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March 30, 2009

Guardian Article Twitter In History Out

March 30, 2009

I just read this and was saddened to see such shallow thinking. Why any particular technology should be singled out at all is one thing. Why adopt it as a replacement for understanding culture is dreadful. This is further compounded in a digital context because understanding and working with those from other cultures becomes all the more significant in ...

From: Nicholas Bowskill - Read more

April 06, 2008

re Janet Finlay: Communication Overload

April 06, 2008

Janet Finlay posted an excellent observation on information overload when using Web2 tools for managing project communication. This post, which I am writing here in response, is symptomatic. I responded to Janet in a comment. But, I was concerned that this discussion would slip below the fold too fast and be gone. I don't know how many people keep ...

From: George Roberts - Read more

April 05, 2008

Communication overload

April 05, 2008

I am starting to feel some sympathy for colleagues who say they "don't have time for all this". Involved in three U&I projects, a CETL and a couple of internal projects, I am juggling multiple project blogs, wikis, Google groups/docs/sites, Second Life spaces, slideshare, flickr, del.icio.us groups/networks, YouTube channels, Facebook groups - and now I have been drawn into ...

From: Janet Finlay - Read more

January 12, 2008

Looking forward to York!

January 12, 2008

Hi, How are you all doing?   Here I am again, this time to follow Josie’s suggestion. I have deactivated the feed from by blog and from now on all the post I publish here will be directly related to the Emerge experience. But for the communication to flow and grow it ...

From: Cristina Costa - Read more

October 20, 2007

Information/communication overload and continuous partial attention

October 20, 2007

… two more excellent offerings from Mike Wesch (creator of “The Machine is US/ing Us.”):Information E/Revolution which "…explores the changes in the way we find, store, create, critique, and share information": Vision of Students Today - a short video produced in collaboration with 200 students summarising "how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, ...

From: Helen Keegan - Read more

July 06, 2007

Emerge Forum: What it says on the tin

July 06, 2007

Hi all We have implemented phpBB in response to several requests that there be a threaded discussion forum. The Elgg is great for making blog statements and commenting on posts, but for extended discussion with complex turns it is not a easy as a forum. Similarly, while the Moodle forums are popular they are, for the most part, ...

From: George Roberts - Read more

April 19, 2007

Death by Social Software

April 19, 2007

I'm fascinated by online communities and addicted to social software, so am really looking forward to the Emerge event and meeting up with everybody next week, sharing ideas and seeing how the community evolves over time...... although (slightly ironically) i've just posted a short account/description of information/communication overload and the 'perils' of social software addiction over at my Elgg ...

From: Helen Keegan - Read more