Learning - Educational Technologies - Articles Archive
from September 7, 2006 to July 28, 2006

Wiki Collaboration Tools Evolve Into Fully Professional Shared Workspaces with Great Accessibility and Ease of Use. I have now been using wikis for over two and half years, and frankly I couldn't do without them anymore. Their ability to facilitate my frequent needs to create shared workspaces ... read more

Robin Good and Michael Pick - September 7, 2006

Web Conferencing Goes Open-Source: As originally anticipated on these very pages, DimDim web conferencing is finally now a reality, failed to as it just released, as promised, its first version of the server-based DimDim conferencing server. Second Update (11:20am GMT+2): I have just received ... read more

Robin Good - September 6, 2006

The Table of Free Voices is an ambitious experiment in bringing over a hundred of the most important thinkers, scientists and humanitarians in the world together, and creating a dialogue between them and a global public. Dropping Knowledge, the non-profit organization behind the Table of Free Voices ... read more

Michael Pick - September 4, 2006

Asynchronous co-navigation also known as recorded web tours (see also: Collaborative browsing) is an online collaboration approach used to line up a sequence of web pages to be viewed, studied or analyzed by others, at their leisure, in an easy and simple way. In the past there ... read more

Michael Pick - Trailfire.com - September 2, 2006
Zooomr, perhaps the most fully featured photo sharing site on the web, recently launched a new version of its online service featuring a breathtaking new feature known as Portals. Portals, in short, allow you to create visual hyperlinks within images. With a simple click and drag ... read more

Michael Pick - August 30, 2006
Project management aficionados have now great new tool to work with, without needing to worry about which computer they are on or what operating system it uses. Completely web-based and accessible from any computer type: Zoho Projects is here. One more piece in the growing ... read more

Michael Pick and Robin Good - August 26, 2006
Here is our own, short (7 mins), pared down version of the excellent Beyond Broadcast video documentary produced by Martin Lucas about the Beyond Broadcasting: Reinventing Public Media in a Participatory Culture conference that was held at the Berkman Center this past spring. The original 13-minute video ... read more

Robin Good - August 25, 2006

What's important in a user-customer experience? A great ending, whether for an article, a visual presentation or a video tutorial, can leave your audience in a state of grace and satisfaction or leave them in total frustration and anger, with no further desire to see, read or ... read more

Kathy Sierra - Creating Passionate Users - August 21, 2006

The future of user interfaces for computer technology looks fascinating and full of amazing surprises. After having showcased the eery magic of seeing images displayed into thin air, user interface researcher Jeff Han guides you to see how amazing will be working with computers once we ... read more

Robin Good - TED Talks - TED Conference - August 21, 2006
The recent Wikimania conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts fell on the heels of comedian Stephen Colbert's revealing how easy it is to twist Wikipedia content to one's own liking. In spite of Wikipedia's editors correcting his gibberish quickly and effectively, the question of how to get Wiki ... read more

John Blossom - Shore - August 18, 2006

Evolution is about change. Anyone doing social change work, anyone trying to improve conditions, anyone trying to empower, succeed, innovate, heal, strengthen, renew, transform, enlighten -- or even conquer or destroy -- is engaged in evolutionary work. Ultimately change is happening all the time -- ... read more

Tom Atlee - August 12, 2006
Michael Arrington, editor of Techcrunch.com has released a video documentary of 24 minutes about Web 2.0. Some of the key issues he raised in this edited interview of 13 different CEO's from as many Silicon Valleys startups, were: 1. What is Web 2.0? ... read more

Robin Good - Techcrunch - August 10, 2006

Apple has just released some sneak previews on the new and upcoming version of the Mac operating system due in the spring of 2007. Dubbed Mac OS X Leopard, the new operating system introduces many new cool features including a deeply revamped iChat platform, new RSS ... read more

Robin Good - Apple - August 8, 2006

"Pay attention. Practice compassion. ;-) " Recently, science and technology blogger Roland Piquepaille interviewed Howard Rheingold, and asked him a number of questions about the future. Howard, is the author of SmartMobs, a best -selling book about the emerging power of small and large groups of individuals ... read more

Howard Rheingold and Roland Piquepaille - Primidi - August 7, 2006

If you are looking for an easy-to-use technology that allows you to schedule, promote and run live online web seminars, with attendees running in the tens or even hundreds, Citrix latest offering, GoToWebinar, has all you may be expecting and more to make this experience as ... read more

Robin Good - August 3, 2006

Breakthrough in digital imaging and virtual 3D computer vision. Researchers of Carnegie Mellon University and at Microsoft Live Labs have managed to uncover new ways to create navigable 3D visual spaces from the intelligent analysis of original 2D digital images. Here a composite image, showing a ... read more

Robin Good - August 2, 2006

Increasing numbers of websites are developing new types of user interface design, taking advantage of users' increasing levels of Internet-sophistication and faster connections. These new interfaces often allow users to view and manipulate large quantities of data. This article will have a look at some of the ... read more

Tim Fidgeon - Webcredible - August 1, 2006

Question: What big idea of 2006 will be extinct in 2036? Answer: Modern teacher training By 2036, the forms of teacher preparation that currently prevail in Western nations will have sunk into oblivion. We will have discarded schools of education, the pedagogies they teach, and the certification apparatus ... read more

Peter Wood - Maercatornet - July 31, 2006

Seven years ago in Bangkok, during my participation at an international workshop on improving training quality, organized by the World Bank Institute, I hand-wrote the following: "We are light-years away from what I would call effective training or education." I had just been out of a series of ... read more

Robin Good - July 29, 2006
Xcavator is a new type of search engine which utilizes visual clues that you provide to identify and extract similar pictures from large groups of digital images. Similar to another existing Flickr visual search tool called Retrievr, which allows you to make a visual sketch and ... read more

Robin Good - July 28, 2006

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