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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 447.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: "James L. Morrison" <morrison@unc.edu> (110)
             Subject: January/February Issue of The Technology Source

       [2] From: JoDI Announcements <jodi@ecs.soton.ac.uk> (52)
             Subject: JoDI: New issue announcement

             Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 06:09:25 +0000
             From: "James L. Morrison" <morrison@unc.edu>
             Subject: January/February Issue of The Technology Source

    Below is a description of the January/February 2002 issue of The
    Technology Source, a free, refereed, e-journal at

    Please forward this announcement to colleagues who are interested in using
    information technology tools more effectively in their work.

    As always, we seek illuminating articles that will assist educators as
    they face the challenge of using information technology tools in teaching
    and in managing educational organizations. Please review our call for
    manuscripts at http://ts.mivu.org/default.asp?show=call and send me a note
    if you would like to contribute such an article.

    BTW, please note my new signature bloc and phone/fax number. I am now
    professor emeritus, having retired from UNC-Chapel Hill this past

    Many thanks.


    James L. Morrison                        morrison@unc.edu
    Editor-in-Chief                            Phone/fax: 919 493-1834
    The Technology Source                    http://ts.mivu.org
    Home Page: http://horizon.unc.edu


    In this issue's assessment article, Carmel McNaught details Australia's RMIT University's efforts to ensure the quality of its online courses. Of particular value is McNaught's description of both RMIT's policy and its means of helping faculty members meet policy objectives. This institution's efforts to clarify the mission and methods of online education deserve attention. See http://ts.mivu.org/default.asp?show=article&id=940

    In her case study, Virginia Michelich details ways in which the process of streaming media has been used to supplement instruction in both traditional and online biology courses and offers evidence suggesting that these efforts have increased student learning. Of particular value is Michelich's success on two fronts: content development and technological integration; this study is likely to stimulate fruitful discussion on each of these issues. Hyperlinks give Technology Source readers a glimpse of Michelich's practices. See http://ts.mivu.org/default.asp?show=article&id=941

    Greg Kearsley provides a case study of the Masters of Engineering in Professional Practice program offered by the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Taught almost completely online, this carefully constructed, two-year program serves mostly adult professionals. Paying particular attention to development issues, Kearsley provides a wealth of detail on such elements of the program as admissions, curriculum, students, faculty, staff, institutional support, program delivery, program management, and evaluation. In short, this article enumerates the many issues to which successful online education programs must attend and explains how MEPP has succeeded in those areas. See http://ts.mivu.org/default.asp?show=article&id=935

    Sharon Anderson and Val Middleton describe online course development as an acculturation experience in their case study. By applying psychological theories to personal experience, they provide an interesting perspective on this crucial element of online education. In addition to the insights it offers those involved in faculty development, this article encourages instructors to attend to the myriad ways in which course design can facilitate successful online learning. See http://ts.mivu.org/default.asp?show=article&id=917

    In her commentary, Cheryl Boychuck assesses the current state of international student enrollment and provides guidance for enhancing online recruitment. By adopting more efficient means of filtering, distributing, and tracking student inquiries, counselors will be able to spend more time and resources on close communication with candidates. Such a streamlined use of Web-based resources, Boychuck observes, will be necessary to address the challenges of this increasingly competitive field. See http://ts.mivu.org/default.asp?show=article&id=944

    Robert Sommer provides a personal commentary on his adoption of PowerPoint as an instructional resource within the traditional classroom. While noting the convenience and the technical possibilities of electronic slide presentations, he addresses the copyright issues and pedagogical concerns that arose as he incorporated new visual aids in his lectures. See http://ts.mivu.org/default.asp?show=article&id=956

    James Morrison interviews Cardean University's president Geoff Cox for our virtual university section. Cox describes the mission and structure of Cardean as well as its relationship to its parent company UNext and partner universities. According to Cox, Internet-based distance learning is a niche that companies such as Cardean are better able to fill than traditional educational institutions. See http://ts.mivu.org/default.asp?show=article&id=894

    In their faculty and staff Development contribution, Randy Stamm and Bernadette Howlett discuss one way in which the Instructional Technology Resource Center at Idaho State University integrates instructional design with WebCT, the university-supported course management system. Working from successful systems approach models, the ITRC has developed its own model, the WebCT Ordinal Web Delivery Organizational Companion, to assist faculty members with the myriad aspects of Web-based instructional design. The WOWDOC makes a complex process more easily accessible to faculty members who lack the time to explore the nuances of instructional design, while, at the same time, facilitating the development of the appropriate instructional strategies for the Web-based delivery tools of WebCT. See http://ts.mivu.org/default.asp?show=article&id=937

