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The 'World Wide Web Inventor', Sir Timothy Berners-Lee appeared before Congress on March 1, 2007 to discuss with the federal legislators the digital future of the World Wide Web for the United States. During a session of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Sir Berners-Lee reviewed the first decade of the Internet, its use, and commented on how "...we have only scratched the surface of what can be realized with deeper scientific investigation into its design, operation and impact on society."; c...
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If you are looking for some great class and curriculum resources, the Department of Education has put together a collection of materials that focus on women in history to commemorate National Women's History Month. There are 36 women and subject areas identified in this section from colonial women to themes like the flow of women's work that include: lesson plans, information and materials, and additional resources for classroom discussions, pr...
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13 years ago
As you know TC has bought land in Second Life. On this land a TC virtual community is being built to support and promote the college. This semester, a few of us are taking Kinzer's class using second life. One of the projects is to build something for this community — I would like to build a PocketKnowledge place. I would like to build a PK place that shows and promotes all of the great stuff that is available in PK. For the TC user it would be...
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13 years ago
I thought this was a good reference for the Edlab.  If you haven’t seen this already, the Online Education Database organization put together what they consider the best Education blogs based on specific blog topics: College E-Learning Education News Education Policy Internet Culture Learning Library and Research Specialty Teaching ...
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I have always thought that an automatic voice activated translator would be a great tool to communicate with other languages. These types of translation applications have been around for several years, but for the most part little development has been made to expand their abilities –this is changing. The military is currently using a hands free system that allows the user to continue daily activities while speaking through a Voice Response Translator. The company Integrated Wave Technologies has developed the
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This year's theme basically focused on — “We have been ‘using' eLearning for over a decade - so now what? And, the 'what' was the main discussion last week. I come back with a plethora of information, research initiatives, products and materials that are being promoted on a global level - so much information that I'm still uploading to the Teaching and Learning Network blog. For those of you that sent me topic request, I have information and web links that I think might be of interest to you.
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For over a decade, the technology learning and training industry has been meeting the network needs of the international e-learning and distance education market at their annual conference called Online EDUCA. I will be attending the conference next week and will report back each day what is happening and share with you the events I attend. Some of the main themes this year include game-based learning and mobile learning (m-learning). What is exciting about this conference is that it is an open educational environment that allows strategis...
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A new report that was released on Thursday, Noveber 9 from the Sloan Consortium focuses on the online course activity in this country. Over the last few years, reports have shown that students taking online courses was slowing, however this new report explains how one in six students enrolled in higher education has taken an online course in the last year. An interesting report and one that discusses the shift in alternative learning. This is similiar to the preliminary reports coming out of the European Union and the e-learning reports that will be presented at
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MIT and Singapore's Media Development Authority have announced a collaborative agreement to establish a global research digital game lab in order to develop academic programs with gamming technology. The overall outcome for this lab is to initially include an academic and research program, publish peer-review research papers and produce academic digital games. With the ultimate goal to make Singapore the region known for Academic Gaming. An interesting concept and equally interesting collabora...
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Ok, we have heard about virtual characters being used in gamming and animated movies, etc. Now a company called codebaby is designing virtual characters for e-learning and learning systems. The company will customize a virtual character — based on your preferences — to support and train employees/students via online. The company is promoting itself as the leader in virtual agent technology and stating that by using virtual characters will improve ways to interact with customers. Codebaby supports various platforms and has a
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