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Thursday’s reads

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The Society for Neuroscience has announced an initiative to get it’s members to contribute to Wikipedia in order to promote public education about neuroscience. The initiative is summarized in Neuroscience Quarterly.

Seed Magazine interviews Alison Gopnik who suggests that children are like the R&D department of the human species.

Andrew Maynard writes how C. P. Snow’s essay of 50 years ago on “two cultures” has formed a smokescreen that masks living in a world divided into the rich and the poor, where science and technology are increasingly able to bridge this divide, but don’t.

Written by Al Stevens

May 7th, 2009 at 9:27 am

Blackboard announces integration with Sakai and Moodle

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From the press release:

Included in Release 9’s openness enhancements are integrations that allow open source and homegrown systems–including the Sakai and Moodle course management systems–to be accessed within the Blackboard platform with a single login. The integrations for Sakai and Moodle, developed in partnership with Syracuse University and Iowa State University, respectively, have been released as open source and join more than 150 free or open source Blackboard Building Blocks(TM) now available to the Blackboard community.

Press release: Blackboard Launches More Open, Flexible Learning Platform Emphasizing Greater Engagement for Students

Written by Al Stevens

January 27th, 2009 at 11:32 am