By Stephen Downes
March 8, 2004

Bee-coming a Webhead
I just picked up this link to Bee-coming a Webhead via Technorati - Bee is Barbara W. Juzwiak, who teaches English at a Franco-Brazilian school in São Paulo. Through this site, I found a link to Evonline 2004 Becoming a Webhead, a six week online conference connecting tecahers from around the world. Bee writes, "Webheads in Action is more than a community of practice. It is a warm, open and nurturing environment where you meet people who not only work hard but also care and share with the others their love for knowledge." By Barbara W. Juzwiak, March 8, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

Concept Map
Guess it had to happen; Jay Cross links to this concept map about concept maps. By Jay Cross, Internet Time, March 8, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

Blackboard's SEC IPO Filing
No information, but I guess Blackboard is going the IPO route. Scott Leslie links to their SEC filing; I link to Scott. By Scott Leslie, EdTechPost, March 8, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

Universia, pionera del RSS
Some days you just say, this is as it should be, and other days, you just go "wow". This is a "wow" day. As Rebecca Rippin writes to me from Spain, "I thought you may like to know that this week Universia, the Hispanic world's largest university portal (over 700 partner universities spreading across Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, Puerto Rico) has included RSS in its elearning section... This means that new electronic courses of over 700 hispanic universities are now available via RSS and that Universia are our first converts!!" This press release is in Spanish; or you can read Google's English translation. By Press Release, Universia.es, March 8, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

E-Learning Provides Answers
Outline of a talk by a Namibian government minister Joel Kaapanda touting the benfits of online learning for the education of local government officials, part of coverage of an Electronic Distance Training in African Local Governments on Sustainable Development conference (EDITOSIA). EDITOSIA is "an African-European project being carried out by a network of 10 partners representing the scientific community, local government, training and Internet providers to explore the suitability of new electronic distance learning schemes." By Wezi Tjaronda, AllAfrica.Com, March 8, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

Tribe.net Empowers Members to Open and Distribute Content
One of the more established social networking sites, Tribe.Net, announced today the launch of RSS feeds for its 13,000 affinity groups (or 'tribes'). The semantic social network marches on. More coverage. By Press Release, Tribe Networks, March 8, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

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