Evernote - my replacement for Google notebook

When Google announced the termination of the development of Google notebook, I posted on this blog asking for possible alternatives. I got several replies suggesting alternatives. @DrShock and @laikas pointed at the lifehacker blog.


PDF Books, Articles, and Documents Search Engine

Screenshot Search PDF

A very easy way to find books, articles, or documents on the web, that are freely available, is the Free PDF Books, PDF Books Search Engine . The user interface is reduced to the bare necessities. The Google search engine seems to be behind it, so you could do the same and more using Google's advanced search.


Does e-learning 3.0 require mindset 3.0?

Steve Wheeler published a post about the new concept of e-Learning 3.0. He described four key drivers that will enable this change:


From digital divide to broadband divide

During the Easter holydays I spent a couple days in a rural area. I had planned to take my laptop along and to connect to the internet using a standard dial-up connection. I had done it last year, it was slow but feasable, if the motivation was high enough.


More recorded lectures at your fingertips - Thanks for adding to the list

A week ago I posted my list of portals of recorded academic lectures and talks with free and open access. More portals have been added by readers using my entry form. Thank you all! Here is a revised list of the portals. I did arrange them alphabetically.

  • Academic Earth
    Quote:Thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholars
    Many different subjects.


Welcome to the cocktail party - aka my blog

Looking back, my posts form a collection of my interests, some experiences mostly about teaching and technology, some tips, and a variety of paraphernalia, I find interesting. Along with the stuff I am interested in, I also collect stuff that could be of interest to my students. I write and collect them because I am lazy.

I use this blog as a box, where I can put stuff, I want to remember. I use keywords (look at my tagadelic) to organize them. I google my own site, if I can not find post I have written.


Why our digits look the way they do?

We use them every day, but did you know why they look this way? Short video explaining the design of the digits 0, 1, 2,  ...  Did you realize the 7 is missing in the explanation? (Thanks @courosa)



Search universities for resources

A simple way to find resources published by universities or academic institutions is to use the Google search. The site parameter can be used to restrict the search to the academic domain, if such a domain is defined in the country you are interested in. Unfortunately not all countries do have an academic top level domain. Canada or Germany for example do not have such a top level domain.


Darf man Wikipedia denn verwenden?


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