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Few Takers For RIAA's "Clean Slate"
gbulmash writes "In the wake of the RIAA's highly-criticized "Clean Slate" program, a recent article about P2P United reveals that the RIAA has only had 838 ...
From Slashdot on September 29, 2003 at 10:46 p.m..
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MIT for free, virtually
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is making its course materials available to the world for free download.
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 10:45 p.m..
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Comment Cruft
I've been slightly annoyed recently by the minor outbreak of inane comments posted by the intellectually inept who wind their way to some years old post via a search engine. Comments of this nature tend to be more annoying than...
From Ten Reasons Why on September 29, 2003 at 9:47 p.m..
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Untitled
Flemming Funch: "You can procrastinate tomorrow." (By the way, this was not meant to be tongue-in-cheek.)
From Seb's Open Research on September 29, 2003 at 9:47 p.m..
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Character Failings
Why do I keep bailing people out?
From Serious Instructional Technology on September 29, 2003 at 9:46 p.m..
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Software Tweak Makes Linux Boot In Under 200 mS
An anonymous reader writes "A version of Linux has been created that radically speeds up system boot time -- to less than 200 milliseconds (mS) from power-up ...
From Slashdot on September 29, 2003 at 9:46 p.m..
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Rambly early evening ranty
Talking with my brother this afternoon, about this weekend's Con. I told him I hadn't decided who would do the opening 15 minute interview. I probably won't decide until the day of the show, maybe not even until the show has started and I'm finishing my monolog. Hehe. Keeps everyone on their toes. BTW, my bro is going to be there. I'll ask him at least to raise his hand. Maybe I'll interview him. Shhhh. Don't tell mom. ";->" I was explaining that the show is like a bl
From Scripting News on September 29, 2003 at 9:46 p.m..
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AT&T looks to get its priorities straight
The long-distance carrier introduces an Ethernet service for the health care and government sectors that sacrifices a data-prioritizing feature in the name of affordability.
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 9:45 p.m..
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ACLU takes aim at record labels
The civil liberties group files a motion accusing the RIAA of illegally using subpoenas to unmask alleged copyright infringers, a move that could complicate the labels' antipiracy plan.
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 9:45 p.m..
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Weblogging at the Institut St-JosephIn my e-portfo ...
Weblogging at the Institut St-JosephIn my e-portfolio post last week, I noted that the student portfolios I looked at would all benefit from being done in a blog or at least containing an online journal component. In response, Remolino sent the link to this excellent description of what they're doing with portfolios and student blogs at their school in Quebec."At the Ins
From Jeremy Hiebert's headspaceJ -- Instructional Design and Technology on September 29, 2003 at 8:53 p.m..
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Today's commute log
Total miles: 44 Avg. MPH: 14 Weather: Chilly in the AM: low-low 40's. Low 50's in the afternoon. No rain. It was chillly for about the first 8 miles, then I warmed up and was quite comfortable all the way in. I wore my Hind tights on the bottom and three layers on the top. Wore the skin cap under my helmet to hold in some of the heat - it worked well. Nothing spectacular to report about the AM ride, other than Riverscape being flooded. I took an alternate ramp up to the street level and continued in without problem. Als
From carvingCode on September 29, 2003 at 8:47 p.m..
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Send a strongly worded legal letter, censor a Web page
Bank of Ireland in Net bullying fracas
From The Register on September 29, 2003 at 8:46 p.m..
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BT and 118 888 clash in 'half price' slogan row
C'mon then, if you think you're hard enough
From The Register on September 29, 2003 at 8:46 p.m..
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Cable Companies Reject Tiered Pricing Model
The Lynxpro submits this Investor's Business Daily article carried on Yahoo!, writing "It details how the Cable Companies are resisting a pricing this ...
From Slashdot on September 29, 2003 at 8:46 p.m..
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Untitled
I was explaining that the show is like a blog. When I start a day on Scripting, I usually have no idea what will be on the blog when the day is over. I roam around and check things out, link to a few places, and see what's up. I'll do that on Saturday. After a few comments, I'll ask someone a question. Then ask someone else something else. Then talk for a bit. And ask some more stuff. By doing this I hope to set an adequate precedent for the panels, that I'd like them to engage with the people in the room as much as they engage with each other. The thing that's so amaz
From Scripting News on September 29, 2003 at 8:46 p.m..
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Untitled
Talking with my brother this afternoon, about this weekend's Con. I told him I hadn't decided who would do the opening 15 minute interview. I probably won't decide until the day of the show, maybe not even until the show has started and I'm finishing my monolog. Hehe. Keeps everyone on their toes. BTW, my bro is going to be there. I'll ask him at least to raise his hand. Maybe I'll interview him. Shhhh. Don't tell mom. ";->"
From Scripting News on September 29, 2003 at 8:46 p.m..
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Study: Regulations driving security spending
A poll of corporate executives finds that companies are increasing spending on security to satisfy legislation, not necessarily because they see the light.
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 8:45 p.m..
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VeriSign tapped to secure Internet voting
The company signs a deal with Accenture to provide key components of a system designed to let Americans abroad cast absentee votes over the Net.
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 8:45 p.m..
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Web Log Articulation Site
Tomorrow we meet with representatives of the sending disctricts for a Social Studies articulation meeting. My department chairman has turned out to be a big proponent of the use of Web logs, and he's attempting to set up a site to improve communication among the districts. (Btw, the US-Poland project is slated to get underway this week as well.) I mocked up a sample "learning object" that a teacher would post, and got the meta data search up and running. I think if we were able to collect 12-15 or so lessons by the end of the school year
From The Register on September 29, 2003 at 7:46 p.m..
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FCC To Enforce Do Not Call List, Not FTC
Iphtashu Fitz writes "The Associated Press is reporting that the Federal Communications Commission will step in and enforce the national Do Not Call list for ...
From Slashdot on September 29, 2003 at 7:46 p.m..
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The Design Of The Google File System
Freddles writes "This is an interesting paper (PDF) describing the design approach to Google's file system. The design had to take account of requirements for ...
From Slashdot on September 29, 2003 at 7:46 p.m..
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Untitled
Day 1: Weblogs in Presidential Politics.
From Scripting News on September 29, 2003 at 7:46 p.m..
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Discontent Among Women on Princeton Science Faculties
Women on the science and engineering faculties at Princeton University have less job satisfaction and less of a sense of inclusion than men, according to a study.
From New York Times: Education on September 29, 2003 at 7:46 p.m..
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Taping Them Up or Sitting Them Down
High schools now take a more sophisticated approach to their athletes' health, recommending serious surgeries and rehabilitation regimens.
From New York Times: Education on September 29, 2003 at 7:46 p.m..
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University Votes to Support Art Collection's Move Into Philadelphia
The Barnes Foundation, and its multibillion-dollar collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, is closer than ever to moving to downtown Philadelphia.
From New York Times: Education on September 29, 2003 at 7:46 p.m..
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A.C.L.U. Goes to College, With Mixed Results
Not many students showed up Thursday for the Hunter College stop on the A.C.L.U. College Freedom Tour, a concert-slash-political forum.
From New York Times: Education on September 29, 2003 at 7:46 p.m..
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Mob Spots, collaboration, and Creative Commons
Steven Johnson coined the term "mob spots" to describe a group creating political spots using simple desktop tools. Jason Kottke suggests campaigns create spaces filled with seed material specifically so people can voluntarily create material for the campaign. We have dipped our toe into the community creativity pool with our Moving Image Contest and most recently with -->
From Creative Commons: weblog on September 29, 2003 at 7:45 p.m..
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VeriSign unit hit with URL-switch suit
Storage specialist Optima sues Network Solutions for $3 million in damages, in the second case to allege that the VeriSign unit gave away a domain name without the owner's consent.
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 7:45 p.m..
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Intel, SAS go mobile with business data
Software maker SAS teams up with the chipmaker in an effort to improve mobile computers' access to business reports and other data.
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 7:45 p.m..
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Microsoft to address EU charges
The company plans to file a response to European Union allegations that it abused its monopoly in the OS market--a sign that the four-and-a-half year investigation is drawing to a close.
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 7:45 p.m..
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benihana - lensflares rule (sorry hollow)
From Unfocused.Net on September 29, 2003 at 6:51 p.m..
