Sunday, January 22, 2006

International Journal of Education and Development using ICT

Issue 4 of the International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology is now available online at

I found the following articles particularly interesting:
  • Digital Cultural Communication: Enabling new media and co-creation in Asia
  • Profiting from empowerment?
  • The Information Society and the Digital Divide: Some North-South comparisons
  • What role can educational multimedia play in narrowing the digital divide?
  • The usage of ICT for secondary education in Mongolia

Friday, January 20, 2006

Can iPlay Music on an iPod?

Creating a self-study program for a musical instrument is always tricky... and while I've seen some pretty good attempts at online music lessons, my own bad personal experiences of trying to manage a guitar and instructional booklet while squinting at instructional video have kept me pretty skeptical.

Now iPlay Music, which makes some interesting karaoke-like video guitar lessons for DVD, allows users to subscribe to an iTunes video podcast and download specific song lessons.

Sounds interesting, it's but probably not the most useful approach for novices... And I think I'll leave the guitar-iPod balancing act to someone better coordinated than I.