USDOEd’s Turn

Yikes! These are not the kinds of people who need to have their information disclosed. Students are just building their credit. For them to go through someone trashing them so early could be really detrimental. šŸ™ Federal student loan program exposes data on 21,000 users: The U.S. Department of Education has disabled its Direct Loan… Continue reading USDOEd’s Turn

Look for a Patent Wiki in 2007

Patent review goes Wiki – August 21, 2006: That’s the basic concept behind a pilot program sponsored by IBM and other companies [including HP and Microsoft], which the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office appears poised to green-light. The project would apply an advisory version of the wiki approach to the patent-approval process. The issue is… Continue reading Look for a Patent Wiki in 2007

USPTO 0 : Bb 1

When you read this, what products come to mind? A system and methods for implementing education online by providing institutions with the means for allowing the creation of courses to be taken by students online, the courses including assignments, announcements, course materials, chat and whiteboard facilities, and the like, all of which are available to… Continue reading USPTO 0 : Bb 1

Cheating in an Information Technology Era

Some quotes from an article in the NYT on cheating. This recently came up on a WebCT Users list (usually at least once every year). Maybe the timing is right because the academic year at many schools just ended? Test administrators are usually one step behind the cheaters. There are lots of technologies that have… Continue reading Cheating in an Information Technology Era

A Blogosphere Ecology

This is an article a former coworker, Bernie Gunder, helped me write for Focus On, a guest topic section of Portico, a Valdosta State University paper. A Blogosphere Ecology My name is Ezra Freelove, ā€˜99, and Iā€™m a 29-year-old self-professed computer geek and technology professional who spends more hours in front of a computer than… Continue reading A Blogosphere Ecology

Some Quotes

“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” – Will Durant “It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.” – Pierre Beaumarchais “First things first, but not necessarily in that order.” – Doctor Who “A witty saying proves nothing.” – Voltaire “Charm is a way of getting the answer… Continue reading Some Quotes