Tuesday, August 18, 2009



I experienced a major crash of my computer and my backup system recently. Consequently, I've not been able to post messages for several days. Also, I've not been able to fully recover past messages. Hope to fully recover the system today or tomorrow.


Cambridge Sgt. Crowley speaks at police convention

Cambridge police Sgt. James Crowley has opened the five-day convention for the Fraternal Order of Police with brief remarks. Read the rest ...

Tom Carey Answers Questions about MERLOT

In this interview in eLearn Magazine Tom Carey answers questions about MERLOT. In addition to his professorship at the University of Waterloo, Prof. Carey also acts as chief learning officer for MERLOT. Among other topics, Carey explains how MERLOT relates to other open education repositories and gateways. ____JH (Via the Development Gateway dgAlert.)


"Instructors in higher education get e-learning support from two distinct sources: their own institutions, through colleagues and faculty teaching centers, and their disciplines, through subject area experts and scholarly associations. Tom Carey, professor of management sciences at the University of Waterloo and chief learning officer of MERLOT, explains how the MERLOT consortium is finding the sweet spot where those two processes come together."

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ACT online newsletter offers education help for parents

ACT online newsletter offers education help for parents

The August edition of ACT Parent is now available online. Designed to help children succeed as they prepare for college and careers, ACT Parent features articles that empower you as a parent.