Monthly Archives: March 2003

The RSS Juggernaut keeps rolling

The RSS-friendly Maricopa Learning eXchange has added XML feeds for different disciplines, outputting the MLX’s five newest resources in each subject field (see lower left).

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The discrete charm of visual design…

It’s exciting to see some of the directions that CAREO is taking. Developer D’Arcy Norman is putting a lot of effort into extending the presentation styles for the interfaces, apparently driven by the needs of the SciQ project. The old … Continue reading

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Open source models and manifestos

I neglected to link to George Siemens’ proposal for Developing Open Source Content that came out a couple of weeks ago. DOSC has four primary purposes: 1. Forum for collaborative creation of open source content. Academic fields are not isolated. … Continue reading

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A history of graphic design

!http://www.d.umn.edu/~jkmetz/GDH/esquire.jpg! Lots of great images, from the pre-print era to the present. History of Graphic Design home page via robot wisdom

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A learning objects presentation, or a cry for help?

Last week I gave a presentation on reusable media for a group of educators at UBC’s Faculty of Science. I did my best to give a talk that used as little learning object lingo as possible, and left aside any … Continue reading

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Web Services for Bloggers, and a Directory…

Technorati is a nifty metablog engine, watching more than 160,000 weblogs, updated every fifteen minutes. It’s essentially a complement to MIT’s Blogdex engine — an excellent way to find like-minded webloggers (by searching for those who linked to a given … Continue reading

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Experimental Jetset Vibraphone

Flash version: try different combinations for Harmonic Relaxation.

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How to Create a Web Simulation

From Forio Business Simulations, an in-depth and hands-on tutorial on How to Create a Web Simulation. Via OLDaily

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Use and Abuse of Reusable Learning Objects

A weighty, thoughtful paper on LOs one that Stephen Downes notes takes ‘a fairly traditional line, arguing that only something that “combines its digital element and an exposition” can be a learning object.’

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A Modest History of OpenCourseWare

In a piece for the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Educational Technology, David Wiley traces the history of open educational content, from the foundation of the GNU project up through MIT’s OpenCourseWare and later developments.

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