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August 03, 2008

Climate camp: learning technology?

August 03, 2008

You have to be impressed at the organisation of what amounts to a seven-day extended conference by the Climate camp in a field in Kent. The programme (download pdf) has over 200 sessions in 15 parallel streams running from about 0900 - 2100. From an educational perspective this is somewhere in the formal/informal learning axis. But I am not ...

From: George Roberts - Read more

April 03, 2008

George Siemens to Keynote at the Emerge Online Conference

April 03, 2008

Just a quick note to let you all know that George Siemens will be keynoting at our conference, Online Communities and Online Identities on April 23rd. Georges rather susinct wikipedia entry reads: George Siemens is a well-known theorist on the changing nature of learning in a digitally-based society. He is the author of a widely cited article Connectivism: A ...

From: Josie Fraser - Read more

March 27, 2008

Emerge Online Conference April 23-25 Registration Now Open!

March 27, 2008

What are you waiting for? Registration is now open for our free, three day conference: Digital Communities and Digital Identities. Click through & sign up for what's shaping up to be one of the most exciting & engaging elearning conferences of the year, with sessions focusing on social networking and collaborative learning practices; multimedia, story telling and narrative; community ...

From: Josie Fraser - Read more

March 19, 2008

Emerge Online Conference April 2008: Digital Communities & Digital Identities

March 19, 2008

Registration is now open for our free, three day conference: Digital Communities and Digital Identities. Click through & take your project members with you! I’m delighted to announce the Emerge project’s next community event – a three day online conference looking at cutting edge developments and practice under the banner of ‘Digital Communities & Digital Identities’, taking place on the 23rd, 24th, ...

From: Josie Fraser - Read more

January 31, 2008

UnLtdWorld: the new FaceBook?

January 31, 2008

comes from the people who made elgg. It proclaims itself as an online platform that aims to connect social entrepreneurs and socially-minded people and enable them to share content and build collaborative value, raise the visibility of ideas, issues and projects and ultimately help generate greater positive impact in the real world. or, in plain English, an ...

From: Yishay Mor - Read more

January 24, 2008

On pre-event activities

January 24, 2008

I read through the pre-event activities, and set them aside. I decide to do other things. Signing up to second life is pissing me off.I spent some time thinking about my reaction. I'm signed up to a fair few social software services. I was an early adopter of Flickr. I like Flickr. I pay for an account, so I ...

From: Miles Metcalfe - Read more

September 11, 2007

Textbook-based social networking?

September 11, 2007

Interesting posting on the OUP blog about 'Salt Lake City based social networking site CafeScribe ... a social networking site that revolves around a textbook!'. Author seems to think it could ...

From: Tony Linde - Read more

June 27, 2007

Facebook v MySpace - a class divide

June 27, 2007

Yesterday's Guardian caried a report "Facebook v MySpace - aclass divide" based on US research about the social makeup of the users of these two social networking sites. If the research is valid and a similar divide is emerging in the UK what are the ...

From: Rod Ward - Read more

May 30, 2007

Very First Impressions

May 30, 2007

I think this software is good for allowing a group to convene over a topic or issue of shared interest. However, I don't think it really feels good for a replacement VLE. That's because each page or person is generating their own forum and discussion -we digress! Fine if we say that a group may like to work cooperatlvely ...

From: Nicholas Bowskill - Read more

May 08, 2007

Social Science & Web2 conference: last call for papers!

May 08, 2007

The deadline is this Friday. I'm going to submit on a project I'm working on about school aged learners use of Social Networks (& keep my fingers crossed!)Towards a Social Science of Web 2.0:
5th & 6th September 2007
National Science Learning Centre (NSLC), the University of York, U.K.

A 2-day event organised by the Social Informatics Research Unit (SIRU), Department of
Sociology, ...

From: Josie Fraser - Read more