Theory and Practice of Online Learning Editors: Terry Anderson & Fathi Elloumi
[full-text online [pdf] - CC License]

two for the kids:

BBC - Music - Drumsteps - very nice, hours of drum fun

Switch Zoo - Make Your Own New Animals - good fun and nice animated transitions - will keep them occupied for ages [via: goodexperience]

Conversations with Dina Revisiting the Intranet - Presence, Communication, Collaboration
[via: elearningpost daily links]

Good Experience - The Page Paradigm

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| - click something that appears to take them closer |
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| - or click the Back button on their Web browser. |
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- basically Marks says to focus on task not context! Seems sensible.

if you haven't seen this film yet - you really don't know what you are missing - a true masterpiece. see:
BBC - Films - review - City of God (Cidade de Deus)
official site
imdb page - which seems to be down at the mo.

i now have a silly favicon, thanks to Photo Matt's - how-to-create-a-favicon

it should look something like this:
though smaller, of course - only problem is it doesn't show up on Bloglines (which is the reason i created it in the first place...) - oh well, probably something to do with the fact that i use the free blogger service so the icon resides elsewhere. If you know how to fix this - give us a shout -- hy [underscore] de [underscore] sign [at] hotmail [dot] com

Giving is Receiving - the hypermedia research centre - University of Westminster
" 'We must rediscover the pleasure of giving: giving because you have so much. What beautiful and priceless potlatches the affluent society will see - whether it likes it or not! - when the exuberance of the younger generation discovers the pure gift.' - Raoul Vaneigem, The Revolution of Everyday Life, Practical Paradise, London 1972, page 70. "

- looks like an interesting book/author
- loads of other writing etc. on the nothingness site

InfoVis Looks at Blogosphere some interesting thoughts - but no mention of the various touchGraph blog/LJ visualisations or of the blogtribe on Ryze

- i guess i should really remove myself from the London Bloggers map - but as that is where my roots/routes are, i feel it is a legitimate bit of truth stretching - this freedom raises some interesting questions about other open/user generated maps (or other info presentation mechs - blogs, wiki's, etc.) and truth...

ICALT 2002 - Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies

SOME NOTES ON Christopher Alexander By Dr. Nikos A. Salingaros.

golan levin homepage top notch, aural and visualisations

Information Visualization as Artistic Practice [via: BCF]

contents and overview Library: Books of: "Sorting Things Out
Geoffrey C. Bowker Susan Leigh Star "
- wonder if i can get access to this, somehow?

IT Conversations--Complete List latest, and last, from ETCON is:
Don Norman, on — Emotional Design — what else

p i x e l v i e w - behind the screen with independent designers, developers and others

ooooohhh - how much do i want one of these >>>>>
thought i'd return to my old ways of linking to other people's images :: Our Work :: Pocket Digital

Seb's Open Research #Scholars who blog - should be worth a shifty (at some point)

Paulo Coelho downloads page - inlcuding the first chapter of
VERONIKA DECIDES TO DIE, 1999 [trf] - which is just a superb book.
There are also a couple of shorter pieces, on the Sant Jordi Ass. site, including:
ON MASTERS AND DISCIPLES OF ZEN BUDDHISM - which includes, amougst other gems, this:
"(Old Samurai maxim)
If a man keeps his eyes fixed only on what is good, he will be incapable of learning, because if he does not know evil, evil can catch him unawares.
(Murasaki Shikuku)"

[via: seb again]

Content Delivery in the 'Blogosphere' - looks at blogs in relation to education [via: Seb's Open Research]

Matt's own presentation, on Glancing ETech 2004: slide 1

Matt Webb's Index of /notes/2004/02/etcon - not pretty, but sure to be insightful, soooo much to read... Just one of the ETCON note takers

O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference -- February 9-12, 2004
- just too much interesting stuff/people to mention!

But i will point out a few that caught my eye:
Danny O'Brien, NTK
Cory Doctorow, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Donald A. Norman, NNG
danah boyd
James Crabtree, Research Director, Work Foundation's iSociety program
Matt Jones, BBJ
Molly Steenson, IDI Ivrea
and last, but by no means least,
Matt Webb (Interconnected - which is sadly departed - still, i think)

now off to check out the coverage section (wiki, blogs, ++)

since blogger is - i have added a link to MY atom feed - see left hand side - including one of the logos from the atom wiki
which i was reminded of by reading Sam Ruby's notes from ETCON 2004 [via: synesthesia]

sociable media // newsletter including "The Visual Language of PowerPoint: Q&A with Bob Horn"

What's Next for Online Design? Friday, March 5, 1999
transcript of session from the Seybold Seminars Boston/Publishing '99, Web Publishing Conference

Andrew Zolli, Track chair
J.C. Herz, New York Times, Moderator
Rich Gold, Manager, Research in Experimental Documents, Xerox PARC
Ben Fry, Research Assistant, Aesthetics and Computation Group, MIT Media Lab
Audience Q&A


nuff said

Abstracts from Digital Communities 2003

M.A. Boudourides: Social and Psychological Effects in Computer-Mediated Communication ~good looking references, so might be worth reading

SAP Design Guild -- User Interface Design - Is it A Science, An Art, or A Craft?

frank thissen is quoted in e-learn mag feature
Feelin’ Groovy "The problem is not the technology, the problem is that nearly all of the [e-learning] environments I know metacommunicate dreariness and boredom, and they only address the cognitive part of learning.”

His work looks interesting...

The Lessons of Lucasfilm's Habitat clay says: The best essay on online community (and on collaborative gaming) ever - so this should be worth a read :)

Web Style Guide, 2nd Edition (full text online) via GUUUI - which has a new full length article: Accessibility humanized - as usual, top quality content - shame the number of links being posted as dropped so much recently ;-)

Predictions for 2004 - E-learning visionaries look to the future - is currently on the eLearn Magazine: Main Page but cannot find a permanent link to it... :(
Some v. good thoughts
iTunes for Windows and Mac iSbogus ~ and all sorts of other positive campaigns

Peter has written some nice comments about what looks like a great book... Google Search: Designing for People