Daily Bookmarks 09/07/2007

No Significant Difference And Distance Education :: Distance-Educator.com’s Daily News :: Technology, Teaching, News, Research  Annotated

  • Moving beyond the idea of “no significant difference” and proposing more relevant questions than whether meeting the same learning outcomes is possible or not.
     – post by christyinsdesign

It is not whether we can meet the same learning outcomes with technology, but how do we use the technologies to enrich the experience, to go beyond what can be done in the face-to-face or other delivery environment.

Adobe – Flash Player Version Penetration

  • Statistics on the percentage of computers with the Flash player installed, by version and country.
     – post by christyinsdesign

When Wikis Won’t Work: 10 Questions to Ask Before Full Adoption

  • Things to consider before adopting a wiki, including both technical and organizational culture issues.
     – post by christyinsdesign

WebSlides – Transforms Bookmarks Once Again  Annotated

  • New feature from Diigo (currently in private beta testing): create a slideshow of links with highlighting and sticky notes. You can record audio or add music to accompany it. I could see this having potential for basic tutorials or demos; you could do this instead of using screencast or recording software. A link to a sample webslides presentation is given.
     – post by christyinsdesign

  • Create guided tours of websites
  • Display a list of houses or other products to clients
  • Bundle education resources or research data
  • Make shows of favorite places when visiting or traveling
  • Create briefings or tutorials and tours on virtually any subject
  • Present a whole series of news stories on a topic to digg or del.icio.us and others for scrutiny
  • Interactively submit “collections” of stories and data

John Novak Digital Interview Collection

  • The John Novak Digital Interview Collection consists of interviews with African-American Detroiters ranging in age from 65 to 90.
    Respondents recount their migration to Detroit from New Orleans,
    Houston, Beloit (Alabama), Wilton (Arkansas), and other parts of
    the South. MP3 audio and text transcripts available.
     – post by christyinsdesign

2¢ Worth » Writing to Communicate  Annotated

  • Tips for communicating through writing–useful for web design or any written communication
     – post by christyinsdesign

If I were writing a manifesto for 21st century teaching and learning, one of the items would be, “The 21st Century classroom does not teach writing — it teaches communication.”  

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