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Jason D. Baker

BakersGuide.com Presented Visually

I've wanted to use a tag cloud or other computer generated visual presentation to see what it might make of Baker's Guide to Christian Distance Education.  Thanks to Wordle, I now know:

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OpenDNS Offers Blocking of Degree and Diploma Mill Websites

Yesterday OpenDNS added a new category to their web content filtering system labeled Academic Fraud.  As they announced in their press release, academic fraud covers “plagiarism, the buying and selling of papers and reports and other forms of cheating”.  However, a follow-up email discussion with OpenDNS Director of Marketing Allison Rhodes revealed that they consider degree and diploma mills part of this category and would enable users to block them as well.

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ACCESS Conference Highlight: Universal Design

One of the benefits of assembling the ACCESS Conference was being able to bring in presenters who were new to the group.  One of these guests was Dr. Don Finn , who presented about the use of universal design in online education and training. 

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ACCESS Conference Highlight: Virtual Worlds

Another of the presentations at last week's ACCESS/Next Step Networked Christian Learning Conference was one by Victoria Walker on the use of 3D Multiuser Virtual Learning Environments.  Victoria is a web developer and instructional designer who has been active in the use of virtual worlds in education, particularly the use of Second Life in counselor education and training.

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Ubiquitous Learning

I was talking with a colleague yesterday about the future of education, particularly in light of President Obama's speech on education policy and reform, and I mused about the idea of ubiquitous learning as a framework for considering how online learning and educational techn0logy tie in with education in general. 

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