Category Archives: Communities

Autonomous schools- outed

Finally the curtain has been raised on the NSW Govs. intentions over autonomous schools- as the initiative now comes out of the trial phase and into implementation late April. http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/principals-want-more-power-but-no-strings-20120311-1usob.html#ixzz1oqSYJ3kO http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/sydney-nsw/bureaucracy-of-the-department-of-education-will-be-stripped-back-under-the-states-biggest-education-revolution/story-e6freuzi-1226296356803 While Public school principals have endorsed a NSW government … Continue reading

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More on Yammer (2)

With NSW DET Yammer now with over 5 000 users and growing, its now far outpaced more established collaborative tools in DET. After 17 months of Yammer use Deloitte, have hit paydirt with its deployment, as CIO peter Williams declares: … Continue reading

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Yammering

Nearing  2,200 members on the NSW DET Yammer community its undoubtedly the most subscribed (and active)  professional online network in NSW DET.   So I thought it might be timely to look at emerging patterns of use and engagement. Sampling the … Continue reading

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Building Innovation: learning with technologies

Kathryn Moyles Building Innovation is another example of some provocative issue papers already emerging this year. The paper explores national and international policy priorities for building students’ innovation capabilities through information and communication technologies (ICT) in Australian schools. Importantly it … Continue reading

Posted in Communities, education, eLearning, Informal learning, Leadership, open content, Opensource, policy, schooling, Web2 | 5 Comments

BlogEd

The DET blog (BlogEd) is nearing full release – dates to be confirmed for Term 4. Below I’ve summarised key features which differentiate it from any ‘open’ blog. I’ll post a slide show after the hols.

Posted in blogging, Change mangement, Communities, CoPs, Cybersafety, Internet safety, Opensource, Social networking | 26 Comments

CoPs as subversive agents?

With the world of Web 2.0 comes the need for new strategies for implementing ICT within the organisation. I’m convinced we no longer need to throw buckets of money at f2f training and comms campaigns. Rather pepper the various communities … Continue reading

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Sustaining narratives for the news age

The planets seemed to align lately with a few converging themes in relation to boredom thresholds and the atomisation of information. Harry Lewis voice at Googalization of Everything- ‘The factoids are not just instant; they are atomic. We keep e-mails … Continue reading

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Blogs in the institution

On the eve of trialling blogs in NSW DET, I’m wondering after many years of using traditional communications tools (forums, emails, listservs) , what the uptake will be. The use of traditional CMCs has been largely confined to teachers administrative and … Continue reading

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The problem with sharing

One of the biggest issues we face in collaborative learning is the problem of sharing. Jerry Leeson recently put me onto Julita Vassileva’s work in relation to communities of sharing. Her work in relation to the development of a social … Continue reading

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CoPs- Behaviours

John Smiths diagram [below]-(part of a new book on CoPs authored with Nancy White & Etienne Wegner), to be soon released- looks at the vital behavours of CoPs. The aspects that intrigues me are the open ended conversations, I’m not … Continue reading

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Repositories- time to reconsider

Recent Discussions such as Andy Powells Repositories through the looking glass/Repositories followup, hits a chord with me- after working around this area since 2000.  While there are examples of institutional repositories (including ours at CLI) which are serving the purposes … Continue reading

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Alan Levine-being there…

Alan‘s presentation on behalf of the AFLF group in Sydney, was a whirlwind trip of Web 2 offerings. After a number of these events-its time to act on how we as educators/administrators can knock down -or at least provide gates … Continue reading

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Re-architecting our spaces

Advantage of being at home and hearing daytime radio (ABC at least), last week on the conversation hour, Richard Fidler interview with architect Tim Hill was a ripper. Hill was responsible for designing the Brisbane Library- yet another boring public … Continue reading

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