Saturday, August 21, 2010

Reflections on Technology: Interactive Whiteboards, School Psychology, and Speech & Language Services...

Background:  For those of you who are new to this blog, I work as a school psychologist in a public school district in North Carolina. During the mid 2000's, I took a variety of computer courses, leading up to a decision to work part time while taking graduate courses part-time such as human-computer interaction, games, information visualization, ubiquitous computing, VR, etc. I returned to work full time in 2008, due to the economic downturn.

I continue to maintain my passion for technology that supports natural user interaction, and share my interests on this blog and to a lesser extent, two other blogs.  I initially started blogging because it was a requirement for one of my courses, and found that my blogs served me well as on-line filing cabinets.

Update:  I don't usually post much about my work on this blog, but I have some exciting things to share.

New School Year, New SMARTBoard: I'd like am excited about the upcoming school year because my "home" school, Wolfe, a program that serves mostly teens and young adults up to age 22 who have more severe disabilities (including autism), now has an interactive whiteboard in every classroom.

School started for Wolfe students on July 26th, and three more whiteboards were installed.  One of the new SMARTboards is in the speech and language room, along with a multi-touch SMARTTable the school received last April, one is in the Art/Work Adjustment room, and one is in the room I use with small groups of students, which is used for music one day a week.

Although I have used interactive whiteboards in my work with students for several years, this is the first year that I have had one available to me most of the time in a school. Since most of the teachers received their IWBs over the past year, there is a pressing need to figure out what works, why it works, and how to create useful interactive content that is appropriate for the needs of students who have severe or multiple disabilities. We really can't wait.  

Why is this important to me?

Observations of positive changes:
Students who previously had limited interest in applications on the computer, or a limited attention span for such activities, demonstrate a high degree of interest and engagement with the activities on the IWBs we've tried so far.  Many students who do not attend to learning materials, or only for brief periods of time, actively look at the IWB screen and even interacting with it, and smile.   Some students who rarely-or never- speak sometimes vocalize more often during IWB activities!   Some are making connections between learning materials and what they interact with on the screen, something that simply did not happen previously.  Some students who rarely established eye contact with others or demonstrated joint attention do so during IWB activities, something I discussed in a post on the TechPsych blog.

Technology and my role as a school psychologist:
Designing effective interventions is part of my job as a school psychologist, and mixing interactive whiteboards and interventions is fairly uncharted territory.  I know that there are probably a few other school psychologists, counselors, social workers, and speech/language therapists out there who are wondering what to make of this technology and the students they serve directly, or indirectly through consultation.  There isn't much literature about this topic, so it is difficult to know what is truly "evidence based".

We are in the process of discovery. Within a school that has an IWB in every classroom, serving students with the most complex needs within the school district,  how can I best follow professional school psychology practices(pdf) regarding the provision of direct and indirect services. Some of these expectations are listed below:

"School psychologists promote the development and maintenance of learning environments that support resilience and academic growth, promote high rates of academic engaged time, and reduce negative influences on learning and behavior."

"School psychologists use information and assistive technology resources to enhance students’ cognitive and academic skills."

"School psychologists work with other school personnel to develop, implement, and evaluate effective interventions for increasing the amount of time students are engaged in learning."

"School psychologists facilitate design and delivery of curricula to help students develop effective behaviors, such as self-regulation and self-monitoring, planning/ organization, empathy, and healthy decision-making."

Working towards solutions:
I work closely with my colleague Kelly Cross, a speech and language therapist who serves Wolfe school and two classrooms of students with severe autism at a "regular" elementary school. Kelly also serves as the assistive technology and augmentative communication consultant for our school district.  She's used interactive applications and web resources for many years along with more traditional "hands-on" materials,  but like me, has had limited access to IWB's until recently.  She now has a SMARTboard in her room, along with the portable multi-touch SMARTTable Wolfe received last April.  We work with many of the same students, so with the influx of IWBs in our school, we've stepped up our collaboration.

One of Kelly's challenges is to figure out ways for teachers to integrate assistive technology and/or augmentative communication systems into their work with students during activities that involve interactive whiteboards.   Most of the research the area of assistive technology/aug com focuses on the use of technology to access applications as they are displayed on laptops or computer monitors, or factors related to the use of individual communication devices. The vSked project, led by Dr. Gillian Hayes at the University of California at Irvine, is on the right track in that it incorporates the use of a large interactive display that was used with students with autism, along with smaller hand-held communication systems, which I've discussed in a previous post.

