November 11, 2006
Carrying Applications on USB; Too Much Research on Teachers?
I it just me or the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning talks mainly about research done on instructor side of things? I am more interested in learning about learners and their psychology. Maybe I am yet to hit a journal that targets Adult Learning specifically.
The article that gripped me quite a lot was Jon Baggley’s Portable Applications in Mobile Education, again, centered around faculty convenience, but engaging. Side note: Apparently there is a evaluation website for education collaboration software that Baggley & co-workers maintain on IRRODL: Online Collaboration Tools: Evaluation Reports. Anyways, before we stray too far from the topic: there is a bunch of applications quite useful to a traveling user of information technology – something that can be installed and sustained on a USB drive web-browers, desktop (USB-Top?) email clients, word-processors, DVD players (VLC!) are available in a portable version, which means, install on your USB drive and carry it around. Read Here