News and Comment: Internet


An email-based sporadic publication of
technology-related items for kinesiologists
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Ken Daley. Issue #31.


"The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to keep all the pieces."
-Aldo Leopold

Title: Physigraphe Clipart
Author: Sylvain Lemaire
Review by: Ken Daley

If a picture is worth a 1,000 words, do I have a 1.5 million-word bargain for you. That's right, Physigraphe Clipart contains more than 1,500 bitmap graphics on a CD-ROM. With the assistance of a 90-page manual, you can quickly find and arrange a series of exercises for your client. If you design weight training or therapeutic programs for athletes or clients Physigraphe Clipart may be an excellent adjunct to your knowledge base. After evaluating your client turn to the clipart collection to find suitable exercises to match the specific concerns of your client. The collection is varied with each biomechanical action illustrated with exercises utilizing a wide choice of apparatus such as weights, machines, calisthenics, rubber bands, exercise balls and small apparatus. The greatest strength of this CD is the variety in choice of exercises for each biomechanical action.

To output the training program you can use any one of a number of pre-made rubrics that use a Microsoft Excel template. I like the next option, which is a nice twist on an old technology. You can purchase from the company blank peel-off stickers that have been pre-cut to fit the bitmap images. You then use these pre-cut stickers to paste on any other document you want to share. An instructor in the gym could have a series of sheets on hand so modifications to programs could be done on the fly without returning to a computer to do a new series for the client. Pre-set routines for common injuries could be configured in advance to save time for instructors. The clipart can also be used to make posters to illustrate correct use of machines in your facility.

The artwork is simple, clean, varied, and to the point. If your program needs to jump a notch in its professional image take a close look at Physigraphe Clipart.

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HIGHER EDUCATION: Unesco E-learning Site

The Unit for Special Projects (CI/USP) of the Communication and Information Sector has taken the initiative to create this new site which will be developed in cooperation with the Education Sector, as well as other external partners.

The ultimate objective of the e-learning portal is to increase and facilitate access to education resources in different regions of the world in different languages while stimulating professional cooperation to improve the quality of education and learning.

This site contains links to learning resources for different educational levels as well as digital theses and dissertations. Moreover, material is also provided for lifelong learning purposes, especially in the field of information and communication technologies. On-Line_Learning/


As web marketing executive of Peak Performance, the world's leading sports science newsletter... I offer visitors... a complimentary copy of Peak Performance...

If you haven't heard of PP you can get a feel for the sort of quality research we publish at our website: - visited by competitive athletes from every sport imaginable.

Mel Barker

INTERNET TOOLS AND SITES: P.E./Sports On-line Discussion

This academic year SportaPolis starts with a new challenge, namely: an interactive column.

The title of this column: the New P.E. and Sports Dimension.

Goal: to involve the subscribers (physed. & sport experts/physed educators/coaches/teachers/students) to interactive (active) discussion participation. The discussion subjects must have "the power" to invite the subscribers to interact, to react. We do hope that this unique and specific approach will contribute to new ideas, new trends in the physed community (world-wide).

Who are the contributing experts?

1) Dr. John Ferguson - Professor of Physical Education from Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, Kentucky, USA.
2) Dr. Erik Van Assche Professor of Physical Education from the Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy -University of Leuven, Belgium.
3) Dr. Kathleen M. Armour senior lecturer in physical education an sport pedagogy from the Department of Physical Education, Sports Science and Recreation Management, Loughborough University United Kingdom.
4) Dr. Christine Nash - Lecturer in Sport, Division of Sport, Health and Leisure, School of Social and Health Sciences at University of Abertay Dundee - Scotland - United Kingdom.
5) Dr. Shelia Jackson - Assistant Professor of HPE from Arkansas Tech University
6) Dr. Debby Mitchell - Associate Professor Human Services and Wellness University of Central Florida, USA.
7) Dr. Chris Cushion, Department of Sport Sciences, Brunel University, United Kingdom.

Dr. Chris Cushion has just started with a new discussion, namely: "Coaching Research and Coach Education: Do the sum of the parts equal the whole? (Part 1)"

To read the subject of the actual discussion, please surf to:

To take part of the discussion, please surf to:

Thanks a lot for your time and attention.

Guy Van Damme
Sports Media


Mark E. Damon originally shared his "millionaire" game with members of Teachnet's T2T mailing list. More recently, Mark has been kind enough to share all of his entertaining creations so that you may download them NOW for use in your classroom. These PowerPoint presentations can be modified with your own questions to create an interactive review or test for your students. To use "The Weakest Link", simply prepare your questions and read them aloud, using PowerPoint to track scores for two teams.
The Teachnet site: http://www.


Certificate Creator is the Internets' first site that allows you to customize the generation of certificates for school, business or personal use to be printed out on your own printer! There are currently 38 prebuilt certificates to choose from and customize in 5 different categories. Creating certificates is easy to do; you will create your first certificate in less than 5 minutes.



