By Stephen Downes
June 7, 2005

Interface 2005
I'm off to Edmonton today for the Interface 2005 workshop being hosted by the good people at NAIT. Hence the early newsletter. By Various Authors, June, 2005 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

Merritt Workshop
Breezy coverage of an all-day workshop on e-portfolios at the BC Campus Workshop in Merritt, British Columbia. The session, by David Tosh and Kele Fleming, and the associated discussion brings us up to date on e-portfolios in Canada and elsewhere. By Jeremy Hiebert, HeadsPaceJ, June 5, 2005 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

Teach and Learn Online
Seb Fiedler points us to this e-learning weblog by Leigh Blackall in the Blue Mountains of Australia. Backall's coverage of the recent Blogtalk Downunder points us to Mark Bernstein, who has been blogging since 2001. By Leigh Blackall, June, 2005 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

Learning Technology
The April, 2005, issue of Learning Technology is now available and contains a number of useful (albeit short) articles, as usual. In particular, readers will wnat to look at CASLO: Collaborative Annotation Service for Learning Objects, by Carmen L. Padrón and two others in Madrid. As the title suggests, this article describes a mechanism that allows groups to annotate learning objects. Content is in XML; "Metadata can be used to describe, certificate, annotate, retrieve, extend or keep an updated history of a learning object." By Various Authors, June, 2005 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

ICT & Creativity
You could spend all day with this resource: streaming video from the ICT & Creativity conference, held in Vienna from 2-3 June 2005. Don't be thrown off by the German text; much of the content is in English. Via Laurent Straskraba in WWWEDU. By Various Authors, June 6, 2005 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

SUNY's Learning Environments Task Force Report
Interesting report documenting a study group's recommendations for future development at State University of New York (SUNY). As Michael Feldstein says, "it provides some rare insight into a large system like SUNY." Don't skip the appendices; that's where most of the content is. By Michael Feldstein, e-Literate, June 5, 2005 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

New Macs: Intel Inside
There has been a wave of commentary across the internet about Apple's decision to switch to Intel processors. See the Edu_RSS Apple category for coverage. My own take is that Apple is getting on the inside of the barrier that's about to be created by Intel's in-chip DRM support. I don't see any other commentators raising this, though. By John G. Spooner, eWeek, June 6, 2005 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

Teaching and Learning With Digital Resources: Web-Wise 2005
This month's issue of First Monday features the Web-Wise conference, running transcripts from selected papers presented at the conference. It's a bit of an odd choice of conference, and the papers are all case studies of e-learning projects or products. By Various Authors, First Monday, June 6, 2005 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

[Refer] - send an item to your friends
[Research] - find related items
[Reflect] - post a comment about this item

Know a friend who might enjoy this newsletter?

Feel free to forward OLDaily to your colleagues. If you received this issue from a friend and would like a free subscription of your own, you can join our mailing list at http://www.downes.ca/cgi-bin/website/subscribe.cgi

[About This NewsLetter] [OLDaily Archives] [Send me your comments]

Copyright © 2005 Stephen Downes
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.