26 septembre 2018

Learning Objects Portal

Learning Objects Portal
I ran across this item via my referrers a few weeks ago and then forgot to run it here. Or, at least, I think I forgot. It's all blurring together. Anyhow, George covered it in his newsletter today, via CAREO, and since I've read pretty well every page on the site I can attest to its usefulness (and its fine taste in authors to cite). More...

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Running on Autopilot

Running on Autopilot
Via Seb comes this thought provoking post about the changes blogging brings to people. Notice that it's as much about reading as writing, so do take the time to follow the links. More...

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ARROW: Australian Research Repositories Online to the World

ARROW: Australian Research Repositories Online to the World
Released late last week, this project description outlines a plan for a network of repositories of academic content comprising e-prints, digital theses and electronic publishing. It looks like a good plan, and it's worth noting that in this project (as with most Australian projects) the technology development goes hand in hand with human development. More...

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UN Meeting Urged to Back Open Access Science

UN Meeting Urged to Back Open Access Science
Much of the coverage of the upcoming World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) has concentrated on the role of government in managing the internet. But an important thread in the meetings is the push for open access. More...

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Criteria for Evaluating the Quality of Online Courses

Criteria for Evaluating the Quality of Online Courses
Good document listing criteria for the evaluation of online courses. Categories include general information, accessibility, organization, language, and more. More...

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Revealed: How Drug Firms 'Hoodwink' Medical Journals

Revealed: How Drug Firms 'Hoodwink' Medical Journals
We hear a lot about how the (expensive) system of peer review and professional editing promotes high quality and impartial academic writing. This claim has always been dubious, and today it appears even more so as this story reports on the use of ghost writers in the pay of drug companies. More...

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Intellectual Property Piracy is Form of Terrorism: WIPO Chief

Intellectual Property Piracy is Form of Terrorism: WIPO Chief
When the head of a major international organization sounds like someone from the radical fringe, you know the debate over copyright has intensified to a dangerous level. The speaker in this case is Lamil Idris, director general of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). More...

Posté par pcassuto à 07:59 - - Permalien [#]

Where Have All the Bloggers Gone?

Where Have All the Bloggers Gone?
Alan Levine observes that "My RSS reader stays pretty grey these days. Many of the past everyday reads of edubloggers seems to have sputtered out." Quite so, and this was to be expected. As Levine comments, "it takes a major sort of OCD behavior to keep at this." Blogging isn't for everybody, it isn't even for most people. More...

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow...

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow...
Saturday night it was chilly with a brisk wind. As midnight passed, we lashed a tarp over the top of the flat roof in the back, the roof that had been leaking all summer. By three in the morning the first flakes were beginning to fall on my snowless front lawn. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 07:58 - - Permalien [#]

What to Look for in '04

What to Look for in '04
Fairly routine set of technology predictions for 2004 - who says you can't predict the future? But the best of the bunch is this: IP addressable Smart Boards (or their equivalent). The idea is this: your large screen display needs to be plugged and unplugged every time you want to switch computers. More...

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