When Beth Kanter recommends books, I read them. I am loving 18 minutes and plan to make this my next read.
This helpful page from the British Council explains the differences between the UK and US educational systems. They have had a national curriculum since 1992.
Organizations are starting to get things together to create widgets to help academicians, authors, and others to build a very powerful PLN (personal learning network) with their igoogle or netvibes. They seem to prefer Netvibes for a couple of reasons - and I maintain an account on both, although I startup on igoogle.
There are Bespoke repository service widgets and repository information widgets. They even have a page to see what these widgets do (also in this post.)
Every modern student (and professor and teacher) should understand how to build a PLN.
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