Despite years of implementations in United States colleges, universities, and K-12 systems, ePortfolios are still generally in an identity crisis. The battle still rages over such issues as: Will personal ownership of learning be expanded and defined by personal portfolios, or will portfolio systems evolve into a set of technologies that further control and define learning from the institutional perspective?
The California State University's "ePortfolio-Day of Dialogue" Feb. 25 is designed to bring together K-20 and workforce development professionals to focus on the use of ePortfolios.
Textbook publishing is an entrenched industry, but some new digital publishing efforts are leveraging true Web 2.0 business models to offer not only better cost options but often an enriched product.
Johns Hopkins University has put its Collexis Holdings Expertise Portal online as a public Web site where individuals can search, sort, and view compiled views of the research conducted by the university and its faculty. Collexis Holdings develops semantic search and knowledge discovery software.
Last fall, Google sent a retro bus full of technology and Google Apps for Education experts across the United States to visit 10 higher education campuses. At the end of the road, CT asked Jeff Keltner to reflect on his company's intriguing Google "road trip."
Sonic Foundry has released a new module for Moodle called the Mediasite Content Module for Moodle. The new software provides integration between the open source learning management system and Sonic Foundry's Mediasite classroom capture and Webcasting suite.
The classroom wall is falling: Employers are now assessing student work in progress at Washington State University... Imagine inviting colleagues in your field to help assess your students during the semester, and rating what kind of job in the field the students are ready for based on their work while still in school. And imagine how your students would see the ultimate hiring decision that used to seem so distant and vague.
The great problem our culture faces right now, in all ways, is glut--importantly, including info glut. We need a new science of information conservation whose experts would devise methods and systems to rid ourselves of 95 percent of the daily information smog in which we are enveloped.
Google has released the Google Earth 5 beta, a major update to its geographical exploration software. The new release adds the ability to explore below the oceans and also incorporates features for exploring portions of the surface of Mars.
At pioneering schools across the country, ultra-mobile PCs and smart phones are fostering innovation in teaching, learning, and collaboration.