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Jul 9, 2001

The Educator's Palm If you are wondering how to use Palm Pilots in education, this site is for you. This site has good background information and resources, is strong on decision matrices, and keeps you up to date with news and information in the field. By the School of Education, Kansas State University. Submitted on Jul 9, 2001 [Refer]

The Instructional Use of Learning Objects Online book with about a dozen contributors covering all aspects of learning objects. The individual articles are in MS-Word format. Opportunities for discussion and suggestions. By David Wiley (ed), Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2001. Submitted on Jul 9, 2001 [Refer]

The Role of the Online Instructor/Facilitator Several years old, but still relevant, this article is a wonderful checklist of roles and responsibilities for the online facilitator or moderator. But, as a writer on DEOS said this weekend, don't post members' email addresses without their permission. By Zane L. Berge, Facilitating Computer Conferencing: Recommendations From the Field. Educational Technology. 35(1) 22-30, 1995. Submitted on Jul 9, 2001 [Refer]

Free Knowledge License This initiative "is a non-profit organization with a mission is to create legal frameworks for freedom of knowledge in public domain that will increase pace of innovation and benefit human society at large." Essentially, it aims to make knowledge free by putting it into the public domain, un-copyrighted and un-patented. Submitted on Jul 9, 2001 [Refer]

Books By the Byte The story in this news article is that libraries are lending electronic books. The opinion expressed in this news article is summarized in the following quote: "The fear isn't so much about the demise of old-fashioned paper books.... It's more about whether free electronic libraries unfairly compete with the digital initiatives of booksellers, effectively devaluing their copyrights." This is not essentially different from a traditional library, which loans books for free? The question could be, and should be, asked the other way around: are electronic texts in danger of abrogating our right to lend and borrow the books we have purchased and own? Will digital books eventually make libraries illegal? Submitted on Jul 9, 2001 [Refer]

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