Club-Admiralty

v6.2.3 - moving along, a point increase at a time

Good Ideas don't Die!

I was recently reading these two articles on ProfHacker, one was on RSS & SMS integration in the (library) catalog, and the most recent one about mobile applications for libraries.This brought me back to my days as an MSIT student.  Back in those days I took many opportunities to work on homework/class projects that dealt directly with library systems - some examples are IT/Library mergers
Read More....
View Comments

Why Johnny can't Code

A month or so ago I came across this this post on Salon via OSNews. I read both the OSNews post and the Salon post and I've wanted to write about it since, but something wasn't sitting right - I just couldn't put my finger on it. Well, yesterday - reading about child development, specifically language development, it hit me!Here's an excerpt:Only there's a rub. Most of these later innovations were
Read More....
View Comments

Definition of a PLE

This came across my twitter stream today, pretty interesting what you can do with a Prezi (haven't spent much time on Prezi - I suppose I should once I finish Applied Linguistics and I have some more free time on my hands :-) ).prezi-player { width: 500px; } .prezi-player-links { text-align: center; }Definition of a PLE on Prezi
Read More....
View Comments

Blackboard buys WIMBA & Elluminate, the crowd goes wild!

Well, last night Blackboard went on the Borg trail again - resistance is futile, you will be acquired!This time around it's WIMBA and Elluminate that are up on the acquisition block.  Some people have rejoiced at news of the acquistion while others have dissenting opinions (same link as the rejoice, just scroll down).  From a business point of view I think that Blackboard did the right thing,
Read More....
View Comments

Real Learning - what is it?

I came across Charles Jennings's piece the other day titled "Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises." It's quite a fascinating read and I encourage all of you to read through it and think about it. This piece reminded me of my Knowledge Management days as an MBA student, and as an Instructional Design student in thinking about corporate learning. A few nights
Read More....
View Comments

How will you grade this?

Last weekend I finished reading the book Second Language Teaching and Learning in the Net Generation. It was an interesting book, recommended for both Instructional Designers and Language Teachers alike. Some chapters as admittedly better than others, but as a whole the book was quite good (related note: follow me on GoodReads).Hot on the heels of this I came across a post on ProfHacker called "How
Read More....
View Comments

DDC and it's utility in Public Libraries

So here is a library related post :-)A while back (a long while back according the date!) I came across this article on LIS news - a short essay on the utility of the Dewey Decimal System in public libraries.For as long as I can remember there has been debate in the public library sphere as to whether to continue to use the Dewey Decimal System (henceforth: DDC) or if they should switch to something
Read More....
View Comments

Facebook or Tattoo?

A while back this posting came out from the Chief Security guru at the UMass Boston campus regarding the information you post on Facebook and how, by using it, you may potentially self-sabbotage future opportunities at jobs (or ever higher education). While there is some good advice given in the article, namely:Make sure that you allow only people that you know for sure as friends and give them the
Read More....
View Comments

ID Research vs. Application

One of the articles lingering in my Google Reader for a while has been this blog post. The topic piqued my interest since I've written (or talked a lot about) the role of research in practice in the ID field over the past few years while I was a student in ID (graduation today - yay!).One of my criticisms has been that professionals in the field (based on my observations) don't pay much attention
Read More....
View Comments

A Brief History of Instructional Design

Happy Friday to all!I came across this presentation a while back and it presents a brief history of instructional design. Pretty interesting! I came across some familiar names (Skinner and Mager for instance), and I was introduced to a few historical factoids that I didn't get as part of my ID training. It's interesting that there isn't much mention of ID models (a la Dick & Carey and ADDIE). I
Read More....
View Comments
See Older Posts...