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From Repositories to Dweb


This week's activity is scheduled for Wednesday at noon (Eastern time): Conversation with Sukaina Walji and Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams from the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT), University of Cape Town (UCT).


From Repository to the Distributed Web Nov 20, 2018 video In this presentation I outline developments in the emerging distributed web (or dWeb), starting from content distribution networks, peer-to-peer networks, and through to Beaker Browser and IPFS. Slides are available here. URL: https://youtu.be/qT_1rZHKCW8


Create a Content-Addressed Resource

Create a resource (for example, a web page) using IPFS, Beaker Browser, Fritter, or any other distributed web application (see some of the examples here). Provide a link to the resource using any method you wish.

To help prepare for this task, watch the video 'From Repositories to the Distributed Web' as well as these videos on IPFS and Beaker: installing IPFS, making a website with IPFS, installing Beaker.


Introducing the Dweb
Dietrich Ayala, Mozilla, 2018/11/20

What’s the “D” in Dweb?! The “d” in “dweb” usually stands for either decentralized or distributed. A few examples of decentralized or distributed projects that became household names are Napster, BitTorrent and Bitcoin. Some of these new dweb projects are decentralizing identity and social networking. Some are building distributed services in or on top of the existing centralized web, and others are distributed application protocols or platforms.

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Beaker brings peer-to-peer publishing to the Web, turning the browser into a supercharged tool for sharing websites, files, apps, and more. Beaker adds support for a peer-to-peer protocol called Dat. It's the Web you know and love, but instead of HTTP, websites and files are transported with Dat.

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Inter Planetary File System

IPFS is the Distributed Web, a peer-to-peer hypermedia protocol to make the web faster, safer, and more open. Each file and all of the blocks within it are given a unique fingerprint called a cryptographic hash. When looking up files, you're asking the network to find nodes storing the content behind a unique hash. Every file can be found by human-readable names using a decentralized naming system called IPNS.

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#El30 – On The Narrative Identity, And Our Obsession With Stats
dorian, Engram Seeker, 2018/11/21

So, here I am at last, coming out of the digital woodwork (not to anyone’s annoyance, I hope!) as a follower of Stephen Downes’s “E-Learning 3.0” MOOC. I know, the course is already half-way through — but I’ve been rather too overwhelmed by other tasks to actively chip into the fascinating discussions going on around … Continue reading "#EL30 – On the Narrative Identity, and our Obsession with Stats"

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Staring Into The Maelstrom: E-Learning 3.0 Course
vahidm, Outdoing Education, 2018/11/21

If you’ve been reading this blog and following me on other social media, you might have figured out by now that i’m interested in all things that relate to the new modalities and affordances that ICTs (Information and Communication Technologies) grant the human species in terms of new possibilities for facilitating learning. Among the people … Continue reading Staring into the maelstrom: E-Learning 3.0 course

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E-Learning 3.0: Identity (Vahid In A Concept Map)
vahidm, Outdoing Education, 2018/11/21

(part of my reflections on week 4 #el30 The E-Learning 3.0 MOOC from Stephen Downes) My identity Vahid Masrour’s concept mapHigher resolution version I’ve tried my best to reflect my identity on the previous graph. Over the past couple of decades, i’ve made a few mindmaps, (google “Vahid Masrour mindmap”), one particular series of mindmaps … Continue reading E-learning 3.0: Identity (Vahid in a concept map)

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