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More on IPHacktivism: A Discussion Between Nesson and Fisher
Bricoleur links to this great discussion between Professors Nesson and Fisher (with Professor Zittrain, too, towards the end) - it's got a slightly expanded view of where Nesson is coming from.
From A Copyfighter's Musings on September 29, 2003 at 6:48 p.m..
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More on Derivatives (and CLs)
More thinking out loud: When I brought up deriviatve works the other day, I mentioned that Fisher's proposal "may seem like a clean and simple way of eliminating the problems inherent in the derivatives right." While that may be true, there is reason to question whether his plan is the best way of treating with derivative works. Consider the making of a derivative in the present legal regime.  Say part of X's decision to make a movie is based on the potential for revenue from video gam
From A Copyfighter's Musings on September 29, 2003 at 6:48 p.m..
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India Blocks Yahoo Groups Over Political Content
Ryan Barrett writes "In an attempt to shut down the Yahoo Group of a separatist political movement, the Indian government's CERT organization ended up blocking ...
From Slashdot on September 29, 2003 at 6:46 p.m..
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School photos endure, lopsided grins and all
Imperfect though they may be, school portraits have surprising staying power.
From Christian Science Monitor | Learning on September 29, 2003 at 6:45 p.m..
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The secret lives of middle schoolers
Linda Pearlstein spent three years studying the lives of middle schoolers up close.
From Christian Science Monitor | Learning on September 29, 2003 at 6:45 p.m..
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From the trash heap into the classroom
A young American moves Guatemalan kids from the garbage dump to the classroom.
From Christian Science Monitor | Learning on September 29, 2003 at 6:45 p.m..
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Drugs, lies, and half-truths
Most of what kids learn about drugs doesn't come from the classroom.
From Christian Science Monitor | Learning on September 29, 2003 at 6:45 p.m..
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Trillian reconnects with Yahoo
Cerulean Studios releases a software patch that will let a version of its Trillian IM service communicate with Yahoo Messenger.
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 6:45 p.m..
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Sun warns of hefty loss
The server giant says its most recent quarter was "particularly difficult" and forecasts it will post a significant loss.
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 6:45 p.m..
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Word of the Day -- Tyrannosaurical
P2P group seeks peace, but talks tough:A newly launched peer-to-peer trade association has offered to sit down and negotiate with music industry lawyers, while it simultaneously denounced its adversaries as obsolete and "tyrannosaurical." Despite the creative newly minted adjective, the...
From Tim Swanson on September 29, 2003 at 5:49 p.m..
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Howard Dean's Internet Initiative
The Dean campaign has just announced: 1. Open source group-support software developed by an independent bunch of folks. 2. A Net Advisory Net to help come up with policy options for the Dean campaign and administration. 3. A statement of Internet principles. I've set up a discussion board to talk about the principles. I'm excited about this. It's a fantastic slate of advisors, people who actually understand how the Net works and have worked to maintain its true value. More advisors on this and other topics will be announced later. (Yeah, I'm on the NAN but I don't coun
From Joho the Blog on September 29, 2003 at 5:49 p.m..
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Full Body Interaction in Video Games
Jonah Warren describes games he created that let you interact with virtual objects by moving in front of a webcam. His thesis (PDF) has the technical details. He used the -->
From Ed Tech Dev on September 29, 2003 at 5:47 p.m..
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||| Server vs. Desktop |||
Also ich teste ja gerade einige serverbasierte Tools: MT  (perl+mysql), pMachine (php+mysql) und Antville  (java...
From thomas n. burg | randgänge on September 29, 2003 at 5:47 p.m..
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Toronto
Ich fahre vom 13-19.10 nach Toronto. Anlass: aoir 4.0 Toronto 2003: broadening the band . Ich war mal da vor 10 Jahren, ha...
From thomas n. burg | randgänge on September 29, 2003 at 5:47 p.m..
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Reality check on organizational weblogging...
I recently linked to an inane set of criticisms on weblogging from the BBC. I like this piece from the Guardian better… Long after the term “weblog” is forgotten, the impact of what the word means will live on.Being able...
From Object Learning on September 29, 2003 at 5:46 p.m..
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AMD Moves Closer To Linux PDA
Ryan writes "Mobilemag is reporting that AMD has advanced the prototype design of their current Linux-based PDA handheld, adding full-screen video ...
From Slashdot on September 29, 2003 at 5:46 p.m..
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A Comedy of Errors
Chaos should not be a regular part of the e-commerce process. After all, there are no out-of-the-box solutions that remedy a blatant disregard for good business.
From E-Commerce Guide on September 29, 2003 at 5:45 p.m..
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P2P group seeks peace, but talks tough
A newly launched trade group that includes Grokster and Limewire offers to negotiate with record labels, but at the same time denounces its foes as "tyrannosaurical."
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 5:45 p.m..
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Microsoft buffs up its Media Center
With an upgrade to the Windows XP variant due Tuesday, the software maker aims to address critiques from its earliest customers. Dell, Sony and other PC makers are standing by.
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 5:45 p.m..
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Palm to introduce trio of devices
The market-share leader in handhelds gets set to announce three new devices for the fall as it hopes to see continued economic improvement in its hardware business.
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 5:45 p.m..
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Verizon to offer wireless broadband
The nation's No. 1 cell phone provider will begin challenging high-speed Web providers this week with its own wireless broadband service.
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 5:45 p.m..
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Study points out costs of computer disposal
Getting rid of outdated computing equipment can be an expensive proposition for companies--even if they manage to sell off some gear, a new study from research company Gartner says.
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 5:45 p.m..
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Two Blogs from the Chicago Ridge Public Library!
Today I had occasion to go to the Chicago Ridge Public Library's web site today, where I found a pleasant surprise. They're one of my member libraries at SLS, so I am particularly happy to note that they now have two blogs! Reading Lines appears to be links about books in general, and the Teen Café Blog highlights "news and books for the teens of Chicago Ridge Public Library." They've
From The Shifted Librarian on September 29, 2003 at 4:47 p.m..
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Microsoft Sends Takedown Notice To MSFreePC.com
DJFelix writes "Just to add some more drama in California this week, legal counsel for Microsoft issued a takedown notice to Lindows CEO Michael Robertson, ...
From Slashdot on September 29, 2003 at 4:46 p.m..
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FBI Investigating Lamo Via Patriot Act Provision
umm qasr writes "Mark Rasch, a columnist for SecurityFocus wrote in his Register-reprinted column that the FBI has sent a letter, invoking provisions of the ...
From Slashdot on September 29, 2003 at 4:46 p.m..
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Microsoft to reveal more Longhorn details
At its Professional Developers Conference next month, the software giant will detail a revamped graphics system and other features of the next release of Windows.
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 4:45 p.m..
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Masochist's Redemption? the Post-Season Season
The playoffs offer up the possibility of my dream World Series. Some dream of another Subway Series (and it'd be better next time! For sure!); I dream of The Battle of The Curses: Cubs v. Red Sox. Somewhere, I still have a "Chicago Cubs World Champions" hat, (bought at a bar when I was at UW Madison, also known as "Chicago North") from the year back in the 80's when they looked to be destined...but folded in the LCS. And the Red Sox have been a family favorite ever since the Dodgers moved. This is the time of year I start really paying attention to baseball--it's the Seaso
From Sean Gallagher: the dot.communist on September 29, 2003 at 3:51 p.m..
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Briefly FAST Search & Transfer Strengthens Relati...
From ResourceShelf on September 29, 2003 at 3:50 p.m..
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Funny Company of the Day -- SkyHigh Airlines
Global Package Tracker - They're Out There Somewhere:At SkyHigh, we don't like to think of your missing luggage as being "lost." Rather, that it has embarked on an exciting journey all its own. But rest assured, we're fairly confident your...
From Tim Swanson on September 29, 2003 at 3:50 p.m..
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Raise Your Hand If You Think DoS Attacks Are Good
Some brief responses to Donna's/Charlie's questions: What are the objections? The EFF raised many last year in response to the Berman bill.  Read it for the specific criticisms - here's the overall point: "The proposed law amounts to government-sanctioned vigilantism -- copyright owners are given the power to ignore the law in pursuit of those that they decide are guilty. There is no warr
From A Copyfighter'apos;s Musings on September 29, 2003 at 3:48 p.m..
