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Very cool system for doing peer review (comments, annotations, etc.): For an example, see this CNN example (try highlighting text and viewing other people's comments).
Miller's "Is Persuasion Dead?" op-ed in the New York Times (although a bit overstated?) caputured a worry from some recent conversations around these library haunts. One can substitute a few words here and there and it's about the role of education on habits of mind in general, and not just politics.
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.
My very short review of Steven Johnson's new book: Also, I'm checking the book back into circulation if anyone wants to read it- it should be on the shelf soon: Educat Record
I've talked with Anthony about this a little bit... We need to share photo content better. So, there should definitely be photo archives, and they should probably be in the same location as the Art Collections (except they will not be made public). However, before this happens, there are some details to be ironed out. The goal will be to have one collection (such as "Media Group Images") hold many groups of photos... this way we wont have an out-of-control list of "collections." How about the following:
Is there a way, using this Drupal software, to do the following:See all new comments in one place?receive an email alert when a new blog entry has been posted?receive an email alert when a comment has been made on a blog entry you authored?
- Changes all medium sized images to 400px in width (from 600px in width; 600px was too large for low-resolution screens) - Created a medium-large image which is 800px in width (for zooming-in) - Change left bar opacity to 20% when viewing image gallery - Make thumbnails on splash screen right justified - Make “Delete this Collectionâ€? only available to super-users
How do we interpret the fact that I am the only one who has uploaded a picture? If our group will not participate in that way, can we really expect other people to be inclided to upload photos of themseleves on the upcoming SocialScholar system? I fear that the pictures work well on Friendster (and similar services) because without them people will have no chance of finding a potential date. I read in the Freakonomics book that members of ...
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.
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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: