Month: December 2005

Explaining and Showing Broad and Narrow Folksonomies

Thomas Vander Wal looks at the idea of a broad folksonomy (e.g. Del.icio.us) – where lots of people tag things – many using the same tags, some different tags, and a narrow folksonomy (e.g. Flickr), where a single person applies the tags. Ties in well with the work we’ve been doing with the MSc eLearning…

Issues re. Students and blogs.

Student Suspended over Blog Posts A potentially worrying report from Marquette University (US). A student has been suspended for the comments he’s made in a blog. However, if read this report, you’ll see that he’s commented about un-named staff & students, whereas other anonymous students have named staff in their complaints; equally, there must be…

Virtual Canuck ยป Educational Social Overlay Networks An interesting first post in a blog. Terry Anderson is looking at the way in which personal webspace (Blogs, portfolios etc) & educational webspace (e.g. libraries, VLEs etc) can & should be combined. He looks at the idea of a Social overlay network – so looking in particular…

Writely

I’ve already mentioned “Writely” though I have to confess that though I’d mentioned it previously, I’d not really tested it. Having read Brian Lamb’s review of it, I thought I’d really better check it out. I’ve set up an account, and am using it now, hopefully in the process of creating this particular post. Though…

BBC NEWS | Technology | UN net summit diary: Day three

BBC NEWS | Technology | UN net summit diary: Day three A little late in posting this, it’s been bookmarked for a while! The main reasons for posting this particular post are that as well as a summary of the final day at the World Summit on Information Society, there are links to other related…

Internet – Friend or Foe of Learning

Terraviva , an online edition of TerraViva, have a report from the recent World Summit on the Information Society, looking at the reaction of some Chilean schools to the “problems” introduced by allowing children to Word process homework (plagiarism being the main issue). Other teachers are commenting on the fact that while computers have been…