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vSKED in action

Workshop Presentation
This past week, Kelly and I presented at a workshop held in the Arlington VA school district that focused on the use of interactive whiteboards and related applications and web resources with students with special needs.  We shared some of the exciting things we've noticed with our students and shared "before and after" examples.  Included in the presentation were some of the video clips I quickly put together during the first days of school that had an impressive positive impact with students when they were used during interactive whiteboard activities. (Some of these video clips can be found in a previous post: Video clips that help students with autism learn and feel calm at the same time!)

During the workshop, we discussed a few guiding principals, such as the "least dangerous assumption" and the concept of Universal Design for Learning.   We also provided a sampling of resources previously used on the "small screen" appear to powerful when used with students interacting on the larger whiteboard screens.  Below are a few of the resources we shared:

Clicker5 is an application to support reading and writing that provides a natural voice output, and child-friendly word processor. It works well on interactive whitboards It can incorporate several communication symbol systems. It is a good tool for informal assessment with students with communication and other related needs.

Sensory World provides an intuitive navigation system for students to use as they explore various areas of a house and engage in learning and related activities. The site map for all of the areas of the house, as well as the activities, is graphical.

We shared resources from the National Gallery of Art's Kids Zone, a great website that plenty of interactive content:

Teachers who want a limited browsing environment for their students the Zac Browser is great for use on IWBs and the new large all-in-one touch screen displays:
Zac Browser

Another website that is good for visual-based browsing is Symbol World:

"The intention is that symbol readers, teachers and carers will contribute, and we are delighted at the number of contributors that have already sent us their work"

We shared a recent find, Taptu rthat can be used on an IWB.  Although Taptu focuses on the mobile touchable web, accessed through smartphones with internet access, it provides links to a wide range of websites designed with intuitive touch interaction in mind, perfect for students with special needs.  In many cases, Taptu web navigation resources work fine on the larger screen of the IWB.  The advantage is that a icon/visual based touch navigation system supports students who can't type and also those who have very limited reading skills.

Sports Navigation for Taptu

Below is a slideshow about the touchable web:
Taptu: Virtual Roundtable

Update: SMARTTable
At Wolfe, we'd like to create a conversation wheel with related activities for the SMARTTable that co-ordinate with SMARTBoard activities.  We'll probably experiment with the conversation wheel concept on the SMARTboard first.

One thing we've learned over the past few months is that it is bit more complicated to create content and activities for the SMARTTable than for the SMARTBoard notebook or Promethean flipchart.   We hope to have it customized to support scaffolded, customized classroom activities for students with special needs, but it might take more time than we had anticipated.  The school's immediate need is for touchable interactive content for all of the classroom IWB's, suitable for our students.

Programming for the SMARTTable, for those who have 64-bit computers, requires Windows 7, Visual Studio 2008, and Expression Blend 3.   My HP Touchsmart, my home computer, is 64 bit, but runs Vista.  My school-issued laptop runs Windows XP and is also 64-bit.  To upgrade it, I will have to send it to the tech department for several weeks.   It will be slow-going, since I have to plan for my day-to-day activities and evaluations with students first.

Possible SMARTTable Solutions:
I'm hoping that some students from UNC-Charlotte might want to try their hand at multi-touch programming and help us out!  We'd welcome volunteers from other universities as well.   Wolfe's principal, Mary Jo Breckenridge, is very supportive of the use of innovative technologies with students with special needs, and would figure out a way to make a collaboration happen.

"The AAC-RERC conducts a comprehensive program of research, development, training, and dissemination activities that address the NIDRR priorities and seek to improve technologies for individuals who rely on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technologies. The mission of the AAC-RERC is to assist people who rely on augmentative and alternative communication to achieve their goals by advancing and promoting AAC technologies and supporting the individuals who use, manufacture, and recommend them."

