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EdTechTalk: 21st Century Learning #15: Fred Bartels

EdTechTalk: 21st Century Learning #15
A Conversation with Fred Bartels
Sept. 26, 2006
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Fred Bartels from Learning with Laptops joined Alex and arvind for to discuss Filemaker, Sketchup, his book on 1:1 laptop programs, the School Computing Wiki, and lots of other interesting EdTech happenings. Fred is looking to start a high-def video project documenting UNESCO World Heritage Site - interested? E-mail him at: fred_bartels [at] rcds.rye.ny.us

EdTechWeekly#1 - EdTech New Roundup

EdTechWeekly#1
September 24, 2006
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EdTechTalk#65 - Discussion with Ramit Sethi of PBWiki.com

EdTechTalk#65
Sunday, Sept. 24

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Our guest was Ramit Sehti, co-founder of  PBWiki. Our discussion included uses of wiki's in education, a newsbreaking announcement, how to balance commercial activities with serving the educational community, and what's on the horizon for PBWiki.
Nov. 30 Update:  For a transcript on another extensive interview with Ramit, check out Cody McKibben's interview, Ramit Sethi Will Not Only Teach You To Be Crazy Rich...

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EdTechTalk#64 - Software Patents in Higher Ed.

EdTechTalk#64
September 17, 2006
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It's been the summer of patent nonsense. With Blackboard announcing their patent that covers much of VLW/LMS based online learning and then filing suit against Desire2Learn we saw another example of an ever increasing trend toward a monopoly of control over the Internet. We are lucky to have two of the internets finest edu patent watchdogs coming on the show tonight: Alfred Essa and Michael Feldstein.

We'll start out by walking through the issues, from D2L's recent response to the suit filed by blackboard, to a pre-refutation of the arguments that Blackboard will be presenting for their users starting tomorrow afternoon. Anyone who is interested, please feel free to come out with your questions and your comments. All points of view are welcome.

EdTechBrainstorm -- 14 September, 2006

Ed Tech Brainstorm -- 14 September, 2006

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JL proposes an alternate date for the webcastathon, Cheryl tells us about her new job, Dave talks about hardware and software he's shopping for; and Jen takes us on a tour with Vyew.

Thanks too to Paul and Bud and all those who joined us in the chat room.

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