By Stephen Downes
October 12, 2004

Perth and Fremantle
So this is it, my last day in Australia, as I board my flight in just a few hours and return to what I am told is a very rainy Moncton. I cannot say enough about the reception I have received here, the great people, the incredible experiences. Thank you to everyone here in the land down under, and I wait eagerly for my chance to return. Meanwhile, photos from Perth and Fremantle have been added to my site in the usual place. By Stephen Downes, Stephen's Web, October 13, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

Beyond Content
Short update on David Wiley's Open Learning Support (OLS), wehere "... learning communities where individuals around the world can connect with each other, collaborate, form study groups, and receive support for their use of MIT OCW materials in formal and informal educational settings," and a tidbit about Gilly Salmon's new job. By Derek Morrison, Auricle, October 12, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

A Culture of Feeds: Syndication and Youth Culture
The author describes his crisis of faith in RSS and feed readers, observing that the idea of syndicate content doesn't mesh with the new internet culture where everything is done by instant message. There's a point to this - but a point that, I think, tells us that RSS feed readers should look less like email and more like instant messaging. By Danah Boyd, Apophenia, October 10, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

From the website: "Webnote is a tool for taking notes on your computer. It allows you to quickly write something down during a meeting, class, or any other time that you have a web browser available." By Tony Chang, October, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

IMS ePortfolio Specification
IMS has released a draft of an e-portfolios specification. Readers have until November 12 to comment. By Various Authors, October, 2004 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

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