Janet Light, Kathy Drager, Penn State University

Jeff Higginbotham's Bibliography:  Viewing AAC Through Authentic Social Interactions (pdf)

ProLoquo2Go (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad communication system)

Also posted on the Interactive Multimedia Technology blog

Alternative Assessment Tools for Students with Complex Disabilities

Below is a SlideShare version of a presentation I gave for my colleagues.  I hope it is helpful to those searching for innovative ways to reach and understand students who have many complex challenges!Alternative Assessment Tools for Students with Complex Disabilities

Monday, August 16, 2010

"The World Is Open" Book Study Resources (Mega List)- Required reading for principals in my school district!

In my school district, everyone is involved in book studies.  I'm happy to share that the required book for all of the principals this school year is "The World Is Open: How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education",  by Curtis J. Bonk.  

I couldn't resist posting the web-based resources for each chapter of the book on my blog!

Chapter 1: WE-ALL-LEARN

Classroom 2.0 Live Conversations:
The Cool Cat Teacher Blog:
Curt Bonk Preso at GAETC " cool:
EdTV (Educational content in Ustream):
The K-12 Online Conference 2007:

Cable in the Classroom:
EdTechLive (interviews by Steve Hargadon)
High Tech High:
Vote Different:

The Cape Town Open Education Declaration:
Internet to Everyone:
Open Society Institute:
Shuttleworth Foundation:
WikiMedia Foundation:

Chapter 2: To Search and to Scan (Opener #1: Web Searching in the World of e-Books)

America's Promise Alliance:
Brian J. Ford:
California Open Source Textbook Project (COSTP):
Digital History:
Flat World Knowledge:
Freeload Press:
Global Text Project:
Google Book Search:
Google Earth:
Google Sky:
Hole in the Wall Education:
Internet Archive:
Kindle (from Amazon):
Live Search Books (Microsoft):
OCLC (Online Computer Library Center):
Open Content Alliance:
Open Library:
Open Society Institute:
The Papers of Thomas Jefferson:
Shuttleworth Foundation:
Sloan Consortium:
Textbook Revolution:
The Universal Digital Library (Million Book Collection):
Wayback Machine:
WikiMedia Foundation:
Wireless Networking in the Developing World:

Chapter 3: E-Demand around the Globe (Opener #2: E-Learning and Blended Learning)

Capella University:
Confucius Institute at Michigan State University:
Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT) in Ohio:
Florida Virtual School:
Indiana University High School:
Indira Gandhi National Open University:
Jones International University:
K-12 Homeschooling, Inc:
Laureate Education, Inc.:
Michigan Virtual University:
NC Learn and Earn:
North American Council for Online Learning:
Ramkhamhaeng University:
Sylvan Learning Systems:
SUNY Network Distance Learning Calculator:
U21 Global:
University of Central Florida (enrollments):
University of Maryland University College:
University of Phoenix:
University of Phoenix Campus Locations:
Urban Farming:
Utah Electronic High School:
The Voyages of the S/V Roam (includes weblogs of Karen Fennell and her family):
Walden University:
Western Governors University:

Chapter 4: It's a Free Software World After All (Opener #3: Availability of Open Source and Free Software)

Creative Commons:
Freesound Project:
Google Earth:
Lessig blog (Larry Lessig):
List of Open Source Tools:
Moodle Philosophy:
Ning in Education:
Nucleus (blog tools):
Open Learning Initiative (Carnegie Mellon University):
OpenLearn (UK Open University):
Richard Stallman homepage:
Sakai (
Serendipity (blog tools):
SigTE Book Discussion: Reinventing Project Based Learning:
Tree of Life:
Visual Understanding Environment (VUE):
Vocabulary Trainer:

Chapter 5: MIT in Every Home (Opener #4: Leveraged Resources and OpenCourseWare)

The China Open Resources for Education project (
CORE Mission:
Foothill Community College OCW:
Google Apps:
Hewlett Foundation OER Resources and Grants:
Hewlett OER Blog called OERderves:
Japan OpenCourseWare Consortium:
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's OCW:
The Library of Congress American Memory Project:
MIT Lecture Browser:
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCS) Course List:
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Project:
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Highlights for High School:
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Highlights for High School video:
MIT OpenCourseWare (videos: Motion in Two Dimensions):
National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning (from seven IIT's in India):
National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning (from seven IIT's in India):
National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning (complete list):
The Open Knowledge Foundation:
Open Yale Courses:
OpenCourseWare Consortium:
OpenCulture (blog from Dan Colman):
OpenCulture (list of free courses):
OER Commons:
Public Library of Science (
The Rai Foundation Colleges OCW project in India:
Teacher lesson plan sites:
The Lesson Plan Page:
Sites for Teachers:
Tufts University's OCW:
Utah State University OCW:
Vietnam Fulbright Economics OCW:
Yahoo! Teachers:

