List of disease surveilance programs

This is an uncomplete list of programs targeted to detect and monitor the occurence of different disesases.


Swine Flu in the Media via Flackr compiled from news tweets

If you want to contrast the information sources I posted in my previous post about "Places to find information about the recent outbreak of swine flu (H1N1)" with information that is being forwarded by the media. Flackr.net is compiling news tweeted by news agencies on twitter. Interesting new approach to getting an overview over a topic covered in the media. See the results here:


Open Educational Resources

For the educator resources on the internet are often like a double sided sword. On one side they might be very successfully applied in the teaching process, on the other side the licensing is not often clearly expressed, or access to the resource might be restricted, or even prohibitively expensive. Here freely available open educational resources become increasingly more relevant - not only for the process of formal teaching and learning in institutions dedicated to this task, but more important for self-guided learning also in the context of professional development.


LOLOL - Little Open Library of Online Learning

by mushon
I try to collect journals and books relevant or related to eLearning, online-learning, learning and technology that offer open access to the full text.

This is just a starting collection. But I hope it will grow over time.


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.



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