Today's knowledge climate – why Webfuse approach is better

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

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UC Berkeley already using Google Video

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.

Social computing

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

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groups and networks

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.

"Web 2.0" applications/services used by students

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

Web 2.0 for Designers – features of a web 2.0 site

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

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