Category Archives: information organising

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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Mind over matter

Todays Edu.au seminar with Professor Martin Westwell Martin (Director Flinders Centre for Science Education in the 21st Century ). Below I’ve taken some of the main points of interest – Teachers are asked to be experts in everything. Whereas in … 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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Participating in the INformation economy

After having all my computer gear knocked out in a recent electrical storm- I’m still workng through renewing and networking my home systems. Only a few years back we were all satisfied to have a stand alone computer with a … Continue reading

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Real critical literacies

Howard Rheingold’s recent speech delivered at education.au seminar in Melbourne, prompted my thinking in terms of what we need to teach our students (and teachers), to become C21 citizens, not just in terms of essential researching /information skills but also … Continue reading

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Superficial scholarship

Reading a recent article by Karl Kruszelniski on ‘How many words for snow do eskimos know’- resonated with thoughts on what constitutes academic scholarship. It  also highlights that we are better to have ‘open’ online knowledge environments to expose the myths, rather than … Continue reading

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Creating Learning Experiences

Konrad Glogowski’s Creating Learning Experiences is a good insight into scaffolding learning experiences using Web 2 tools [thanks Janet]. His five stage process: Discover, Define, Build, Immerse & Contribute are described in terms of using these tools. Konrad insists its … Continue reading

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Folksonomies & tagging

Paper by Sarah Hayman for Edu.au (Australia) proposing a model for combining folksonomies with taxonomies. Basically the approach is to have user tags referencing /directed by a taxonomy. This will either be through a thesaurus or suggested term approach. I … Continue reading

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HT06,tagging paper, taxonomy, Flickr, academic article, toRead

Like the title, a unique article by some of the best on social tagging systems (picked up from Seb). Despite taggings increasing popularity, this is little researched area. The authors offer a taxonomy of tagging systems to help analysis and … Continue reading

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Net Geners

A timely article by Barbara Combes (Edith Cowan Uni) from her thesis on behavour of the Net Gen. Her analysis of research on the Net gen largely debunks the myth of an intuitive user who is capable of using electronic … Continue reading

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Angst of ‘keeping up’

Over the years like many of my colleagues, there is an increasing guilt raging within us (but we never admit it) about ‘not being a ble to keep up’. Like most professionals we are caught in the knowledge swirl (did … Continue reading

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Changing literacies

Clarence Fisher’s work on what constitutes the new ‘digital literacies’. A lot has been written on this over the years but there seems to be renewed interest with the advent of blogs,wikis etc. Some useful comments in relation to ‘networked … Continue reading

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