Glass orb with reflection of the landscape in it

Exploiting The Potential Of Blogs and Social Networks Workshop 2007

UKOLN . This was held in November; there are several useful presentations; though, as always, the slides aren’t really a replacement for being there. There was a good range though, from using an institutional VLE, through to using much more informal methods of blogging. (I didn’t attend)…

OLPC Education Project Should Take an Opportunity to Learn

Wayan Vota makes some comments on a Wall Street Journal article about the OLPC. He comments, as I’ve said before, that it’s not just the hardware. It’s the software that’s worth looking at (See Alexandre van de Sande’s post about the interface; a very clear explanation – emphasising the community aspects of learning) We aren’t…

With friends like these …

Tom Hodgkinson gives a fairly scathing view of Facebook. While I can see where he’s coming from, and I agree, privacy policies are infrequently read; I’m sure that I’m not the only person who puts the minimum of information in & who doesn’t think that having 3 bazillion friends is necessary (though I’ve recently read…

Social Networking through the ages.

Social Networking. Stephen Fry (or perhaps his agent) has been keeping a blog with all of his “Dork Talk” articles from the Guardian. This week, he was looking at social networking; he commented: MySpace is already as seriously uncool (and as hideously girlie, pink and spangly) as My Little Pony; Interestingly, at Poke 1.0, the…

Why blog? Who's reading you?

Lucy Gray has posed this question in advance of a workshop she’s doing at MacWorld. The first caused me to stop and think and do a bit of research – just when did I write my first blog post? And why. (You’ll have to read the comments in her post if you want to know…