Monthly Archives: March 2009

Global Campus

The University of Illinois Global Campus is now up and running. This is a program designed to reach out to the adult learner who is off-campus and focusing on a career-related degree or certification. It will be interesting to see … Continue reading

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Meresamun Followup

As a followup to my original post on the exhibit Meresamun at the Oriental Institute back in February. I received an email telling me about a new interactive web-page that allows you to get a taste of what the exhibit … Continue reading

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Handbook of Emerging Technologies

I ran across an interesting article in Wired Campus entitled “U. of Manitoba Researchers Publish Open-Source Handbook on Educational Technology.” Two researchers have created a web based guide (Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning) in an effort to help colleges and … Continue reading

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Latest PKAP Meeting

As the season gets closer, we are going to have more PKAP meetings for plan for the season. I have to admit that I feel like the summer is sneaking up on me and I have begun to worry just … Continue reading

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Second Life Competitor

It looks like there is a new competitor for second Life to worry about. The University of California at San Diego announced recently that one of its professors is working on creating a new virtual world environment that will offer more … Continue reading

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Dead Sea Scrolls

A recent article on the Time website “Scholar Claims Dead Sea Scrolls ‘Authors’ Never Existed” details the claim by scholar Rachel Elior that the Essenes, who have loge been believed to be the authors of the Dead Sea Scrolls, never … Continue reading

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Byzantine Monastery Found

Farmers near Jerusalem recently uncovered the site of a late fifth or early sixth century AD Byzantine monastery. The site which covers about four acres is located along the slope of a spur that descends toward Nahal Dolev. Archaeologists have been working … Continue reading

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Interesting Article

The Wired Campus had a very interesting blog today. The article “Randy Bass and Bret Eynon: We Need R&D for Teaching With Technology” addresses the fact that higher education is always one of the last groups to react or adapt … Continue reading

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Branching Out

It has been spring break week for me and there were many things I needed to work in order to catch up (grading, curricular matters, departmental stuff, etc.). As is my usual, however, I failed to find time to work … Continue reading

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PKAP Season Looming

I am on break this week, even though I have been into the office every day so far and plan to go in tomorrow also. It dawned on me today that the first PKAPers will be arriving in Cyprus in … Continue reading

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