Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Useful Links from Ed Media

I am in Orlando enjoying the Ed Media conference. I attended several sessions that were both informative and enjoyable today. I'm posting the resources that were shared:

Digital Library Network for Engineering and Technology
A digital library project funded by the National Science Foundation. DLNET is envisaged as a repository of "Learning Objects" (LOs) as well as a platform for information discovery, interaction, content-building and distribution that will support pedagogy and learning in Engineering and Technology. DLNET is a collaborative effort of four institutions: American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), Iowa State University (ISU) and Virginia Tech (VATECH). DLNET is hosted by the Alexandria Research Institution (ARI) of Virginia Tech.

Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
MERLOT is a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. Links to online learning materials are collected here along with annotations such as peer reviews and assignments.

David Reiss Digital Media Production
The URL is to his Links page which offers his free Flash Virtual Demo Reel Player 1.0 source file and his FLASH Video Player w/ text Field Version 2.0

Friday, June 09, 2006

Distance Learning News

There are so many pertinent articles for my students in this week's Distance-Educator, that
I'm just pointing to the link rather than excerpting or summarizing.

If you haven't subscribed yet, you should (great info).

Thursday, June 01, 2006

A Positive Outlook

Johnson's latest blog on SAT scores is refreshing. He is the only person I know who says that kids today are smarter!

When I look at what my kids are doing at 6 and 8 years old and think back to 20 and 30 years ago and what kids did then, I find it very easy to agree with Johnson. I'm not talking about memorizing multiplication tables, I'm referring to critical thought. My 8-year-old can think of alternative solutions to challenges faster and with more creativity than most adults. It's how this generation is wired!