Month: November 2004

Embanet SuccessLetter

Embanet SuccessLetter: When the Help Desk Is Not Just a Help Desk, But Instead, A Retention Tool for Online Programs. This article (pointed to in the RSS feed that I get), will, I think ring true for many students on the MSc in eLearning Technologies … As institutions look to recuperate time, effort and capital…

Wikis- A Breeze Presentation

Wikis Presentation This is a blog article about a Breeze presentation about Wikis. The presentation itself is worth watching, as it’s got a lot of useful information. However, the reason for starting at the Blog article is because Scott is discussing alternatives to Breeze. Breeze is Macromedia’s newest offering (or one of their newest!), but…

New Look

I’ve been working on ensuring accessibility of assessments that are created with Perception recently. One site that I used a lot was Glish to help me with creating scalable fonts. (It’s also useful for all things to do with .css). They had a Blogger template which had scalable text, though I wasn’t so keen on…

WebCT and Java

Following several reports of a vulnerability with the version of Java that I was using (1.4.2_03), such as the one at DSLReports, I decided to upgrade JRE to 1.4.2_06. Given previous experiences of upgrading JRE, I uninstalled the existing version before installing the new. (JRE isn’t great at uninstalling an earlier version, and having two…

Ten Technologies That Are Going To Change The Way We Learn

Ten Technologies That Are Going To Change The Way We Learn – Robin Good’s Latest News: In this article, Robin Good lists 10 technologies that he feels have the potential to change learning, both for face to face learners, and distance learners. Each technology is linked to a relevant section of his blog, which overall…

wBloggar

This is a test posting using w.bloggar – from http://www.wbloggar.com It’s a Java application that will allow you to create blog posts offline & then post them….

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Google’s latest offering, this time to search academic sources: ” Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories…

ICTP Workshop on Web Enabling Technologies for Scientists

ICTP Workshop on Web Enabling Technologies for Scientists: “The plethora of (less-known) Open Source technologies can offer to the Scientific Community of the Third World concrete alternatives to enter the Internet Revolution and to share their contents and resources with their peers world-wide. This lack of knowledge indicates the need for the academic environment to…

The use of Computer and Video Games for learning

A review of the literature.I’ve recently come across this review, published by the LSDA (Learning and Skills Development Agency), and it seems to be quite comprehensive. As they are working with the post-16 sector, the research that they’ve reviewed does seem to focus slightly more to this end. From the skim read I’ve had so…