This webring is a community of teachers, technologists, librarians, and others who are interested in integrating weblogs into their classroom. We also welcome bloggers who are using weblogs in the classroom.
This site is operated by Al Delgado, who checked in here a little while ago. His blog is an interesting starting point with links to other people and network places for Blogging in Education.
This weblog focuses on locating, evaluating, discussing, and providing guidelines to instructional resources for faculty in higher education. The EduResources emphasis is on free, shared, HE resources. Related topics and news (about commercial resources, K-12 resources, T&D resources, educational technology, digital libraries, distance learning, open source software, metadata standards, cognitive mapping, etc.) will also be discussed--along with occasional excursions into more distant miscellaneous topics in science, computing, and education.
Here's info about the first computer I ever bought, the Osborne 1. It was about the size of a sewing machine. Actually, it workedvery well. CP/M operating system and 91KB diskettes. Wow!
Campus Communications & the Wisdom of Blogging: Syllabus
by Sarah Roberts
In a very short time, blogging has moved beyond a niche activity for the hyper-extroverted to becoming the backbone of a new Internet communications movement. Although often deeply individualized, Web logging has revitalized the idea of online communities: many blogs have moved from obscurity to having a large and devoted readership.
There's more content to this article so you should really read the whole thing, but this really caught my eye:
Why aren't Apple Macintosh computers more popular in large mainstream organizations? Whatever the gigahertz numbers say, Macintoshes are comparable in performance to Windows or Linux machines. Whatever the conventional wisdom or the Microsoft marketing message, Macs aren't dramatically more expensive to buy and on a Total Cost of Ownership basis they are probably cheaper. Nobody would argue that Macs are harder to use. Clearly, they are easier to use, especially on a network. So what's the problem? Why do Macs seem to exist only in media outfits?
I used to think it came down to nerd ego. Macs were easy to use, so they didn't get the respect of nerds who measured their testosterone levels by how fluently they could navigate a command line interface. Now, I think differently. Now, I think Macs threaten the livelihood of IT staffs. If you recommend purchasing a computer that requires only half the support of the machine it is replacing, aren't you putting your job in danger? Exactly.
Ideally, the IT department ought to recommend the best computer for the job, but more often than not, they recommend the best computer for the IT department's job.
Check out the Technorati site and find out who links to your blog or journal. At the moment, I have four.
Cosmos allows you to find what's new in the blogging universe, and find out who's linking to whom. Simply type in a URL of a blog, website, or interesting article on the web, and Cosmos will tell you which bloggers are linking to the URL.
The National Institute for Technology and Liberal Education (NITLE) was established in September, 2001, through a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, to serve as a catalyst for innovation and collaboration for national liberal arts colleges as they seek to make effective use of technology.
NITLE works with three regional technology centers to develop an integrated set of programs and projects that enhance teaching, learning, scholarship, and information management for 81 colleges.
Nifty group and good people working for this!
Following the references from the previous posting I came across this link. Still more reading for me.
The Pattern Language for Living Communication project is a long-range project to create a useful, compelling and comprehensive collection of knowledge which reflects the wisdom of people from all over the world who are developing information and communication systems that support humankind's deepest core values.
This SWikie site in Germany based on C. Alexander's patterns from "Timeles Way of Building."
They state A pattern language for groupware facilitates communication within the development team, between the development team and end users, and between end users. It assists practitioners in becoming familiar with the research area.
We are invited to join in the dialog.
(c/o Bryan Alexander's Infocult.)
Here's link to earlier project (1999) of Daniel's to digitize images using wooden chips. Interactive and interesting. It is driven by an Apple Quadra.
Shiny Balls Mirror is a large physical object made of 900 hollow metal tubes with polished chrome balls placed in them. The whole piece has the form of a large hexagon. This system is being developed to be a large display. .... more info and a quicktime movie too.
North Kansas City company settles charge related to boycott of Israel
By DAN MARGOLIES
The Kansas City Star
Cook Composites and Polymers Co. has agreed to pay a $6,000 fine to settle charges that it violated Commerce Department regulations aimed at countering the Arab boycott of Israel.
...The settlement with the Commerce Department came after the Bush administration in November warned U.S. companies not to heed calls to boycott Israeli goods and services. The warning followed a call by the 22-member Arab League to reactivate its decades-long boycott of Israel.
In a statement released at the time by the department, Commerce Undersecretary for Industry and Security Kenneth Juster reminded American companies that the "U.S. government is strongly opposed to restrictive trade practices or boycotts targeted against Israel."
Knowing violators of the anti-boycott provisions face fines of up to $50,000, or five times the value of the exports at issue, and possible imprisonment. Offenders can also be denied export privileges.
There seems to be renewed interest in the knotted mnemonic knotted device that was used by the Inca. The link above points to a page with a number of links to Quipu related sites and information.
This site covers a workshop held this past June 15-17 at Cape Cod, MA. It was an "invitational workshop on 'post digital library futures,' or 'ubiquitous knowledge environments,' as some of us are beginning to think of them..."
Most of the papers have been published and are online at the site. Note, that at the bottom of the papers page you can select to download the whole bunch as a group.
A simple little web site that gives you advice on what glue to use in sticking rubber, glass, metal, plastic and other stuff to a list of the same stuff. Veddy Nice.
ANFSCD -- And Now For Something Completely Different c/o Monty Python.
Louis K. Anspacher
Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal.
This is a quote that I found a long time ago in 1974 that was included in the small ceremony where Sally I and were married.