A little bit of echo to Brian's analysis of our conference ending session on RSS and Learning Objects. You can find the paper there as well as a hefty 6 Mb PowerPoint (if I have time, I will at least post a MS mangled HTML version), plus there is a ...

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Friday, last homestretch of the conference. Collaborative Usability Evaluations with IDEA Online Rachel Smith (Comment- this is a very cool, Carl Berger "cooooool", resource. Sign up, submit designs, and join their evaluation group. The system itself is well designed) Asked for hand raises of faculty, staff, who designs online content or learning objects. ...

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There was a significant drop in weblogging activity this evening, starving Stephen's MERLOT conference feed, as D'Arcy, Scott, Brian, Greg, Stephen, Bruce, Alan (plus Michelle but she may not want her blog linked... but we know where it is ;-) downed some ales and swapped stories over at... um... what ...

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Well, no fanfare, no big announcement, just an utterance at an earlier web services presentation, but here in its full glory, a true blue MERLOT RSS feed for... the ten newest items in physica. No secret that David Carter-Tod had an early clue- they are using his RSS News Center tool, ...

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"MERLOT Focus on: Federated Search Technologies" Martin Konig Bastiaan Waiting for the overview, background slides about federated searches. In a nutshell, use web services to spread search and retrieval across multiple sources. But the three dollar (Canadian) question- will they put a URL on the screen of a MERLOT RSS feed? (more…)

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"Herding CATS: A Model for Professional Development for Academic Technology" Abbe Altman, CSU Sonoma CATS= Community of Academic Technology Staff (CATS) also part of MERLOT, see MERLOT repository of CATS materials (Comment- the dogs here are riled at the feline metaphors ;-) (more…)

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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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We are flattered. David is aiming for a clone of our Maricopa Learning eXchange, and is added to the list of people requesting a copy of it. We are not being stingy and would love to put the code out there. For the 10 years I have been web publishing, our ...

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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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