From the Edtech Inbox – September 2007


LearningTimes is pleased to sponsor and produce the first
Jossey-Bass Online Teaching and Learning Conference. Register now and
get the early-bird registration savings AND a special $10 discount
coupon just for LearningTimes members:

Enter discount code sq10 when prompted, to get your extra savings.

The OTL Conference, which is co-chaired by Drs. Rena Palloff and
Keith Pratt, will take place entirely over the Internet on October 17
and 18, 2007. A special pre-conference workshop, hosted by Fielding
Graduate University, will be held on October 16, 2007.

The Jossey-Bass Online Teaching & Learning (OTL) Conference is
based on the popular series of guidebooks, and offers concrete and
practical resources to help higher education practitioners meet the
challenges of the online learning environment. During the conference
you will:

–Meet the authors and attend live interactive sessions
–Network with colleagues across the globe
–Participate in engaging featured workshop sessions
–Access archived session information at any time after the conference
–Experience online learning facilitated by leaders in the field

Gain an instant library:

Registrants receive three books from The Jossey-Bass Online Teaching & Learning series upon registration. An $81 value!

Register Now:

Sign up by August 31, 2007 and save with our early-bird offer. Find out more:

Enter discount code sq10 when prompted, to get your extra savings.

Conference Fee:
Early-bird registration (through August 31, 2007): $219 USD (includes choice of 3 books)

Regular registration (after August 31, 2007): $249 USD

Many group pricing and sponsorship opportunities are available. To find out more, e-mail us at:

[email protected]

We hope to see you there, LIVE ONLINE!

Warm regards,

John Walber



We recently published an article entitled "The Future of Librarians" , hich takes a close look at how libraries, and librarians as a rofession will evolve in the future.

You’ll find it posted here:

Our writer William interviewed over 25 librarians to research the article.
The entire series of interviews can be seen here:

We would definitely value any comments, questions, or concerns that you
have on the piece.

We’re also opening up the floor to other librarians who would like to ontribute their views on the subject. If you have friends, coworkers, or industry cohorts that would have some good insights, it would be great if you can point them to or future of librarian contributor submission page at:
These submissions will be selectively published on the site to
contribute to the ongoing body of information on the subject.

Thanks for your time and contribution.

Eric Hebert

Hey there Educators. I noticed that you signed up for an
account with us recently and I was curious to hear how your Lijit experience
was going. Have you had an opportunity to play around with the wijit, and if
so, how did you find the set-up process? Was installation an issue? What are
your thoughts on the wijit’s functionality?

I’m asking because we are a growing company and user
feedback is essential to our development team. If you have any questions,
comments, or suggestions, please feel free to send them my way. Thanks for
taking the time to check us out and have a great day!

(Btw, I think the mission of your site is amazing. As a
former public school teacher, I love the ways that you’re bringing
technology into the classroom! It’s much-needed and your blog is a
wonderful resource. Keep up the good work…)

Tara Anderson




We recently published "
The Freelancer’s Toolset: 100 Web Apps for Everything You Will Possibly Need
" (
). I figured I’d bring it to your attention in case you think your readers would find it useful.

Either way, keep up the great blogging!


Rich McIver



I was surfing the internet and came across your guys
blog. I was reading through it and it reminded me of a web
series/podcast I ran into the other day about internet video and audio
production. I think you guys might really enjoy this show and its
purpose. The link


Mike G. Fogarty
James Madison University
Kappa Alpha Order
Zeta Theta Chapter
Intramural Chair
Vice President JMU Paintball Team

Just dropping a line
to see if you and your readers at EdTechTalk might want to have a look at the newest
article here at OEDb: "Take Any College Class for Free: 236 Open
Courseware Collections, Podcasts, and Videos" — .
Let me know what you think if you have a moment.
OEDb: Online
Education Database

Not exactly podcasting, more like an easy tool for leaving voice
comments on any website.
Tiny standalone voice recorder/uploader that returns a link to the
uploaded file and this link can be inserted into webpage, blog or email
message. When user clicks on the link voice file is played directly
from the server.

With best regards,
Henry Brier


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