March 02, 2005

First posting for March 2005

G'day

It's a great morning in Auckland :-) There's an extra number of sites in this posting as I have been doing some resource gathering for some workshops. Should be something for everyone ... so enjoy and use :-)

1. Just announced by JISC in the UK a new Website that supports JISC's e-Learning Programme with news and commentary about programme developments. This will be well worth bookmarking and revisiting from time to time

http://www.elearning.ac.uk/

2. A new online journal to keep an eye on and/ or make a submission

The International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT) is an e-journal that provides free and open access to all of its content.

http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/

3 If you teach Geography, This site will add some useful resources to your learning environment

http://www.dialogplus.org/

4. The knowledge Community is an innovative development from Hong Kong. I was given a demonstration last week and I was certainly impressed with its capability and possibilities. Download the .pdf file from the ' What is KC/ " link to learn more.

http://globalkc.net/

5. Do you like interactions online? the Biz Ed virtual worlds site offers a number of opportunities to be part of a virtual economy, bank, factory, learning arcade, developing country or a farm!

http://bized.ac.uk/virtual/home.htm

6. E-learning in Further and Higher Education provides a raft of links to resources identifying opportunities and options mainly in Europe

http://ekb.mwr.biz/efurthereduc.htm

7. Interested in comparing the functionality of LMS/VLE's ? This recently redesigned site from Switzerland is worth exploring

http://www.edutech.ch/lms/ev2.php

8. Another one of those sites with copious amounts of information and links to the use of Videoconferencing. Has some useful stuff here.

http://www.savie.com/

9. SCORM appears to be mentioned whenever I attend a seminar or workshop on e-learning developments. This site provides some SCORM 'insites' and useful links to documentation

http://www.scorm.com/SCORMResources.php

10. I recently managed a series of five workshops using Wikis (the new WWW.... Workshops With Wikis :-) ). Alan Levine from Maricopa was responsible for getting me interested in their functionality and use in education. I was really surprised how well the workshops went (some 2 hour, some 4 hour) The excellent level of participant involvement in using the Wiki and very good feedback has made me decide to use them a lot more. Members of our Learning Technologies team at Unitec have just run a successful pilot combining Wikis and the Blackboard LMS.

There are many sites about Wikis. This one provides a common sense overview.

Give them a go :-)

http://www.commoncraft.com/archives/000644.html

That's it for today... enjoy the rest of your week :-)

Regards

Richard

Richard Elliott
Director
Learning Technologies

Unitec New Zealand
Private Bag 92025
Carrington Road
Auckland
http://www.unitec.ac.nz

" Learning in the driver's seat, technology turning the wheels"

See you at ASCILITE 2005 in BRISBANE: 4 - 7 December,

http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/brisbane05


OR

ALT-C 2005, 6-8 September, Manchester, UK

http://www.alt.ac.uk/altc2005

Posted by richard at March 2, 2005 07:58 AM
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