Monthly Archives: September 2007

IWB positions

October hols roll around and DET NSW still poised to make an announcement on the procurement of IWBs (vendor support for one off placement) . My daughter’s primary school are fired up to purchase boards for every classroom. I’ve noticed … Continue reading

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PLEs are what?

Colleague Janet Burstall sent this to me yesterday. Have you seen the discussion of PLE definitions going on in edna group? “I have picked out what I think is the most illuminating, useful post in the whole thing below – … Continue reading

Posted in ePortfolio, Informal learning, platform, PLE, Social networking, Web2 | 2 Comments


Graham Attwell’s post on a chaired presentation to the Alt C conference in Nottingham on International CoPs, included this excerpt by George Roberts- “Communities of practice are emergent organisations with tacit but clearly identifiable rules and other signs of identity: … Continue reading

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Embedding Web 2

Workshop discussion last week with UK ICT in education policy experts, Owen Lynch, Tom McMullan and Jimmy Stewart and from Greg Black and Garry Putlin . Many trends were reinforced through the discussion: Increased use of Mobile learning devices … Continue reading

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Achieving learning impact

This report from IMS Global Learning Consortium, looks at key trends in the use of technology to support learning. After 10 years of observing, four clear scenarios are identified: Rise of the learning platform [not sure what is defined by … Continue reading

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Gen X/Y

At risk of promoting generalities about labels X/Y and digital natives/Net geners, enjoyed the thought piece from Alex Miller. For teachers in NSW DET about to embark on Electronic White Board release/Web 2 explorations etc, it would serve well as … Continue reading

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Digital literacy in a knowledge economy

Essay on the ABC website (thanks Ian) by John Hartley, is a good encapsualtion of the argument for fostering real critical literacies to create open innovation networks. Although schools and universities certainly teach “ICT skills” and even “creative practice”, so … Continue reading

Posted in creativity, digital natives, education, innovation, knowledge, literacies, open content, schooling, Social networking, Web2 | 4 Comments