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….

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…

Web 2.0: Where's it all going .

Broadcasting House had an interesting discussion this Sunday, looking at how things are changing. They had Andrew Keen – who is pretty vocal in his antipathy towards blogs, RSS and podcasts – seeing it as killing culture. (The differences in the straplines on the US & UK books is interesting. US: “how today’s internet is…

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…