Archive for September, 2005

Teach and Learn Online: Lawsuit forces Web2 learning strategies

Monday, September 26th, 2005

Leigh Blackall comments on the WebCT accessibility lawsuit and outlines some more open alternatives. But the overhead of learning the tools is substantial. Which is fine if that's what the course is about - ie if the medium really is the message. But until we can expect universal facility with a standard set of tools […]

Non-accessible e-learning: lawsuit against an institution using WebCT - FLOSSE Posse

Monday, September 26th, 2005

I'm no fan of WebCT (or "vendor-lock-in" of any kind) but in their discussion of a lawsuit against an institution using WebCT (on the basis of non-accessible e-learning) FLOSSE Posse say: "In WebCT they probably seriously think that learning happens by scanning content with your eyes and then saving it in your personal hard disk […]

democracyarsenal.org: North Korea: Unravelling already?

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

democracyarsenal.org: North Korea: Unravelling already? I agree with Dan Kervick's comment that "it doesn't really matter who delivers first as long as the deliveries both take place". In fact the common statement makes no precise commitment as to the timing of either delivery except that they should both be incremental and effectively simultaneous. First we […]

The brains business | Economist.com

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

The brains business | Economist.com is an article identified by Stephen Downes as "the plan for destroying" public university systems.

Main Page - ColLib

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

Must look and see if this ColLib thing is any use

Guardian Unlimited | Life | Don't dumb me down

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

Guardian Unlimited | Life | Don't dumb me down is the article referred to in the previously referenced article by Styhphen Downes

Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes ~ Don't Dumb Me Down

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

actually, what I like most about this Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes ~ Don't Dumb Me Down posting, is Stephen's "don't be afraid to be obscure" - which I may end up taking as my motto!

Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes ~ Web Site Link Checker

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

This Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes ~ Web Site Link Checker might be useful for the MathWebResources project

AlterNet: Blogs: Peek: SPECIAL: What led to Katrina?

Thursday, September 8th, 2005

AlterNet: Blogs: Peek: SPECIAL: What led to Katrina?

AlterNet: How to Help

Wednesday, September 7th, 2005

AlterNet: How to Help - at last something useful rather than sensational

A Neighbourhood of Infinity: The Sleeping Beauty Problem

Tuesday, September 6th, 2005

A Neighbourhood of Infinity: The Sleeping Beauty Problem

Writing for the Web: Hurricane Blogs

Tuesday, September 6th, 2005

Crawford Killian reports the advent of more Hurricane Blogs. My own sense is that blog references to Katrina have been slow to show up - at least within the edtech arena.

Writing for the Web: The World's Greatest Online Journalism

Sunday, September 4th, 2005

Writing for the Web: The World's Greatest Online Journalism

NOLA.com: Hurricane Katrina 2005

Saturday, September 3rd, 2005

NOLA.com: Hurricane Katrina 2005 coverage from the NewOrleans local newspaper