Chapter 6: Portals for the People (Opener #5: Learning Object Repositories and Portals)

Acoustics for Music Theory (Catherine Schmidt-Jones):
The Alan Turing Home Page:
Armistad Digital Resource (from Columbia University):
Audubon's Birds of Prey:
Babelfish: and
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation:
British Library:
British Library Online Gallery:
British Library Turning the Pages:
Center for History and New Media (George Mason University):
Cisco Industry Solutions Education:
Cisco Socioeconomic Development:
Civil Rights Digital Library:
CNN Video:
The Complete Works of Charles Darwin:
Connexions from Rice University (
Copyright Office Basics:
DNA From the Beginning:
Einstein Archives Online:
Encyclopedia of Life:
Exploring and Collecting History Online (ECHO):
eScholarship Editions:
eScholarship Publishing Program:
eScholarship Repository:
Federal Resources for Educational Excellent project (see
The Free Dictionary:
Free Management Library:
Goddard Space Flight Center:
IBM Education:
IBM Transition to Teaching:
Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities:
The Architecture of Thomas Jefferson:
Mapping of the Dalai Lamas:
The Melville Electronic Library:
Silk Road:
Walt Whitman Archive:
Intel Education Initiative:
IUScholarWorlks Repository:
KPMG Faculty Portal:
Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary:
MSN Encarta Dictionary:
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa:
Museum of Online Museums:
NASA Learning Technology site (see
National Geographic News:
National Museum of African-American History and Culture:
Ontario Educational Resource Bank:
Public Library of Science:
Richard Baraniuk:
Richard Baraniuk (TED video):
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy:
Valley of the Shadows:
Women in Math Project:
Yahoo! Education:
Yahoo! Teachers:

Chapter 7: Making a Contribution (Opener #6: Learner Participation in Open Information Communities)

A Closer Look At the iPhone
An Anthropologist Explores YouTube:
A Vision of Students Today:
African School Dream (CurrentTV):
Anystream (Apreso):
Big Think:
Boing Boing:
Bud Hunt's weblog:
Charlie the Unicorn (YouTube):
Colour changing card trick:
Common Craft:
Confessions of an ACA Fan: The Official Weblog of Henry Jenkins:
Cory Doctorow's Homepage (Craphound):
Dangerously Irrelevant: weblog by Scott McLeod:
David Warlick's weblog:
Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center:
Deloiotte Film Festival (Behind the Scenes):
Did You know; Shift Happens " Globalization; Information Age
Did You Know 2.0 (YouTube):
Digital Ethnography at the University of Kansas (Professor Michael Wesch):
Education Channel:
The Fischbowl:
Frank Caliendo " Impressions (YouTube):
Free Hugs Campaign (YouTube):
FreeSound (from Jack Kerouac project)
Free Thesis Project (Harvard College Free Culture group):
Full Circle Associates:
The Future of the Internet—And How to Stop It by Jonathan Zittrain (e-book site):
Gerald Kane (Boston College):
Gerald Kane's Computers in Management class (Boston College):
Global Nomads Group (GNG):
Global Nomads Group (GNG) special video with Michael Douglas narrating:
Guitar (YouTube):
Hahaha (YouTube):
The Institute for the Future of the Book:
International Studies for International Schools:
Internet Time Group in Scribd:
Introducing the book (repost) (YouTube):
Jack Kerouac's America:
John Dewey: American Pragmatist:
Juhasz Final Video (Alexandra Juhasz class reflection):
Learning from the Tube (Pitzer College):
Leonardo DiCaprio's YouTube Message (YouTube):
Longitude (CurrentTV):
Knol sample screenshot:
Malcolm X: Oxford University Debate (YouTube):
Media Praxis: weblog from Alexandra Juhasz:
Metaweb Technologies:
Michael J. Fox (YouTube video on stem cell research) (YouTube):
Millennium Project:
Noah takes a photo of himself every day for 6 years (YouTube):
OK Go Here It Goes Again (YouTube):
Panopto (Socrates Project and Carnegie Mellon University):
Pay Attention (YouTube):
Pay Attention (TeacherTube):
Research Channel:
Richard Wiseman:
Robert Redford on Saving the Artic Refuge (YouTube):
Ronaldinho: Touch of Gold (YouTube):
Rosetta Stone:
The Royal Channel:
SEC Archives:
Main Search Page:
Sega, Ghana James weblog:
ShiftHappens (wikispaces):
Sonic Foundry (Mediasite Live):
Spiders on Drugs (YouTube):
Stride Gum:
The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom by Yochai Benkler (e-book site):
This Week in Tech (TWIT) Netcast:
Tibet Snapshots (NomandsLand):
TravelinEdMan weblog (Curt Bonk):
Twitter in Plain English (with dotSUB):
Yale University Press:
YouTube Channels:
American University of Beruit:
Northwestern University:
University of California at Berkeley:
University of New South Wales:
University of Southern California (YouTube Channel):
Video: RSS in Plain English
Vote Different (Hillary Clinton) (YouTube):
Web 2.0 The Machine is Us/ing Us (YouTube):
We-blogged Will Richardson's weblog:
Where in Google Earth is Matt?
Where the Hell Is Matt website:
Where the Hell is Matt? (YouTube):
Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) (YouTube):
Where the Hell WAS Matt? (YouTube):
Where the Hell are Matt's Outtakes:
Wikia Search:
Wikis in Plain English (YouTube):
Wikispaces: 21st century learning edubloggers:
The World Bank - Business Unusual: BPO in Ghana:
World Simulation Video:
World Simulation Preview for 2007 (YouTube):

