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Sony MVC-FD90 Mavica 1.2MP Digital Camera with 8x Optical Zoom
Sony MVC-FD90 Mavica 1.2MP Digital Camera with 8x Optical Zoom
14 used & new from $9.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a web multimedia studio in one(tiny)box!, November 23, 2001
I just love this camera. If you want big prints of glossy pictures then buy something else. If you're happy with 6x4 prints, but your main focus is on web content then this the camera for you. Photos, movies, sound recording, automatic creation of email photos - all fantastic for web-savvy snappers.
The images quality is very smooth, with good colour balance, there's lots of auto features but you can override them if you want to. I sometimes shoot 200 pix in a single session (expensive if you're using 35mm!)and carry this thing around as much as possible. Love it!


Don't Make Me Think! A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
Don't Make Me Think! A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
by Steve Krug
Edition: Paperback
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4.0 out of 5 stars Must read for web authors!, November 23, 2001
Steve Krug communicates his savvy approach to web design and navigation clearly and succinctly using great examples. He sets up best practice maxims which are pretty much indisputable and there's a great script at the end for one-on-one web-testing.
Easy on technical mumbo-jumbo, big on strategy for making your site accessible and easy to navigate - if the user has to try and guess navigational options, Steve would say you're not doing very well as a designer.
Read it!


Learning, Creating, and Using Knowledge: Concept Maps(tm) As Facilitative Tools in Schools and Corporations
Learning, Creating, and Using Knowledge: Concept Maps(tm) As Facilitative Tools in Schools and Corporations
by Joseph Donald Novak
Edition: Paperback
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars In Education - you should read this., November 23, 2001
I'm not so sold on concept mapping and v-diagrams (everyone's got their own angle) but Novak's analysis of the shortcomings of education this century is excellent. There have been enormous and important innovations in educational theory this century, but very little of it has been put into practice because of the nature of the institutions.
Never mind - if you read this book, you're bound to gather some really important insights into the nature of learning, creating and using knowledge, and if you're in education or training, you'll come away not only with a higher awareness of learning theory, but some exciting ideas to try in your own practice.


E-Moderating: The Key to Online Teaching and Learning (Open and Distance Learning Series)
E-Moderating: The Key to Online Teaching and Learning (Open and Distance Learning Series)
by Gilly Salmon
Edition: Paperback
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Primer, November 18, 2001
Discussion groups are an invaluable tool in distance learning and this book is a really useful guide to planning, implementing and managing them. If you follow the steps she outlines, it's hard to see how you could go wrong. If you're doing discussion groups - get it!


On-Demand Learning: Training in the New Millennium
On-Demand Learning: Training in the New Millennium
by Darin E. Hartley
Edition: Paperback
Price: $21.95
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars 'New Millenium' - most cliched phrase in the galaxy?, November 18, 2001
The introductory sections of this book are a really basic overview of learning and attempt to provide an historical perspective on training in the 'new millenium' Have things really changed overnight since midnight 31 Dec 1999? For my money this glib overview is far too generalised - if you've picked up this book, then you've probably already got quite some developed ideas of your own on using ICT for training. Then when it comes to the nitty-gritty like 'How might I go about using some of these ideas? , the book turns out to be very US-corporation centered in its choice of examples with lots of buzz-words, lashings of really neat little acronyms, but nothing that you'd want to bookmark and come back to as inspiration to develop your own ideas further. Like lots of titles featuring the word 'millenium', this one's another also-ran vying for a space on an already overcrowded bandwagon.


Distance Learning Technologies: Issues, Trends and Opportunities
Distance Learning Technologies: Issues, Trends and Opportunities
by Linda Lau
Edition: Paperback
Price: $61.96
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Valuable insights, November 11, 2001
A few of the articles in this collection, edited by Linda Lau, may be peripheral to your interests - for me these were topics such as 'Applying Technology and TQM to Distance Learning or 'Web-Based Training for the Network Marketing industry', but in general this is an excellent collection of thoughtful and thought-provoking essays around the title themes. I'm confident that everyone involved in this area will find articles with valuable insights both basic and advanced into this rapidly burgeoning field of endeavour. For example, the pedagogical analysis in the first essay 'Web-Based Learning and Instruction: a Constructivist Approach' by Valerie N. Morphew (West Virginian Wesleyan College) is succinct, insightful and offers a basis for explaining to recalcitrant academics how their teaching may actually benefit from incorporating some web-based teaching and learning activities.


Instructional and Cognitive Impacts of Web-Based Education
Instructional and Cognitive Impacts of Web-Based Education
by Beverly Abbey
Edition: Hardcover
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dig down for useful material, November 11, 2001
Like many of the other books on this subject, it is a collection of articles which vary considerably in their usefulness. Many of the articles begin with a rather basic summary of the depth of the changes that the internet and new learning technologies are bringing to education. If you've purchased or borrowed this book, my guess is that you're already aware of this and are looking for interesting ideas and some pointers to directions that are likely to be fruitful and interesting.
For me, the following chapters fulfilled those criteria
· Conditions for Web-based Learning with real events, Theo J Basstiaens and Rob L. Martens, Open University of the Netherlands
· Preparing tomorrow's teachers to Use web-based education, Lowther, Jones & Plants University of Memphis
· Using Situated Learning as a Design Strategy for Web- based Learning, Oliver and Herrington, Edith Cowan University


Evaluation and Implementation of Distance Learning: Technologies, Tools and Techniques
Evaluation and Implementation of Distance Learning: Technologies, Tools and Techniques
by France Belanger
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $59.16
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5.0 out of 5 stars Check this one out!, November 11, 2001
Crammed full of great ideas and strategies for those implementing these approaches.


Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies: Opportunities and Challenges
Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies: Opportunities and Challenges
by Anil Aggarwal
Edition: Paperback
Price: $63.60
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Only a Basic Overview, November 11, 2001
This book is a collection of articles, many of which don't cover any new ground if you've had some exposure to this field. Many of the articles are very general and really only argue for the validity of the web-based approach rather than offer any practical insights for those already involved as practitioners or support staff.
Interesting chapters (to me ) that offer a basis and inspiration for practical action include include one on Nestor, a web map building browser by Esnault & Zeiliger, France, and a chapter on audio/video streaming by Al Bentor, Univ of Baltimore.


Flash 4! Creative Web Animation
Flash 4! Creative Web Animation
by Derek Franklin
Edition: Paperback
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother!, June 4, 2000
This kind of book might be useful if you're already up and running with Flash, but Hillman Curtis's Flash Web Design is MUCH more useful & inspiring. If you're looking to get started try something like Visual Quickstart Guide, and forget this one - are these guys really publishers, or is it just a hobby?


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