New assessment for new learning cultures

Posted: 03 Dec 2010 01:50 AM PST

Open Learning - Open Assessment. How can educational practices change the evaluation and assessment practice.

JustSystems - Makers of XMetaL

Posted: 03 Dec 2010 01:27 AM PST

XMetaL Author Enterprise helps you get to market faster by bringing structure and automation to content creation. Using XML standards such as the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA), XMetaL enables authors and contributors to collaborate effectively – and to repurpose high value information into the myriad of languages and formats your customers demand.

SEOmoz | Google + Bing Confirm that Twitter/Facebook Influence SEO

Posted: 03 Dec 2010 01:25 AM PST

As of yesterday, both Bing and Google have confirmed (via an excellent interview by Danny Sullivan) that links shared through Twitter and Facebook have a direct impact on rankings (in addition to the positive second-order effects they may have on the link graph). This has long been suspected by SEOs (in fact, many of us posited it was happening as of November of last year following Google + Bing's announcements of partnerships with Twitter), but getting this official confirmation is a substantive step forward.

The annual Horizon Report

Posted: 03 Dec 2010 01:00 AM PST

The annual Horizon Report describes the continuing work of the New Media Consortium's Horizon Project, a qualitative research project established in 2002 that identifies and describes emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, or reative inquiry on college and university campuses within the next five years. The 2010 Horizon Report is the seventh in the series and is produced as part of an ongoing collaboration between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI), an EDUCAUSE program.

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2010 Horizon Report

Posted: 03 Dec 2010 12:54 AM PST

Key Trends (4), Critical Challenges (3), Technologies to Watch (10), The Horizon Project (1), One Year or Less: Mobile Computing (18), One Year or Less: Open Content (16), Two to Three Years: Electronic Books (9), Two to Three Years: Simple Augmented Reality (19), Four to Five Years: Gesture-Based Computing (6)
Four to Five Years: Visual Data Analysis (4), Methodology (3)
2010 Horizon Project Advisory Board (3