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Double-click Democracy
A story in the Phila. Inquirer about Web logs and their use by political candidates. Yet, today, thanks largely to the Howard Dean phenomenon and other Web-driven developments, the Internet has become such a potent force in national politics that its most vocal boosters are heralding a brave new world of civic engagement, a new era of grassroots Jeffersonian democracy. I'm going to be interested to see how blogthevote2004.org turns out for just this reason. Not to say that our site will end up being a major forum f
From weblogged News on September 29, 2003 at 3:48 p.m..
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Turn Your GBA Into A Game Console
Kon writes "Here's a site that has photos and describes some very nice mods for the GameBoy Advance (original model), which make it function more like a video ...
From Slashdot on September 29, 2003 at 3:46 p.m..
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Audiocast archive
Open HTML container page.
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 3:45 p.m..
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SAP's rising star on being No. 1
Shai Agassi, the only non-German within SAP's inner circle, could be heir apparent to Hasso Plattner. In the meantime, he's got to figure out new technology directions for the world's No. 1 business apps maker.
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 3:45 p.m..
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Reuters to link with MSN
The news agency is expected to announce a deal to link its instant messaging service with Microsoft's MSN Messenger, says a source close to the companies.
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 3:45 p.m..
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China looks into Windows code
The Chinese government has set up a lab to study Microsoft Windows source code, a result of the software maker's campaign to combat the spread of open-source software in Asia.
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 3:45 p.m..
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Seminario: Redes para aprender. Nuevo modelo de e-learning
en.red.ando, una empresa especializada en comunicación digital, gestión de conocimiento en red y creación de espacios virtuales de colaboración, organiza el semi... (Sigue)
From Titulares eLearning WORKSHOPS on September 29, 2003 at 2:51 p.m..
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The October Issue of Roddy MacLeod's Internet Resources Newsletter is Now Available
From ResourceShelf on September 29, 2003 at 2:50 p.m..
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Documents in Trademark Disputes Can Now Be Accessed Online
From ResourceShelf on September 29, 2003 at 2:50 p.m..
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xrefer Launches xreferplus Version 2.0
From ResourceShelf on September 29, 2003 at 2:50 p.m..
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P2P software suppliers team to fight RIAA and piracy
Contradiction?
From The Register on September 29, 2003 at 2:46 p.m..
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Yahoo! blocks! third-party! IM!
License, or else
From The Register on September 29, 2003 at 2:46 p.m..
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FBI bypasses First Amendment to nail a hacker
The Subpoenas are Coming!
From The Register on September 29, 2003 at 2:46 p.m..
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Quantum bulks up tape kit with Mako
Free gas with your library
From The Register on September 29, 2003 at 2:46 p.m..
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Practical mod_perl
honestpuck writes with the review below of O'Reilly's Practical mod_perl, which he describes as "a doorstop sized volume that provides more information on ...
From Slashdot on September 29, 2003 at 2:46 p.m..
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Sprint, Nextel make numbers portable
Sprint PCS and Nextel Communications agree on a process to let each others' customers switch carriers later this year but keep their old cell phone numbers.
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 2:45 p.m..
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Disney unveils video-on-demand service
The company's MovieBeam service lets users download and store films via a set-top device. Other studios involved include MGM, Universal Studios, Warner Bros. and 20th Century Fox.
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 2:45 p.m..
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Microsoft, Lindows scrap over claims site
The software giant demands that Linux software seller Lindows.com take down a Web site that helps customers process claims for a California legal settlement.
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 2:45 p.m..
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Neues UrheberR, hier: DVD
Im Zusammenhang mit dem neuen UrhRG hat es in der letzten Zeit einige Unklarheiten gegeben, inweit es auch zukünftig erlaubt...
From Handakte WebLAWg on September 29, 2003 at 1:52 p.m..
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Bowling for Columbine: Teacher's Guide
via Kairosnews: Michael Moore has released this very cool Teacher's Guide for using Bowling for Columbine in class. There are TONS of ideas for activities. Comment: This was such a fantastic documentary. True to the point, and probably missed by too many who should have seen it. Moore's teacher's guide makes me miis having the opportunity to teach middle and high school.
From carvingCode on September 29, 2003 at 1:47 p.m..
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WebCT Vista demonstrates Open Knowledge Initiative support
"In the demonstration, the WebCT Vista academic enterprise system automatically synchronized calendars with Microsoft Outlook using the OKI authentication and scheduling OSIDs, or APIs, to exchange data. This would enable both calendars to be simultaneously updated by updating one." This probably doesn't seem like much but in theory the promise held by OKI OSID support is much greater. If such support were to be found in even a couple of the major CMS players (as well as one or two viable open source projects,) the barrier to entry for discipline-specific or pedagogic-
From EdTechPost on September 29, 2003 at 1:47 p.m..
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Computers, Unemployment and Wealth Creation
Andy Oram writes "Anyone who writes programs or plans system deployment should start thinking, "What can I do to bring average people back into the process of ...
From Slashdot on September 29, 2003 at 1:46 p.m..
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Adobe Releases Updated Creative Suite
jonknee writes "MacMerc just noted that Adobe has dropped the motherload and updated most of its core non-video apps in a bundle called the Creative Suite: ...
From Slashdot on September 29, 2003 at 1:46 p.m..
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Dell takes new hard drive for a spin
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 1:45 p.m..
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Global chip sales climb in August
Worldwide sales of semiconductor chips grew for the sixth consecutive month, raising the prospects of stronger third-quarter growth, a new study shows.
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 1:45 p.m..
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Weblogs in education.
Weblogs in education. Thoughts about weblogs in education. This is a very nice summary by Dan Mitchell at De Anza College about a variety of issues related to the use of weblogs in education. Headings: How weblogs are used in education Easy web sites  Blogs about teaching and learning Blogs as dynamic teaching web sites Publishing News . Student publication and peer-editing  Institutional blogs 
From Bill Brandon: eLearning on September 29, 2003 at 1:06 p.m..
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eMachines unwraps holiday PC line
The low-price PC seller's cheapest box now comes with a 2.5GHz Celeron, 256MB of RAM, a 40GB hard drive and a CD burner for $399 after rebate.
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 1:02 p.m..
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Commenting (again)
Two quick addenda: 1) Here's a small bibliography of sources on end commenting, paper annotation, and other grading-related marginalia as a genre. Might be worth looking into. 2) I had a brilliant idea just now while grading a portfolio: to buy one of those "label" printers that they sell at...
From PEDABLOGUE on September 29, 2003 at 12:53 p.m..
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The Blueprint
Eureka. I found a primary source (from several years ago, actually) for a lot of the impetus behind the movement toward "Scholarship of Teaching" and the renewed sense of mission among many universities today: REINVENTING UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION: A Blueprint for America's Research Universities. I think the ideas in this document...
From PEDABLOGUE on September 29, 2003 at 12:53 p.m..
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Anti-Plagiarism
I just found a great resource of online articles about combatting plagiarism, compiled by librarian Sharon Stoerger. This has been on my mind lately as our school investigates plagiarism detection software like turnitin.com. One issue is whether or not such programs are any better than using google or ebsco host...
From PEDABLOGUE on September 29, 2003 at 12:53 p.m..
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Uncanny!
Moments after I posted the message about plagiarism (below), I discovered a plagiarized response paper from my film course. I wrote in the margins: "Well-written!" because the student was articulate >and Other signs that led me to check on the paper: sophisticated style in a paper that is only three...
From PEDABLOGUE on September 29, 2003 at 12:53 p.m..
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Educator Blogs
Naturally, there are tons of other weblogs by educators. I'm on the hunt for the best of them. Initial findings I wanted to 'blogmark': The Subtle Knife: a comfortable hotlist which organizes academic bloggers, research blogs, and major websites for teachers (and, okay, I like the title). WebLogg-Ed: a great...
From PEDABLOGUE on September 29, 2003 at 12:53 p.m..
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Research || Teaching
I've been reading a few pieces here and there by a scholar named Sandy Middleton, an advocate for the Boyer model of "scholarship of teaching" who sees many parallels between the practice of teaching and the practice of traditional research. Great stuff. Middleton suggests that publication is analagous to a...
From PEDABLOGUE on September 29, 2003 at 12:53 p.m..
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Scholarship Reconsidered I: Shifting Meanings of "Scholarship"
I've decided to read Scholarship Reconsidered by Ernest Boyer and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching from cover to cover. I'll post a summary and my unstructured gut-level responses as I go from chapter to chapter. I'm finding it a fascinating study.......
From PEDABLOGUE on September 29, 2003 at 12:53 p.m..