Chapter 8: Collaborate or Die! (Opener #7: Electronic Collaboration and Interaction)

1001 Flat World Tales (blog of award winning stories):
1001 Flat World Tales (wiki):
Alpha Plus Center:
Ask Dr. Math:
Ask a Scientist:
Club Penguin:
Contact North:
E-Learning Journeys (Julie Lindsay's Weblog for the Flat Classroom Project):
Flat Classroom Project (in Wikispaces):
Flat Classroom Project (in Ning):
GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Planet) Project:
Google Groups:
Google Docs and Spreadsheets:
Horizon Project 2008:
Ice Stories:
Ice Stories (Cassandra Brooks' weblog):
International Children's Digital Library:
The Journey North:
Kids as Global Scientists:
Knowledge Builder:
Knowledge Forum:
Learning Microsoft to Change the World (book by John Wood of Room to Read):
Microsoft Live Office:
Microsoft Office Groove:
Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server:
MSN Groups:
The Ontario Research and Innovation Optical Network:
Room to Read:
Wikinomics Playbook:
Yahoo! Groups:

Chapter 9: Who are you? (Opener #8: Alternative Reality Learning)

America's Army:
Ask Dr. Math:
Ask Dr. Universe:
Ask a Mad Scientist:
Berkman Center for Internet & Society:
Call of Duty:
Charles and Rebecca Nesson discuss CyberOne:
Cells alive!:
Chemistry Online (University of Oxford):
CyberOne: Law in the Court of Public Opinion:
Demonstration of the Interactive T-account:
Educational Uses of Second Life:
Electronic Arts (EA):
Eon (Charles Nesson's weblog):
EVE Online:
EverQuest II:
Final Fantasy XI:
Firaxis (has product Civilization):
Full Spectrum Warrior:
Global Kids:
Global Kids' Digital Media Initiative:
General Chemistry Online:
Halo 2:
Halo 3:
Harvard Business School Cases:
Historic Coventry Timeline:
Humana Games:
Intellagirl (Sarah Robbins):
IrYdium Project (online chemistry):
IT Manager Game 2.0 (from Intel):
IvyGate: Harvard Prof. Charles Nesson Is Insane:
Lab Physics:
Lyryx Learning:
MacArthur Foundation (Digital Media and Learning Project):
Metal of Honor: Heroes 2:
The National Budget Simulation:
Net Frog:
Parsons School of Design:
Pew Internet & American Life Project:
Physics Education Technology (University of Colorado at Boulder):
Real-time case method:
Really Engaging Accounting (Steven Hornik's weblog):
Rome Reborn 1.0:
Second Life:
Sony Computer Entertainment:
Star Wars Galaxy:
Storygeek (Mark Bell's weblog):
SL 3-D Accounting Model:
UberNoggin (Sarah Robbins' weblog):
Ultima Online:
Ultima Online: Kingdom Reborn:
Virtual Chemistry:
Virtual Labs and Simulations:
Voltage Circuit Simulator:
World of Warcraft:
Will Wright; Toys that Make Worlds (TED Talk):
Zuckermans Rant (discussion with Charles Nesson):

