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Open Learning Initiative Free Online Courses
Using intelligent tutoring systems, virtual laboratories, simulations, and frequent opportunities for assessment and feedback, OLI builds courses that are intended to enact instruction – or, more precisely, to enact the kind of dynamic, flexible, and re
open-content  open-courseware  open-education  courses  academic  online  learning  education  elearning  cmu 
may 2008
Home | inTERRAgate
inTERRAgate provides a framework for uploading natural hazard and risk data at a national level, together with in-country contact details for disaster first-responders.
disaster  emergency  resources 
may 2008
How to Save the World - What are you afraid of?
Working class versus middle class fears.
fear  essay  class 
may 2008
Metronet Home
consortium for 7 county metro area libraries and library professionals
minnesota  minneapolis  library  professional-association  news 
may 2008
Media Standards Trust | Journalists to blame, not PRs
The Media Standards Trust is an independent, not for profit organisation that promotes high standards in news
non-profit  media  organization  trust  standards  journalism  activism 
may 2008
MLab - Management Lab
pioneering attempt to create a setting in which progressive companies and world-renowned management scholars work together to co-create “tomorrow’s best practices” today. The goal: to dramatically accelerate the evolution of management processes..
management  business  innovation  methods 
may 2008
UCR|eLab eXchange
The eLab eXchange is brought to you by the Sloan Center for Internet Retailing at the University of California, Riverside.
crowdsourcing  economics  forecast  prediction  markets  academic  research 
may 2008
Internet Safety - Beyond Children | Civilities
A year ago, I articulated the Protocol for Online Abuse Reporting (PONAR): a framework of icons, forms, and processes which could be deployed to help mitigate the effects of injurious speech online. It was partly built on the ashes of the much-maligned "B
internet  culture  behavior  abuse 
may 2008
Collaborative Enterprise: Enterprise 2.0 - Unleashing The Collective
At the heart of both the collective and collaborative is the idea of a social object. This post explores one possible way KM/collaboration strategists can leverage the collective and improve knowledge sharing within enterprises.
knowledge-management  technology  social-media 
may 2008
Rough Type: Nicholas Carr's Blog: Gilligan's web
What Shirky is doing here, in essence, is repackaging the liberation mythology that has long characterized the more utopian writings about the Web. That mythology draws a sharp distinction between our lives before the coming of the Web (BW) and our lives
internet  culture  essay 
may 2008
Chronicle Careers: 5/9/2008: Tales of Western Adventure
the usual lament of the humanities -- "There is plenty of money to support work in science and engineering, but very little to support work in the humanities" -- proves to be accurate only if you define "work in the humanities" in the narrowest and most c
humanities  academia  money  economics 
may 2008
Arion: A Journal of Humanities and the Classics
essay by Raymond Guess on Richard Rorty   



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philosophy  memoir 
may 2008
Shtetl-Optimized » Blog Archive » The bullet-swallowers
My own hypothesis has to do with bullet-dodgers versus bullet-swallowers.
philosophy  habit  rationality 
may 2008
U's transfer problem
About University of Minnesota technology transfer.
minnesota  business  community  technology  intellectual-property 
may 2008
Startup Weekend
Startup Weekend recruits a highly motivated group of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more to a 54 hour event that builds communities, companies and projects.
business  startup  conference  community  event  entrepreneur  innovation 
may 2008
Alliance for Metropolitan Stability : Promoting Economic
The Alliance for Metropolitan Stability is a coalition that builds grassroots community campaigns with a variety of faith, social justice, labor, and environmental group
minnesota  minneapolis  community  activism 
may 2008
Heartland Inc. - Welcome to Heartland
Heartland convenes conversations, programs, trainings, and communities of engagement, dedicated to creating love in action for a world that works for all. Knowing that how we do is as important as what we do, we convene conversations and gatherings to pra
conversation  facilitation  import-delicious  dialogue 
may 2008
Herminia Ibarra Networking is vital for successful managers
Managers today juggle more responsibilities than ever and for many of them networking becomes an afterthought. Herminia Ibarra, INSEAD Professor of Organisational Behaviour says that’s a potentially fatal career mistake. Annotated link http://www.diig
networks  networking  business 
may 2008
History Commons
The History Commons website is an experiment in open-content civic journalism. It provides a space for people to conduct grassroots-level investigations on any issue, providing the public with a useful tool to conduct oversight of government and private s
research  collaboration  history  commons  activism  peer-production 
may 2008
Ad Positioning: Tactics to Increase Your AdSense Earnings Overnight
Today I want to talk about positioning your AdSense ads - something that has a very significant impact upon the amount of money that they are able to earn.
advertising  weblog-advice  money  business 
may 2008
How to Save the World
A Terrible And Silent Crisis: The Destruction Of The American Working Class. Comment on book by Joe Bageant, Deer Hunting with Jesus
america  economics  politics  class 
may 2008
Peter Suber, SPARC Open Access Newsletter, 5/2/08
Here's an informal list of research questions whose answers would usefully fill out our current knowledge (on open-access)
open-education  open-access  research  list 
may 2008
The Declining Value Of Redundant News Content On The Web - Publishing 2.0
That means when you consider publishing an original news item, be aware of the larger marketplace for that news. If it’s hugely competitive, consider allocating your limited reporting resources elsewhere, and instead find other ways to create value arou
media  future  news  online 
may 2008
JavaScript Information Visualization Toolkit (JIT) at noumena
The JIT implements advanced features of information visualization like Treemaps (with the slice and dice and squarified methods), an adapted visualization of trees based on the Spacetree, a focus+context technique to plot Hyperbolic Trees, and a radial la
javascript  programming  information  visualization  toolkit 
may 2008
Center for Information Technology Policy
The Center for Information Technology Policy uses Princeton’s unique strengths to help leaders react to digital technology with thoughtfulness and confidence. Combining faculty expertise in public policy, technology and engineering, and the humanities w
academic  academic-center  information  technology  policy 
may 2008
Joe Bageant: The Audacity of Depression
a long essay by Bageant on why we feel depressed as a society.
politics  psychology  essay  ecology  class 
may 2008
twitter memes - global tags for twitter, track stuff by hashtag
twitter  community  search  tracker  tool  online 
may 2008
KM library: tools, techniques and case studies
sections - after-action review, case study, communities of practice, gone well not gone well, knowledge cafe, knowledge exchange, knowledge marketplace, peer assist, rapid evidence review, retrospective review
knowledge-management  tip 
may 2008
Bomb (Images & Pictures)
The Robert L. Capp collection at the Hoover Institution Archives contains ten never-before-published photographs illustrating the immediate aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing. These photographs, taken by an unknown Japanese photographer, were found in 194
photography  war  hiroshima  nuclear 
may 2008
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