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Scholarship Reconsidered II: The Boyer Model
In this entry, I continue my reading log of Scholarship Reconsidered, by Ernest Boyer and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In "Enlarging the Perspective," the second chapter, Boyer outlines four "separate but overlapping functions of scholarship which constitute the primary work of the professoriate: discovery, integration, application...
From PEDABLOGUE on September 29, 2003 at 12:53 p.m..
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"Shout Out" Exercise
Jeannine Stanko -- a former English student who is moving into teaching as a profession -- wrote me the other day: "I've been teaching the ninth graders how to write. It's been going well and it's a lot of fun. I find myself trying to think creative ways to help...
From PEDABLOGUE on September 29, 2003 at 12:53 p.m..
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Scholarship Reconsidered III: On the Diversity of Faculty Talent
In this entry, I continue my reading log of Scholarship Reconsidered, by Ernest Boyer and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In Chapter 3, "The Faculty: A Mosaic of Talent" Boyer explores the diversity of faculty work and contemplates alternative methods for assessing a professor's scholarly performance. .......
From PEDABLOGUE on September 29, 2003 at 12:53 p.m..
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Quiz Grader...Note Taker
I use quizzes as ways to not only spot check that students are doing the work, but to organize a class conversation or lecture. In my Art of Film course last Wednesday, I quizzed the students over the readings and pulled a surprise on everyone.......
From PEDABLOGUE on September 29, 2003 at 12:53 p.m..
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Do Essay Comments Matter?
Buried below (in the post on "Commenting"), Dr. John Spurlock raised the issue of whether or not commenting on student papers really makes a difference in student learning: "Do we know that commenting works? What kinds of comments work best? Are there tactics that should be used in addition to...
From PEDABLOGUE on September 29, 2003 at 12:53 p.m..
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The Teacher's Predicament
Thanks to Will R. on Weblogg-ed, I've found this thoughtful essay in Teacher Magazine (requires sign-up, but free) on the pros and cons of teachers blogging about their classes, called "This Time, It's Personal" by Mark Toner. The article surveys the ways in which blogs can help teachers grow by...
From PEDABLOGUE on September 29, 2003 at 12:53 p.m..
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Scholarship Reconsidered IV & V: Diversity in Time & Space
In this entry, I continue my reading log of Scholarship Reconsidered, by Ernest Boyer and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. I'll cover Chapter 4 ("The Creativity Contract") and Chapter 5 ("The Campuses: Diversity with Dignity") in one session. In a nutshell, these chapters advocate for maximum flexibility...
From PEDABLOGUE on September 29, 2003 at 12:53 p.m..
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Literature Circles
I frequently assign small group work in my classes; in lit courses the groups often focus on a particular reading and report back to the class. In my surfing of edublogs, I've routinely bumped into references to "literature circles": small groups that not only read a text, but have each...
From PEDABLOGUE on September 29, 2003 at 12:53 p.m..
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Romanistische Helferlein...
...vier Skripte nicht nur für Romanist/-innen unter http//www.irox.de/helferlein/ - zum Bibliographieren (on- und off-line), Zitieren & Bibliographisches... (via irox.de | blog)
From BildungsBlog on September 29, 2003 at 12:52 p.m..
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Keep Library Assingments on Track
This is the neatest thing I've seen this month: The University of Minnesota Assignment Calendar. You set todays' date and...
From Education Librarian on September 29, 2003 at 12:49 p.m..
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Ace travel agents available
In my column a few weeks ago, I wrote: Why, for example, does Expedia ask you to specify the number of children traveling with you, and even their ages, and then proceed to show you hotel rooms that can't accommodate the kids? When I'm traveling on business, I get to bypass this nonsense. I just call up IDG Travel and talk to Bruce or Michael. These guys can hack through the plane/hotel/rental-car system like hot knives through butter. It's true they have access t
From Jon's Radio on September 29, 2003 at 12:47 p.m..
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XPath everywhere
XPath-aware blog engines are sprouting like weeds. Over at Sam Ruby's place, you can for example find entries that cite me. Kimbro Staken's Syncato should soon find its way on to more machines now that Rick Bradley has automated its prequisite installation hairball. ...
From Jon's Radio on September 29, 2003 at 12:47 p.m..
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Thus to hit targets
Racing Demons
From The Register on September 29, 2003 at 12:46 p.m..
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Smart People in the News: Rheingold, Gosling
Roland Piquepaille writes "In "How Will "Smart Mobs" Play Out?," BusinessWeek asked questions to Howard Rheingold, who published the "Smart Mobs" book at the ...
From Slashdot on September 29, 2003 at 12:46 p.m..
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Howto: IRC at BloggerCon.
From Scripting News on September 29, 2003 at 12:46 p.m..
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hollow - lensflares rule (sorry hollow)
From Unfocused.Net on September 29, 2003 at 11:51 a.m..
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An Interview with Tim Berners-Lee
From ResourceShelf on September 29, 2003 at 11:49 a.m..
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In a textbook case of the international internet c ...
In a textbook case of the international internet circumventing national censorship, the only independent newspaper in Zimbabwe, The Daily News, banned last week by the national government, has decided to move to the internet. The staff will work from Johannesburg, South Africa. (Thanks to Jemima Kiss in Dot.Journalism.)
From FOS News on September 29, 2003 at 11:49 a.m..
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Reading challenges
The American Library Association celebrates Read Banned Books Week by listing the books most frequently challenged authors in 2002 and the 100 most challenged from 1990-2002. The most challenged books of 2002: Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling, for its focus on wizardry and magic. Alice series, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, for being sexually explicit, using offensive language and being unsuited to age group. "The Chocolate War" by Robert Cormier (the "Most Challenged" book of 1998), for using offensive language and being unsuited to age group. "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelo
From Joho the Blog on September 29, 2003 at 11:48 a.m..
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SLA Presentation Now Available Online
Just a note to anyone reading this who attended my presentation about blogging at last week's SLA conference in Michigan - it's now available at http://www.sls.lib.il.us/infotech/presentations/Blogging_SLA_20030918.pdf. Questions, comments? Drop me a line!
From The Shifted Librarian on September 29, 2003 at 11:48 a.m..
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Too clever
Joel Spolsky hired a great architect, who managed to synthesize the architectural pattern Light on Two Sides of Every Room in a conventional office space.
From Seb's Open Research on September 29, 2003 at 11:47 a.m..
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Failures of corporate memory
Denham Grey: Have we learned anything yet? - knowledge management initiatives that don't put the human experience at the very center are unlikely to develop healthily.
From Seb'apos;s Open Research on September 29, 2003 at 11:47 a.m..
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Another WiFi Usage Barrier
I'm at the San Jose airport, about to leave for New York. I'm on a dialup line even though there...
From Dan Gillmor's eJournal on September 29, 2003 at 11:47 a.m..
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Can We Blame The Shuttle Explosion On PowerPoint?. We've written about Edward Tufte's misdirected campaign against PowerPoint before. Now, apparently, he's convinced some people studying the Columbia shuttle disaster that we should blame PowerPoint for the explosion. You see, it turns out that the fol
From Handheld Instructional Technology on September 29, 2003 at 11:46 a.m..
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mm02 warns of revenue queeze
Growth expected 'to slow significantly'
From The Register on September 29, 2003 at 11:46 a.m..
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Musicmatch iTunes-style service goes live
Downloads from 99c a pop
From The Register on September 29, 2003 at 11:46 a.m..
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Buggy software on the rise
Enough bug fixes - more pre-release testing, please
From The Register on September 29, 2003 at 11:46 a.m..
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HP shells out for SCO road show
Indemnify today, sponsor tomorrow
From The Register on September 29, 2003 at 11:46 a.m..
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Orange and Vodafone tap BT for Wi-Fi access
Going wholesale
From The Register on September 29, 2003 at 11:46 a.m..
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eMachines unwraps Xmas line-up
Reg Kit Watch Four desktops, two LCD panels and a laptop in a pear tree
From The Register on September 29, 2003 at 11:46 a.m..
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Linksys Still In Violation of the GPL?
A reader writes:"From a recent post to LKML: "...Clearly, the kernel source that Linksys provided cannot be used to recreate the kernel that they are shipping ...
From Slashdot on September 29, 2003 at 11:46 a.m..
