George Siemens has a online presentation intended to introduce key concepts for a presentation he is giving at Online Educa. The second slide attempts to characterise today’s knowledge climate. For me, each of these characteristics resonate with the ideas behind Webfuse and why a “LMS” implementation makes better sense implemented ateleologically, rather than teleologically. The
What is online teaching? asks What is involved in online teaching? Why is it needed? What purpose does it serve? Who makes the decsion to teach online? My work has always had a diffusion basis, sort of. My interest starts with the people who make the adoption decision. Which in universities tends to be the
A discussion on a mailing list indicates that government legislation may be a barrier to the Web 2.0 idea of making everything open. In someway related to, or tied up with the issue of privacy etc. In the discussion some are worried that the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) means that online discussions
There are no new ideas. UC Berkeley are already using Google Video to host course videos. The content on this page —drawn from campus seminars, courses and events—is just one part of UC Berkeley’s commitment to the broadest possible dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of our state, the nation and the world.
Jeremy Geelan has a post about “Social Computing”: Oxymoron – or the biggest new thing since the web itself?. A nice summary overview, with some good references. Including a Forrester report that includes the following quote “To thrive in an era of Social Computing, companies must abandon top-down management and communication tactics, weave communities into
A long and interesting post from Dion Hinchcliffe about a bunch of Web 2.0 stuff. The bit that caught my eye was the section title “Web 2.0 is much more about a change in people and society than technology” This resonates with all those Web 2.0 naysayers that point out that none of the technology
A post that looks at how/if the adoption of Web 2.0/eLearning will occur. Will they or won’t they? The basic premise is that its usefulness and ease of use that will be the major factors. And that for Web 2.0 tools ease of use should be quite high. So it all comes down to usefulness.
Must take a closer look at this. A video from Stephen Downes explaining the difference between groups and networks. Has some strong resonances with some of my vague thoughts about group work.
Obviously asking the students is an important task. Here’s a list of applications considered useful for college students. Includes a long list of comments. Some additions NoteMesh a wiki site per class for students to share notes about a class skrbl – shared whiteboard
A 2005 article outlining 6 main themes in designing a web 2.0 site Writing semantic markup (transition to XML) Providing Web services (moving away from place) Remixing content (about when and what, not who or why) Emergent navigation and relevance (users are in control) Adding metadata over time (communities building social information) Shift to programming