26 février 2018

The Paradox of Grid Computing

The Paradox of Grid Computing
A description of some of the problems inherent in grid computing. In a nutshell: the requirements of coordinating a netowrk of computers that may start and stop processing at any point may take up as much processing power as the network contains. More...

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How to Choose and Take an Online Course

How to Choose and Take an Online Course
Quick two page guide to choosing and taking online courses. The article would be useful as a framework for a handout you distribute to your own prospective online students. More...

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Standards Can Put You in Control

Standards Can Put You in Control
This item may not appear to bear directly on online learning, but with the proliferation of learning content management systems (LCMSs) and learning object standards, it provides some good ground level advice for institutions considering a product purchase. More...

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The Confluence Project

The Confluence Project
Something nice that might help teachers of geography or social studies. The confluence project is an attempt to visit and photograph each point on the Earth where the lines of latitude and longitude meet. The result so far is an interesting array of stories and photographs. More...

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Sign of the Apocalypse: MTV Announces Line of PCs

Sign of the Apocalypse: MTV Announces Line of PCs

To be aimed directly at college students living in dorms, these branded PCs will focus on games and entertainment and will feature "exclusive" MTV content. More...

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The Learning Frontier

The Learning Frontier
Good article in which three experts in simulation game design - including the designer of Sim City - talk about what makes a good similation and how simulatioons could be used for learning. Some tidbits: the object is to create an immersive environment and to eliminate distractions from the players' belief in that environment, so save the questions for later. More...

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The EDUCAUSE Program Plan for 2002

The EDUCAUSE Program Plan for 2002
EDUCAUSE outlines its program priorities for 2002. The U.S. consortium of higher education institutions and consortiums will look at (among other things) public key infrastructure for higher education bridge certification authorities, launching a virtual communities and teams initiative, and the establishment of an institute for computer policy and law. More...

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AOL's Online Campus

AOL's Online Campus

Your new competition in online learning: AOL Time Warner. The internet and publishing giant has "thousands of content partners" including the University of Phoenix. More...

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Oxford University Press to Launch Biggest Online Reference Website

Oxford University Press to Launch Biggest Online Reference Website

Planned for a launch in March, 2002, Oxford Reference Online will dwarf any previous online reference service. The publisher intends to make money from the site, selling subscription-based acces. More...

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Blackboard Will Acquire a Competitor, Prometheus, From George Washington U.

Blackboard Will Acquire a Competitor, Prometheus, From George Washington U.

The discussion lists are in a tizzy about Blackboard's acquisition of Prometheus, one of its competitors. More...

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