A “Candadian Studies” page and a “Tokyo Studies” page have been created as course page to explore the workiongs of the ScholarPress plugin to Worpress.
February 8, 2009
February 6, 2009
Following a suggestion from Geoff Duke, and seconded by Paul Martin, I’ve both upgraded this installation from 2.5 to 2.7, and installed the ScholarPress.Net “Courseware” plugin.
Wordpress in general makes a nice content management system; perhaps this plugin will make it something that plays nice with Blackboard etc.
April 17, 2008
Joi Ito explains Creative Commons to Loic Le Meur in light of “transaction costs” ….
September 12, 2006
World Conference on Educational Multimedia,
Hypermedia & Telecommunications
June 25-29, 2007 * Vancouver, BC Canada
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
** Submissions Due: Dec. 19, 2006 **
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
** What are your colleagues saying about ED-MEDIA conferences? **
COLOR POSTER–ED-MEDIA 2007 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
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>> CONTENTS & LINKS (details below)
1. Call for Papers and Submission & Presenter Guidelines, Deadline Dec. 19th:
2. Major Topics: www.aace.org/conf/edmedia/topics.htm
3. Presentation Categories: http://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia/categories.htm
4. Corporate Showcases & Demonstrations: http://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia/corporate.htm
5. Proceedings & Paper Awards: http://www.aace.org/pubs
6. For Budgeting Purposes: http://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia/rates.htm
7. Vancouver, BC Canada: http://www.aace.org/conf/Cities/Vancouver/
8. Deadlines: http://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia/deadlines.htm
ED-MEDIA 2007–World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications is an international conference, sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). This annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to multimedia, hypermedia and telecommunications/distance education.
ED-MEDIA, the premiere international conference in the field, spans all disciplines and levels of education and attracts more than 1,500 attendees from over 60 countries. We invite you to attend ED-MEDIA and submit proposals for presentations.
All presentation proposals are peer reviewed and selected by three reviewers on the respected international Program Committee for inclusion in the conference program, proceedings book, and CD-ROM proceedings.
For Call for Presentations, connect to:
All authors MUST follow the submission guidelines and complete the Web form at:
For Presentation and AV Guidelines, see:
* Keynote Speakers
* Invited Panels/Speakers
* Corporate Showcases & Demonstrations
The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to, the following major topics as they relate to the educational and developmental aspects of multimedia/hypermedia and telecommunications:
1. Infrastructure: (in the large)
– Architectures for Educational Technology Systems
– Design of Distance Learning Systems
– Distributed Learning Environments
– Methodologies for system design
– Multimedia/Hypermedia Systems
– WWW-based course-support systems
2. Tools & Content-oriented Applications:
– Authoring tools
– Evaluation of impact
– Interactive Learning Environments
– Groupware tools
– Multimedia/Hypermedia Applications
– Research perspectives
– Virtual Reality
– WWW-based course sites
– WWW-based learning resources
– WWW-based tools
3. New Roles of the Instructor & Learner:
– Constructivist perspectives
– Cooperative/collaborative learning
– Implementation experiences
– Improving Classroom Teaching
– Instructor networking
– Instructor training and support
– Pedagogical Issues
– Teaching/Learning Strategies
4. Human-computer Interaction (HCI/CHI):
– Computer-Mediated Communication
– Design principles
– Usability/user studies
– User interface design
5. Cases & Projects:
– Country-Specific Developments
– Exemplary projects
– Institution-specific cases
– Virtual universities
6. Special Strand: ** Universal Web Accessibility **
– Emerging Technologies & Accessibility
– Infrastructure, Technology & Techniques
– International Challenges
– New Roles for Teachers/Learners
– Other: Research, Library Issues, etc.
– Policy and Law
– Site Management Considerations
The Technical Program includes a wide range of interesting and useful activities designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information.
CORPORATE SHOWCASES & DEMONSTRATIONS:
Companies have the opportunity to demonstrate and discuss their educational technology products and services in through Corporate Showcases and Demonstrations / Literature.
