From the Edtech Inbox – September 2007

  • (conf listing update)

    LearningTimes is pleased to sponsor and produce the first
    Jossey-Bass Online Teaching and Learning Conference. Register now and
    get the early-bird registration savings AND a special $10 discount
    coupon just for LearningTimes members:

    Enter discount code sq10 when prompted, to get your extra savings.

    The OTL Conference, which is co-chaired by Drs. Rena Palloff and
    Keith Pratt, will take place entirely over the Internet on October 17
    and 18, 2007. A special pre-conference workshop, hosted by Fielding
    Graduate University, will be held on October 16, 2007.

    The Jossey-Bass Online Teaching & Learning (OTL) Conference is
    based on the popular series of guidebooks, and offers concrete and
    practical resources to help higher education practitioners meet the
    challenges of the online learning environment. During the conference
    you will:

    –Meet the authors and attend live interactive sessions
    –Network with colleagues across the globe
    –Participate in engaging featured workshop sessions
    –Access archived session information at any time after the conference
    –Experience online learning facilitated by leaders in the field

    Gain an instant library:

    Registrants receive three books from The Jossey-Bass Online Teaching & Learning series upon registration. An $81 value!

    Register Now:

    Sign up by August 31, 2007 and save with our early-bird offer. Find out more:

    Enter discount code sq10 when prompted, to get your extra savings.

    Conference Fee:
    Early-bird registration (through August 31, 2007): $219 USD (includes choice of 3 books)

    Regular registration (after August 31, 2007): $249 USD

    Many group pricing and sponsorship opportunities are available. To find out more, e-mail us at:

    We hope to see you there, LIVE ONLINE!

    Warm regards,

    John Walber



    We recently published an article entitled "The Future of Librarians" , hich takes a close look at how libraries, and librarians as a rofession will evolve in the future.

    You’ll find it posted here:

    Our writer William interviewed over 25 librarians to research the article.
    The entire series of interviews can be seen here:

    We would definitely value any comments, questions, or concerns that you
    have on the piece.

    We’re also opening up the floor to other librarians who would like to ontribute their views on the subject. If you have friends, coworkers, or industry cohorts that would have some good insights, it would be great if you can point them to or future of librarian contributor submission page at:
    These submissions will be selectively published on the site to
    contribute to the ongoing body of information on the subject.

    Thanks for your time and contribution.

    Eric Hebert

    Hey there Educators. I noticed that you signed up for an
    account with us recently and I was curious to hear how your Lijit experience
    was going. Have you had an opportunity to play around with the wijit, and if
    so, how did you find the set-up process? Was installation an issue? What are
    your thoughts on the wijit’s functionality?

    I’m asking because we are a growing company and user
    feedback is essential to our development team. If you have any questions,
    comments, or suggestions, please feel free to send them my way. Thanks for
    taking the time to check us out and have a great day!

    (Btw, I think the mission of your site is amazing. As a
    former public school teacher, I love the ways that you’re bringing
    technology into the classroom! It’s much-needed and your blog is a
    wonderful resource. Keep up the good work…)

    Tara Anderson




    We recently published "
    The Freelancer’s Toolset: 100 Web Apps for Everything You Will Possibly Need
    " (
    ). I figured I’d bring it to your attention in case you think your readers would find it useful.

    Either way, keep up the great blogging!


    Rich McIver



    I was surfing the internet and came across your guys
    blog. I was reading through it and it reminded me of a web
    series/podcast I ran into the other day about internet video and audio
    production. I think you guys might really enjoy this show and its
    purpose. The link


    Mike G. Fogarty
    James Madison University
    Kappa Alpha Order
    Zeta Theta Chapter
    Intramural Chair
    Vice President JMU Paintball Team

    Just dropping a line
    to see if you and your readers at EdTechTalk might want to have a look at the newest
    article here at OEDb: "Take Any College Class for Free: 236 Open
    Courseware Collections, Podcasts, and Videos" — .
    Let me know what you think if you have a moment.
    OEDb: Online
    Education Database


    Not exactly podcasting, more like an easy tool for leaving voice
    comments on any website.
    Tiny standalone voice recorder/uploader that returns a link to the
    uploaded file and this link can be inserted into webpage, blog or email
    message. When user clicks on the link voice file is played directly
    from the server.

    With best regards,
    Henry Brier


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