Month: November 2007

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…

Facebook – terms of usage.

Facebook have just altered some of their terms of use. I’m not sure what’s changed, and I’ve not read them all. I’ve just skim read the first couple of sections: Membership in the Service is void where prohibited. This Site is intended solely for users who are thirteen (13) years of age or older, and…

Online Office tools.

Over the last year or so, I’ve been experimenting with a number of online office tools. I tend to use Google Docs the most, not that I particularly think that it’s the best, more that others I know use it, and they want to share things. It’s also just introduced a search feature, which could…

The New Web Literacy

The New Web Literacy Notes from a presentation by Dave Millard at Southampton. I was invited to this (and to the others they’ve had this term, but I teach on Wednesdays & can’t get from Portsmouth to Southampton in 5 minutes!) He raises some useful points about using Web based tools – both the traditional…

Usage over time of "new toys"

A very useful diagram, that I can’t actually track down the original creator of this, as Wisdump seems to have gone off line. It demonstrates nicely some of the features that were discussed in the recent Poke 1.0 Symposium. Facebook is at the meteroic growth rise – how much is viral spread and how much…

Just one ID?

OpenID crops up quite often in the blogosphere. While I can see the point to a certain degree, there are also issues of merging upmteen accounts into one. Stephen Downes is a strong advocate, though I can see the points that Langhoff raises in the comments regarding security (particularly after the news of the loss…