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IRC at BloggerCon
If you are an experienced IRC user, join the #bloggerCon channel at irc.freenode.net. If you're a newbie.. On Windows, install a shareware app called mIRC (of course there are others). Enter the information into the configuration dialog. On Macintosh, try X-Chat Aqua. If you need help, look for Kevin Marks. He's the official IRC list-mom for BloggerCon.
From Scripting News on September 29, 2003 at 11:46 a.m..
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David Weinberger and I agree on the fundamental idea of the Web.
From Scripting News on September 29, 2003 at 11:46 a.m..
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I'm an IRC newbie, I followed Kevin's directions, and have mIRC running, and am connected to #BloggerCon on irc.freenode.net. Here's a screen shot of my current setup. If you have an IRC client, please check in and say hello. Hmmm. Ten minutes later no one there.
From Scripting News on September 29, 2003 at 11:46 a.m..
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A candidate for song of BloggerCon is Respect by Aretha Franklin. It was an anthem of the early days of the Web. We can all listen, rich or poor, black or white, Jew or gentile. It costs nothing but time to consider someone else's point of view. Quiet your internal voice, take a deep breath, and experience a simple idea -- there are other people here.
From Scripting News on September 29, 2003 at 11:46 a.m..
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Not for you
Some webloggers simply need a different publishing tool, maybe one that works like Amazon's 1-click shopping cart. (222 words)
From dive into mark on September 29, 2003 at 11:45 a.m..
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Spam deja vu
It's time for the tech community to realize that turning to the federal government for help in dealing with unsolicited bulk e-mail is simply not productive
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 11:45 a.m..
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Segway sales haven't transported maker
Things at Dean Kamen's company aren't exactly ginger-peachy: All of its two-wheeled Human Transporters sold as of last week are under recall, and sales are way off the company's mark.
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 11:45 a.m..
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Wissenschaftliches Zitieren von Weblogs
Thomas N. Burg macht sich Gedanken über das korrekte wissenschaftliche Zitieren von Weblogs. Das ist eine gute Frage, nur kenne ich die Antwort leider auch nicht. Umso wichtiger, dass da eine Norm entsteht. Könnte in Zukunft ziemlich relevant werden.
From PlasticThinking: Moe's Blog. on September 29, 2003 at 10:51 a.m..
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Tagung: eLearning im Studium und in der Weiterbildung...
Was gibt es überhaupt für eLearning-Angebote im Bereich der Sozialen Arbeit? Wie kann man sich als Anfänger an eLearning heranwagen? Verändern eLearning-Lernmaterialien, die Art wie wir lehren und lernen? Wie ist das Verhältnis von Präsenz und virtueller Lehre – kann man Soziale Arbeit aus der Ferne lernen? Wie kann man über die Beschäftigung mit Texten auch "MultiMedia" in die Lehre bringen? Mit all diesen Fragen beschäftigt sich eine Tagung, die am 30. - 31. Oktober 2003 an der Fachhochschule Potsdam stattfindet. Es ist
From BildungsBlog on September 29, 2003 at 10:51 a.m..
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Other Drupal Class Blogs
In addition to Terra William's ENC 1102 Drupal course site mentioned previously, there are two others using the same Drupal site configuration. Bradley Bleck of Spokane Falls Community College is teaching an Introduction to Literature class: English 131: Better Learning and Reading Through Blogging. Meanwhile, I'm teaching ENC 1101: Writing...
From EdBlogger Praxis on September 29, 2003 at 10:51 a.m..
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The Company of Biologists announced today that all ...
The Company of Biologists announced today that all three of its journals will offer a year-long experiment with open access starting in January 2004. COB is adopting what I call the Walker-Prosser model in which authors of accepted papers have the option to buy open access to them by paying the journal's expenses in conducting peer review and preparing the electronic editions. For some initial period, COB will eve
From The Register on September 29, 2003 at 10:46 a.m..
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NASA's New Space Wheels
jvarsoke writes "ABCNEWS.com has an article on proposals for NASA's next generation Space Shuttle. But the replacement for the 1970's era wonder look a bit ...
From Slashdot on September 29, 2003 at 10:46 a.m..
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Untitled
Halley Suitt wrote a piece about editing weblogs, a very current topic, and one that will be discussed on Day 1 by two leading proponents of editing, Len Apcar, editor in chief of NYTimes.Com, and James Taranto editor of the Best of the Web at the Wall Street Journal. I added Halley's piece to the BloggerCon essays list. Please, if you have an idea or point of view, or an issue you'd like to raise for
From Scripting News on September 29, 2003 at 10:46 a.m..
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Beat the rush: Sign up for Saturday dinner now.
From Scripting News on September 29, 2003 at 10:46 a.m..
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E-Marketers Face Challenges
Marketing communications firms boast the highest unique open rate, but system-exploiting spammers create obstacles.
From CyberAtlas on September 29, 2003 at 10:45 a.m..
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MusicMatch, Dell launch music stores
The Internet music software company jumps into the business of selling digital songs. Dell is expected to be one of the first companies to promote the new download service to consumers.
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 10:45 a.m..
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Integratives Projekt "Romeo und Julia"
In dem von der EU ausgerufenen Jahr der Menschen mit Behinderungen 2003 konfrontierte der Salzburger Regisseur Reinhold Tritscher das Publikum am Donnerstag in seinem neuesten Theaterprojekt "Romeo und Julia" mit den gesellschaftlichen Trennlinien zwischen Spitzenleistung und Beeinträchtigung. Nach Calderons "Das Leben ist ein Traum" im Jahr 1999 ist dies das zweite integrative Projekt von Tritscher. Für diese Arbeit wurde er heuer mit dem Nike- und Kulturförderpreis der Stadt Salzburg ausgezeichnet. [via -->
From BildungsBlog on September 29, 2003 at 9:51 a.m..
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Gedächtnisleistung: Absichtliches Vergessen
[Abstract] Ein gutes Gedächtnis hat, wer sich Dinge gut merken kann – und wer in der Lage ist, zu vergessen. Neue Forschungsergebnisse deuten darauf hin, dass die Fähigkeit zum absichtlichen Vergessen entscheidend für die Gedächtnisleistung ist. Demnach haben ältere Menschen oft deshalb Schwierigkeiten, sich Dinge zu merken, weil sie zuwenig vergessen. Irrelevante Informationen häufen sich im Kurzzeit-Gedächtnis an; dieser „Datenmüll“ verbraucht Gedächtnis-Kapazitäten. Das hat zur Folge, dass sich ältere Menschen of
From BildungsBlog on September 29, 2003 at 9:51 a.m..
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Hamburg startet Kinder-Uni
Am Montag, den 13. Oktober 2003, startet in Hörsaal A im Hauptgebäude der Universität Hamburg die erste Kinder-Uni der Stadt. Immer montags um 15 Uhr erzählen ausgewiesene Experten aus ihren Fachgebieten - von der Angewandten Chemie bis zur Zukunftsforschung - und geben dem jungen Publikum Antworten auf spannende Warum-Fragen. Die insgesamt sechs Vorlesungen richten sich an Kinder von acht bis zwölf Jahren. [via -->
From BildungsBlog on September 29, 2003 at 9:51 a.m..
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rp-online: "Droht eine Verweiblichung des Schulbetriebs?"
Feminisiert sich der deutsche Schulbetrieb? Etliche Kultusminister beklagen den hohen Anteil weiblicher Lehrkräfte an deutschen Schulen. Das habe negative Auswirkungen auf die Jungen. Einige fordern nun gar eine Männerquote. Jungen hätten es sehr viel schwerer, die Lernanforderungen zu erfüllen, "weil sich der Schulbetrieb feminisiert hat", sagte der niedersächsische Schulminister Bernd Busemann der "Bild am Sonntag". Nach den Worten des CDU-Politikers beträgt der Anteil von Lehrerinnen mittlerweile 70 bis 80 Prozent. Dies führe dazu, dass Jungen
From BildungsBlog on September 29, 2003 at 9:51 a.m..
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Kinder können sehr gut zwischen realer und fiktionaler...
Eine britische Studie der BBC, des British Board of Film Classification, der Broadcasting Standards Commission und der Independent Television Commission kam zu dem Schluß, daß Kinder sehr wohl sehr deutlich zwischen fiktionaler und realer Gewalt unterscheiden, die reale Konsequenzen von Gewalt berücksichtigen und moralisch bewerten können. Entsprechend würde reale Gewalt Kinder emotional wesentlich mehr mitnehmen als fiktionale Gewalt. (Quelle:
From BildungsBlog on September 29, 2003 at 9:51 a.m..
