Thursday, March 07, 2002

Yesterday I participated in three "synchronous chats" with:

I asked the moderator at KMDI for links referenced by Dr. Gregory Abowd during his lecture -- If a classroom could listen, would anyone care? Experiences with eClass -- of course he provided them himself at the end of his lecture. The moderator, to her credit -- acknowledged my initial inquiry and then confirmed that I'd gotten the URLs from Dr. Abowd's slide.

Afra helped me get into the "Members Only" section of the ASTD's site. Afra was great -- very efficient and helpful. Another neat feature of this chat was that an e-mail containing the chat's transcript was in my e-mail inbox minutes after the chat's conclusion.

I joined classmates in a discussion regarding how best to apply chat for educational purposes -- with an eye to continuing to do just that over the remainder of the term. Being a member of an academic knowledge building community using technology to learn how to educate with technology, is exciting and powerful stuff.

As I said in a post to a course conference for CTL1602:

The power of electronic/ICT/online learning for me comes from the epiphanies along the way.

Wednesday, March 06, 2002

I was out searching the web for an article called -- Is ISD Really Dead?

I'm not sure who the author is -- or if I even have the right title (if you recognize the title, or can point me to the author, I'd love to hear from you).

While I haven't been able to find this article, I have found articles and papers that pick up this theme, to one degree or another; however, I want to share something I found during my search.

~ the e-Learning Centre's e-Learning Intelligence Service
- People, Systems and Environments ~
for learning professionals in higher education, corporate training
and continuing education

Produced by Jane Knight, eCLISPSE is one of the most comprehensive sites of its kind that this student of e-Learning has seen.

It definitely ranks with Jay Cross' internetTime as a "must see" resource for those interested in the theory and practice of e-Learning.