Overstream: A new service to make YouTube even more interesting to educators by adding subtitles

Overstream is a great new online service that makes online video even more educationally interesting.  All it does is allow people to add subtitles to clips on YouTube, Google Video with plans for adding more video services. Adding subtitles to video has always been one of the hurdles for their use. I can easily imagine lots of language teachers jumping at the chance to subtitle songs on YouTube.

Leading computer pundit attacks educational establishment and inadvertently stumbles on a deep question about the nature of education

"I blame the educational system" says, like so many, a leading computing pundit, and legend John C. Dvorak in his latest column. This is the core of his argument:

It's Time for Universal Computer Education - Columns by PC Magazine

US mentoring month brings new mentoring webapp

iMantri is trying to harness the power of social networking for mentoring. The problem might be that it isn't clear what the difference between mentoring and coaching is in their view and also, it might be much better as a Facebook app so that people don't have two different places to log in to. All the same, it is not a bad idea. We'll see if it takes off.

iMantri to Pair Mentors Up with Mentees

Future of reading here?

The kind people at OUPBlog have made a round up of all the news stories about Amazon's new eBook reader called Kindle that is generating a lot of interest around the blogs. Unfortunately, just like the Sony eBook Reader, this one is not available in the UK. is likely to have the scoop when the time comes.

Britney Spears, Ozzy and Harvard use same award winning CMS as this site

If it's good enough for,, and it's also good enough for us. They all use the Open Source Content Management System (CMS) Drupal that is also used to run this website and the new PostGraduate portal PGOracle at UEA.

Annual novel writing month launches in US

Can never quite get to that novel? Looking for an interesting creative writing project? Why not join the US National Novel Writing Month. Literally thousands of people have written their novels in as part of this project. And they say the Internet is bad for literacy...

Little-known .edu resources

Lifehacker compiled a number of useful and not very well-known resources on the academic web in the US. How many similar gems languish under

Technophilia: Discover the .EDU Underground - Lifehacker

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