Geek Mythology and Attracting Undergraduate Women to Computer Science. Jane Margolis & Allan Fisher. 1997

Gender Bias in Science and Science Education. Prof. Dr. Hannelore Schwedes, Universitat Bremen, Germany ater.htm

The Leaky Pipeline: Gender Issues in Engineering, Science and Technology. GST Gateway: Toolkit on Collecting Gender Disaggregated Data

Women, Minorities, and Persons With Disabilities in Science and Engineering. NSF 1994 e94/

Why are There so Few Female Computer Scientists? Ellen Spertus. MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Technical Report 1315.

Women and Computing. Frenkel, Karen A., Communications of the ACM. Nov. 1990 /gender/frenkel.cacm.womcomp

More Links:

Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Math: Targeted at girls, professional women, and parents, this web site is a great resource for people trying to learn more about the web, colleges, and jobs concerned with the sciences. Includes some facts and articles on girls in science, as well as on-line chat rooms.

American Association of University Women: This web site provides an array of resources, including research, fact sheets, publications, position papers, and grant opportunities that support the educational and legal rights of women and girls.

Campbell-Kibler Associates: Targeted at educators, this web site offers a number of resources on gender equity issues in math, science, and technology.

Expect the Best From a Girl: This web site is targeted at parents and includes tips on how to build self-esteem, facts about women and work, information on women's colleges with direct links to events, and a list of resources and publications.

Myra Sadker Advocates for Gender Equity: Named after Myra Sadker, a researcher, educator, and supporter of gender-equity issues, this web site is Dedicated to eliminating gender bias in and beyond schools. Includes various articles on equity as well as a reader's guide and site links.

The National Coalition of Girls Schools: A network of girls' schools that promotes the academic, social, and psychological growth of all girls, this web site provides information for parents, girls, and educators. Includes an extensive list of recommended reading and publications, as well as a great list of links to sites on a broad range of topics concerning girls, equity, and education.

The Wellesley Centers for Women: From the nation's largest women's research center, this web site provides a multitude of information on women and girls, including reflections on current issues, research on a wide variety of topics, publications, news, and links. Women, Girls, and Education: This web site, maintained by the Association of College and Research Libraries, provides an extensive list of resources (web sites, databases, periodicals, discussion lists, etc.) on curriculum, pedagogy, research, and funding to support girls and women in education. -"Dawn D'Angelillo"

NewsScan Daily, 9 November 2001

IBM is developing a next-generation commercial supercomputer that it says will run 15 times faster than today's most powerful machines, while consuming only one-fiftieth of the energy. The new machine is based on IBM's $100-million Blue Gene model, currently under construction, which is designed to handle large-scale biomolecular calculations. The next-generation Blue Gene/L will be built in partnership with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and though it will be slightly slower than the original Blue Gene design, it will still be able to out-compute the 500 top supercomputers in the world combined, according to the company. Its speed stems from a design that uses 65,000 data-chip cells optimized for data access. Each chip includes two processors, one for computing and one for communicating, plus its own on-board memory. The Blue Gene/L, which IBM sees as the prototype of a new generation that is more geared toward commercial rather than scientific applications, will be used to simulate physical phenomena, such as fires and explosions. (Financial Times 9 Nov 2001) news/industries/infotechnology


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KEN'S NOTE: Not a flying car ( but this is the precursor to a Star Trek future.

What is Digital Teleportation?

It is the transmission of a life-size image of a person to appear within a room at a distant location where the person has a telepresence for engaging in natural face-to-face communication with the people at the distant location.

Why is it better than video conferencing?

With video conferencing people feel uncomfortable by being on camera and feel disconnected from the people shown on the screen. Teleportation gives a sense of presence by achieving eye-to-eye contact with a distant person who is teleported into the room.

NewsScan Daily, 13 December 2001

In his new book "Language and the Internet," Welsh linguist David Crystal welcomes the way the Internet "shows language expanding richly in all sorts of directions," including instant-message-abbreviations ("RUOK" for "Are you okay?") and iconic abbreviations such as :) and its frowning, winking, and various other cousins. "A whole new medium of communication does not arrive very often in the history of the race. The Internet is a genuine third medium of communication," which will in the future "probably be the main way we humans communicate." He urges the language purists to relax, let language develop naturally, and avoid being "depressingly prescriptive." "If I leave out the punctuation in an e-mail, you don't say, 'Crystal doesn't know his grammar.' You say, 'Crystal's in a hurry.'" He predicts that the conventions of Internet use will emerge on their own: "We'll learn gradually what works and what doesn't, just as we've already learned that if we type out a whole sentence in capital letters, it upsets people." (New York Times 13 Dec 2001)

This publication is a collection of bits and bytes that I assemble as I wander about on the Internet. If you have notes to share please send them to me.

Moving Together is not an official publication of Maharishi University of Management. It is nothing other than a personal try to share/create a collective wisdom in the area of technology as it impacts professional Kinesiologists.

Ken Daley
Associate Professor
Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences
Maharishi University of Management
Fairfield, Iowa USA 52557
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