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by Stephen Downes
September 27, 2007

Santa Cruz

I'm in LAX now on my way home from San Jose. The conference retreated to the pier at Santa Cruz last night. Some nice photos, of which I have uploaded only this one thus far. More soon. Stephen Downes, Flickr September 27, 2007 [Link] [Tags: , ] [Comment]

Want to Continue Wasting Your Money? - Keep On Blocking Social Software Behind the Firewall!
The story is in the headline, and continues with an outline of the 'Stop Blocking' campaign. Luis Suarez, ELSUA ~ A KM Blog September 27, 2007 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]

My OpenEd Demonstrator - Augmenting OER with Client-Side Tools
Scott Leslie demonstrates various tools for accessing and using open educational resources (OERs) through the use of client-side tools, partially to show how this is done and partially "to counter what seems to me like the chauvinism that people are going to consume your OER courses on your site, in the way you dictate." See also his coverage of the OpenEd conference. Scott Leslie, EdTechPost September 27, 2007 [Link] [Tags: ] [Comment]

A Low-Cost Laptop War! OLPC XO-1 Vs. ASUS Eee PC
As Robert Arrowsmith writes, "At the same time as One Laptop Per Child announces a XO laptop 'Buy Two-Get One' fire sale to try and save the Children's Machine we have Star Tech with the AllAsus website starting up pre-orders for the Eee PC ultra portable laptop." Robert Arrowsmith, One Laptop Per Child News September 27, 2007 [Link] [Tags: ] [Comment]

EduservCETIS 20Sep2007
If you are interested in the use of Second Life in online learning, you'll want to access the slides and podcasts from this meeting help a few days ago summarizing the results of four research projects sponsored by Britain's Eduserv Foundation. The projects were: Theatre, Performance, History and Creative Pedagogy: Theatron's Second Life; Learning in Second Life; Modelling4All: Intersecting computer modelling, Web 2.0, and Second Life; and Learning Support in Second Life with Sloodle. Various Authors, CETIS September 27, 2007 [Link] [Tags: , , , , , , ] [Comment]

One Laptop Per Child (New Version), Reviewed by 12-Year-Old
Another review, this time of the updated version of the XO computer. "Last review, I said that my main problem with the computer was its slow speed and its battery charge. And I am happy to say that both of those problems have been fixed in the new version." See more here and here. SG, Freedom to Tinker September 27, 2007 [Link] [Tags: none] [Comment]


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