August 16, 2009
Well… for some of us, the traditional education system didn’t work so well… regardless of our generation, especially those of us who are visual + creative learners. I am so thankful I was pulled into at least a few nontraditional classes…
Better than standard lecture all of the time, for sure.
Love Michael Wesch’s videos…
October 22, 2008
The European funded MUVEnation project has just launched ‘Teaching and learning with MUVEs’. This is a one year postgraduate programme, delivered online, for future and in-service teachers who want to use innovative methods and tools to address learners motivation and participation issues in compulsory education. What impact can 3D virtual worlds, such as Second Life, really have on our learning and teaching settings?
The course is free, but there are only 80 places. Participants will receive a formal letter or certificate of completion from their assigned institution For a full overview of the programme description and objectives please visit. We have four levels of participation – from the full course to those who are more experienced and would like simply to observe and participate in discussions
The programme will be taking place in Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Belgium and France. If you are interested in participating then please see the registration details here on the site, the closing days for applications is the last week in October.
We look forward to hearing from you,
The MUVEnation team
September 17, 2008
I love mike wesch’s videos.
January 17, 2008
Library of Congress announced today that it has partnered with flickr, putting up 3,000 photos from two of their most popular collections.Only images for which no copyright restrictions are known to exist are included.
The LOC blog post about it is here:
The flickr page is here:
August 9, 2006
Inquiring Minds at the Library
Tuesday, August 22, 2006; Page A14
What Yahoo Inc. Vice President Eckart Walther refers to as the "next generation of search" techniques ["Web Searches Go Low-Tech: You Ask, a Person Answers," front page, Aug. 16] has been alive and well in our nation's libraries for more than a century. Reference librarians in our public and academic libraries answer nearly 8 million questions every week in person, on the phone, and online via e-mail, instant messaging, wikis and other technologies.
In fact, the number of times I hear "I tried to find this on the Internet, but . . ." increases every year. People can easily receive a million results on a Web search, yet librarians are the ones who can tailor a search to locate the best, most authoritative and most specific resources.
Nationwide, about 70 percent of higher education institutions have developed information literacy instruction to help students understand how to find and evaluate information online and in print.
Information-literate people know how to find accurate, quality information that will help them through family, medical or job crises.
Librarians provide more than facts. We provide the expertise and services that add meaning to those facts.
American Library Association
November 20, 2004
My IT class project group was referenced for our second project, a short presentation about constructivist theory which we also all cross- posted on our blogs. The instructor who referenced us teaches Instructional Technology at Arkansas Tech Univ. Kind of neat, hmm?