By Stephen Downes
February 2, 2004

Online Conference Discussions
This article doesn't go into a lot of depth, but it may provide a nice guide for people looking to add an online discussion element to their in-person conferences, something that is well recommended because conferences with an online component attract more interest and provide a richer experience for participants. By Stephen Downes, Stephen's Web, January 31, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

Beyond Learning Objects
In this article I discuss the idea that, in the provision of online learning content, we ought to look beyond learning objects, both in the sense that any digital reosurce may support learning, and in the sense that many non-digital resources ought also be considered learning resources. By Stephen Downes, Australian Flexible Learning Community, February 2, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

Yorkville University Canada's Newest University
This introduction announces the formation of a new private university in New Brunswick, Yorkville University (which sounds like it should be in Toronto, but I digress). It's still early days for the startup, founded in 2003, as they await New Brunswick government approval to offer programs and degrees. The plan is to use WebCT as the course management system and Embanet to provide 24-hour technical assistance. By John McLaughlin, After 5, February 1, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

Industry Snapshot - New List Available
Something we've been looking for, a nice, up-to-date list of the companies and organizations involved in e-learning here in New Brunswick, Canada. By Sean Wiseman, After 5, February 1, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

iUpload Mailby RSS
Simple and clever. This new service accepts an email message from you and converts the contents into an RSS feed. An overview of the service and helpful advice is provided by Robin Good (whose new feed loads nicely in Edu_RSS). By Various Authors, February, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

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