Monthly Archives: April 2011

Sophia is a social network for teaching and learning

What happens when you integrate social networking mechanics into online learning? How can we better share our knowledge to learn from each other, anywhere, anytime? An online learning platform called Sophia is a new attempt to provide the means to … Read

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5 ways to embed media in your blog, online course, or website

This week I spent some time helping a special education faculty member prepare options for embedding video, images, and other media into web-based instruction, blogs, and publications. Below is a list of options I prepared for him. Why would you … Read

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Another glimpse at the future of the textbook?

To date, most mass-marketed books and magazines available have still been relatively static–simply electronic copies of pieces of paper. Several companies are working to change that, but Push Pop Press may be ahead of the curve–especially if they can make … Read

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MacWorld’s list of Flip camera alternatives (not just for Macs)

Still down about the demise of the Flip? If you’re still looking for cheap video cameras, cheer up–you’ve got a number of options from which to choose, and MacWorld gives you the low-down on four of them. These will all … Read

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What is gamification?

Here’s something I learned the other day: The last megahit educational software title was Where in the World in Carmen Sandiego?. It was released in 1985. What happened after that? Educational “games” became more about learning and less about being … Read

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Founders of YouTube purchase Delicious from Yahoo

The bookmarking service, Delicious, has officially been sold to YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen. According to their blog,”Yahoo! will continue to operate Delicious until approximately July 2011. When the transition period is complete, your information will be moved … Read

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Summer conference season is almost upon us: Make the most of your time there

Are you going to any good conferences this summer? Amber shared a few worth checking out a few weeks ago–whether you’re attending one of these or any other, you’ll want to take advantage of the opportunity. Productivity blog The 99 … Read

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The white iPhone 4 will be available tomorrow

For those of you holding out for a white iPhone, the big day has finally arrived. Apple announced that, on April 28, the white iPhone 4 can be purchased at Apple.com, Apple stores, AT&T, Verizon and other authorized retail outlets. … Read

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Update to Evernote for Mac adds audio recording and social sharing

Evernote fans: Be sure to download version 2.1 of the software (or watch for it soon in the Mac App Store if you downloaded it that way). According to ReadWriteWeb and several other sources, 2.1 adds a very useful audio … Read

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Social networking news: Facebook Deals and selecting sharing, changes at Friendster

A few newsworthy notes from the world of social networking: First, Facebook has finally announced its long-anticipated “Deals” feature. In a nutshell, Deals lets you take advantage of special savings by checking into participating shops and restaurants. Deals is taking … Read

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