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July 11, 2007

Manchester

July 11, 2007

I wasn't sure what to expect when heading to the Manchester Emerge event, but i found it an excellent experience.The informal networking on the Monday evening was a great way to get to know a few people, in some cases it was adding the face to face element to online discussion or debate.On the Tuesday i found the Community ...

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July 06, 2007

VoiceThreads anyone?

July 06, 2007

VoiceThread is "an online media album that allows people to make comments, either audio or text, and share them with anyone they wish. A VoiceThread allows an entire group's story to be told and collected in one place."There is even a VoiceThread album which answers the question What's a VoiceThread anyway?  There is a very good review and article on ...

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Communities of Practice, Communities of Interest,.....

July 06, 2007

I was reading a friends Blog yesterday and he linked to Andrew Hinton's "Architectures for Conversation (ii): What Communities of Practice can mean for Information Architecture" presentation.Intrigued by what he might have to say on Communities of Practice, i've taken a look at two of his recent presentations Architectures for conversation (PDF Version) and The Rise of Letting Go. ...

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June 29, 2007

Second Life ?

June 29, 2007

I seem to be missing something with my use of Second Life, i hardly ever seem to come across anybody else, and accessing information seems to be so clunky that i'd prefer to access a webpage. While i can see pockets where Second Life could be used effectively in education, such as Health Science and Medical studies, where simulations ...

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PLE's and Me

June 29, 2007

There is a lot of debate about what a Personal Learning Environment is and what it should be. Here for instance, and Josie has a couple of interesting pieces here, and here and also links to here.My personal view is that a Personal Learning Environment should be whichever environment a person feels comfortable learning within. Whether it use technology ...

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June 27, 2007

response to: Rhizomes vs Scaffolds

June 27, 2007

David White posted here about a new project involving structure v.s community. His post here brings up some interesting points about too much v.s too little structure, when should those who began a community let go? and an interesting idea for an educational model based upon a computer game.This was my comment, originally posted here:This certainly does sound like ...

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Where will the web take us?

June 27, 2007

Its not a new question, people often wonder what the future will  bring, but sometimes its interesting to sit back and reflect on how far we've come, so quickly, and then to imagine where we will be in 5 years, 10 years time.I was reading today, "What is ordinary today was really not even thinkable maybe 8 years ...

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June 25, 2007

Mobile Phone Hyperlinks for education?

June 25, 2007

"Imagine waiting at the bus shelter idly reading the poster for a new blockbuster movie. You whip out your cameraphone and snap a barcode-like image on the poster. Software in your phone decodes this and takes you to a website where you can watch the trailer and find out more about the film. Sounds cool?" I saw this article ...

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June 22, 2007

Happiness of learning - a response

June 22, 2007

Chris Hall wrote a post about "Does the personalisation of learning make you unhappy?", and this is my response to what he said."Does the personalisation of learning make you unhappy?", I guess that would actually depend on the individual. While general conclusions can perhaps be concluded from differing studies, in the end what actually makes a person happy can ...

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June 15, 2007

Communities

June 15, 2007

I've just come back from a small conference, where my colleague and I presented about how we have gone about building and facilitating an eLearning community of practice within our institution.There are several key elements that we believe in, two very important ones are, that the community is community owned and driven, and that things are social.Our model subscribes ...

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