Wednesday, December 31, 2003
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
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
Over the Rainbow yarns
Tuesday, December 23, 2003
BBC Radio Five
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.
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
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
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.
UNESCO Web Portal
Observatory of the Information Society: An International Gateway
Wednesday, December 10, 2003
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
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
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.