Learning - Educational Technologies - Articles Archive
from October 13, 2007 to August 28, 2007

Open-source misses the point of defending users freedom and assimilating open-source with Free Software only plays against the original Free Software movement ideals and goals. The necessities of commercial business have somehow eroded the original Free Software ideals and the operational advantages have rapidly gained ... read more

Richard Stallman - Free Software Foundation - October 13, 2007

Experience design is an emerging field of study and research that is strongly connected to design, marketing and the ergonomics and usability aspects of a product. But how do you carry out experience design work, who are the best interpreters of this new art, and which ... read more

Elizabeth Sanders - MakeTools - October 12, 2007

E-books, are they coming or not? Eight months ago, contaminated by the insight and enthusiasm of Antonio Tombolini, the Italian e-book pioneer, I had given in-depth coverage to this little talked about technology that is slowly but steadily improving its capabilities. Apparently unnoticed by most, ebooks ... read more

John Blossom - Shore - October 10, 2007

How do you get your message to spread? How do make sure your voice and idea does not get lost into the raising noise all around you? How do you market your brand now that the TV industrial complex advertising mechanism costs more but delivers increasingly ... read more

Seth Godin - TED Talks - October 7, 2007

How do we share, collaborate and cooperatively support each other effectively online? Are there ways and methods we can use to improve our online sharing and collaboration abilities? Joshua Porter, brings in another inspired short essay, this time focusing on what you need to do to ... read more

Joshua Porter - Bokardo - October 5, 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

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