Vers un grand schisme de l’internet ? : …

Vers un grand schisme de l’internet ? :
Depuis le 1er mars 2006, la Chine applique une réforme de son système de gestion des DNS. L’objectif officiel déclaré est de permettre aux Chinois d’accéder à Internet en composant les adresses en idéogrammes, une solution confortable pour les internautes de l’Empire du Milieu… [Tout donne à penser] que la Chine a décidé de lancer un nouveau suffixe national, pour s’affranchir définitivement de la gestion des noms de domaine Internet par l’ICANN et plus avant de l’emprise du gouvernement américain. Ce schisme fut accompagné par un passage massif à la version IPv6 d’internet et ce dans un temps record de 6 mois


“How to split up the US” : “Looking a…

How to split up the US” :
Looking at the network of US cities, it’s been remarkable to see how groups of them form clusters, with strong connections locally but few contacts outside the cluster.

Collaborate to co-elaborate knowledge : between necessity and opportunity

In the literature within the field of Information Sciences and Communication, there is no consensus about the definitions of the terms “collaboration” and “cooperation” as a mode of work. In order to fill this gap, we decided to conduct a case study to gather the existing mental representations of an educational community in a junior high school (collège) in the department of Vaucluse in the south of France, about the conception of “collaborative” and “cooperative” work. In this puspose we manage to apply a content analysis methodology combined with a systemic and a constructivist approach to collect and analyze these mental representations. This collection allows us to identify both the objective and the subjective perceptions about collaboration and cooperation existing within this community.

From these perceptions, our main proposition in this paper is to set up a referencial framework for best practices in collaboration to proceed to the “deconstruction” of imperfect mental representations, held as obvious, and to replace them by constructing a correct appropriation. The aim is to properly capture the concepts and practices they imply. Actually, collaboration, boosted by the use of the Internet becomes an area where knowledge is constructed by the interaction between individual knowledge and ressources from the social interactions with the context.

This synergy build a collective experience that enhance the individual capacities to be competent in various situations. For these reasons, nowadays the practice of collaboration is both a neccesity and an opportuny to well done activities and to innovate.