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Special Issue: Zero Links from Zero Sources

I follow my links from time to time on Technorati and I am surprised to find many quality blogs that have received no attention; as Technorati says, "zero links from zero sources". This special issue is attempt to redress that imbalance, to highlight some worthwhile blogs that are worth reading and linking to.

By Stephen Downes
August 1, 2004

Situativity
Mostly a focus on business e-learning and sales training; the site includes a link to the author's articles. Also looks at instructional design. Moderate posting frequency. Since September, 2003. By Rovy F. Branon, August 1, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

e e learning
Covers elearning principles, evaluation, future vision and knowledge management. Infrequent posting. Since January, 2004. By Dave, August 1, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

a journal of a researcher
Journal of an NRC researcher working on XML, RDF and the semantic web, with a focus on web services. Can get pretty technical. Moderate frequency. By Yuhong Yan, August 1, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

Research Pages of Stuart G. Towns
Subtitles "A narrative of my research on Educational Technology in Thailand," this blog looks at metadata, educational technology and media, and related topics. Moderate to frequent posting. Since November, 2003. By Stuart G. Towns, August 1, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

Faculty Mentors
Intended to enhance the profession of college teaching, this site culls links to resources of links to collecge teachers, for example, weekly tips, research tools, lists of bloggers. Based in central Texas. By Mentor, August 1, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

The Distant Librarian
As the name implies, a mostly exclusive focus on libraries for distance learning, a topic that includes posts on file servers and LMSs, online books, open access and library instruction. Moderate to frequent postings. Based in Calgary. Since May, 2004. By Paul R. Pival, August 1, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

raincoat agreements
Based in Prince Edward Island, Canada, this blog focuses on hardware and especially music and digital photography. Moderate frequency. Since June, 2004. By Sean Mcgrath, August 1, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

pdZone
A few posts in French but mostly in English. Covers blogs in schools, classroom resources, and professional development resources generally. Moderateto frequent posts. Since September, 2003. By Jason, August 1, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

Community
Covers connectivity and technology for local and regional institutions, witha lsant toward schools. Was posting almost daily until mid-June. Since May, 2004. By Bernie Goldbach, August 1, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

Brain Frieze
Actually has 3 links, but the full URL has 0. Covers instructional technology, schools and blogging. Google thinks it's a political blog, which isn't really accurate. Some good links not found elsewhere. Moderate to frequent posting. By Kim Cavanaugh, August 1, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

Relevancy
I don't know how Technorati considers this to be a 0 links blog, but somehow it does. The author can also be found at Toucan House. Relevancy means "adapting to the needs and wants of the people you interact with." Moderate to frequent posts. Since April, 2004. By Lisa Galarneau, August 1, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

Marasim -- Knowledge Relationships and Management
Longish quotes, summary and some opinion about the semantic web and knowledge management. Moderate to infrequent postings. Since June, 2004. By Ajay Sethi, August 1, 2004 12:04 a.m. [Refer][Research][Reflect]

Research Reads
Mid-size posts on things like portfolios, storytelling and accreditation. Infrequent posts, but picking up a bit recently. Since August, 2003. By Spaeth, July 31, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

The Art of Knowledge
Someone who throws searches into Google just to see what they get has the right attitude in my books. Longish posts on e-learning and knowledge management with summary and response. Additional blog, I Kant Spell, has a couple of links. Since July, 2003. By Bret Holmes, July 31, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

Yan know what?
One of the better finds in this list, Yan's blog has no business being in this list. Looks at some of the more thoughtful pieces on the semantic web and knowledge management and offers thoughtful reflections. Moderate frequency. Since March, 2004. By Yan Simard, July 31, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

Paul's Academic Log
Quite new and hasn't really estyablished a voice. Links on search service for archived Canadian scholarship, Atutoir, Canada and copyright. Based in Virginia. By Paul, July 31, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

E-learning from the trenches
Covers RSS, blogs, FURL, open source. Also picks out major reports and papers on e-learning. Good selection. Moderate frequency. Since December, 2003. By Travis Christopher, July 31, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

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