Month: April 2008

Slideshare, Tibet, China and DoS attacks

Andy Powell comments on the DOS launched on Slideshare recently, seemingly in relation to presentations about the situation in Tibet. (He also noted how quickly someone from Slideshare emailed him, after he’d twittered about it. This highlights not only the problem of putting material on Slideshare (though the VLE at work has been known to…

WebTools4u2use

WebTools4u2use is a *very* comprehensive wiki listing lots of Web2.0 tools – and ideas of how to use them in education. Via: Dave Warlick…

7 Things You Should Know About Ning

EDUCAUSE CONNECT’s latest 7 things you should know is about Ning. I’ve mentioned Ning in the past, including the fact that I find it frustrating that it requires a lot of logging in. My fear for using it for social networking in Education, is that if you have one network per unit / subject (whatever…

CMS Conversion Tools

Scott Leslie has started a useful wiki, recognising that many are tied to a CMS (i.e. VLE), but may, in the future want to get the stuff out … We’ve now got WebCT Vista (locally known as Victory), and it seems that it’s not the easiest to get material out of. Maybe it will get…

VLE? What do you exactly mean by a VLE?

Cristina Costa has a guest posting on Graham Atwell’s blog: VLE? What do you exactly mean by a VLE? She says: The learning environment doesn’t come with the software, that much I can assure you. The learning environment is the world the moderator creates together with the learners, while engaging (with) them in a relevant…

Uses for blogs in Education

I’d not seen Scott’s original matrix (or, to be strictly honest, I think I have seen it before, but I can’t remember where/ when / I certainly never did anything with it at the time!). The first interactive one rings a bell, though I think that it is a shame they’ve removed the gradation from…

How Much Time Does Classroom 2.0 Take?

This was originally a post about Web2.0, in the context of libraries. It doesn’t take long to change it to “Classroom 2.0” or “eLearning”. From a staff point of view, if we’re going to start to get our students to use Web2.0 tools to support their learning, how much time we can allocate to supporting…

A Free Learning Tool for Every Learning Problem?

ZaidLearn presents a list of tools. It’s quite long, most are familiar to me, though there are some new ones. I’d heard of “DimDim” before, but I’ve not checked it out; Courselab, was new to me. I was sorry not to see Elgg in his list; but perhaps he’s been bitten by the recent hiccups…