missing pieces of the IndieWeb ecosystem has been having an integrated reading an posting experience that mirrors the ease with which it's possible to post and follow on Twitter and other silo apps. via Pocket: Building an IndieWeb Reader

Taking Back the Web

In these times of centralised services like Facebook, Twitter, and Medium, having your own website is downright disruptive. If you care about the longevity of your online presence, independent publishing is the way to go. But how can you get all the benefits of those third-party services while still owning your own data? By using…

How We Talk About the Value of OER

In my view, the OER community needs to become more sophisticated about in its discussions of these trade-offs and more respectful of the individual decisions faculty make as they try to find the right trade-offs for their particular contexts. "Free as in puppy" may be glib, but that doesn't mean it's completely false. On the…

Special Issue on AI in Education

Proposals are invited for papers for a special issue of the journal on the theme of AI and Education: critical perspectives and alternative futures. The special issue will be edited by Ben Williamson (University of Stirling, UK) and Rebecca Eynon (University of Oxford, UK). via Pocket: Learning, Media & Technology Join the conversation

Google’s AI Work

Google has released a set of principles to guide its work in artificial intelligence, making good on a promise to do so last month following controversy over its involvement in a Department of Defense drone project. The document, titled “Artificial Intelligence at Google: our principles,” does not directly reference this work, but makes clear that…

Using Microformats

In short, microformats are simple, open data formats that are built on existing standards for markup and data. Designers and developers use microformats to add structure and meaning to web publishing by adding metadata and other attributes to existing (X)HTML elements. via Getting Semantic With Microformats, Introduction ~ A Blog Not Limited