Month: December 2005

An Introduction to Connective Knowledge

Stephen Downes actually posted this nearly two months ago, just before Christmas. I’ve finally read it, and it’s well worth reading. He’s looking at knowledge in general, and with lots of concrete examples, it’s very easy to read. Thanks, Steven….

Free Software as a Social Movement

ZNet |Corporate Globalization | Free Software as a Social Movement An interview with Richard Stallman of the Free Software Movement. Given the title of this article, and his book “Free softwre, Free Society“, (available as pdf, as well as hardback!) it’s not unsurprising to discover that he sees very close links between free & open…

What's going on inside our heads.

Anne Davies has made an insighful post about the reflective side of blogging; she’s got a list of questions she tells her students to think about when blogging; then links to other blog posts about reflection. Demonstrates that she’s well deserved her EduBlog award!…

So I have a blog

Tim Berners-Lee has a blog As he says: In 1989 one of the main objectives of the WWW was to be a space for sharing information. It seemed evident that it should be a space in which anyone could be creative, to which anyone could contribute So, after doing a lot of offline content creating,…

Grading Blogs

Blogs / Weblogs in Higher Education We haven’t yet started to grade blog use, though I have attempted to grade contributions to discussion boards. These seem like some useful pointers though – covering both technical and pedagogic points….

Using Blogs to Teach Philosophy

Using blogs to teach philosophy. This opens with the statement Students taking their first philosophy course often express surprise when encouraged to use “I” in their papers. Unlike academic writing in most other disciplines, philosophical writing frequently and strongly states the “I” because philosophers have to develop and defend their own positions. They cannot weasel…

Collaborative Learning Activities Using Social Software Tools

Virtual Canuck » Collaborative Learning Activities Using Social Software Tools Some great ideas in a linked Writely doc! Can’t comment on his site though, as it’s closed for comments at the moment. 🙁 I did, however, have a bit of a browse round the public bits of Me2U – which looks useful. They’re using Elgg,…

Blog Software Smackdown: The Big 3 Reviewed

Blog Software Smackdown: The Big 3 Reviewed A nice review of Moveable Type (takes a long time to set up), WordPress (editing the templates can be fiddly) & Textpattern – (sounds very promising, though I’d not heard of it before) From reading that article, it sounds that WordPress was a better choice than Moveable type…

The Edublog Awards

The Edublog Awards Winners of the 2005 EduBlogs. It’s good to see that there are some that I’m following, such as Anne Davies’ Edublog Insights, some that I dip in and out of, such as Konrad’s Blog of Proximal Development – so I know that I’ve found useful blogs. However, it’s even better to have…