Terry Anderson has a post that points to a meme about “The people formerly known as students and teachers”. In it he expand on a list of demands related to efficient, effective and empowered learning. Lot’s of good stuff here.
Many people can’t see the benefits of making content freely available. This post suggest that it is conversation, not content, that is of strategic value in the learning process. This is in response/connection to a link to Yale making some of its courses online. An emulation of MIT’s open courseware project. This is one argument
Background Problem Everytime someone is introduced to Webfuse they wonder why we haven’t sold it, made it available to other organisations. Apart from being lazy, the real reason doesn’t seem to be accepted all that easily. i.e. that the whole idea behind Webfuse is that it is the “glue” between the various bits of software
Making the rounds of the blogosphere, or at least the little part I’m currently following, is an Enterprise Web 2.0 blog – “examining leadership and people issues raised by next-generation of web technologies”. It includes a post Top 10 Management Fears about Enterprise Web 2.0. It includes a long list of comments and various other
Webfuse has always been based on the premise of open content, where ever possible. On of the reasons for that is so that it can raise the profile of the organisation by our good content bringing people to CQU. While teaching COIS20025 in the second half of 2006 I googled “entity relationship diagram”. Imagine my
Bryan Alexander’s March/April 2006 EDUCAUSE Review article on Web 2.0. Much good stuff, a good summary. Something to refer to later.
Derek Morrison raises the spectre of organisational response to the idea of Web 2.0 course websites. In part, this looks like the challenge of losing control facing IT support divisions and management. The open content nature of services like Google Video would create a related issue for academics. I slipped mention of self-organising systems into
A post from Simon Fraser University talks about use of Google Calendar with some PHP code to manage calendars and bookings. Another potential application for Web 2.0 course sites – the study schedule as a Google calendar. Allow students to remix it with their own stuff…..lots of stuff here to think about and investigate.
The Web 2.0 Course Site idea has many flaws, hurdles or counter arguments. A major one is the issue of trust. Why should I trust a 3rd party to keep my classes data. Won’t it just go away? The post about OpenAcademic.org that I’ve linked to (my first experiment with trackbacks in this environment) talks
A nice quote to support the approach taken with BAM and to some extent Webfuse Therefore, research should be conducted to determine the best ways to integrate these tools into existing e-Learning programmes for students, health professionals and patients, taking into account the different, but also overlapping, needs of these three audience classes and the