18.278 new on WWW: Innovate; DDQ 3.3

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 11:10:15 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 278.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: "James L. Morrison" <morrison_at_unc.edu> (56)
         Subject: Inaugural Issue of Innovate

   [2] From: "H.M. Gladney" <hgladney_at_pacbell.net> (37)
         Subject: Research needs for digital preservation

         Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 10:43:13 +0100
         From: "James L. Morrison" <morrison_at_unc.edu>
         Subject: Inaugural Issue of Innovate

The inaugural issue of Innovate, a peer-reviewed bimonthly e-journal
featuring cutting-edge research and practice in using information
technology to enhance education is now available at

We invite you to do more than simply read. Use our one-button features to
comment on articles, share material with colleagues and friends, and
participate in webcasts with authors in our Innovate-Live forums. Join us
in exploring the best uses of this technology to improve the ways we think,
learn, and live.

Chris Dede starts us on that journey with expert commentary on the
ever-expanding field of learning technology tools. Multi-user virtual
environments and ubiquitous computing promise to do away with limits on how
and where students learn; Dede translates this vision into concrete terms.
Joel Foreman joins him with a focus on video game studies as both a growing
academic field of study and as an open arena for pedagogical reform. Donald
Norris, Jon Mason, and Paul Lefrere consider how new technologies change
not only on the way we access knowledge, but also the way in which we
experience it.

These articles are followed by four descriptions of how information
technology tools are being used now to enhance educational processes.
Gilbert Valdez, Kathleen Fulton, Robert Blomeyer, Allen Glenn, and Nicole
Wimmer share the results from a study that compared six different teacher
education programs, focusing on how each school used technology to prepare
trainees for work in high-poverty districts. Robert Wood explains how a
coordinated effort in his department to offer students a variety of rich
technological resources resulted in greater cohesion within the curriculum
itself. Jonathan Maybaum describes a Web-authoring system that gives users
the ultimate control over their sites, yet remains elegantly utile. Diane
Harley, Jonathan Henke, and Michael Maher describe the benefits of online
technology for large lecture courses.

When you access your first article, we will ask for your name and e-mail
address. You will not have to provide this information again to access
additional articles as long as Innovate remains a free journal. We are
actively searching for sponsors, but we need your help to secure their
support. To that end, we also ask for demographic questions designed to
establish a professional profile of Innovate readers. This information will
be used only to compile data for potential sponsors; it will not be sold or
otherwise disseminated. If you prefer not to receive promotions and
announcements from potential sponsors, please check the designated box.

Once again, welcome to the Innovate community. Read, learn, share. Help us
define the future of education.

Please forward this announcement to appropriate mailing lists and to
colleagues who want to use IT tools to advance their work.

Many thanks.


James L. Morrison
Editor-in-Chief, Innovate
Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership
UNC-Chapel Hill
         Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 10:46:15 +0100
         From: "H.M. Gladney" <hgladney_at_pacbell.net>
         Subject: Research needs for digital preservation
The current Digital Document Quarterly number, DDQ 3(3), is available at
http://home.pacbell.net/hgladney/ddq_3_3.htm.  This DIGITAL DOCUMENT
QUARTERLY number reconsiders research questions that might guide responses
to the imminent NSF 04-592 RFP, “Digital Archiving and Long-Term
Readers will recall that a work group jointly sponsored by the EU and the
NSF almost two years ago finished its discussions of what might be good
research topics to move digital preservation from a urgent need to an
imminent possibility.  In today’s fast-paced technical world, two years is a
long time.  Significantly enhanced insights have become available.  DDQ uses
these to prune and refine the prior opinion of research that promises to
advance the preservation agenda.
Of course, my colleagues and I have been considering the prior questions,
and now believe that we know in principle how to solve all the technical
problems of digital preservation and that implementations of the method we
describe in articles of the “Trustworthy 100-Year Digital Objects” series
will ultimately prove to be complete, correct, and close to optimal.
However, we cannot be completely optimistic until this TDO methodology has
been inspected for errors and oversights by a skeptical scientific and
engineering community.  DDQ 3(3) shows where to find the “Trustworthy …”
papers and invites public critical commentary.
The DDQ 3(3)  table of contents lists:
          Research Needs Reconsidered
          A Different View of the Research Challenges
          TDO Digital Preservation Progress
          Another Way to Make Documents Trustworthy
          Query: What Was New in Digital Library?
          LinuxWorld and Software Selection
          Linux Desktops and Laptops: Has Their Time Come?
          Home Personal Computer Reliability
          and news, reading recommendations, and an Appendix: Preservation
Needs at http://home.pacbell.net/hgladney/ddq_3_3app.htm
Regards, Henry
H.M. Gladney, Ph.D.   HMG Consulting
http://home.pacbell.net/hgladney/  1(408)867-5454
Saratoga, California 95070
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