Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-17

  • “Encouraging educators to blog” #
  • Article on PLoS re. management of large digital libraries for academics, together with adding “social” to research #
  • Blog post discussing different challenges for researchers / scientists in managing their digital libraries #
  • To err is human: building a safer healthcare system (free book from the National Acadamies Press) #
  • ASCILITE conferences, a brilliant source of content for anyone interested in technology and education #
  • Inequality in society = high rates of drug /alchol abuse, mental illness, teenage pregnancy, homicide, and low literacy #
  • Thought provoking post by Steven Downes re. open systems of assessment #
  • Mendeley blog post on how the software affects journal impact factors and publishing models #

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Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

While working on the literature review for my Masters thesis, I came across a paper presented at the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) 2004 conference and made a note to return to the site once my thesis had been submitted and I had more time to browse the other papers.

I’ve just gone to have a look and was blown away at the wealth of fantastic content here for anyone interested in the use of computers and the Internet to facilitate teaching and learning. If this is something that you’re even vaguely interested in, you must visit this site. It contains not only the full papers presented at each conference dating back to 1995, but also has podcasts from the 2007 conference.

Here are some direct links to the most recent conferences:



Index of conferences from 1995 – 2008
Look for “Papers and proceedings” at each conference home page.