NSDL Funding Deadline

Only a few weeks left to get applications put together for the NSF’s National STEM [Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics] Digital Library or “NSDL Program”: This is a great program which funds a variety of learning objects-related programs, like our…

A SourceForge for Open Educational Content Development

So today I can finally be more specific. “The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation”: and the “Center for the Public Domain”: have given me the green light to hold an initial meeting to discuss the establishment of some infrastructure that…

Learning objects: difficulties and opportunities

“Learning objects: difficulties and opportunities”: is an eight page piece cataloging what I believe to be some of the largest obstacles to the successful use of learning object and some of the biggest opportunities for educational innovation using learning objects.

LO-blog community meeting

Let’s pretend that a major foundation that is interested in the intersection of learning objects and online community had approached me about sponsoring a meeting of people with said interest, and I had funding to bring 12 or so people…

H2O everywhere, but wither FLE3?

“H2O”: is a new discussion system out of Harvard that provides scaffolding that overcomes many of the traditional complaints about threaded discussion activities in formal courses. Now if only they supported scaffolds for arbitrary discourse grammars like “FLE3”: we could…