Dear Commons Community,
I am traveling this week to the Sloan Consortium’s Blended Learning Conference in Chicago. This is the eight year of this conference which started in 2003 with about 35 attendees. It will likely draw somewhere between 300-400 people this year. For much of education, both Pre-K and colleges/universities, blended learning will be the future instructional application of choice for most teachers. A number of our colleagues in CUNY will be making presentations related to the CUNYwide Blended Learning Initiative.
Also in today’s NY Times is an article heralding the soon to be explosion of HTML5 applications. The core aim of HTML5 is to improve the HTML language with support for the latest multimedia while keeping it easily readable by humans and consistently understood by computers and devices. We should start seeing a good deal more high-quality video content on our web browsers. Mozilla and Internet Explorer have recently been upgraded to handle HTML5.