Chapter 10: U-Learning? (Opener #9: Real-Time Mobility and Portability)

Abilene Christian University:
Center for Internet Addiction Recovery:
CNN Student News:
Connected (Part 1 of 2) from Abilene Christian University:
Connected (Part 2 of 2) from Abilene Christian University:
Covenant Eyes (Internet Addictions and Accountability):
Cyworld (South Korea):
Cyworld (US):
Flip Video:
Google Earth:
Google Lively:
Google Maps:
Habitat for Humanity:
International Telecommunications Union: Digital Opportunity Index (DOI):
James Moore (CAP and Livescribe):
Kinjo Podwalk:
Korean Education and Research Information Services (KERIS)
Livescribe (Pulse smartpen):
The Masie Center (3-minute video of the Chumby):
Mobile ESL (from Athabasca University):
One Laptop Per Child (OLPC):
Open Knowledge Initiative:
Pocket School Project (from Dr. Paul Kim):
Shakespeare's Global Globe:
Voice of America Special English:
World Cyber Games:

Chapter 11: Learning at Your Service (Opener #10: Networks of Personalized Learning)

Australia Flexible Learning Framework:
Business Opportunities Weblog (Dane Carlson's weblog for small business):
Business Pundit (Robert May's weblog for business):
The Carlyle Letters Online:
The Diary of Samuel Pepys:
Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching, and Technology (Michael Orey):
Explorer's Web:
Google Blog Search:
Growing Stars:
Here Comes Everybody (Ken Carroll's weblog):
Incheon Free Economic Zone (FEZ):
Instapundant (Glenn Reynolds' weblog):
Internet Time Blog (Jay Cross's weblog):
Learning Peaks:
Live Journal:
Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages:
Mixxer (Language Exchange):
Movable Type:
New Technology High Schools:
Old Daily (Stephen Downes):
Periodic Table of Visualization:
Project Gutenberg:
Small Business Trends (Anita Campbell's weblog):
Sookmyung Women's University:
Stephen's Web (Steven Downes weblog for education):
The Poles:
Thorsmark (Mark Franek's weblog):
TravelinEdMan (Curt Bonk's blog):
Triple Creek:
Visual Thesaurus:
Weblogg-ed (Will Richardson's weblog for education):
William Penn Charter School:

Language Learning: Education:
Dave's ESL Café:
ESL Flashcards:
ESL Kids:
Global English:
Mango Languages:
Rosseta Stone:

Podcasting and Vodcasting: (Adam Curry's weblog):
Daily Source Code (from Adam Curry):
Digital Podcast: Education Podcast Directory:
The Education Podcast Network (EPN):
iTunes U:
Learning 2006 University (from Elliott Masie):
NPR podcast directory (Beta):
Podcast Alley:
Podcasting News:
SonoSite ultrasound training:

Chapter 12: The Treasures and Traps of this Open Learning World

American Sign Language (Michigan State University):
Carnegie Mellon University Open Learning Initiative:
Computer Aided Language Instruction Group (University of Arizona Turkish Lessons):
Conversational Mandarin Chinese (California State Long Beach):
eLearningspace: Everything E-learning (articles from George Siemens):
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health:
Knowing Knowledge (George Siemen's weblog):
MIT OpenCourseWare Initiative:
North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness:
Turkish Studies, Department of Near Asia Studies (University of Arizona):
ALT-C 2007:
Commonwealth of Learning:
Digital Research Tools:
Diploma Makers:
Dying Professor's Last Lecture:
Google Talk:
The Last Lecture Book by Dr. Randy Pausch is in Stores Now:
Phony Diplomas:
Pink Monkey:
Plato's Republic (in Scribd):
Randy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams:
Randy Pausch Inspires Graduates:
Top Term Papers: