Day: 29 June 2006

More on PLEs

I’ve already mentioned my thoughts on the use of Google as a way of creating a PLE. A post of Joan’s on the Social Learning site points to Graham’s position paper on PLEs – which is well worth reading. He’s got a list of tools that could be combined to make a PLE (given the…

What is Web 2.0?

The Register ran a survey, asking people what they thought Web 2.0 was … they had a range of answers! What’s Web 2.0 has a more expected set of answers, constantly being updated, especially if you look at their aggregator….

Pentagon sets its sights on social networking websites

New Scientist reports on plans in the US to start to tap into all the information that people are putting in the public domain, via social networking sites. New Scientist has discovered that Pentagon’s National Security Agency, which specialises in eavesdropping and code-breaking, is funding research into the mass harvesting of the information that people…

Google Trends.

Kineo has reviewed Google Trends – yet another of Google’s innovations, allowing you to follow search trends over time. I’ve just tried with “Edublogging” and “Edublog”, but unfortunately neither have enough searches to generate data. So, I thought I’d try plagiarism. It seems the Australians are particularly interested in it….


A plagiarism conference attracted a lot of interest in the press, before, during & after the event. One such report was Net Students ‘think copying OK‘, on the BBC. The Guardian had a similar report. Earlier, the BBC reported on what has been termed “contract cheating”.  Mike Reddy, at the University of Newport, is trying…