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Archive for June, 2004

Jane Knight’s e-Learning Centre

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I am following Jane Knight’s e-learning centre website almost since I came to this industry.
Recently Jane stared a blog too for quick updates.

Now (drum roll please!) – Jane published the 2nd edition of Guide to e-Learning. It’s just a great resource kit with lots of useful links. Organizations, which are planning to try out e-Learning or mid way through the change management in learning strategy, should read this.

The online version is a free resource; you can also purchase the e-Book version here.

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June 27th, 2004 at 10:02 am

50 coolest websites from Time Magazine

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50 coolest websites from Time – The complete list

And some of the winners are..

Bloglines.com – the online RSS aggregator

If you want to stay plugged into the world of politics, technology, show business or any other area of professional or personal interest, you have to read Web logs, a.k.a. blogs, regularly-updated personal or collaborative online journals.

eHow.com

The site for tips and step-by-step instructions on how to do stuff. There’s the practical (how to teach a child how to tie his shoes), the creative (how to make tile mosaics) and the merely suggestive (how to exercise at the beach).

Nationalgeographic.com/education

Type “elephant” into the “One-Stop Research” search field to pull up maps, facts and photos from the National Geographic archive.

PBS.org/pov/borders/index_flash.html

..a thought-provoking PBS series about the environment. Topics are timely and the content is playfully organized, with layered title pages and lots of video clips, plus a couple of interactive games

ng web-original series that explores the borders in our lives with new themed installments launched annually.
Each episode will ask visitors to consider an aspect of their everyday lives in ways that challenge their preconceptions, and expand our own “borders” of understanding.

Engadget.com, Gizmodo.com

Forgive us, but we couldn’t tell the difference between these two competing blogs written by gearheads, for gearheads. Fanatics may want to bookmark both to make sure they don’t miss anything about upcoming product releases, trends in tech culture and the like. To fully submerge yourself in this world, make slashdot.org your home page.

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June 26th, 2004 at 9:54 am

Posted in Wanton Posts

College admission counselors using IM

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From The Washington Times, Via: e-Learning Centre Blog

Boston University’s admission counsellors are online all day, quickly fielding questions from prospective students about admissions procedures, college life or the status of their application. The university has been using the software for nearly three years, and more schools are logging on.

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June 26th, 2004 at 9:53 am

Posted in Wanton Posts

Requirements for a CLO

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Posted by Stephen Downes at Learning Circuits Blog

A CLO would need to have successful management experience or skills

A CLO should understand educational theory

A CLO should understand educational technology

Demonstrated capacity to learn

(by me) from eLearning SchmeeLearning by Mark Cavender

the business world is not about learning. It is about doing business.
elearning supports business processes; it’s not a process unto itself.

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June 26th, 2004 at 9:52 am

Posted in Big Picture

Personal Knowledge Management

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Reflecting on PKM by Denham Grey

To quote -

Organize your own house! – without a focus on collecting your thoughts, arranging and having access to to your personal collection of pointers, links, articles and contacts, you will make little headway.

Master the PKM tools! – outliners, PIM, blogs. Build an archive, focus on preservation, develop and adopt a personal ontology / worldview.

[Footnote :check out my personal experience in this post -Things I learned from my blog]

Knowledge happens via connections & relationships, deep dialog and emergence, not via the collection, arrangement, organization of information objects or access to personal tools.

There is something oxymoronic about a personal social network – the emphasis is in the wrong place!

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June 26th, 2004 at 9:50 am