Category Archives: Technology

New Portal to Second Life: Your Phone

This is good, because I was getting worried that I wasn’t logged into Second Life enough. Wade Roush at MIT Technology Review writes that Comverse has developed a Java-based client for cell phones with internet connections. It makes sense. More … Continue reading

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A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods

Boing Boing posted a story recently about  A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods.  The chart is fantastic.  While I’m familiar with many of the types of visualizations presented, there are several I haven’t seen before.  I was happy to see … Continue reading

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My Windows Vista Upgrade: Gone in 60 Seconds

Yesterday Wendy gave me the University’s Windows Vista Enterprise and Office 2007 discs.  I am a member of the University’s Software and Technology Standards group, working specifically on usability and academic issues, and while we’re not planning to upgrade either … Continue reading

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Futurist: To fix education, think Web 2.0

C|net posted a story on Friday of a talk that John Seely Brown gave at MIT.  Brown suggests that Universities and employers who want to improve engineering education should consider a Web 2.0 approach to changing the way they teach. … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Blogistan

Dispatches from Blogistan: A Travel Guide for the Modern Blogger, by Suzanne Stefanac is a good introduction for anyone who is considering a blog.  I found the first chapters of the book to be a well-told history of free speech.  … Continue reading

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About a week ago Gardner suggested Jim Groom’s blog, bavatuesdays, and it’s already paid off.  Jim mentions yet another Web 2.0 site, Shelfari.  You can build your library collection, rate and comment on your books, see what others have said … Continue reading

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Linkfest 0001

Here are some links I’ve come across this week.  They interest me, they may interest you. Second Life’s Must Have Stuff: From Wired.  I haven’t bought The Swimmer yet, but I’m thinking about it.  The real find is Freebies.  Several … Continue reading

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Arden: The World of Shakespeare

c|net has an article, “A Midsummer Night’s Virtual World“.  In it they interview Edward Castronova, who has just been announced as a $240,000 grant recipient from the MacArthur Foundation for a game he is developing, called Arden: The World of … Continue reading

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EDUCAUSE 2006 – Pioneering New Territory and Technologies

Malcolm Brown, Director of Academic Computing at Dartmouth, Salid Ganjalizadeh, Assistant Director for Instructional Technology at Catholic University, Leslie Hitch, Director, Academic Technology Services at Northeastern University, Christine McMahon, Manager, Advanced Technology at Saint Louis University, Pablo Molina, CIO Information … Continue reading

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EDUCAUSE 2006 – The Acceleration of Technology in the 21st Century: The Impact on Education and Society

Brian Hawkins started by announcing the awards for this year. The new Catalyst award went to Course Management Systems. I thought this was especially interesting considering the controversy around Blackboard and their patent suit. I wonder how much EDUCAUSE had … Continue reading

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