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New Course Teaches Instructional Gaming A developer of educational video games for the classroom is offering what is believed to be the first comprehensive professional development course for educators who want to incorporate instructional computer gaming into their curricula. The course comes as interest in gaming as an instructional tool appears to be on the rise. From EdNA Online on March 29, 2006 at 8:30 p.m..


Tacoma Narrows Bridge The Tacoma Narrows Bridge opened in 1940 with the third longest suspension span in the world. Four months after traffic began crossing the bridge it collapsed. On the webpages here the University of Washington Library interfaces the story of the bridge with narrative and images from its historic collections. Engineering students can visit these pages [...] From Golden Swamp on March 29, 2006 at 5:30 p.m..


Andrew Morton defines true and false, once and for all linux If anything reassures me that the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) is on the right track with the linux kernel, it's the fact that they're spending time on the software quality aspects. This patch unifies 65 local implementations of TRUE and FALSE and quite a few implementations of NULL. http://marc2.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=114250357613993&w=2 For the non-programmers, Andrew Morton has submitted a patch to the linux kern From StuartYeates's blog on March 29, 2006 at 11:31 a.m..


Yet another Microsoft IE flaw Yet another bug / flaw / vulnerability / whatever-you-want-the-call-it has hit Microsoft's Internet Explorer. Much of the ho-ha in the press is about the short-term implications of this and they (and thus presumably their readers) are still not asking questions needed to shed real light on the underlying issues:  

  • Is there something about browsers that makes them inherently prone to these kinds of security bugs? Yes. There have been a range of bugs with security implications across a wide variety of browser, IE, Opera and Mozilla.
  • --> From StuartYeates's blog on March 29, 2006 at 11:31 a.m..


    Transforming Information and Learning Conference 2006 This conference is being organised by LIS@ECU, School of Computer and Information Science, Edith Cowan University. The conference theme is Making and Keeping Connections: Life, Learning and Information Networks, which reflects the significant connections that exist between technology, information, information agencies, schools, libraries and learning. From EdNA Online on March 29, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..


    Laptop Longevity? - DMFCs to Hit Stores in 2007 A Taiwanese manufacturer is expected to release fuel cells for laptop computers in 2007. These methanol cartridges are expected to significantly boost battery life, and should allow a user to work all day on one charge. From Read laptop reviews and notebook news at the laptops weblog - Laptopical on March 29, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..


    Online Tutorials for Common Computer Applications These online IT tutorials teach users how to use some common computer applications such as Access, Excel, WebMail, and Windows Explorer. Courseware available includes workbooks, manuals, and exercises. These tutorials are provided by the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit (LTEU) at Canterbury Christ Church University. From EEVL New Learning Materials on March 29, 2006 at 11:30 a.m..


    PlusDiscamus, The Movie: 25 April 2006 From usjournal.com: U.S. Journal of Academics on March 29, 2006 at 7:04 a.m..


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