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Wenn aus Liebe rote Zahlen werden
Über die wirtschaftlichen Folgen von Trennung und Scheidung haben Wissenschaftler von der Universität Bielefeld eine Studie verfasst, deren zwanzig Hautbotschaften...
From Handakte WebLAWg on September 29, 2003 at 9:51 a.m..
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Comment spammers rip my flesh
Every day, my comment boards are spammed, sometimes with vile messages. Every day I waste my time manually deleting them and then rebuilding this entire site. Anyone have a suggestion? I'm using MovableType....
From Joho the Blog on September 29, 2003 at 9:48 a.m..
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Enter Apple
iBlog is Apple's entry into the Web logging world, and we know Microsoft isn't far behind. They look pretty standard, more MT than anything else. I apologize that I can't remember who it was, but someone was musing on the effect this will have on other blogging systems out there, specifically Radio. I don't claim to be as up on MT or TypePad or some of the others as I should be (like I even have time for this space...) but wouldn't it seem that most primarily single paged
From weblogged News on September 29, 2003 at 9:47 a.m..
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Sharp to plot worldwide Linux PDA plan
Hot clamshell Zaurus may yet ship outside Japan
From The Register on September 29, 2003 at 9:46 a.m..
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LOTR:Return Of The King Trailer
noda132 writes "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King trailer is now available! I just found it on theonering.net. It's only 9mb big, but it's a start." ...
From Slashdot on September 29, 2003 at 9:46 a.m..
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yellowTab Announces Complete BeOS/Zeta Systems
Allman writes "The return of the BeOS? Seems like Bernd Korz is delivering what he had promised (and more). After all these years it seems that yellowTab ("the ...
From Slashdot on September 29, 2003 at 9:46 a.m..
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Untitled
Two years ago: "They would never hire me, because if they did, I would insist on my title being CPP, which stands for Chief Poison Pill."
From Scripting News on September 29, 2003 at 9:46 a.m..
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Last year on this day: "We are not in Year Zero. There are users. Breaking them is not an option."
From Scripting News on September 29, 2003 at 9:46 a.m..
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Crib sheet for appreciating the other gender. "On the Web we debate and we move. We argue and fight. We do things, we think deep thoughts, we express our frustration, we try to change the world."
From Scripting News on September 29, 2003 at 9:46 a.m..
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Crib sheet for political seesions.
From Scripting News on September 29, 2003 at 9:46 a.m..
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Adhocracy: "The key is to decentralize so that every attendee has a good chance of meeting and talking with all the people they want to talk with, and so that stars can rise, so if the planners don't know who has the most interesting things to say, the users can still find them. There's got to be an element of adhocracy to it."
From Scripting News on September 29, 2003 at 9:46 a.m..
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Still trawling for ideas for the song of the con.
From Scripting News on September 29, 2003 at 9:46 a.m..
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For dinner on Day 1, we're doing what I described in this DaveNet piece, borrowing a tradition from the World Economic Forum conference at Davos, which also, it turns out, is a tradition at Berkman. On Saturday night, after the reception at the American Academy, we'll have dinner at one of several local restaurants, each one a discussion hosted by one of the presenters at the conference. So you get a chance to follow up and meet others who find the subject interesting. Wendy has a -->
From Scripting News on September 29, 2003 at 9:46 a.m..
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BloggerCon Lemonade: "As an officer of the university I am required to care what it thinks about WiFi."
From Scripting News on September 29, 2003 at 9:46 a.m..
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First Fame, Then Fortune: An Alternative Look At Micropayments Potential For Social And Economic Change
First Fame, The Fortune Micropayments: My Powerful Mantra For Economic Change by Robin Good This is an essay about micropayments, how they have been misunderstood and misapplied in most of their early commercial implementations, and how they could indeed be used for the benefit not only of content authors, but for supporting, at the foundation, a radical change to online economics. Micropayments have indeed, in my personal vision, a very important space in our rapidly changing paradigm of how we work, co-operate, collaborate and reward each other online. The world and online information econom
From Robin Good' Sharewood Tidings on September 29, 2003 at 8:51 a.m..
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Wall Street Executive Library
"The Wall Street ExecutiveLibrary.com, The Web's Best Business Sites! Over 1450 content rich resources for an informed, intelligent perspective" -...
From Handakte WebLAWg on September 29, 2003 at 8:51 a.m..
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Trusting E-Voting
Salon has an article by Farhad Manjoo recounting how the venerable IEEE's committee on electronic voting standards went off the rails: Is the voting equipment industry trying to silence its opponents in a standards group that has traditionally been committed to openness? That's hard to say definitively ... People have been given conflicting and confusing instructions on how to join the group; some members appear to have been accorded preferential treatment; the committee's leaders have used some technically legal but not very nice parliamentary procedures to prevent opponents fr
From Joho the Blog on September 29, 2003 at 8:48 a.m..
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World's biggest Luddite to retire
Farewell Senator Alston
From The Register on September 29, 2003 at 8:46 a.m..
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Australian IT Minister Alston Replaced
srouvray writes "The Australian is reporting: In a re-shuffle of the Australian Federal Cabinet, current Communications Minister Richard Alston will be ...
From Slashdot on September 29, 2003 at 8:46 a.m..
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The Role of the Delete Key in Blog - MICHAEL FALCONE, New York Times
Is a blog still a blog if someone else edits it? A recent policy change at The Sacramento Bee has raised questions about whether taking an editor's pen to a Web log before it is published detracts from very nature of Web logs, or "blogs,'' as the onlin
From Techno-News Blog on September 29, 2003 at 8:46 a.m..
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Wi-Fi Earns Zagat's Blessings - Daniel Terdiman, Wired
It was bound to happen. After all, it happens to all great young technologies. Wi-Fi has officially entered the province of the anti-geek. That was made clear last week with the publication of Zagat's 2003 Wi-Fi Hotspots guide. Produced in conjunctio
From Techno-News Blog on September 29, 2003 at 8:46 a.m..
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Blogging the Recall - Cynthia L. Webb, Washington Post
The California gubernatorial recall election -- the messiest and most entertaining political news story of the year -- is providing yet another boost for the online journal phenomenon commonly known as "blogging." And with 135 candidates seeking to rep
From Techno-News Blog on September 29, 2003 at 8:46 a.m..
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Students clicking for classes - CHRISTINA DENARDO, Herald-Tribune
Lindsey Bergeon, 17, lives at school. The Sarasota County senior has a grade-point average of 4.0, is captain of the golf team at Riverview High School and will attend Florida Southern College on a full scholarship. But you won't find Lindsey in the ha
From Educational Technology on September 29, 2003 at 8:46 a.m..
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Next eRate filing window opens Nov. 5 - Cara Branigan, eSchool News
On Nov. 5, schools and libraries can begin applying for 2004 eRate discounts to help pay for their internet and telephone service, according to the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Universal Service Administrative Co., which administers the
From Educational Technology on September 29, 2003 at 8:46 a.m..
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Diploma mills insert degree of fraud into job market - Stephanie Armour, USA TODAY
....There are more than 400 diploma mills and 300 counterfeit diploma Web sites, and business is thriving amid a lackluster economy " doubling in the past five years to more than $500 million annually, according to estimates kept by John Bear, author o
From Online Learning Update on September 29, 2003 at 8:46 a.m..
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Illinois Compass points learning to one place online - Ivan Silverberg, Daily Illini
Say goodbye to the confusing days of Campus Gradebook, WebCT Campus Edition, Blackboard, WebBoard and Mallard. Illinois Compass, a new online learning system, will replace the host of classroom Web services in 2004. Students and faculty will be able to
From Online Learning Update on September 29, 2003 at 8:46 a.m..
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New online textbook marketplace evolves - Ed Hudson, Massachusetts Daily Collegian
Students who hate the semi-annual long waits and heavy lugging of textbooks from the Textbook Annex can opt to do their shopping online, enjoying discount rates on a vast selection of books from TextbookX.com. This national Internet book market is gear
From Online Learning Update on September 29, 2003 at 8:46 a.m..
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Photography's tech focus
Motorola, Nokia and Gateway prep products that cater to the shutterbug in all of us, but some of those products won't get to market on time.
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 8:45 a.m..
