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Aug 4, 2001

Cool graphics in XML Brief overview article that describes some of the capacies of SVG. By Mark Gibbs, Network World, June 4, 2001. Submitted on Aug 4, 2001 [Refer]

Adobe SVG Viewer Download Area The Adobe SVG Viewer is a plug-in that your Web browser will use to render SVG. Adobe Illustrator 9.0 will export SVG directly. Submitted on Aug 4, 2001 [Refer]

Creating Scalable Vector Graphics with Perl With SVG you can create extremely sophisticated images complete with paths, layering, masks, opacity control, animation, scriptable interactivity, and a small host of other advanced features -- all using nothing more than your favorite text editor or XML tools. This article discusses creating SVG documents quickly and simply using Perl and David Megginson's XML::Writer module. Submitted on Aug 4, 2001 [Refer]

Four Fictional Views on the Future of Learning I like this approach - the author looks at learning as it is described in four works in science fiction and extrapolates from them some common themes. He then maps this vision against what is offered today and asks why such learning is not available now. The reason, he suggests, is not technological: it's institutional. Quite right. By Alfred Bork, University of California, article in press. Submitted on Aug 3, 2001 [Refer]

Wireless Net: How Annoying! At last year's NAWeb conference I took advantge of wireless networking to read - and send - emails from the conference room during the presentation. I wasn't the only one to enjoy this convenience - but what happens if it becomes widespread and infiltrates all manner of conferences and classrooms. Chaos, I say, Chaos! By Rachel Konrad, CNet (reprinted on MSNBC), August 2, 2001. Submitted on Aug 3, 2001 [Refer]

ADA Technical Assistance CD-ROM Judging by the discussion on various mailing lists, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is a topic of significance to many online learning designers. Hence this ADA Technical Assistance CD-ROM, just released by the U.S. Department of Justice, will be of some value to many. Free for Americans; the website doesn't mention overseas enquiries. From this page also access the newly releaded PDF file, ADA Standards for Accessible Design. July 26, 2001. Submitted on Aug 3, 2001 [Refer]

Where Is E-Learning Headed? Summary of a recent Gartner Group report outlining major trends in online learning. But you have to feel Gartner is capable of better insight than this, as they blithely tell us that e-learning is expanding, governments are investing and various forms of corporate e-learning are on the rise. The one prediction of note is that "Hosted e-learning will offer alternative infrastructure," a prediction which has some merit but attracts a certain amount of scepticism. E-Learning Advisor, July 26, 2001. Submitted on Aug 3, 2001 [Refer]

Data on the Web This set of class notes provides an outstanding resource covering XML, related formats (such as XSL), content syndication, data mapping and more. Comprehensive, authoritative, and a very difficult read - the writing style is terse (it's just a set of class notes, after all) and full of XML examples. By Mark Francillon, Marlboro College, Spring, 2001. Submitted on Aug 3, 2001 [Refer]

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