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17 years ago
Lin did a presentation for 15 faculty members at Seton Hall a few weeks ago titled, "Building Online Community Through Dialog." I think it has some interesting implications for any type of Social Scholar software we might build. For instance, how can we rethink the current array of online dialogue tools to better support the type of networked communication we are envisioning for Social Scholar? The PowerPoint slides also included some helpful strategies for facilitating online discussion boards. Is this something we should offer to TC faculty/instructors in the form of a workshop or online...
17 years ago
The entry on Moodle reminds me that I am slated to teach the Sociology of Evaluation Course online this fall. I am hoping that this might be an opportunity to try out some of the ideas for online learning that we have been discussing (e.g., paths, reusable elements, games, simulations, etc.). Check out the syllabus from the last time I offered the course in Fall 98. As you will see, this is a wide-ranging course that allows for the use of a wide range of materials, print and other media, as well as a number of different exercises. Let...
17 years ago
Check out this article on the Mayo Clinic workstation. This suggests a few easy possibilities, including some standing workstations and walking meetings, even before the Mayo workstations are on the market.
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17 years ago
We have a Moodle installation running at http://moodle.tc-library.org for testing out new ideas or running a course sans ClassWeb or Blackboard. For more info on Moodle, you can checkout their site at http://www.moodle.org.
17 years ago
The conference that Anthony and I attended this week in Baltimore, MA was about the open-source software project/product called Sakai. Sakai is the open-source equivalent of Blackboard or Web CT. It is an enterprise-level course platform. Anthony and I were hoping that we might be able to leverage the work of the Sakai project so that it might function as a foundation for our future work on SocialScholar and Pathways Learning. We have concluded that this is not possible. It turns out that while Sakai goes to great lengths to offer flexibility, that flexibility is constrained within ...
17 years ago
Interesting -- Chicago prepares to spend $42 million in defense of browsing and scholarly serendipity (http://insidehighered.com/news/2005/06/09/stacks)
17 years ago
Anthony and I had a chance to view this Nightline segment at one of our Sakai sessions today. Please take a look, as we both think that the methods used by the IDEO group would be useful if applied in EdLab. Sorry the size of the video is so small.
17 years ago
Very cool system for doing peer review (comments, annotations, etc.): http://gibeo.net/. For an example, see this CNN example (try highlighting text and viewing other people's comments).
17 years ago
Miller's "Is Persuasion Dead?" op-ed in the New York Times (although a bit overstated?) caputured a worry from some recent conversations around these library haunts. One can substitute a few words here and there and it's about the role of education on habits of mind in general, and not just politics.
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17 years ago
Wired is running an article on this free Concept mapping software available for download. I am interested in this software as a way of looking at the interface for the Pathways distance learning project.
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