Getting ready to start the Thursday 8:00am general session, another presenation by Garry Putland from EdNA (Education Network Australia). There will be other bloggers in the room madly typing the notes, so I plan to lean back and observe... Too bad the room is looking pretty sparse- Garry is brilliant and ...

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(This blog is from memory- a browser freeze up managed to eat a half composed immediate blog entry). First half was on the connection of MERLOT and EDUCAUSE's NLII (National Learning Infrastructure Initiative). NLII research fellows Colleen Carmean and Patricia McGee provided the overview of NLII as the arm of the ...

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Waiting now for the start of Garry Putland's talk on the Australian LO portal- I had a chance to chat with him early, and heard about what sounds like an incredible integration of information connected with RSS- he mentioned availablity of more than 2000 feeds, not only for objects, but ...

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Gerry Hanely, head MERLOT "wine steward"- said a theme was "connecting learning repositories". Interesting, eh? Can you think of an acronym that fits there? It begins with an R.... Keynote: "Leading from Both Ends"- Doug MacLeod from Netcetera to talk about eduSourceCanada. Introduced "Donut Object Repositories" Tim Horton's- a chain ...

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Unlike D'Arcy, my trip to Vancouver, British Columbia, was less than smooth. It rained in Florida, so my flight from Phoenix was late, customs was slow, and the bus stopped at every freaking hotel in downtown. Finally arrived at 2:00 am, cannot h-a-r-d-l-y t-y-p-e (no more than ...

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Although Boris recently blogged on a convoluted way to get RSS feeds from Amazon.com, there is a slicker interface from onfocus , the Amazon RSS Feed Builder. This site is by "pb" or Paul Bausch, "co-developer" of Blogger and author of Amazon Hacks, so definitely no slouch at the programming command ...

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Both Stephen and George recently pointed to this bit from Wired News: Educators Turn to Games for Help. What an idea! ... wait a minute, we took a look at Shall We Teach with a Game? back in 1994 at that time, with having our faculty review a selection of ...

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Just a few days until I leave (Monday), heading northwest to beautiful Vancouver for the MERLOT 2003 conference. In addition to putting on a poster (and a completely unposter-like poster at that!) on the Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX), I am teaming up with compadres Brian Lamb and D'Arcy Norman for a ...

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I just added a small feature to our RSS to JS demo, the site that demonstrates a bone-simple (even humans can do this with their bare hands) way to take a known RSS feed and have it displayed inside any web page. This new feature is a simple web form that ...

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Just days before packing his bags to leave for the MERLOT 2003 Conference, our humanities learning object Blogger "Boris" gets rather clever. He has found out how to get RSS feeds from Amazon.com on his favorite American literature movement, see object human: Amazon.com Feeds for Transcendentalism What Boris has found is ...

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Stephen Downes outlines How to Create an RSS Feed With Notepad, a Web Server, and a Beer, essentially a 9 step process for (ugh) writing RSS Feeds by hand. An RSS (Rich Site Summary) feed is an XML file used to describe the contents of your website. As your website content ...

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By way of Dave Winer (by way of NetNewsWire on my desktop) come these nifty graphic badge icons from Bryan Bell. Get yours today in delicious pink, blue, green, as PNG or GIF files, nicely provided to match your site. Yummy candy. Show your love. Fortunately, they are NOT imprinted with "I ...

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