I don't like to bandy one of the "B" words around, but Stephen Downes' E-Learning 2.0 in Development and E-Learning 2.0 Why the New Tools? presentations are brilliant. Essential viewing to gain a foundation about the innovations happening in eLearning.
The AT&T Foundation, the corporate philanthropy organization of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), and WaylandBaptistUniversityhave announced a $290,000 grant to support distance learning initiatives.
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One of my favorite "productivity" designers is David Seah. David created the Printable CEO series which is a series of forms to keep me on task and manages priorities. One of the forms I use the most for Project Planning my E-learning projects is his compact calendar. A one page calendar that encompasses the entire year. You can find the calendar at http://davidseah.com/page/compact-calendar. David describes how to use the calendar to manage projects far better tha