I have posted a new paper on distance learning that I wrote for the August special issue of TCR. Comments are welcome.
The entry on Moodle reminds me that I am slated to teach the Sociology of Evaluation Course online this fall. I am hoping that this might be an opportunity to try out some of the ideas for online learning that we have been discussing (e.g., paths, reusable elements, games, simulations, etc.). Check out the syllabus from the last time I offered the course in Fall 98. As you will see, this is a wide-ranging course that allows for the use of a wide range of materials, print and other media, as well as a number of different exercises. Let...
Check out this article on the Mayo Clinic workstation. This suggests a few easy possibilities, including some standing workstations and walking meetings, even before the Mayo workstations are on the market.
Interesting -- Chicago prepares to spend $42 million in defense of browsing and scholarly serendipity (http://insidehighered.com/news/2005/06/09/stacks)