Year: 2007

Reconsidering Digital Immigrants…

Henry Jenkins looks again at the “Digital Immigrants/ Digital Natives” debate. Jenkins points out: Talking about youth as digital natives implies that there is a world which these young people all share and a body of knowledge they have all mastered, rather than seeing the online world as unfamiliar and uncertain for all of us….

User centric or Community centric?

Several people have been talking about Ning recently – it’s come up in discussion with my students – “egrommet” has used it with his students, Josie noted that several of the nominations for this years Eddies were Ning based communities. I’m just not sure about Ning. I find it irritating that I have to login…

Edublog awards

The 2007 eddies are just round the corner … this time they’re happening in Second Life – though there are some alternatives. The latest news, as well as the locations are listed on the Edublog Awards Blog. There are quite a few more categories than last year – some nominees are the same as last…

YouTube – Privacy and Social Networks

This is an information video from the Canadian Government. I think that it does reasonably well in terms of alerting people to the sort of information that they may be making available, without necessarily causing them to never put anything on the Web ever again. Via: Nellie Deutsch‘s facebook page….

10 Semantic Apps to Watch

Richard McManus has posted a list of 10 Semantic Apps to Watch. They’re just about all new to me; the only one I’ve heard of is Talis; and I’m not sure even that really counts, as I merely thought of it as “something the library have”. The “bottom up” aspects are interesting; particularly the “Annotate…

Asterpix Interactive Video

Having just worked out how to get my “Freeview” player going in Second Life, I’m now wondering if I can include a video from Asterpix. Even if I can’t, I can see uses for this particular tool. Via Vicki Davis:…

Evaluating E-Learning

Graham Attwell has posted a report he wrote covering the evaluation of eLearning. It was a project that ran from 2002 – 2005. (It’s worth keeping those dates in mind when looking at the comments on Stephen Downes’ site). I’ve not read it totally yet, though from what I’ve seen so far, it’s probably more…

There's No Money In The Long Tail of the Blogosphere

Alex Iskold (Readwrite web) looks at people in the “Long tail”, primarily from a financial point of view. He makes several useful points; that those that join the blogosphere (much the same as Second Life, or any real life community) often have to work much harder to gain the same respect/ money/ whatever, than those…