Month: May 2007

Blogs as PLEs

James Farmer gives a presentation from the HigherEd Conference. He makes several good points, starting with the current situation that many users are in, they have WebCT or Blackboard as an existing system. One point he raises, which is often overlooked I think when people compare WebCT etc., with Blogs & a more personal setting….

Bulgaria visit.

I’m currently in Bulgaria at the moment; visiting the Technical University of Sofia. I gave a presentation today, looking at eLearning and Web 2.0. I’m not sure, though, that I got quite the right level, as few students had used blogs/ MySpace / etc – though several had used Wikipedia & YouTube. That’s when I…

Blogs and learning professionals.

Mark Berthelemy writes about a workshop he ran, looking at Blogs and RSS for Corporate learning. One of his groups created a diagram which, while it looks at learning professionals needs for a blog, has many points that can apply directly to students – in particular the “very personal thing” and “not one size fits…

More collaborating tools

Radius claims to be a “Social IM” tool – it allows you to know where your friends are, as well as integrating more than one IM accout. I’ve not yet tested it, so not sure if it works outside of the US. (Via: Profy) Evo is a Java based tool, developed by CERN, and seems…

The Big Question – Powerpoint

The Learning Circuits Blog has its monthly “Big Question” about Powerpoint this month. I’ve not yet had a chance to read all the ideas, but those that I have seem to agree with what I think. From my perspective, we have a number of conflicting points. Presentations have the potential to be very boring. Powerpoint…

Social Computing

Though I don’t generally read it, Slashdot has a good post about Social Computing. The comments are Slashdots usual range – the odd few gems in amongst the self opinionated drivel… however, the links that the first poster gives are useful. Jeremy Zawodny re-asked the “What is Web 2.0?” question and got a good range…

Barriers to blogging.

Scott Mcleod writes about a school Principal who isn’t able to access a blogging project because the network administrator has stopped it; meanwhile John Connell posts about other problems with administrators banning some services. He’s got a great cartoon! He’s also got information on the JISC project that allows Wireless users to authenticate with their…

Some Reasons Why I Nearly Quit Blogging

No, not me … (yet!), but Jason Kaneshiro He’s makes several points, ones that I think that we can all identify with. The first point “Nobody reads my blog” is an interesting point. When I first started my blog, I wasn’t really expecting anyone to read it, I’d decided to use it for my own…