There's a fantastic format for academic collaboration in the Dahlem Workshops. I wonder if a similar setup can't be designed for education which takes advantage of electronic resources to link geographically distinct individuals? It'd be great to see educational research grow from this kind of collaboration:
I was starting to respond to this post when I decided my response was really a whole new topic. But to this idea I wanted to point out that MIT has been developing ultracheap computers for countries with struggling economies which have "crank" power and the like for maybe 100 bucks. But the problem is that you can't sell these machines in the US because it would flatten our economy. (sorry, can't find the article for this part) But this doesn't explain why Mexico isn...
I have been further delving in the literature about design research this weekend. If you are not familiar with it, it is guided by the following needs: a) “The need to address theoretical questions about the nature of learning in context," b) “The need for approaches to the study of learning phenomena in the real world rather than the laboratory," c) “The need to go beyond narrow measures of learning," and d) “The need to derive research findings from formative evaluation" (Collins 2004).
What is interesting about this method is that since it is not controlling for a few variables, but r...
it's not really informative in the traditional sense, but there's a humerous video on the current movements of google, amazon, etc. in a weird way it's vaguely realistic too, which makes it all the more funny.
New York Times Sues Google: Robot to Blaim!
After taking in all of the suggestions and comments from the last two meetings regarding the Digital Archive, TSI has come up with a DRAFT project & design plan.
Some of the major highlights include:
The name is now PocketKnowledge (GLaDAS no longer)
Shares more in common with design produced by Brian H, Gary, Nabeel & Hugo
DSpace has been abandoned as a platform for technical reasons
You can download the document from ...
As promised, I'm posting some links which relate to the post-platform technologies for education. I think some of these blogs start getting at those ideas.
Also, as mentioned, Prof. Vausvedan is using Blogger and Ulises's Social Software Class has a whole slew of post-platform technologies in use.
Terra Nova: Collobarative weblog featuring several important scholars in the field. General focus is MMORPGs and social aspects of online gaming comm...
It looks like UCLA merges Information Studies and Education in more than administrative ways. Maybe it is not completely crazy for TC to tap into this market...
At 30, Microsoft Grapples With Growing Up
The Social Science Research Network has a number of features we discussed in the meetings regarding user/department rankings, refering people to recently read/posted articles, etc. It also allows for a digital briefcase and some other features. Unfortunately the layout and code seem poor but still worth a look.
It requires a login which is free but to make it easy on everybody just use this:
i started thinking over some pet project ideas and i realized i didn't have a great sense of what we do and don't do. so i thought i'd spill out some of the thoughts running through my head when i was at work and see what comes of it :) i'm hoping something here will encourage interest from others.
Please let me know what you think!!!