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by Stephen Downes
April 13, 2007

Interview: SplashCast'S Marshall Kirkpatrick
The conference ended at noon today and I walked out to Harvard. I don't know anyone there so I wandered around and looked at the buildings. So I'm a little tired now, so it's a bit of a short newsletter, beginning with this interview with Marshall Kirkpatrick of SplashCast, "a service that lets users create their own streaming media 'channels' that can combine various media including video, audio, photos, and text." Steve O'Hear, The Social Web April 13, 2007 [Link] [Tags: , , ] [Comment]

My Personal Learning Environment
Interesting post not only touting the concept of the personal learning environment (PLE) but also describing how hers is built from existing applications. Good stuff. Via Brent Schlenker. Related: Clive Shepherd summarizes my talk on PLEs at the eLearning Guild conference in Boston. Also, Stephen Powell on the talk. What I am trying to describe is more than just an aggregation of current desktop apps - it's a bit like the digital lifestyle aggregator described by Marc Canter, but I don't seem to be able to convey what happens when all the parts are actually linked together. Michele Martin, The Bamboo Project April 13, 2007 [Link] [Tags: ] [Comment]

Coming Soon to a Desktop Near You: Massive Amounts of 3D for the Masses
I have seen both 3D scanning and 3D printing for myself in the National Research Council labs - this was almost five years ago so they must be getting at least a little closer to commercial application. It's a bit of a leap from that to desktop manufacturing, though, as this would require either that we stock every element in our printer (in addition to smelting capacities) or acquire some sort of transmutation capacity, which would be much bigger news than desktop manufacturing. Most of the 3D we'll be looking at for anything like the short term will be virtual - good for the Wii, less good for Transmutation Industries Inc. Wayne Hodgins, Off Course-On Target April 13, 2007 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

Top 20 Most Influential Training Professionals
Overlooked again, it appears, as this list of the "Top 20 Most Influential Training Professionals" is composed entirely of people who are not me. Heh. Unattributed, Training Industry April 13, 2007 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]


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