Nostalgic Moves at Facebook: Students-Only .edu Groups For Universities

Nostalgic Moves at Facebook: Students-Only .edu Groups For Universities
Back in December TechCrunch reported that Brown and Vanderbilt are testing new features for users with authenticated .edu email addresses to create groups for students at their universities. Facebook is considering rolling it out to other universities so that students can create groups for dorms, classes, clubs, parties, and other entities. Only students who have ...

One Law Professor Creates a Teachable Moment out of the Web Blackout of January 18, 2012

One Law Professor Creates a Teachable Moment out of the Web Blackout of January 18, 2012
Yesterday, Junuary 18, 2012, thousands of websites perticipated in a virtual anti-SOPA/PIPA sit-in: Google, Reddit, Wired, Craigslist, Wikipedia, WordPress, Mozilla, MoveOn.org, and O’Reilly to name a few. Widener University School of Law’s Professor Tonya Evans joined the list of internet sites and created a teachable moment for her students: She explains: We’re doing a law ...

Is Google+ the Next Facebook? Maybe Not so Much….

Is Google+ the Next Facebook? Maybe Not so Much....
The comic strip xkcd explains it best: the difference between Google+ and v …is.. well? There are a few differences to note: while G+ integrates well with other Google products, it’s a bit more tedious to cross post to and from other social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. Also, if you use ...

WordPress MU, Muah!!

Wordpress MU, Muah!!
WordPress MU has become an indispensable tool for  building out vanity and other stand alone sites outside of the established .NET/ASP Content Management System (CMS) used for our main site. I have been able to implement   a variety of sites, from simple to complex, thanks, in part, to the availablity of free plug-ins that ...

New G.I. Bill Promises But Can Higher Ed Deliver?

New G.I. Bill Promises But Can Higher Ed Deliver?
What is old is new again: in this case, the “G.I. Bill 2.0″ is really just catching up to what our service people SHOULD have been receiving long ago. “This goes a long way toward making today’s GI Bill a kind of equalizer that the original GI Bill was,” said Suzanne Mettler, a professor of ...

One Laptop Per Child UPDATE: BOGO – Buy one get one!

One Laptop Per Child UPDATE: BOGO - Buy one get one!
Update on the One Laptop Per Child initiative: Starting on November 12, 2007 –  you can help by  buying one and donating one.

One Laptop Per Child Project Continues to Inspire

One Laptop Per Child Project Continues to Inspire
This project that offers laptops, the XO, to the underdeveloped countries of the world is truly astounding on both a humanitarian and a technological level. A surprisingly well-written and insightful review by a 12-year old appeared in August of this year. How It CONNECTS This box connects wirelessly to the ‘net and other XO users ...

EDU Web Conference: Lindsay and Britney Out of Rehab, Seen Partying in Baltimore!

EDU Web Conference: Lindsay and Britney Out of Rehab, Seen Partying in Baltimore!
Okay, not really Lindsay and Britney…. Microformats actually. But, now that I have your attention: I want to take the opportunity to mention some very cool and unique people I met and conversations I had of note while at the eduWeb Conference. First, i got to meet an ellusive uwebd-list guru: Jay Collier,  web comm. ...

EDU Web Conference: Plan to attend in 2008!

EDU Web Conference: Plan to attend in 2008!
Just returned from a really good few days in Baltimore, Maryland, site of the edu Web Conference. Kudos to the organizer, Shelley Wentzel, for a job well done. Needless to say, I was inspired by the dedication and enthusiasm of the presenters and the attendees. There is something very special about my colleagues who work ...

Fun With Keyla and iMovie

Fun With Keyla and iMovie
Let me tell you what is SO special about this little iMovie: a. The video was taken by my ‘little sister’ Keyla, 11 years old, one of my favorite people. b. The soundtrack (song) is Keyla singing. (the next American Idol) c. The action is Keyla and gang in NYC having loads of fun