Tuesday, November 22, 2005

RCCS: View Book Info: "From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure: Access to Information in the Networked World

Author: Christine L. Borgman
Publisher: Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000
Review Published: September 2005

REVIEW 1: Hang Ryeol Na

Upon reading the book thoroughly, my first reaction was to rethink over its title, From Gutenberg to the Global Information Infrastructure (GII), and the subtitle, Access to Information in the Networked World. Anybody would guess that the book covers the age between the 15th century of Gutenberg and the 21st of GII, but there is little story until the 1990s. In terms of chronology, author Christine Borgman touches the post-1990s including the vague future. Also, the subtitle seems to deal with both access and network, but the book consistently puts its priority on the issue of access. In this sense, I think the title of this book does not so closely correspond to its contents and is somewhat lacking in balance. "

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Theory and Practice of Online Learning:
Free online book that is published as a creative commons document!
"the book looks at the great dichotomies that have marked the history of open and distance learning. How should we balance the social and individual aspects of study? What is the right mixture between independent and interactive learning?"

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Free Applications for Handheld Classrooms: "Free, Must Have PalmOS Handheld Applications for the Classroom!

By Christine Tomasino

Download handheld applications for free from my favorite sites, Eurocool, PalmGear, or FreewarePalm. (Note: If you look for free applications be sure you are downloading FREEWARE and not just a free demo of something that is a trial version, or one that will expire after a certain time period.)"
Uniblogs - free blogs for university and college students: "

Welcome to uniblogs!

This is an offshoot of edublogs.org and learnerblogs.org, essentially a place where university and college students can get their own free blog.

Not bad eh!

Sign up and have a play, be one of the first unibloggers!"
Can Johnny Blog?: "Blogs seem to be a natural way for teachers to maintain a class Web page and for students to handle research projects. One site for classroom blogs, schoolblogs.com, lists more than 1,200 worldwide, up from 800 a year ago. And new blog sites for teachers have sprung up, like the Educational Bloggers Network (www.ebn.weblogger.com)."
Blogs & Education This is a huge collection of links and resources.
Crooked Timber » » The street finds its own use for things: "Palfrey is pushing his students to start their own blogs as part of the classroom experience – I haven’t had the courage to do this myself. But it seems to me that there are a variety of different ways that you can use blogs in the classroom, each with their own pros and cons. Discussing them in order of increasing ambition …"
Weblogs In and Around the Classroom
bgblogging: Pedagogical Underpinnings of Blogs in the Classroom
Using Blogs to Integrate Technology in the Classroom, Education Up Close, Teaching Today, Glencoe Online: "Using Blogs to Integrate Technology in the Classroom"

"As the Internet becomes an increasingly pervasive and persistent influence in people's lives, the phenomenon of the blog stands out as a fine example of the way in which the Web enables individual participation in the marketplace of ideas.

Teachers have picked up on the creative use of this Internet technology and put the blog to work in the classroom. The education blog can be a powerful and effective technology tool for students and teachers alike."

Monday, August 15, 2005

Blackboard 6 Manual

Here is a link to the Blackboard v.6 manual:

"It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education." -- Einstein


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