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Streit um Olympia-Ringe geht weiter
Ein Streit um die olympischen Ringe kann die Bewerbung Leipzigs für die Sommerspiele 2012 gefährden. Ein Gesetz soll die Schwierigkeiten...
From Handakte WebLAWg on September 29, 2003 at 7:50 a.m..
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CORDIS im Web
CORDIS, der Informationsdienst der Europäischen Kommission für Forschung und Entwicklung, hat eine umfassende schrittweise Übersicht über das sog. RP6-Programm bereitgestellt....
From Handakte WebLAWg on September 29, 2003 at 7:50 a.m..
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Juvenile arrested in Blaster worm probe
No names, no pack drill
From The Register on September 29, 2003 at 7:46 a.m..
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NYT on RFID
The New York Times has a piece on RFID tags. It's basic, but worth reading as a milestone - the technology is starting to enter the public eye. These RFID tags ...
From Slashdot on September 29, 2003 at 7:46 a.m..
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PLoS Anwälte
Im Rahmen der Zusammenarbeit von Forschern, die mit den Abo-Kosten wissenschaftlicher Zeitschriften unzufrieden sind, wurde jüngst die Einrichtung einer "Public...
From Handakte WebLAWg on September 29, 2003 at 6:50 a.m..
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Tale Of Two Presidents
Rockland Community College is waiting for a judge to decide who will lead the institution.
From Chronicle: free on September 29, 2003 at 6:49 a.m..
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Press Ahead
Scholarly publishing's role in research, tenure, and promotions should be slowly and carefully assessed. But meanwhile, here are 10 practical steps to help academic publishers through the current hard times, by Cathy N. Davidson, vice provost for interdisciplinary studies and a professor of English at Duke University.
From Chronicle: free on September 29, 2003 at 6:49 a.m..
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WordCleaner
Wenn man aus MS Word Html-files generiert, dann bedeutet das in der Regel viele unnötige Tags. Auf Textism findet sich ein...
From thomas n. burg | randg'#228;nge on September 29, 2003 at 6:47 a.m..
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IBM Examines How Inventors Invent
What if lab managers helped inventors stay fresh and innovative? Big Blue's scientists convene to discuss ways to encourage creativity and listen to pep talks from a NASA astrophysicist and a newspaper cartoonist, among others.
From Wired News on September 29, 2003 at 6:46 a.m..
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Tablet PCs Finally Taking Off
Add user-friendly software and improved handwriting recognition technology to the proliferation of Wi-Fi and the debut of Microsoft's Windows XP Tablet PC and the demand for tablet personal computers is finally happening.
From Wired News on September 29, 2003 at 6:46 a.m..
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A Big Leap for Small Satellites
Several countries are planning launches in the near future of low-cost microsatellites. They believe the small craft can provide abundant data for climatic and space research. By Michelle Delio.
From Wired News on September 29, 2003 at 6:46 a.m..
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Nokia Snapshot of the Future
In a move analysts say is an indicator of what's to come in the camera-phone business, Nokia releases a series of imaging products, including a necklace, digital picture frame and kaleidoscope. By Elisa Batista.
From Wired News on September 29, 2003 at 6:46 a.m..
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Air Car Caught in Turbulence
A European firm is readying a model fleet of cars fueled by compressed air. But inventors still haven't worked out all the kinks in the revolutionary vehicle, which ran just 4.5 miles on a full tank in a recent test. By Brian C. Wilson.
From Wired News on September 29, 2003 at 6:46 a.m..
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Wi-Fi Hits the Road
In yet another attempt to bring broadband to rural America, a community college in sparsely populated Washington, North Carolina, outfitted a van with wireless gear to bring the Internet to students. By Elisa Batista.
From Wired News on September 29, 2003 at 6:46 a.m..
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California County Keeps E-Vote
A California county, gearing up for the state's recall, has no plans to change an electronic voting system despite a recent report stating the machines are highly insecure. Officials are confident they're safe. By Kim Zetter.
From Wired News on September 29, 2003 at 6:46 a.m..
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Palm UK web site lets Tungsten details slip
Not yet launched
From The Register on September 29, 2003 at 6:46 a.m..
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Fossil blames Flextronics for Wrist PDA delay
Even as the device's manufacturer successfully sued for $1bn
From The Register on September 29, 2003 at 6:46 a.m..
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Vodafone to offer Wi-Fi via third-party providers
Will not create its own hotspots
From The Register on September 29, 2003 at 6:46 a.m..
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Online Collaboration And Web Conferencing Update
Many things are happening under the sun here in Sharewood and the view looks great indeed. While the original Official Guide to SOHO Web Conferencing Tools has nicely made it to the shelves of Amazon, the newOnline SOHO Guide has just been updated with a number of new tools that, though I had reviewed in shorter articles, hadn't made it inside the Official Guide. Among these Glance, Voxwire and my latest discovery WebTrain. Each one of the tools reviewed has 30 sections devoted to it and, in most cases, over 50 color images to show its interface, controls and documentation....
From Robin Good' Sharewood Tidings on September 29, 2003 at 5:51 a.m..
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Academia Europaea
Der internationale Wissenschaftlerververband "Academia Europaea" hat einen weiteren Beitrag zur Debatte über einen europäischen Forschungsrat veröffentlicht. Dabei wird die Abteilung...
From Handakte WebLAWg on September 29, 2003 at 5:51 a.m..
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Frauen und Wissenschaft
Auf der Website "Women And Science" ist eine Sammlung von derzeit 26 Biographien aus Mittel- und Osteuropa abgelegt; aus den...
From Handakte WebLAWg on September 29, 2003 at 5:51 a.m..
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Edit 2020 Reflections
Edit 2020 Reflections is a new blog by Courtney, who appears to be in a school of education and hopes to be an eighth grade teacher. She just did her first post this past Sunday. In her first reflection, she mentions the EBN Network, which connects edbloggers, the collaborative nature...
From EdBlogger Praxis on September 29, 2003 at 5:50 a.m..
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Berners-Lee in Jolly England
From Semantic World on September 29, 2003 at 5:48 a.m..
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New Media Journalism
Seton Hill is sprouting blogs and it isn't even Spring. The New Media Journalism blog is a group weblog for the Seton Hill University community started on September 14th. Mike Arnzen's Pedablogue, which was posted on this site this past week, is a part of the Seton Hill domain....
From EdBlogger Praxis on September 29, 2003 at 4:50 a.m..
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Literature Circles
I frequently assign small group work in my classes; in lit courses the groups often focus on a particular reading and report back to the class. In my surfing of edublogs, I've routinely bumped into references to "literature circles": small groups that not only read a text, but have each......
From EdBlogger Praxis on September 29, 2003 at 4:50 a.m..
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GorillaPark goes titsup
'Not dramatic'
From The Register on September 29, 2003 at 4:46 a.m..
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Measure The Speed Of Light With Your Microwave
maddmike writes "There is a very interesting article on About.com that shows how to measure the speed of light using your microwave to melt chocholate. "
From Slashdot on September 29, 2003 at 4:46 a.m..
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Your Name Ain't on the List, at-risk teens and artists publish book about living in the urban core.
14 Kansas City teens and local artists from The Storytellers Inc., Artist Collective publish book about life in the urban core. Funding provided by Kansas City, Kansas Housing Authority. [PRWEB Sep 29, 2003]
From PR Web on September 29, 2003 at 4:46 a.m..
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Emerging Foundations Signs Licensing Agreement with U. T. Dallas To Commercialize, Sell University's Logistical Tracking System
DALLAS, Tex. HYPHEN Sept. 29, 2003 HYPHEN Emerging Foundations, Inc., an infrastructure and facilities management software and services company, today announced the completion of an agreement with The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) that provides the company with an exclusive license to commercialize and sell UTD's Logistical Tracking System (LTS) for facilities and space administration. [PRWEB Sep 29, 2003]
From PR Web on September 29, 2003 at 4:45 a.m..
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hotel-reservation-net.com Offer Several Special Packages for Online Travel
http://www.hotel-reservation-net.com launch several wonderful travel packages which can booked from today until 11/30/2003. [PRWEB Sep 29, 2003]
From PR Web on September 29, 2003 at 4:45 a.m..
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Glossary
Glossary of astronomical terms, with links to relevant web sites.
From Celestial Delights Online on September 29, 2003 at 3:52 a.m..
