Month: December 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….