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By Stephen Downes
November 30, 2004

Understanding PISA
The headline was dramatic enough to cause a ripple in the reading public. "Students who use computers a lot at school have worse maths and reading performance," noted the BBC news article, citing a 2004 study by Ludger Woessmann and Thomas Fuchs which in turn was an analysis of a 200 study by the OCED called PISA. But did the headline get it right? For a variety of reasons - no. By Stephen Downes, Stephen's Web, November 30, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

The Next Rebirth of the Media
The same message offered to media applies to education: "What's vanishing is technical scarcity, and media franchises built on scarcity -- as most are -- will either remake themselves or die." By Edward Wassermann, Miami Herald, November 29, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

WikiNews
It got enough votes, and not it has launched - WikiNews. The idea here is that writers collaborate to write a news story - as the stories develop they are reviewed and then posted to the front page. By various Anonymous Authors, November 30, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

ePortfolios: A Portal Site
Resource site for people interested in ePortfolios. Defines the concept, covers the benefits, and points to examples. Via elearnspace. By Various Authors, November, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

The People Process Product Continuum in E-Learning: The E-Learning P3 Model
Straightforward article describing the roles of people (or groups) in the instructional design process and the tasks they perform. By Badrul H. Khan, Educational Technology, November, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

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