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Celestial Delights: The Best Astronomical Events through 2010
Both an introduction to astronomy and a calendar of upcoming celestial events for the remainder of the decade, this layperson's guide forecasts and explains numerous naked-eye phenomena in lucid writing and easy-to-grasp diagrams.
From Celestial Delights Online on September 29, 2003 at 3:52 a.m..
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The Quotable Mars
Mars has fascinated and frustrated planetary scientists for centuries. Kepler fought his "war against Mars" and won insight to the laws that govern the solar system. Spacecraft now en route to the planet have their own battle plan: to determine the role of water in the martian past. If history is any guide, Mars will not easily give up its secrets. This short collection of quotes provides a glimpse into how our perspectives on the Red Planet have changed over the past 400 years. July 9, 2003
From Celestial Delights Online on September 29, 2003 at 3:52 a.m..
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Space Invaders
By the end of next January, if all goes well, four spacecraft will be orbiting the Red Planet while three landers explore its surface. NASA's Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Odyssey spacecraft are, of course, already there. Here's the lowdown on the new arrivals. July 8, 2003
From Celestial Delights Online on September 29, 2003 at 3:52 a.m..
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5th International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education
From Distance-Educator.com's Daily News on September 29, 2003 at 3:49 a.m..
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4th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2004)
From Distance-Educator.com's Daily News on September 29, 2003 at 3:49 a.m..
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Centra Software Joins PeopleSoft Partner Connection Program
From Distance-Educator.com'apos;s Daily News on September 29, 2003 at 3:49 a.m..
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LibrarySpot
From Distance-Educator.com'apos;s Daily News on September 29, 2003 at 3:49 a.m..
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"How To Be An Effective Student Over the Internet. 10 Steps to Success."
From Distance-Educator.com'apos;s Daily News on September 29, 2003 at 3:49 a.m..
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WEB STYLE GUIDE, 2nd edition
From Distance-Educator.com'apos;s Daily News on September 29, 2003 at 3:49 a.m..
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Online crime analyst course breaks the mold
From Distance-Educator.com'apos;s Daily News on September 29, 2003 at 3:49 a.m..
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New WT program receives boost
From Distance-Educator.com'apos;s Daily News on September 29, 2003 at 3:49 a.m..
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Student needs drive IT decisions, study finds
From Distance-Educator.com'apos;s Daily News on September 29, 2003 at 3:49 a.m..
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Perceptions of Faculty on the Effect of Distance Learning Technology on Faculty Preparation Time
From Distance-Educator.com'apos;s Daily News on September 29, 2003 at 3:49 a.m..
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"X" Marks the Spot- My first Pure XHTML foray
For the last two years, most of my web work has been deploying Cascading Style Sheets (one CSS styles several hundred web pages across our main Zeldman and Meyers to take the leap. Eventually. This site I have been working on is still under wraps for the last bits of development, but I recently undertook what has turned out to be my first pure XHTML, no
From cogdogblog on September 29, 2003 at 3:48 a.m..
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California on Verge of Terminal Stupidity
A new poll says California Gov. Gray Davis is just about toast. I have no love for Davis or his...
From Dan Gillmor's eJournal on September 29, 2003 at 2:47 a.m..
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SCORM Dynamic Appearance Model white paper released
In a bid to make learning objects of the SCORM variety truly re-useable, Sun and the Canadian Department of National Defence have released a white paper on the Dynamic Appearance Model (DAM).
From CETIS: Standards in Education Technology on September 29, 2003 at 1:50 a.m..
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Is There Anyone Left in the Country that Still Believes Ashcroft??
Benjamin Franklin True Patriot Act "Rich writes 'Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) has introduced the Bejamin Franklin True Patriot Act HR 3171 'To provide for an appropriate review of recently enacted legislation relating to terrorism to assure that powers granted in it do not inappropriately undermine civil liberties,' which will repeal sections of the Patriot Act, restoring attorney-client pri
From The Shifted Librarian on September 29, 2003 at 1:49 a.m..
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But Can I Wear the Wrong Trousers?!
I don't actually play very many video games anymore, because as I found out during college, I get addicted pretty easily when I do find one that I like, and I am apt to lose weeks and sometimes months at a time because of this. It really hasn't been that much of a problem for me during the last few years. Until now.... Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo (with Bonus!) "Wallace & Gromit is an arcade platform adventure where the player
From The Shifted Librarian on September 29, 2003 at 1:49 a.m..
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What is a Good Free MUD Client?
br00tus writes "With the advent of MMORPG's like EverQuest, old-fashioned text-based, free MUD's may seem kind of antiquated. Nevertheless, I've been looking ...
From Slashdot on September 29, 2003 at 1:47 a.m..
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Quantum unveils tape storage product
The data-storage company takes the wraps off a new tape library system dubbed "Mako," with hopes it will take a bite out of rival Storage Tek.
From CNET News.com on September 29, 2003 at 1:45 a.m..
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Real MagiQ, Encryption Style
Uncrackable beams of light:MagiQ is in the final stages of testing a system for quantum cryptography, which it plans to release commercially within the next few months. Encryption engineers have long waxed lyrical about quantum cryptography, but this is among...
From Tim Swanson on September 29, 2003 at 12:48 a.m..
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Chicago Uncommon
Chicago Uncommon is a great photography site that uses Movable Type as its engine. Chicago Uncommon is the product of one woman's interests dramatically colliding. Passion for photography & web design crossed with an adoration of the Windy City developed......
From Movable Type on September 28, 2003 at 11:52 p.m..
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The Ultimate in Moblogging
There's a growing amount of concern about the impact of RFID technology on privacy--you know, if you don't yank the tags, and the UPC-based tag is still on your person in the clothes or shoes or merchandise you're wrapped in, you may be leaving your unique consumer signature every time you pass by an RFID reader close enough to pick up the data. So, like as you go through the doors of any store, or through a metal detector, or through the toll booth... Here's a great application for DARPA to look into for this: an RSS feed for every RFID tag issued, that updates every tim
From Sean Gallagher: the dot.communist on September 28, 2003 at 11:51 p.m..
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Out there things can happen, and frequently do...
I don't agree with this paper: "Blended Learning: What Works?" by Bersin and Associates, unlike Mick Taylor of BT who thinks it's "A fantastic study - filled with actionable information, tips, and lessons learned". I reckon it's actually a fairly obvious trot down the 'learn the minimum', 'learning is a selection of competencies' 'use learning objects' road and I think that, really, corporate contexts would do
From James Farmer's Radio Weblog on September 28, 2003 at 11:50 p.m..
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Individual Truth is Not the Same as System Truth
And there's always someone out there who can put it a heck of a lot better... goodonya, Spike Hall who compiles and puts together a fairly inspiring look at knowledge construction & 'dimensions of knowledge at differing levels of human organisational complexity'. "knowledge and truth are contextual and situational; part of context and situation is the complexity of living system for which knowledge or truth are claimed" [permalink broken so link just to Co
From James Farmer's Radio Weblog on September 28, 2003 at 11:50 p.m..
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More thoughts about weblogs in education
Dan Mitchell continues the development of this idea with an nice exploration of weblogs in education. We're on the same path Dan :o)
From James Farmer'apos;s Radio Weblog on September 28, 2003 at 11:50 p.m..
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Heh - Wonder Spray for Libraries that Experience WiFi Problems
WiFi Speed Spray " 'It's an amazing product, and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone who has a computer or would like to have a computer.' [via Michael's So-Called Life]" [MetaFilter]
From The Shifted Librarian on September 28, 2003 at 11:49 p.m..
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Make Sure You Hear OCLC's Side of the Story
I hate to find myself in the position of defending OCLC, but it seems that word is NOT getting out that their lawsuit against The Library Hotel ISN'T completely frivolous. (Emphasis below is mine.) OCLC Takes Legal Action to Protect Dewey Decimal Classification® (DDC®) Trademark "OCLC is disappointed that legal action had to be taken again
From The Shifted Librarian on September 28, 2003 at 11:49 p.m..
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Untitled
Round-trip air fare is $399 from SFO to BOS with enough time to do Day 2. At prices like this, can you afford to miss the show? Dave Sifry, Don Park, Jeremy Zawodny, you won't be sorry. Coming from Seattle? It's even cheaper! Brent Simmons and Robert Scoble, we'd just love to see your smiling faces on Day 2. You know you gotta do it. ";->"
From Scripting News on September 28, 2003 at 11:46 p.m..
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