Monthly Archives: June 2006

Personal Learning Envionments

June 27, 2006


Personal Learning Environments

Personal Learning Envionments
http://octette.cs.man.ac.uk/jitt/index.php/Personal_Learning_Environments

Personal Learning Envionments are systems that help learners take control of and manage their own learning. This includes providing support for learners to a) set their own learning goals, b) manage their learning; managing both content and process, and c) communicate with others in the process of learning; and thereby achieve learning goals. There are many dimensions to a space of PLEs. One basic distinction is between those visions , or incarnations, of PLEs as pure Web 2.0 artefacts, and those running on local hardware, be that anything from a laptop to a handheld. In the latter incarnation a further distinction is between those PLEs connected to the web, and those operating offline, perhaps in a field environment or a wi-fi free hospital. Off-line usage without connecting back to the web would be possible, but would be an incredibly impovrishing use, since the common conception of a PLE is that it is to be used in pedagogic contexts that acknowledge (or even emphasise) the role of communication in learning.

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Project Pad – Media Annotation and Collaboration

June 27, 2006

Project Pad – Media Annotation and Collaboration
http://projectpad.northwestern.edu/ppad2/index.html

Project Pad is a project to build a web-based system for media annotation and collaboration for teaching and learning and scholarly applications. The system offers an easy to use “direct manipulation” user interface. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Distance Counseling Bibliography

June 26, 2006


Distance Counseling Bibliography

Distance Counseling Bibliography
http://snipurl.com/rk1p

This bibliography, along with other bibliographies developed by the Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development, is intended to assist practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and web site developers in identifying and locating sources of information on the design and use of counseling services offered at a distance. The ultimate aim of this effort is to improve the availability and quality of counseling services for adolescents and adults. This distance counseling bibliography contains citations that address a variety of topics such as: the nature of distance counseling, the effectiveness of distance counseling, and ethical issues involved in distance counseling. This will be added to Healthcare Resources 2006 Internet MiniGuide.

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Biological Theory: Integrating Development, Evolution, and Cognition

June 26, 2006

Biological Theory: Integrating Development, Evolution, and Cognition
http://mitpressjournals.org/biot

Biological Theory: Integrating Development, Evolution, and Cognition is devoted to theoretical advances in the biological and cognitive sciences. Its emphasis is on the conceptual integration afforded by evolutionary and developmental approaches. Biological Theory is intended to foster a discourse between readers and contributing authors which include a large constituency of natural scientists, social scientists, philosophers, historians, and other scholars. The authors contributing to Biological Theory will have a special interest in, but are not limited to, the interface between development and evolution at any level of organization from genetic to cultural processes. Their major aim is to build a platform that encourages cross-disciplinary communication, facilitates critical reflection (and self-reflection), and contributes to a deeper conceptual integration of all the fields involved. This has been added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Inkscape – Open Source Vector Graphics Editor

June 26, 2006

Inkscape – Open Source Vector Graphics Editor
http://www.inkscape.org/

Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. Supported SVG features include shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, patterns, and grouping. Inkscape also supports Creative Commons meta-data, node editing, layers, complex path operations, bitmap tracing, text-on-path, flowed text, direct XML editing, and more. It imports formats such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and others and exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based formats. Inkscape’s main goal is to create a powerful and convenient drawing tool fully compliant with XML, SVG, and CSS standards. They also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development. This has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Open Source Initiative (OSI)

June 26, 2006

Open Source Initiative (OSI)
http://www.opensource.org/

Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to managing and promoting the Open Source Definition for the good of the community, specifically through the OSI Certified Open Source Software certification mark and program. You can read about successful software products that have these properties, and about our certification mark and program, which allow you to be confident that software really is “Open Source.” This has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Distance Counseling Bibliography

June 26, 2006


Distance Counseling Bibliography

Distance Counseling Bibliography
http://snipurl.com/rk1p

This bibliography, along with other bibliographies developed by the Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development, is intended to assist practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and web site developers in identifying and locating sources of information on the design and use of counseling services offered at a distance. The ultimate aim of this effort is to improve the availability and quality of counseling services for adolescents and adults. This distance counseling bibliography contains citations that address a variety of topics such as: the nature of distance counseling, the effectiveness of distance counseling, and ethical issues involved in distance counseling. This will be added to Healthcare Resources 2006 Internet MiniGuide.

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Biological Theory: Integrating Development, Evolution, and Cognition

June 26, 2006

Biological Theory: Integrating Development, Evolution, and Cognition
http://mitpressjournals.org/biot

Biological Theory: Integrating Development, Evolution, and Cognition is devoted to theoretical advances in the biological and cognitive sciences. Its emphasis is on the conceptual integration afforded by evolutionary and developmental approaches. Biological Theory is intended to foster a discourse between readers and contributing authors which include a large constituency of natural scientists, social scientists, philosophers, historians, and other scholars. The authors contributing to Biological Theory will have a special interest in, but are not limited to, the interface between development and evolution at any level of organization from genetic to cultural processes. Their major aim is to build a platform that encourages cross-disciplinary communication, facilitates critical reflection (and self-reflection), and contributes to a deeper conceptual integration of all the fields involved. This has been added to Biological Informatics Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Inkscape – Open Source Vector Graphics Editor

June 26, 2006

Inkscape – Open Source Vector Graphics Editor
http://www.inkscape.org/

Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, Freehand, CorelDraw, or Xara X using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format. Supported SVG features include shapes, paths, text, markers, clones, alpha blending, transforms, gradients, patterns, and grouping. Inkscape also supports Creative Commons meta-data, node editing, layers, complex path operations, bitmap tracing, text-on-path, flowed text, direct XML editing, and more. It imports formats such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF, and others and exports PNG as well as multiple vector-based formats. Inkscape’s main goal is to create a powerful and convenient drawing tool fully compliant with XML, SVG, and CSS standards. They also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development. This has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Open Source Initiative (OSI)

June 26, 2006

Open Source Initiative (OSI)
http://www.opensource.org/

Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to managing and promoting the Open Source Definition for the good of the community, specifically through the OSI Certified Open Source Software certification mark and program. You can read about successful software products that have these properties, and about our certification mark and program, which allow you to be confident that software really is “Open Source.” This has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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