Category: eLearning

Debategraph

Someone called “Debategraph” started following me on Twitter, so I thought I’d investigate a little. I’ve now found his (or her!) home page. It’s an interesting idea – seems to be related mind maps. The default one was on Obama (with a link to the Independent – wonder if they use them quite a bit)…

eLearning samples.

Just a couple of sites that I’ve come across in the past couple of days. Phun is a physics engine. It has to be downloaded & installed. From what I can tell, it saves in its own format. It seems much more powerful than the physics engine for the Tablet PC, though probably more complex…

Teaching and Learning With Twitter

Jennifer has made some very valid points following the TLt Summit 2008 In particular: It is time to toss out the “blog, wiki, podcast” mantra. This is bigger than tools isolated for singular purpose. If we keep pushing the tools into categories, new users will continue to only use the tools for those purposes. We…

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…

Pubcast

Had you asked me about half an hour ago what a “Pubcast” was, I’d have thought it was a blurry YouTube video recorded down at the Dog & Duck. However, I’ve just found SciVee, which Stephen Downes and Jane Hart describe as a useful resource for Scientists. It is, but what I think is more…

Horizon Report – 2008

The annual Horizon Report (pdf) has been published. They’ve produced a rather nice “Megatrends” diagram – looking at the main predictions from all the earlier reports (2004 – 2008).ng I’ve skim read the current report – I think that the idea of “Social Operating Systems” will be worth watching; it seems to me to be…

MIT Press Journals on Digital Media and Learning

MIT Press Journals – The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning. I’ve just found these, thanks to a link from Mark Oelhert’s blog. This particular section is the John & Catherine MacArthur Foundation Series on Digital Media and Learning. I’m not sure if they have other sections that…