First posting for March 2005

It’s a great morning in Auckland 🙂 There’s an extra number of sites in this posting as I have been doing some resource gathering for some workshops. Should be something for everyone … so enjoy and use 🙂
1. Just announced by JISC in the UK a new Website that supports JISC’s e-Learning Programme with news and commentary about programme developments. This will be well worth bookmarking and revisiting from time to time

2. A new online journal to keep an eye on and/ or make a submission
The International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT) is an e-journal that provides free and open access to all of its content.

3 If you teach Geography, This site will add some useful resources to your learning environment

4. The knowledge Community is an innovative development from Hong Kong. I was given a demonstration last week and I was certainly impressed with its capability and possibilities. Download the .pdf file from the ‘ What is KC/ ” link to learn more.

5. Do you like interactions online? the Biz Ed virtual worlds site offers a number of opportunities to be part of a virtual economy, bank, factory, learning arcade, developing country or a farm!

6. E-learning in Further and Higher Education provides a raft of links to resources identifying opportunities and options mainly in Europe

7. Interested in comparing the functionality of LMS/VLE’s ? This recently redesigned site from Switzerland is worth exploring

8. Another one of those sites with copious amounts of information and links to the use of Videoconferencing. Has some useful stuff here.

9. SCORM appears to be mentioned whenever I attend a seminar or workshop on e-learning developments. This site provides some SCORM ‘insites’ and useful links to documentation

10. I recently managed a series of five workshops using Wikis (the new WWW…. Workshops With Wikis 🙂 ). Alan Levine from Maricopa was responsible for getting me interested in their functionality and use in education. I was really surprised how well the workshops went (some 2 hour, some 4 hour) The excellent level of participant involvement in using the Wiki and very good feedback has made me decide to use them a lot more. Members of our Learning Technologies team at Unitec have just run a successful pilot combining Wikis and the Blackboard LMS.
There are many sites about Wikis. This one provides a common sense overview.
Give them a go 🙂
That’s it for today… enjoy the rest of your week 🙂
Richard Elliott
Learning Technologies
Unitec New Zealand
Private Bag 92025
Carrington Road
” Learning in the driver’s seat, technology turning the wheels”
See you at ASCILITE 2005 in BRISBANE: 4 – 7 December,

ALT-C 2005, 6-8 September, Manchester, UK

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