12 avril 2018

Voila! Workspot Linux is Instant and Portable Magic

Voila! Workspot Linux is Instant and Portable Magic
I'm not going to spend $US 9.95 a month to try this out, having just spent $Cdn 80 to buy Mandrake Linux (a report is coming soon, never fear). But I think that a tenth of the price this would be a pretty good deal for schools who want to provide necessary experience without the cost of installing software. More...

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Windows RG

Windows RG

Windows users and non-users alike should get a good chuckle out of Windows RG (for "Really Good"). As you use it, don't panic. More...

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Powers of Ten

Powers of Ten

The famous Powers of Ten series of images has been placed into a nice Java applet for easy (and impressive) viewing. More...

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News That Comes to You

News That Comes to You
Yet an introductory article on RSS (it's hard to believe that this technology is half a decade old). "Instead of the hunt and peck of Web surfing, you can download or buy a small program that turns your computer into a voracious media hub, letting you snag headlines and news updates as if you were commanding the anchor desk at CNN." Substitute the word "learning" for "news" in the quote above and you see why I'm such a strong advocate of the RSS approach to e-learning. More...

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Business Etiquette Catching Up To A Wireless World

Business Etiquette Catching Up To A Wireless World
I think that the lesson here is, if you can't multitask, don't bring your laptop into your class or your meeting. Nobody expects you to spend a solid two hours in rapt attention to the speaker (that never happened before wireless either). But you are expected to be following the speakrs when they are speaking. More...

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Where Next for RSS?

Where Next for RSS?
Not exactly in-depth, this article nonetheless highlights some major (and not so major) issues facing the content syndication community: machine-specific aggregators, the choice of reading software, the traffic problem, the media-type problem and the business model problem. More...

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Googlert

Googlert

This service uses Google to keep track of what the web is saying about you (or your product, or your pet cat). It took me about five minutes to sign up and then the daily emails started coming. More...

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Image Gate

Image Gate
From the website: "Image Gate is The New York Public Library's first full working version of its new digital image database. Image Gate provides free and open access to thousands of The New York Public Library's digitized images, taken from the Research Libraries' collections. More...

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The Albuquerque Journal as a Bad Paid Content Model

The Albuquerque Journal as a Bad Paid Content Model
Though this article covers paid content for news access, providers of online learning content should read carefully. I have commented frequently that the market for online content is two-time order of magnitude smaller than traditional - that is, if it cost $100 originally, it should cost $1 online. More...

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LMS Selection Site from Simon Fraser University

LMS Selection Site from Simon Fraser University
If you have any interest in the future of WebCT you might want to look at this site, which compares it against Desire2Learn. If Simon Fraser University selects anything other than WebCT (almost the default in British Columbia), it's all over. More...

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