Saturday, June 26, 2010

McAfee Report on Teen Online Behaviour...Interesting

McAfee, the Internet security company, has just released a report called The Secret Online Lives of Teens and, if you're a parent of a teen, it's confirmed some underlying suspicions and fears you may have about all the time they spend online.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Accessibility Standards and Education - The Ontario Context

Read an article recently about the Internet Archive, an increasingly popular Internet library of web resources developed and maintained by a non-profit, and how they have made about one million books easily accessible for people with disabilities, such as blindness or dyslexia, by converting the books to a new format called DAISY: a format which can be downloaded to devices that can read the books aloud.

The books are available to anyone, and while this brings about some implications for educators, and in my opinion mostly positive, it did remind me of the work that's happening here at home in Ontario to increase accessibility standards and services to persons with disabilities: a major initiative which, unfortunately, does not appear to have generated much attention in education circles.