Month: July 2007

Children's Fight Club

Panorama look at the growth of bullying portrayed on various video sharing networks – in particular YouTube and LiveLeak – which has fewer restrictions than YouTube over violent content. The programme included interviews with victims, as well as those who have uploaded videos and managers of the sites. YouTube relies very much on the community…

efsym2007 revisited

efsym2007 – a follow up in SecondLife. They make some points about the practicality of a meeting in SL – including whether or not a simple chat would have been easier!…

How does the growth of social networking sites impact on e-portfolios?

Catherine Howell looks at the potential of things like Facebook and other social networking sites for PLEs. As I’ve mentioned already – I’m slightly worried about the impact of requiring students to use something outside the university – in case it fails. Having just spent quite a lot of time getting this blog back up…

OUseful Info: Social Computing Forecasts

Tony Hirst has a long post, with many links looking at how far we should be encouraging students to use Web 2.0 tools, either independently or through some form of institutional setup. The more that I look at it, I think that while we should be opening students eyes to the range of tools that…

Tips On Developing A Wiki Community

Teaching Hacks.com has some useful points about using a wiki for developing a community. The pertinent point is that a small wiki is like a small company/ village. You can get to know everyone. A very different situation from that encountered when working on, say, Wikipedia….

Slideshare has audio.

The Bamboo Project report on the fact that Slideshare now supports audio files. Looking at the home page, I think that you have to have an MP3 file of the audio – and then match them. Not sure if you can upload a Powerpoint that has the audio embedded in it. I think that it…

Favourite Tools

Jane Hart has started to create a list of Top Ten tools from a range of contributors it’s an interesting list, there is a range of commercial and free tools. I’ll have a think about my own list – right now I’d probably leave WordPress out, given the hassles I’ve got getting it going, though…