Monthly Archives: October 2003

The guts of a standards compliant repository…

Perusing the newly-released LOM/CanCore-based Open-Source Software Components was a humbling experience for me. The page promised that the code being offered included “interfaces, APIs (Application Program Interfaces), or schemas for working with LOM (Learning Object Metadata) or LOR (Learning Object … Continue reading

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Rss title feed test

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Proof positive of the Mac’s superior usability design

A short step from blocks to OSX I wasn’t even awake when my fifteen-month old son Harry walked into our bedroom, booted up our iMac, loaded a word processing program and started typing. I’m still trying to figure out how … Continue reading

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Connecting LOs with RSS, Trackback and Weblogs; Learning Objects: Believe it or Not!

Many thanks to the fabulous, most-groovy Alan Levine for posting a couple of multimedia extravaganzas of personal interest to me: 1) Connecting LOs with RSS, Trackback and Weblogs: this is a version of a presentation created by Alan, D’Arcy Norman … Continue reading

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Hey! There are learning objects there after all!

Two years ago, when I was a researcher at the now-deceased Technical University of British Columbia (TechBC), it was my job to identify existing LOs from other contexts and funnel them to our own course developers. I came out of … Continue reading

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Maggot Art: a fantastic new teaching tool for use in the elementary school setting

“Grandpa Needs a Shave” by Rebecca Bullard We use only non-toxic water-based paints to make Maggot Art

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NLII Fall Focus Session on Learning Objects…

I’m pretty fried right now… I’ve been packed in a boardroom at Ohio State University with twenty other planners of this year’s NLII Fall Focus Session on learning objects… tomorrow will be the culmination of over a year of planning … Continue reading

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Burden of (Learning Object) Dreams

I would be remiss if I didn’t give a shout-out to Alan Levine’s recent posting Repository of (Learning Object) Dreams, in which he describes the process by which Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) has grown out its collection. The tactics reviewed … Continue reading

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Kenton Good blogs ACCESS…

I don’t have the jam to weblog the sessions I am attending, but luckily I’ve encountered Kenton Good’s weblog… which was new to me. I stumbled on his page via the wonders of reverse linking (once again demonstrating the power … Continue reading

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Another riot at the Hyatt

I’m presenting at the ACCESS 2003 conference today. I’m pretty damned nervous, I’ve never spoken to librarians before, don’t know the secret handshake… and there are no concurrent sessions, so unless everybody goes for drinks after lunch this will be … Continue reading

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