Wednesday, April 18, 2007

7 Things You Should Know About RSS

7 Things You Should Know About RSS: "RSS is a protocol that lets users subscribe to online content using a "reader" or "aggregator." Internet users tend to settle on preferred information sources. RSS allows users to create a list of those sources in an application that automatically retrieves updates, saving users considerable time and effort.

The "7 Things You Should Know About..." series from the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) provides concise information on emerging learning practices and technologies. Each brief focuses on a single practice or technology and describes what it is, where it is going, and why it matters to teaching and learning. Use "7 Things You Should Know About..." briefs for a no-jargon, quick overview of a topic and share them with time-pressed colleagues. "

(Via EDUCAUSE RSS | Recent Recent Library Submissions Listings.)

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Sydney Slideshow (Easter 2007) - a fun way to create interactive online slideshows and embed them into your web/blog pages.

Mouse over pictures for description!

Emerging technologies for learning: volume 2 (2007)

Emerging technologies for learning: volume 2 (2007)

This follow-up edition complements the original document published in March 2006 (which is available here)

Download the publication Emerging technologies for learning: volume 2 (2007) (3.2MB)

This publication includes the following chapters:

* Emerging trends in social software for education (Lee Bryant, Headshift)

* Learning networks in practice (Stephen Downes, NRC)

* The challenge of new digital literacies and the 'hidden curriculum' (Jo Twist, ippr)

* How to teach with technology: keeping both teachers and students comfortable in an era of exponential change (Marc Prensky)

* Games in education (Keri Facer, Futurelab; Tim Dumbleton, Becta)

* Ubiquitous computing (David Ley, Becta)

Summaries of each article with download can be accessed here.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

bfree - export courses from Blackboard

bfree - export courses from Blackboard: "

Another useful pointer from Michael Roy at Wesleyan’s Academic Commons, bFree is a tool built by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It allows you to open a Blackboard course export or archive file, select the files you want and then export these as an independent website."

(Via EdTechPost.)

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Sony PSP users can now connect to T-Mobile Hotspots

Sony PSP users can now connect to T-Mobile Hotspots: "Sony recently announced a new firmware upgrade, version 3.30, for the PSP PlayStation Portable system. The update now enables PSP users access to over 7,000 T-mobile hot spot locations, including starbucks, Borders, Hyatt Hotels, and many major airports across the..."

(Via MobileWhack.), Meet A&R, Meet A&R: "

UK record companies don’t want your demo CDs anymore: they want you to use Vox.

SixApart’s blogging platform is being used by ColumbiaDemos and RCADemos, two sites owned by SonyBMG, to solicit demos from artists rather than accepting CDs. From April 2nd, aspiring artists will be able to sign up on the sites and create multimedia blogs using the Vox software.

Whether a blogging platform is the best way to solicit new music is questionable, but no doubt this is part of a multi-pronged strategy that includes talent hunting on YouTube, MySpace and other hubs.


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(Via Mashable!.)