Daily Bookmarks 08/09/2007

Schoolboards: net dangers over-rated; bring social networks to school – TECH.BLORGE.com
net dangers over-rated; bring social networks to school - TECH.BLORGE.com  Annotated

  • The National School Boards Association conducted research and concluded that students really are quite safe online. They also are now encouraging the use of social networking in schools.
     – post by christyinsdesign

Only 4% of the students said they’d ever had an online conversation that made them uncomfortable, and only 2% said an online stranger tried to meet them in person. In fact, after surveying 1,277 students, the researchers found exactly one who reported they’d actually met a person from the internet without their parents’ permission — and described this as “0.08 percent of all students.”

In fact, 76% of parents expect social networking will improve their children’s reading and writing skills, or help them express themselves more clearly, according to the study, and parents and communities “expect schools to take advantage of potentially powerful educational tools, including new technology.”

Fonts 500
Fonts 500

Online Training for Online Faculty
Online Training for Online Faculty

  • “A checklist of the best strategies for designing and delivering online courses to train online faculty.” Some of the tips are for the facilitator who will be doing the course (model what you want faculty to do), but some are design. I think we’re mostly meeting the design strategies in our training now, although we could do more multiple modality training.
     – post by christyinsdesign

blueprintcss – Google Code
blueprintcss - Google Code

  • Interesting grid layout done with CSS. Multiple versions available.
     – post by christyinsdesign

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