992 Project Mini-Conference

All grad students and faculty are invited to EDCUR’s annual M.Ed. PROJECT MINI-CONFERENCE on SATURDAY, APRIL 3, 2004, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in Room 2009 ED. M.Ed.-Project students will be presenting their project – research. After the opening in 2009 at 9:00 am, the EDCMM presentations will be in Room 10, and they include presentations by:

Patti Dyjur, 9:00 9:30. “Learner Support for Students of Online Courses from the U of S”

Doug Pinder , 9:30-10:00, “Inside Learning Objects”

David Pratte, 10:00 10:30, “A Revision to the Telemedia Program”

Barbara Schindelka, 11:00-11:30, “Growing Green: An Environmental Awareness Website for Kids”

ID training

Danielle Fortosky sends along this information. Might be useful if you’re looking to take an online course from another university on your program.

University of Houston, Clear Lake offers an MS in Instructional Technology with plenty of ID courses ( http://inst.cl.uh.edu/Programs/CourseList.htm(. Many of these courses are online and more planned in the future. I am not sure what the process is to take the courses individually, but it might be worth checking out.

Lessig’s new book online

This is drawn from Stephen Downes’ blog (http://www.downes.ca). I’ve really got to learn how to trackback!

Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to
Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity

Lawrence Lessig’s book is released today, online and for
free. I haven’t read it yet (it’s printing out as I type
this note) but the promo states: “Lawrence Lessig shows us
that while new technologies always lead to new laws, never
before have the big cultural monopolists used the fear
created by new technologies, specifically the Internet, to
shrink the public domain of ideas, even as the same
corporations use the same technologies to control more and
more what we can and can?t do with culture.”