PROCEEDINGS & PAPER AWARDS:
Accepted papers will be published by AACE in the Proceedings Book and on CD-ROM.Proceedings in this series serve as major resources in the multimedia / hypermedia /telecommunications community, reflecting the current state of the art in the discipline. In addition, the Proceedings also are internationally distributed through and archived in the Education and Information Technology Digital Library, http://www.EdITLib.org
Selected papers may be invited for publication in may be invited for publication in AACE’s respected journals especially in the
- Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia (JEMH),
- International Journal on E-Learning (IJEJ), or
- Journal of Interactive Learning Research (JILR).
All presented papers will be considered for Best Paper Awards within several categories. Award winning papers may be invited for publication in the AACE journals.
FOR BUDGETING PURPOSES:
The conference registration fee for all presenters and participants will be approximately $395 U.S. (AACE members), $450 U.S. (non-members). Registration includes proceedings on CD, receptions, and all sessions except tutorials. The conference dinner will be an extra fee.
All conference sessions will be held at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel (http://www.aace.org/conf/edmedia/hotel.htm). The Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre is Vancouver’s premier hotel – ideally located in the heart of the city’s business, financial and shopping districts – with magnificent views of the mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Special discount hotel and airline rates have been obtained for ED-MEDIA participants.
VANCOUVER, BC CANADA:
Vancouver is a dynamic, multicultural city with a cosmopolitan flair set in a spectacular natural environment. Nestled between majestic mountains and sparkling ocean, Vancouver is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
For further Vancouver information see:
Submissions Due: December 19, 2006
Authors Notified: February 23, 2007
Proceedings File Due: May 2, 2007
Early Registration: May 2, 2007
Hotel Reservations: May 25, 2007
Conference: June 25-29, 2007
To be added to the mailing list for this conference, link to http://www.aace.org/info.htm
If you have a question about ED-MEDIA, please send an e-mail to AACE Conference Services, email@example.com
AACE–Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
P.O. Box 1545
Chesapeake, Virginia 23327 USA
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July 20, 2006
Wolfram Workbench is the state-of-the-art integrated development environment that makes it easier to build and maintain software solutions written with Mathematica technologies.
Wolfram Workbench is currently available as a prerelease exclusively at UVM as part of our subscription to Wolfram’s Premier Service. All Mathematica users at UVM can download a free copy now for any work machine on which they’ve installed Mathematica through the site license.
Key features in Workbench enable users to:
* Group files, code, and other Mathematica resources into a single project
* Perform source-code editing with syntax highlighting, error reporting, local variable coloring, and many more options
* Study code as it runs to easily detect and fix any problems * Profile code’s execution and develop and run tests, with an array of insightful reporting methods
* Manage multiple versions of files and access their version histories
* Build and deploy Mathematica packages
For more information about Workbench, visit our website at:
To download Wolfram Workbench, go to:
July 5, 2006
Call for Chapters for the Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication, Editor: Sigrid Kelsey, MLIS, Louisiana State University
Introduction: Technology has changed communication drastically in recent years. Podcasts, Email, the World Wide Web, Blackberries, cell phones, text messaging, wireless connections, and other forms of computer mediated communication (CMC) have transformed communication in numerous ways, not only facilitating the speed and sometimes ease of communicating, but redefining and shaping today’s communication norms. The Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication will provide comprehensive coverage of the most important current issues, trends, and technologies related to professional computer mediated communication.
Coverage: The Handbook of Research on Computer Mediated Communication will feature chapters (5000-7000 words) of a scholarly nature, written by experts offering in-depth descriptions of concepts, issues, and trends in various areas of CMC. The purpose of this handbook is to provide academic articles written in a more non-academic style, in the sense that each article should focus on a specific topic — rather than a general treatment of CMC — keeping in mind a readership with a varied background. This will allow scholarly ideas to be accessible to a wide range of readers. This book will explore various forms of CMC chapter by chapter and discuss the broad implications that each medium is having on communication.
