Learning - Educational Technologies - Articles Archive
from March 9, 2007 to November 24, 2006

The term search engine is for many of us synonymous with Google - if you're looking to quickly find something online, it usually seems like the easiest option to head on over to Google and see what you can find. But there are hundreds of search ... read more


Open-source software is revolutionizing business, transforming governments and enabling education across the planet. Open-source is built on the principle that the source code of a program should be readily accessible, so that users have the right to maintain, adapt and improve the software they use in ... read more

Robin Good - February 16, 2007
Delivering and tracking effective e-learning content is an essential part of many companies daily workflow, and there are no shortage of services offering solutions to this problem. Not all of them offer an easy way to integrate your existing training materials with the need to monitor ... read more

Michael Pick - February 15, 2007

The expression "alternate reality games" refers to a type of game that overlaps the game world with reality, by utilizing real world media, in order to deliver an interactive narrative experience to the players. Over the past years, alternate reality games have captured the imagination of ... read more

Michael Pick - February 14, 2007

By subtitling or dubbing your Internet video output you expand its reach. This is a great way of adding value to your video, whether from an accessibility perspective, from the desire to reach an audience outside of your own first language, or even to add 'liner ... read more

Michael Pick - February 6, 2007

ARGs excel at providing a rich and rewarding cross-media experience to players, usually with a uniquely strong story and enthralling gameplay. Their creators rarely have problems coming up with ideas and content, but a frequent early problem is that of how to secure income to support ... read more

The IGDA Alternate Reality Games SIG - IGDA - January 26, 2007

Today, if you want to communicate effectively, whichever is your medium of choice, you must understand and leverage the power of visual communication. The more you understand the logic and principles that direct effective communication the more you can leverage the fascinating new digital image ... read more

Robin Good - January 24, 2007

In the first part of this paper we provided an introduction to Alternate Reality Games, whereas in the second part we covered a large variety of games within ARG. This section addresses the specific details and design choices faced when developing an ARG. There are a ... read more

The IGDA Alternate Reality Games SIG - IGDA - January 12, 2007

Have you been trying to find some cool internet video only to waste a lot of time to find little or nothing? You are not alone. Nonetheless the huge amount of video content now accessible online, finding the quality part of this infinite long tail of videos ... read more

Robin Good - January 10, 2007
What is the future of independent films and user-generated video now that the online video revolution is in full swing? World renowned film-director and Oscar winner Francis Ford Coppola shares, in this very old television clip (must be from the 80s), his 1-minute insight into the future ... read more

Robin Good - January 8, 2007

Personal productity tools and online services are increasingly taken over physical consumer electronic tools and downloadable utilities. Nonetheless there will always be space for the latter two, it is indeed an outstanding fact that with the advent of what is being labelled Web 2.0, the number ... read more

Robin Good - January 5, 2007

Alternate Reality Games: Genres And Categories - Originally funded and developed by independent game-makers, the popularity of the Alternate Reality Gaming genre (ARG) has grown in a way that lends itself to a further breakdown into several sub-genres. In the first part of this research we ... read more

The IGDA Alternate Reality Games SIG - IGDA - January 3, 2007

Online video, Internet television, IPTV and grassroots independent video publishing will indeed be some of the fastest moving new media sectors. All of them will see further changes, unpredicted disruptions and innovation, and lots of new fascinating video publishing tools and content opportunities during 2007. This ... read more

Robin Good - January 1, 2007

2006 proved itself to be the year of online video, and as the medium has evolved more and more free online resources have become readily available for those willing to look for them. As universities get wise to the Open Courseware concept, and independent video producers ... read more

Michael Pick - December 29, 2006

For corporate newsmasters OPML reading lists are an excellent way of gathering and custom-distributing thematic collections of RSS Feeds within the organization. By being able to effectively aggregate, organize, label, and provide selected access to thematic RSS feeds collections, corporate digital information librarians are now given ... read more

Michael Pick - December 28, 2006

What is an ARG? What if reality were different? What if you suddenly discovered not just different customs but different rules, different rewards, wholly different aspirations - a reality in which everyday occurences were not exactly what you thought, in which certain activities suddenly took on ... read more

The IGDA Alternate Reality Games SIG - IGDA - December 22, 2006

"During the last few years, new forms of content generation and organisation on the World Wide Web have emerged. Services such as blogs, wikis and podcasting give users the opportunity to become authors and to express themselves. For the first time, even users lacking the knowledge ... read more

Josef Kolbitsch and Hermann Maurer - Journal of Universal Computer Science - December 15, 2006

The Read/Write culture of the remix and mash up are reshaping the web as we know it. But both continue to be threatened by those who would maintain an economic choke-hold on creativity. For while smart start-ups and media producers are backing the new wave of ... read more


Yesterday, Adobe officially announced the release of the new Adobe Acrobat 8 which carries now within itself the fertile seed of easy-to-use real-time online collaboration for just about everyone. The new Acrobat Connect not only facilitates instantaneous document exchange and review but makes web conferencing and ... read more

Robin Good - December 7, 2006

Nonetheless the Creative Commons organization and its innovative and open content licensing approach have now been around for more than a few years, there are still a great number of would-be independent publishers, authors, and artists that while wanting to make best of the new opportunities ... read more

Robin Good - November 24, 2006

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