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Thursday, July 22, 2004

Performance Data for Schools Now Available

U.S. Department of Education

(cached at July 21, 2004, 4:40 pm)
Parents in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Kansas, and Rhode Island can now check on their child's school performance and test scores at This website compares all of a state's public schools to each other, so that parents, policy makers, and community leaders can determine which schools are measuring up and which schools need help.

10:45:10 AM    

Sunday, May 02, 2004

Ten Efficient Research Strategies for Distance Learning:"Abstract:Today's distance education administrator, frequently with an expertise in another academic discipline, is also supposed to be a distance education scholar. This expectation results from the recent interest in distance learning that nearly all institutions of learning and disciplines of study have shown. More research, studies, journals, and essays about distance education also exist than at any other time.
A distance education administrator and an education research librarian at Brigham Young University have teamed up to identify ten pragmatic research strategies to help new, busy, and even a few experienced distance education administrators stay current in their field and successful in their applied research. All distance education research strategies identified were required to pass a distance administrator test for pragmatism, user-friendliness, and efficiency.
The ten research strategies that will be covered are accessing library expertise, books from your or others' library catalogs, academic journals, databases, current awareness services, subscription services, distance education Web portals, associations, listserv/discussions, and use of research assistants.

This article provides a good listing of resources available to those thrust into the position of adminstering a DE program.  The resources are also useful to anyone looking to get some background on the current 'state of the art' in DE.

1:39:00 PM    

Monday, April 26, 2004

Dare Obasanjo - Is Microsoft supporting XML standards?. Since Dare runs the XML team at Microsoft, we thought it'd be interesting to get his take on standards and how Microsoft works with the standards bodies.

Now it's your turn, how are we doing when it comes to XML standards?
Watch the Video [Watched threads for: The Channel 9 Team]
10:29:45 PM    

RSS on Channel 9.

We use RSS on Channel 9 at multiple levels.  I wrote a weblog entry this morning that exlains where we use it and where we are headed. 

In retrospect, I probably should have used the Wiki for this, appreciate your feedback on where we head with RSS on Channel 9. [Watched threads for: The Channel 9 Team]

10:25:23 PM    

Monday, April 12, 2004

Bratcher: The Matrix Experiment. Stewart Bratcher is a second year law student at Georgia State University. He blogs at Shouting Fire. - Ed. As we now know, changing the name of the governmental data mining project from "Total Information Awareness" to "Terrorist Information Awareness... [De Novo]
9:42:00 AM    

Monday, February 09, 2004

Rent A Coder:How Software Gets Done:"Earn cash with your high tech skills on 1024 currently open bid requests. Then subscribe to our newsletter and receive daily bid requests from our 22,748 registered buyers."
3:57:47 PM    

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Another Question:  If every American put 3% (climbing to 10%) of their income every year into bonds/stock and were paid only the dividends/interest (or any return of the capital in excess of 7%) what would our society look like?  Here is the basic idea.  My thinking:  second or third generation inheretances could be the road to easy street for most of us if invested globally.  This suggestion is based on the idea that the US can turn itself into an investor nation that rides the work of the rest of the world, we would have it made.  [John Robb's Weblog]
10:34:28 AM    

Saturday, January 24, 2004

Introduction to the DHVM. - Stourbridge Lion [ - Newest Topics]
10:15:49 AM    

Slashdot | A Modest Model Railroad

A Modest Model Railroad
Posted by michael on Friday January 23, @08:59PM
from the build-your-own dept.
Endymion53 writes "The TMRC at MIT may be the best known model railroad layout because of its role in the formation of hacking culture, but railroad uber-enthusiast Jack Burgess has built himself a pretty enviable layout, that does its best to capture the look and route of an old rail line that went to Yosemite National park, called the Yosemite Valley railroad. I was tempted to make some crass remarks about having too much time on one's hands, but frankly, the whole thing looks just awesome. He's been working on this thing since 1981."

9:56:43 AM    

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