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14 years ago
Interesting -- Chicago prepares to spend $42 million in defense of browsing and scholarly serendipity (http://insidehighered.com/news/2005/06/09/stacks)
Anthony and I had a chance to view this Nightline segment at one of our Sakai sessions today. Please take a look, as we both think that the methods used by the IDEO group would be useful if applied in EdLab. Sorry the size of the video is so small.
Very cool system for doing peer review (comments, annotations, etc.): http://gibeo.net/. For an example, see this CNN example (try highlighting text and viewing other people's comments).
Wired is running an article on this free Concept mapping software available for download. I am interested in this software as a way of looking at the interface for the Pathways distance learning project.
An interesting site I learned about while listening to this interview with Andy Hertzfeld. It tells the story of the development of Apple's original Macintosh computer, and the people who created it. The site was turned into a book as well.
14 years ago
This is interesting -- Donald Trump Launches On-Line Trump University, which offers short business focused on-line courses and will also add educational consulting and live events, using both business school faculty and Donald himself. Roger Shank has joined as Chief Learning Officer. Here's the site: http://www.trumpuniversity.com
check out this MIT entity: http://smg.media.mit.edu/people.html they look like an interesting bunch of people, even if they only focus on one aspect of the online world. i like the "webbed footnotes" project. somewhat related to this subject--i think the existence of groups just like this one suggest a course of action for our tech development: open sourcing the code...
The University of Texas at Austin is ridding its undergraduate library of all its books. All 90,000 volumes will be distributed to other facilities on campus so the undergraduate library can be converted into a 24-hour technology center http://wiredcampus.chronicle.com/2005/05/we_dont_need_no.html
Interesting article on tagging from Clay Shirky, with a thorough discussion on tags versus traditional library categorizations techniques. http://shirky.com/writings/ontology_overrated.html