I've been recently working on the comment posting module of Vialogues. One of my interests is the serialization method used for passing complicated objects between the UI and backend. Objects can exist in three forms, normal, serialized and stringified. Serialization converts an object to a dictionary structure, which is reliable for communication.
An issue about serialization arose today. Three classes were derived from the same super class and they have different serialization methods. The requirement is to just use the super class model to fetch derived classes' objects from db and seri...
With the media storm this produced over the holiday, I'm surprised that there is not more talk about the Wikileaks issue. Geert Lovink and Patrice Reimens put together these 12 Theses. They are more meditative and so worth a read - most of the stuff are simple opinion pieces that are problematic (as always) in their own ways (emblematic of publishers political leanings...)/
So, you're lounging in a park, in an orange tanktop and a cap, on a Tuesday. But you're in Paris, and you don't speak French. After drinking a soda, you really want to litter, but you have a hunch there's a sign that says "No Littering." Luckily, you have Fluensee, or Google Goggles, or both, on your phone, so you double check.
Here's the catch: using y...
In continuing to develop the paper on the landscape for adaptive systems, I ran across an interesting set of papers on strategies for integrating user modeling data from multiple systems. I think this is something we need to consider as we continue to develop adaptive systems for the library and the college.
While working with Apache Lucene (Lucene is an Open Source, mature and high-performance Java search engine. It is highly flexible, and scalable from hundreds to millions of documents) for indexing and searching purposes for the Article Recommendation Tool, I came across major difficulty in finding out the exact attributes corresponding to the data being Indexed. And, finally I came across Luke.
uke is a handy development and diagnostic tool, which accesses already existing Lucene in...
Time Brown of IDEO talks on the transition of ideologies of design (speaking in terms of it as an object) to design thinking (as an approach).
See this article in Inside Higher Ed about the online learning tool Spaced Ed ("addictive learning that sticks"). Basically, the tool communicates with you through the medium of your choice (email, rss, etc.), with little tidbits of knowledge and related questions... the idea being that it's easier to absorb information in this fashion.
OK, I like it. I want to try it. I even want to try teaching through it. But, how upset am I that we haven't been able to launch the Knowledge Marketp...
I'm having some trouble installing an Apache Ant server on my computer, it won't run apache when I open it up for command lines. If anyone has time to take a look at it that would be greatly appreciated.
A big gap Critter must jump across so as to reach more audience and receive more user-generated contents is that it should accept video formats other than FLV files. FLV is the video format encoded for Flash specifically, and is the only video format that the Critter prototype supports by far.
It is not the ideal way to play WMV, AVI, MOV etc videos in Flash. Not that it is impossible, but that it is performancewise expensive to transcode the video each time it plays.
So the wise choice is to convert videos to FLV format while users upload them. There are two possible ways to do that:
I was just checking out the Buckminster Fuller Institute website, and I noticed that they offer this program called the "Design Science Lab." Here's their description:
Design science is the comprehensive and anticipatory application of the principles of science to the creative design of solutions to the problems of society. It is a way of changing the world in preferred directions that is based on innovation and thrives on transparency.
And a visual...