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UNESCO-SALIS e-Learning Portal for Awareness Raising on Information Literacy: UNESCO-CI

UNESCO-SALIS e-Learning Portal for Awareness Raising on Information Literacy: UNESCO-CI:
UNESCO-SALIS e-Learning Portal for Awareness Raising on Information Literacy

The e-learning portal will cover a number of self-learning modules, such as:

* Information Literacy,
* Information Literacy Models and Standards,
* Information Communication Technology (ICT),
* Information Services for the Disabled People,
* Information Literacy Assessment,
* Freedom of Information/Right to Information,
* Lifelong Learning and Development of Life Skills,
* Sample Information Literacy Programmes for Library and Community Information Centre Users.

The portal will be developed using Moodle Open Source software, an internationally renowned Courseware Management System (CMS) or Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).


ayeee the horror….

May 31, 2007   1 Comment

The OBSERVER, Dunkirk, New York

The OBSERVER, Dunkirk, New York:
But now, those seeking answers concerning why Cho did it and whether anything could have been done to stop him are being stymied by concerns about “rights” — Cho’s.

Cho, alive or dead, has the same rights as everyone else in those situation. Rights are universal, not particular. Whomever in Dunkirk that does not understand that by removing Cho’s rights is the same as removing our own, is ignorant, as is indicated by the rest of the language s/he uses.

May 31, 2007   No Comments

sean has a blog

May 31, 2007   No Comments

Caliburn Susanto – SANCTUARY!

Caliburn Susanto – SANCTUARY!:
This function is not a boon, it is a source of derision. A mistake. Voice has always been available OUTSIDE of Second Life for use by whoever needs it for education, entertainment, or business. Adding it to the SL Client is NOT necessary and not good. Second Life will now be divided between those who will only communicate via voice chat and those who prefer the charm that is inherent in, and the civility that is at least partially enforced by, the slight inconvenience of typing everything. So those of us that don’t want the degradation of our former fantasyland will leave voice communication de-activated, and therefore be left out of whatever interesting conversations might be going on because we don’t want to have to be forced to listen to the attendant garbage.


I’d add that it ruins the educational situation too… as it requires proximity to be used, and well, when the world is the classroom where you can talk to each other in im over thousands of meters, why are you standing together.. talking, looking at each other? it is like… ‘we could go outside and look at flowers…. but i’ll just sit here and draw a flower on the board’…. dumb.

May 27, 2007   1 Comment

‘Middle School Syndrome’ Undergoes a Reversal – New York Times

‘Middle School Syndrome’ Undergoes a Reversal – New York Times:
“There are superintendents who want to avoid teaching to the test,” Dr. Lodovico said. “I say, we’re going to provide the kind of instruction that the state standards want us to provide. If that is teaching to the tests, so be it.”


and this is why the students might be able to take a test, but not be considered learned, or otherwise educated. teaching to the test is to teach failure in everything other than the test.

May 27, 2007   No Comments

careers are strange

so, if you’ve not heard yet… Barring incident, I’m leaving NYC in late July and moving to Chicago to work in the Department of Communications at UIC. I am really excited about the opportunity, it should be great fun. I cannot say that I’m looking forward to the move, as I’m not a big on moving, but.. I’m lovin the possibilities of the new job:) SLCC and NCA are in chicago this year and I will be at Internet Research 8.0 too:)

May 27, 2007   No Comments

library porn…

Pontificial Lateral University Library – Italy:
Pontificial Lateral University Library – Italy

mmm cool design

May 26, 2007   3 Comments

Muppet Wiki – Muppet Wiki

Muppet Wiki – Muppet Wiki:
Welcome to Muppet Wiki, a database that anyone can edit.


beth says its one of the best and that wikipatterns helps

May 26, 2007   1 Comment

The Ignorance of Crowds

The Ignorance of Crowds:
The Ignorance of Crowds
by Nicholas G. Carr

The open source model can play an important role in innovation, but know its limitations.

interesting bit of nonfiction.

May 26, 2007   No Comments

Enough With It!

Enough With It!:
So please, when you introduce yourself in my class, tell me you are focused, that you are interested, that you care, but don’t tell me you are passionate. I just can’t take the closeness.


hmm ‘passion’ it is such a plural world… it is polysemous in ways that can make some people uncomfortable as it relates to the bedroom, the job, and the stations of the cross, symbolicly… it is a huge issue.

May 26, 2007   No Comments