Learning - Educational Technologies - Articles Archive
from September 30, 2007 to August 19, 2007

I have now been using wikis for over four years, and frankly I couldn't do without them anymore. Their ability to facilitate my frequent needs to create shared workspaces in which I can easily add, edit and upload information and files of all kinds makes them ... read more

Lee and Sachi Lefever - CommonCraft - September 30, 2007

How do we educate our children to be active, critical thinkers and not dumb passive consumers serving someone else interests? For however strange this may sound to you, it may have been "marketing" itself to bring us the terrible education system most civilized countries have adopted ... read more

John Taylor Gatto - Harper's Magazine - September 29, 2007

Acrobat Connect Professional, the flagship web conferencing and online collaboration technology from Adobe, keeps, improving and remaining the real-time conferencing solution to beat. In this updated review I look again at Connect Professional key features, strengths and weaknesses to provide a comprehensive, independent evaluation of what ... read more

Robin Good - September 25, 2007

A free web-based personal video recorder (PVR) allows the scheduled recording of Italian mainstream on-air network channels which can then be easily downloaded to your iPod or iPhone. The unique service which is purely in experimental "beta" mode and has no commercial ambitions, provides a truly ... read more

Robin Good - September 24, 2007

Paul Rand, one of the most prolific and successful American graphic designers of the past century, lays down in this short essay the foundations of what the "politics of design" are all about. Rand's design philosophy is valuable for anyone interested in improving her understanding of ... read more

Robin Good - September 23, 2007

If you are looking for an easy way to share and collaborate on documents with other people in your team, Google Docs is one of the most interesting web-based alternatives to a Microsoft Office suite with the integrated, built-in ability to make document collaboration a breeze. Google ... read more

Lee Lefever - CommonCraft - September 19, 2007
"Maybe more than any other type of document, presentations are created to be shared. But assembling slide decks by emailing them around is as frustrating as it is time-consuming. The new presentations feature of Google Docs helps you to easily organize, share, present, and collaborate on ... read more

Robin Good - September 18, 2007

Video interview recording is the ability to record good quality video out of one-to-one at-a-distance video conferencing calls for the purpose of conducting and publishing interviews done with people that cannot be physically present at your location. But for however simple it may sound, video recording both ... read more

Robin Good - September 17, 2007

Yugma Skype opens-up the door to contextual, just-in-time collaboration, making it possible for any existing Skype user to start screen-sharing, live annotating or giving remote control of the screen to anyone in a few mouse clicks. What's more impressive is that Yugma for Skype supports up ... read more

Robin Good - September 12, 2007

Are we are educating people out of their creative potential? Can we see through our present education system and understand that the purpose and structures on which it was originally built (not so long ago) have all deeply changed? How can we critically view and improve ... read more

Sir Ken Robinson - Ted Talks - September 9, 2007

Increasingly, web 2.0 web sites provide you with a flurry of new tools, services and technologies all supposed to help you better leverage your existing communication skills via social media networks, new online distribution and delivery options and emerging alternative media publishing opportunities. ...and if you are ... read more

Robin Good - September 7, 2007

As the independent publishing industry gradually grows, an increasing number of online web publishers are running to find the resource they need the most: professional bloggers and talented content writers. But it is not an easy search. In fact, while there are thousands of bloggers searching for ... read more

Robin Good - September 4, 2007

Screencasting, the live screen-capture of you demonstrating a software or new application is increasingly the solution of choice when it comes to showcase, demonstrate, explain. A few hours ago Marshall Kirkpatrick of Splashcast twittered: "my ? is: what r some good methods 4 turning huge ... read more

Robin Good - September 2, 2007

Holidays are over, at least here in Italy where most people take their two or more weeks of vacation, during the month of August. It's time to think again about work, money, the future. What you are going to do with that unsatisfied feeling ... read more

Robin Good - August 31, 2007

If you are looking for online resources where you can find free stock video footage for your online video productions, you have landed on the right page. Until now, producing quality opening titles and station breaks for your online video channel has required lots of extra ... read more

Michael Pick - Michael-Pick.com - August 28, 2007

Mashups are filled with technical challenges and that is why many technologists are attracted by them. The challenge of having to find new solutions to "old" technical issues while "inventing" new ways to mix and combine existing resources and tools is undoubtedly a very positive motivator ... read more

Duane Merrill - IBM - August 24, 2007

I myself, more often than not, am involved in some design process or decision. No matter if we are looking at ways to improve monetization of one of my sites or at how to make it easier for you to publish video clips archives or ... read more

Joshua Porter - Bokardo - August 23, 2007

In the first part of 2007 I have taken my personal dive with live video streaming, and the Italian audience who has followed my non-stop reports from several of the largest barcamps held recently here in Italy, has seen with how much passion and interest I ... read more

Fabio Di Niro - August 21, 2007

If you are looking for a tool that allows you to create impressive web presentations in a fraction of the time it would be take the best slideshow editor, you have found the first online service that does really so. Check out here below the stunning ... read more

Robin Good - August 20, 2007

In this fourth part of this Video Publishing, Production and Technology Guide, the spotlight is on video search engines and services, on video collaboration tools allowing teams to work around video design, storyboarding or editing while at different locations, and on the increasingly in-demand video ... read more

Robin Good - August 19, 2007

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