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Latest installment from Lee Leefever.

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April 22nd, 2008 at 7:02 am

Wonderful Presentation by Jill Bolte Taylor at TED 2008 : Stroke of insight

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I was watching this presentation on my way home in my iPod and telling to myself – I have to blog this as soon as I reach home. It’s a fascinating presentation. If you are interested in theories of human cognitive behavior pattern; if you like to know about ‘how brain works’ – you will love this. if you have nothing to do with all that – I can guarantee, still you will love this presentation by neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor. This is one of the most beautiful presentation I have ever watched. While watching, I felt, it’s like a convergence point of philosophy, neuroscience and an enactment of Shakespearean tragedy!


Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke. As it happened — as she felt her brain functions slip away one by one, speech, movement, understanding — she studied and remembered every moment. This is a powerful story about how our brains define us and connect us to the world and to one another.

You can read the whole transcript here.

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March 17th, 2008 at 2:19 pm

Educause podcast channel : EDUCAUSE Now

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Educause launched a Podcast channel, Educause Now

EDUCAUSE Now is a monthly podcast, focusing on the intelligent use of information technology in higher education. Each episode features a variety of stories, interviews, and views that relate to IT in higher education. EDUCAUSE Now will also inform you about upcoming events, report on past events, and feature the movers and shakers in policy, teaching and learning, security, and a whole host of other important topics for our members.

The opening show includes George Siemens and Michael Wesch

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March 14th, 2008 at 3:32 am

GSpot (Google+Jotspot): Google Sites finally live

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Google Sites is finally live, 16 months after Google’s acquisition of JotSpot wiki. It looks totally different than JotSpot and has a tremendous possibility to make wiki a mainstream tool.

Some of the Features :

  • Single-click page creation Creating a new page for your Google Site just takes the click of a button.
  • No HTML required Creating a Google Site is as easy as editing a document, which means there’s no markup language for you to learn — just get started.
  • Make it your own Our customization options let you give your Google Site your own look and feel
  • Get started with templates We offer a growing list of page types — web page, announcements, file cabinet, dashboard and list — to help you get started with your Google Sites pages.
  • Upload files and attachments Use the file cabinet to upload files up to 10MB in size. Each Google Apps account receives at least 10GB of storage in Google Sites. Google Apps Premier and Education editions get an additional 500MB for each user account.
  • Embed rich content Google Sites is integrated with other Google products, so you can insert videos, docs, spreadsheets, presentations, photo slide shows, and calendars directly onto your Google Sites pages.
  • Work together and share Our permission settings let you designate owners, viewers and collaborators (meaning they can edit pages) for your site. And you can make your Google Sites available to just a few people, your entire organization, or the world.
  • Search with Google You can search across Google Sites pages and content using powerful Google search technology. You’ll find specific pages and documents instantly, the same way you would on

Here goes the official introduction and a short video on Google Site:

Google Sites is the easiest way to make information accessible to people who need quick, up-to-date access. People can work together on a Site to add file attachments, information from other Google applications (like Google Docs, Google Calendar, YouTube and Picasa), and new free-form content. Creating a site together is as easy as editing a document, and you always control who has access, whether it’s just yourself, your team, or your whole organization. You can even publish Sites to the world. The Google Sites web application is accessible from any internet connected computer.

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February 29th, 2008 at 3:51 am

Bloggers at Edublogs now got personal Forums

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Here goes a screencast by James on how to add the forum(s) at Edublogs blog.

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February 27th, 2008 at 3:36 am