    For our spotlight site feature, Stephen Downes offers an introduction to the eLearning Forum Web site. Devoted to exploring the professional and commercial potential of e-learning, this non-profit corporation offers free membership to the public. As it documents their monthly meetings--which address such topics as the global expansion in e-learning, investment trends, pedagogical strategies, and technological innovations--their Web site fosters a virtual community for the discussion of best practices. In doing so, it also serves as a helpful bridge between industry specialists and a wider audience of e-learning administrators and advocates. See http://ts.mivu.org/default.asp?show=article&id=980

    In keeping with our mission to enhance professional communication on the role of technology in education, Technology Source editor James Morrison invites you to participate in virtual conferences with the featured authors of this issue. In his invitation, Morrison outlines the purpose and procedures for this option, which will allow you to provide questions, suggestions, and opinions in a lively, real-time dialogue with our contributors. See http://ts.mivu.org/default.asp?show=article&id=986

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    --[2]------------------------------------------------------------------ Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 06:11:12 +0000 From: JoDI Announcements <jodi@ecs.soton.ac.uk> Subject: JoDI: New issue announcement

    Journal of Digital Information announces A SPECIAL ISSUE on Metadata: Selected papers from the Dublin Core 2001 Conference (Volume 2, issue 2, January 2002) Special issue Editor: Traugott Koch, Lund University, Sweden

    From the special issue editorial "This issue evolved in cooperation with the organizers and the program committee of DC-2001, the International Conference on Dublin Core and Metadata Applications held in Tokyo, Japan. Common interests were identified and activities coordinated in an early phase, leading to a large degree of shared peer review for the conference presentations and the JoDI issue. Additional review and revision cycles resulted in the selection of eight among more than 50 total submissions to the conference track. Compared with the versions of the papers published in the conference proceedings, the authors of the selected papers had additional opportunity to revise and adapt papers to the specifications of JoDI reviewers and to the interests of the JoDI audience.

    "Conferences and journals have related, but separate and complementary goals. One of the objectives of the DC-2001 conference was to attract reports on pilot projects and the early experiences of practitioners, and bring these practitioners together. The conference papers included many good papers presenting efforts to construct domain-specific metadata profiles or exploring various practical dimensions of metadata applications. The contributions in this special issue focus instead on metadata models, querying of metadata, an architecture for a specific application area, and a first empirical study of experiences with metadata creation." http://jodi.ecs.soton.ac.uk/Articles/v02/i02/editorial/

    The issue includes the following papers:

    C. Anutariya, V. Wuwongse, K. Akama and E. Nantajeewarawat, RDF Declarative Description (RDD): A Language for Metadata http://jodi.ecs.soton.ac.uk/Articles/v02/i02/Anutariya/

    A. Apps and R. MacIntyre, zetoc: a Dublin Core Based Current Awareness Service http://jodi.ecs.soton.ac.uk/Articles/v02/i02/Apps/

    T. Baker, M. Dekkers, R. Heery, M. Patel and G. Salokhe, What Terms Does Your Metadata Use? Application Profiles as Machine-Understandable Narratives http://jodi.ecs.soton.ac.uk/Articles/v02/i02/Baker/

    C. Dyreson, M. Bohlen and C. Jensen, MetaXPath http://jodi.ecs.soton.ac.uk/Articles/v02/i02/Dyreson/

    J. Greenberg, M. Pattuelli, B. Parsia and W. Robertson, Author-generated Dublin Core Metadata for Web Resources: A Baseline Study in an Organization http://jodi.ecs.soton.ac.uk/Articles/v02/i02/Greenberg/

    J. Kunze, A Metadata Kernel for Electronic Permanence http://jodi.ecs.soton.ac.uk/Articles/v02/i02/Kunze/

    C. Lagoze and J. Hunter, The ABC Ontology and Model http://jodi.ecs.soton.ac.uk/Articles/v02/i02/Lagoze/

    D. Wen, T. Sakaguchi, S. Sugimoto and K. Tabata, Multilingual Access to Dublin Core Metadata of ULIS Library http://jodi.ecs.soton.ac.uk/Articles/v02/i02/Wen/

    The Journal of Digital Information is an electronic journal published only via the Web. JoDI is currently free to users thanks to support from the British Computer Society and Oxford University Press http://jodi.ecs.soton.ac.uk/

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