Annotated favs

Wednesday, December 31, 2003

History Wired

Welcome to the Smithsonian Institution's HistoryWired: A few of our favorite things.

The initial 450 objects, selected by curators from across the Museum, include famous, unusual, and everyday items with interesting stories to tell. They are not intended to be representative of the Museum's entire collection.

Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Best of Brittish Blogging, from the Guardian

Call Centre Confidential

Black and White photography

Monndance Wool

Monday, December 29, 2003

Deep Content: Guide to Effective Searching of the Internet (via Techno-News Blog) and validating web content.

Sunday, December 28, 2003

Sandbaggers website - opsroom

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

Knitting Needles

Over the Rainbow yarns

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

BBC Radio Five

Curtin Au
Curtin University of Technology in Perth Australia will offer all courses online for its Master of Information Management and other programs in 2004

Monday, December 22, 2003

From Gary Price at Resouce Shelf Educators Reference Desk
AskERIC is gone (other ERIC Clearinghouses have also closed). However, many of the important resources AskERIC provided are now available via The Educator's Reference Desk. ERD is a service of The Information Institute at Syracuse University.

A list of where some ERIC Clearinghouse material can now be accessed.

How Cell Phones Work

How to knit an i-cord
has an animation too

Saturday, December 20, 2003

I want some ebony knitting needles. I cannot find them anywhere in Canada :-(
I found a link for the Beehive Store in Victoria

Friday, December 19, 2003

We-Learning: Social Software and E-Learning
By Eva Kaplan-Leiserson
In their rush to jump on the e-learning bandwagon, many companies created what is derogatively termed by some as shovelware: text-heavy content dumped online without much thought given to its usability or interactivity. Fortunately, that’s changing slowly. More companies are using real-time learning events, virtual classrooms, and interactive simulations to reintroduce the human (or almost human) element into learning technology.

Choral Music Domain Library
from MaryLaines Neat New Stuff
The Choral Public Domain Library (CPDL) is the largest website devoted exclusively to free choral sheet music. Begun in December 1998, the site has over 250 contributors and 6,000 scores.

Cat Gallery
from MaryLaines Neat New Stuff, some paintings of cats

Thursday, December 18, 2003

BC Gov Min. of Education reports
Has annual teacher salaires, amongst other things

Deafness in Dogs and Cats
found using a neat search tool, mentioned in Resource Shelf, Vivisimo


Wednesday, December 17, 2003

What makes e-learning successful?

For teaching to be effective, cognition and emotion must work together,” says Norman. He says four elements must be present for an e-learning experience to be successful:

Strong motivation: The material is structured around a problem the student really cares about.
Positive encouragement: Efforts to explore and understand the material are rewarded.
The social factor: A strong social commitment is present, achieved either by having people work in teams or by establishment of a strong personal commitment to the teacher through continual feedback and interaction.
Stress: Frequent assignments that impose deadlines on learners. A little stress is a great focus-booster.

and I agree

Sunday, December 14, 2003

Citing a Weblog Comment in MLA Style

Saturday, December 13, 2003

Marylaine's 5 great sites - each - on any topic
Deac 2003
It is a selection of interesting and useful sites on each topic, each doing quite different things.
Has list of links for finding out of print books

movie archives
Our goal in digitizing these movies and putting them online is to provide easy access to a rich and fascinating core collection of archival films.

Dog breeds

UNESCO Web Portal
Observatory of the Information Society: An International Gateway

Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Aberdeen U
MSc Information and Library Studies

Tuesday, December 09, 2003

Criteria for Evaluating Online Courses
Clayton R. Wright
Instructional Media and Design
Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4S2

The criteria presented in this guide are based on the national and international experiences of staff in the Instructional Media and Design department at Grant MacEwan College. Although they were developed to assist educators in evaluating the effectiveness of online courses, they may also be used as guidelines for course developers.

Saturday, December 06, 2003

Canada Reads

In February 2004 on CBC Radio and CBC Newsworld, five prominent Canadians each will defend what they think is the one home-grown book for all of Canada to read.

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

Consumer Search

ConsumerSearch is the youngest of the companies that specializes in publishing consumer advisory information. If you think that there is hardly a need for yet another consumer product information source, think again. The instant appeal of ConsumerSearch is that it can save you time in consulting a number of other resources.

Tuesday, December 02, 2003

mr. picassohead


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