Google Chrome

A major development in e-learning technology this week was Google’s September 2nd announcement and simultaneous release of a new web browser called “chrome”. Chrome is the term used for the user interface (menu bar, toolbar, tabs) in the browser. A key design feature of Google Chrome is to minimize Chrome’s…

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e-learning reading group?

It has been suggested that we try an e-learning reading group – a monthly get together over lunch to discuss a particular article or book relating to e-learning. We’re thinking about starting sometime in October. What do you think? Would you attend? Any suggestions for readings?

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Blackboard – the future

Blackboard inc have released some video presentations about their Project NG (Next Generation) this is the hybred product that includes the final best of breed integration of WebCT and Blackboard into a single product. The presentation is not yet complete and more will be released as it becomes available. Nor…

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Going Global, Going Public

Dean Shareski an Educational Technologist and advocate of the educational benefits of on-line sharing (See: Lesson #1: Share), has posted another pod- and slide cast in which he discusses some issues around being on-line, dispels some myths and considers the advantages of sharing. The presentation has a primary school perspective,…

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The sweet spot in education

Martin Weller (from the Open University) has republished his presentation from a JISC Emerge conference on SlideShare and released it in a blog post entitled “Finding the Sweetspot Between Web 2 and Education“. The Sweet spot may actually be somewhere between formal instititutional e-learning systems and informal social networks and…

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Windows Live Writer

I was writing a fairly positive review of Windows Live Writer, a new blogging tool from Microsoft, when it crashed on me before I could publish the article! Nonetheless, I was still sufficiently impressed to persevere. The good news is that Live Writer does most things that you’d expect a…

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Tag cloud art?

Wordle lets you create interesting tag clouds from text or delcious feeds. There are lots of options to change the font, colours, text direction etc. Does thinking that this would look good framed make me a bit sad? Have a go yourself at http://wordle.net

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