Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Wonderful World of Wikis

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Indiana U. Press Releases Titles on the Web

Scholars, researchers, and students are now just clicks away from some of the most popular titles released by the Indiana University Press.
With the launch of IU Press Online, anyone with an Internet connection can read sections of books and themed journals for free and purchase full-text versions at a discounted price.
“It speaks to our mission to disseminate scholarship as widely as we can,” said Kathryn Caras, director of electronic and serials publishing.
The online portal is in its infancy, but it already offers more than 200 books and 75 themed journals from five subject areas: African studies; African-American and diaspora studies; Jewish and Holocaust studies; philosophy; and Russian, East European and Eurasian studies. The press plans to add books about music and religious studies over the summer. Ms. Caras said all the press’s titles will eventually show up on the site.
The press has made most books’ tables of contents free, along with their first chapters or introductions, Ms. Caras said. Users can purchase the full text of individual articles or subscribe to individual collections, groups of collections, or the entire library.
The material can also be accessed with handheld mobile devices like the iPhone. And users can bookmark, cite, or share documents on sites like Delicious and Digg, or subscribe to an RSS feed that gives updates when content is added.
“It speaks to the change in our market,” Ms. Caras said. —Erica R. Hendry

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Classroom 2.0

Welcome to Classroom20.com, the social network for those interested in Web 2.0 and collaborative technologies in education. We encourage you to sign up to participate in the great discussions here, to receive event notifications, and to find and connect with colleagues.Classroom 2.0 is a no-cost, community-supported network. We especially hope that those who are "beginners" will find this a supportive community and a comfortable place to start being part of the digital dialog. If you feel that you are a beginner and want some extra help, please click here to join the Beginner Group as soon as you've registered

Stephen's Web

Welcome to the home page of Stephen Downes. I work for the National Research Council, Institute for Information Technology, in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. I specialize in online learning, content syndication, and new media.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Free Skype Call Recorder

Freeware Skype Call Recorder
Download link - SkypeCallRecorder.zip (1.4 MB)
Please read Skype Call Recorder Terms of Use before installing and using this program.
System requirements:
OS : Windows 2000, XP, Vista
.Net Framework 2.0 or later (will be installed automatically from Microsoft.com) This is a free Skype recording program which automatically recorders all your Skype conversations and conferences. It saves Skype conversations in compact and widely used format - mp3 files.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

I-Blog and Innovate

I-Blog and Innovate
I-Blog is one of two social networks in Innovate, the journal of online education. The other is Innovate-Ideagora. Each complements the other via two of the most dynamic Web 2.0 media: blogs and forums. Innovate-Ideagora engages subscribers and the public at large via open discussion threads. Anyone who subscribes to Innovate-Ideagora is allowed to begin new threads and reply to posts. As in most forums, posts are brief and informal, and closer to actual conversations than articles. Innovate-Ideagora also provides blogging services for members, but these are personal blogs with purposes determined by the individual.
I-Blog differs from Innovate-Ideagora in fundamental ways: posts are longer and closer to articles than conversations, and only staff and guest authors are allowed to submit articles. Additionally, it adopts the “blog forum” approach, described above, to assure readers of a steady stream of thoughtful and thought-provoking articles.
Finally, I-Blog, like Innovate-Ideagora, is interactive. Attached to each article is a comment feature that allows for discussion between readers and writers. Our authors will respond to reader comments, ensuring a dynamic dialogue around each post.
Both social networks complement Innovate. Editors and administrators publish columns in each issue, summarizing the activities in their respective networks. Additionally, they invite selected authors to submit articles or participate in interviews.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Musopen is an online music library of copyright free music (public domain music). We want to give the world access to music, without the legal hassles so common today. There is a great deal of music that has expired copyrights, but almost no recordings of this music is in the public domain. We aim to record or obtain recordings that have no copyrights so that our visitors may listen, re-use, or in any way enjoy music. Put simply, our mission is to set music free.

PB wiki Back to School Challenge

Monday, August 25, 2008

Microsoft launches 3D wonder Photosynth for consumers

Microsoft launches 3D wonder Photosynth for consumers
By Josh Lowensohn – August 20, 2008 6:35 PM PDT 24 comments

Photosynth, a technology demo from Microsoft Live Labs, has graduated from its "ooh, that's pretty" status to being a viable Web service for consumers...

check this site out: http://photosynth.net/default.aspx

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

FREE! Web 2.0 eBook from Technology & Learning

FREE! Web 2.0 eBook from Technology & Learning

Web 2.0 tools offer new opportunities to find information, share ideas and be more creative than ever before. Educators who use some of them find rich rewards. Yet many others are curious about how the tools work, and even more, what to do with them in the classroom. This eBook is designed to explore the reasons for using the most popular Web 2.0 tools and guide you as you explore the read/write Web on your own.Download the Web 2.0 eBook

Friday, June 20, 2008

The free iPod + iPhone book 4

Published: June 1, 2008Page Count: 268
Download Print Version 22.9MB(Single page version, best for printing)
Download Wide Version 22.8MB(Book-style layout, with double page spread)

The Free iPod + iPhone Book 4

  • Foreword + iSnapshot What’s new with the Book, Apple, and iLounge.
  • Sneak Peeks The next wave of iPod + iPhone add-ons, including over 20 world exclusive premieres.
  • iPhone Baby iLounge’s editors are expecting babies, and the iPhone has helped every step of the way.

  • iDesign Retrospective Great accessories are few and far between; we look at how designers make the iPod better.

  • All Things iPod, iPhone + Apple TV

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Mobile phones in the classroom (from Steve Dembo's Blog)

from Steve Dembo's Blog: http://www.teach42.com/2008/05/06/mobile-phones-in-the-classroom-again/

I’m a high school teacher. Like all high schools, we are dealing with a problem that sucks time, energy, and resources like a black hole: cellphones. We waged a similar battle a few years back with iPods, and although stakes seem much higher now, the fundamental argument is the same. The argument is:
1] cellphones are a distraction2] cellphones present a potential liability in terms of cheating on tests3] cellphones are a distraction…So I’m asking for some insight on how to sell this to an administration that is overwhelmed with a hundred more important things, and to a school board that feels that two $500 computers are twice as good as one $1,000 machine. What’s the answer?
I’m so fed up with these arguments. Paper clips are a distraction. Spiral notebooks are a distraction. And as we’ve seen recently, students certainly do NOT need a cell phone to cheat on an exam.
So off the top of my head, I decided to rattle off a few things that cell phones could be good for.
Such as…1) Check the spelling/definition of a word2) Research a topic3) Look up reference images4) Pull up maps (even with satellite imagery)5) Document a science lab with built in digital camera/video6) Fact check on the fly7) Mail questions to the teacher that they might be embarrassed to ask Classroom response system9) Take quizzes10) Record and/or listen to podcasts

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

from http://edublogs.org/

Edublogs hosts hundreds of thousands of blogs for teachers, students, researchers, professors, librarians, administrators and anyone and everyone else involved in education.
Edublogs are completely free, without any advertising, and come with 100MB of free upload space (easily extended to 3 Gig) and a heap of great features
We also cater for schools and universities looking to create, manage and control blogs at their own domain, with all the features of Edublogs. We call it Edublogs Campus.
So, please feel welcome to sign up for a free Edublog or get in touch with us to talk about Edublogs Campus. We’d love to hear from you!