Monthly Archives: May 2007

Learning Design & OpenSource Teaching

Exerpt from James Dalziels Blog contribution on open source teaching. Its work James has been leading for some time and is underpinned by the LAMS project. It takes the focus beyond just sharing content and more on teaching/learning activities-sequences. All … Continue reading

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Real guts

Ripper article itself from CATHERINE DEVENY  in the Age May 30. If you want to send your kids to the best school, send them to the local, writes Catherine Deveny. I  met this bloke at a party a while back. … Continue reading

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PLE as platform

As per Stephen‘s piece on which application might constitute a PLE platform -where he contends that WordPress is the best candidate. But facebook has relaunched with new features [currently 2nd most popular networking tool/18th most visited site on the web-Hitwise] … Continue reading

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PLE

PLEs (Personal Learning Environments), will be an ongoing theme for this blog. Currently causing increasing fringe interest, as there is a growing discussion around issues such as Web 2 and what constitutes formal and informal learning. Many commentaries are in … Continue reading

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How businesses are using Web 2.0

According to McKinsey Quarterly 2007 – 70% of businesses (US) are using Web 2 technologies when communicating with their customers. Just under half use the tools for knowledge mangement. Web services, P2P networks, collective intelligence & podcasts are at the … Continue reading

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From Geek to Gresham

Another timely analysis on blogs by Vicki Frost Geeks to Grisham in the SMH. Vicki looks at the relationship between blogs and the printed word and how the traditional publishing (read print) industry are trawling the web to find good … Continue reading

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More privileged for the priviliged

Yet another spate of articles on the inequaties of Aust federal gov funding between the private and public school system , this time in the SMH by Ross Gittins Wed May 23 and Anna Patty National . And again the … Continue reading

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Sharepoint Vs Web2

Have to [little reluctantly] Agree with John on this: “Ah, well, the game is up, it seems, for Glow, Scotland’s ambitious programme to bring a fully-web-based learning platform to each and every pupil and teacher in the country. Euan Semple … Continue reading

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Trials of Learning Objects

Paper written by Ron Oliver and mark McMahon for The Australian Flexible Learning Framework (2006). The main findings (based on series 7) from my POV are: The use of stable and powewrful CMS provides strong support for designing online learning … Continue reading

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PLE

PLEs (Personal Learning Environments), will be an ongoing theme for this blog. Currently causing increasing fringe interest, as there is a growing discussion around issues such as Web 2 and what constitutes formal and informal learning. Many commentaries are in … Continue reading

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Web 2 bubble bursting?

Why the social-media revolution will go out with a whimper The Web 2.0 Bubble by Michael Hirschorn A witty piece on how the Web 2 phenomenon is already looking manistream:” The features associated with social networks are increasingly being tacked … Continue reading

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De-Schooling (or re-schooling) society

Posted on Graham Attwells blog April 30/07. referencing some notes he made back last december, but intends to update shortly. Will post more discussionsfromGrahams blog in the PLE pages. Summary points: Schooling is based on an industrial model: ways of … Continue reading

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Comment on Teemu’s piece

Comments Ron Lubensky wrote:   Teemu, take a look at my take on PLEs on my blog here Then note that I was at ASCILITE in Sydney where I saw Scott Wilson, one of the authors of the PLE Reference … Continue reading

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BLogs, Wikis,POdcasts and other powerful tools for classrooms

Just started to read Will Richardsons book 2006. First of many analysis of web2 tools in education. Already like the Preface-he claims that in the 4.5 years since keeping a blog, he has learnt more about education, people, the world, … Continue reading

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The use of a blog for knowledge sharing

Derek Wenmoth reflects on his experience as a long-haul blogger on the AFLF site The use of a blog for knowledge sharing. Succinct piece reviewing his experiences as a blogger and going from a tentative personal journal to finding an … Continue reading

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Web 2 & possiblities for educational applications

Paper by Daniel Churchill in latest edition of Ed Tech March/April 07. represents a good summary of Web 2 environments, particulary liked the statement that: despite the debate on what it represents at least the Web2 notion offers a good … Continue reading

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Open source content

Some increasing commentaries on this. Jerry’s Work Blog has a a nice post of comments including: how open content movement is lagging a few years behind Opensource movement. e books are not selling Interesting study – assumption that kids in … Continue reading

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The homework debate continues in the media

Homework is robbing young people of lifes real lessons: SMH article by Daniel Donahoo May 1/07 Our secondary schools are piling on the homework, ostensibly in preparation for the discipline of university and the rigours of work. Yet as adults, … Continue reading

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