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7 Things You Should Know About VoiceThread
June 8, 2009

VoiceThread is a media aggregator that allows people to post media artifacts—which might be a document, a slide presentation, a video, or a collection of photos—for community feedba…

7 Things You Should Know About Personal Learning Environments
May 12, 2009

The term personal learning environment (PLE) describes the tools, communities, and services that constitute the individual educational platforms that learners use to direct their own learning…

7 Things You Should Know About Live Question Tool
April 14, 2009

Live Question Tool is a web-based service that lets audience members at a presentation post questions for the speaker. As questions are added, other participants can submit comments and cast vote…

7 Things You Should Know About Location-Aware Applications
March 16, 2009

Location-aware applications deliver online content to users based on their physical location. Various technologies employ GPS, cell phone infrastructure, or wireless access points to identify whe…

7 Things You Should Know About QR Codes
February 13, 2009

QR codes are two-dimensional bar codes that can contain any alphanumeric text and that often feature URLs that direct users to sites where they can learn about an object or place (a practice know…

7 Things You Should Know About Alternate Reality Games
January 14, 2009

Alternate reality games (ARGs) weave together real-world artifacts with clues and puzzles hidden virtually any place, such as websites, libraries, museums, stores, signs, recorded telephone messa…

7 Things You Should Know About Lecture Capture
December 19, 2008

Lecture capture is an umbrella term describing any technology that allows instructors to record what happens in their classrooms and make it available digitally. In its simplest form, lecture …

7 Things You Should Know About Flip Camcorders
November 17, 2008

Flip video devices are small, inexpensive, digital camcorders. For about the price of a low-end digital camera, the Flip offers up to an hour of video from an easy-to-use, self-contained device. …

7 Things You Should Know About Ustream
October 21, 2008

Ustream is an interactive web streaming platform that lets users broadcast their own channels on the Ustream network or on a third-party website such as MySpace or Facebook. Ustream offers a plat…

7 Things You Should Know About Zotero
September 26, 2008

Zotero is a research tool, developed by the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, that provides users with automated access to bibliographic information for online resource…

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