links for 2007-10-23

Blackboard Developers Network – Blackboard WikiKB (tags: Blackboard_Vista) Why Tech Blogging is Broken (Geek News Central) (tags: blogs technology search seo) The once and future university « Jon Udell (tags: education learning university) Colleges and Universities – Education and Schools – Students – New York Times (tags: education learning university) Colleges and Universities – Education… Continue reading links for 2007-10-23

What the Heck Is a Hot Fix?

At the BbWorld Developers’ Conference (Thursday afternoon and Friday morning after BbWorld), there was a session by John Fontaine called What the Heck is a Hotfix? (PPT,audio recording). I’d been meaning to go look for this at the Bb Connections web site where the conference presentations were uploaded. However, I found this through a Bb… Continue reading What the Heck Is a Hot Fix?

Vista’s Third Life?

Scott Schamp is teaching at UGA using Second Life. This is from his blog. But last Friday, I found myself saying things I never thought I would have to say. “Please don’t sit on the fountain during class. Don’t forget that everyone needs to wear clothes the next time we meet. And, please, try and… Continue reading Vista’s Third Life?

Graduation Rates

Systemwide, only 48 percent of the students in Georgia’s four-year public institutions earn a degree within six years of enrollment, compared to a national average of 54 percent. Even allowing eight to 10 years, the percentage of students earning degrees climbs only slightly. In contrast, the Georgia high school graduation rate is between 56 and… Continue reading Graduation Rates

links for 2007-07-05

Glimpse of Time Before Big Bang Possible – Yahoo! News “To see how far into history one might gaze, theoretical physicist Martin Bojowald at Pennsylvania State University ran calculations based on loop quantum gravity, one of a number of competing theories seeking to explain how the underlying structure of th (tags: cosmology science.astronomy universe science… Continue reading links for 2007-07-05

What is a Super Speeder?

There is a bill in the GA legislature to additionally fine people for excessive speeding. Fine. Good even. However, it disturbs me that people quote the wrong statistics as rationale and tie it to emotional cues. Slowing down ‘super speeders’ on Georgia highways is a super idea – gainesvilletimes.com: Last year in Georgia, 1,700 people… Continue reading What is a Super Speeder?