Murcia, Spain, 5 to 8 October 2006 (http://www.iadis.org/icwi2006)
CALL FOR PAPERS – Deadline for submissions (second call): 28 July 2006 – The IADIS WWW/Internet 2006 conference aims to address the main issues of concern within WWW/Internet. WWW and Internet had a huge development in recent years. Aspects of concern are no longer just technical anymore but other aspects have aroused. This conference aims to cover both technological as well as non-technological issues related to these
developments. Main tracks have been identified (see below). However innovative contributes that don’t fit into these areas will also be considered since they might be of benefit to conference attendees.
June 15, 2006
NELINET Call for Proposals for Presentations for the 2006 IT Conference
Title: “Social Networking: Plugging New England Libraries into Web 2.0″
Date: Friday, October 13, 2006
Location: Bentley College, Waltham, MA
Want to share your expertise? NELINET is looking for proposals that are project-based and show how libraries are using new technology tools to facilitate a user-mediated environment.
Presentations should be 45-minutes in length, including time for a question and answer period. Shorter talks can be combined into multi-speaker sessions; if you have a topic you’d like to share that is shorter (20 minutes in length), please submit it for review.
Proposal guidelines and links to the online proposal submission forms are located at: http://www.nelinet.net/edserv/conf/it/2006/index.htm
Questions? Please contact Siobhan Ross (1.800.635.4638 x1923 or firstname.lastname@example.org )
June 14, 2006
Call for Papers
Interaction is a fundamental feature of research in the Arts and Humanities. This conference seeks to explore diverse interactions that shape new ars of investigation and provide a fresh look at interdisciplinary practices.
This graduate conference will explore the ways in which an exchange of ideas and methodologies within the Arts and Social Sciences can produce new routes of thinking and activity.
We invite short papers on a range of subjects and interactive or interdisciplinary approaches in all aspects of the Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, and the creative and performing fields. Examples of questions that might be helpful when thinking about the topic include: What are the new possibilities that result from an interactive environment in research? How do traditional fields or areas interact with the modern world and its culture? How is the issue of cultural identity and a sense of belonging revisited through inter/intra cultural interactions?
Abstracts should be a maximum of 200 words in length, and should be submitted in English with the speaker’s name, institutional affiliation and title of the paper. This is the fifth conference of its kind at the University of Glasgow, and promises to continue the tradition of providing rich social and intellectual interaction within that vibrant city.
Suggested themes include but are not limited to:
• Non-textual forms of communication
• The global and the local
• Postcolonial interaction
• Interactive spaces
• Gendered spaces
• Text and context
• Clashes and Convergences
• Identity and the self
• Human-machine interaction
• Interactive art and art on the web
• Humans and environment
• Fact and fiction
• Science and art
• The crowd/The audience/The speaker
• Interfaith dialogue
Please email abstracts to email@example.com and go to http://www.gla.ac.uk/interactions for further information.
The deadline for abstracts is 1 August 2006.
Please forward this to any interested parties.
Yours Sincerely, the Conference Committee.
May 20, 2006
Larry Press recently posted a message to the DIGLIB List announcing his survey on the accuracy and completeness of Wikipedia articles.
On May 19th, he posted a quick summary of the results so far:
So far, 50 respondents have evaluated a Wikipedia article in an area of their expertise. Of those, 76% agreed or strongly agreed that the article was accurate and 46% agreed or strongly agreed that it was complete.
Of the 50, 18 compared the article they reviewed to the article on the same topic in the Encyclopedia Britannica. Thirty four percent of those people found the Britannica more or substantially more accurate and 39% found the Britannica article to be more or substantially more complete.
You can see detailed results at: http://bpastudio.csudh.edu/fac/lpress/wikieval/
The survey is at: http://express.perseus.com/perseus/surveys/1734848031/1e78143f.htm
Please complete it (for as many articles as you wish) and forward it to others.
For more research on the accuracy and completeness ofthe Wikipedia, see http://del.icio.us/lpress/wikieval).