May 29, 2006


Stephen Downes[Edit][Delete]: Toronto at CAUCE 2006, May 29, 2006
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This photo is from my most recent set, Toronto 2006. I am at the 2006 CAUCE conference in Toronto where I will be giving a talk tomorrow afternoon. Then, tomorrow evening, I will be flying overnight to Britain, where I will be at conference, where I will be wrapping up with the closing keynote. After that I will be to Milton Keynes for a talk at the Open University, then to Manchester to join in a meeting on Personal Learning Environments. I am then in Innsbruck, Austria for the Microlearning conference. Finally, I will be visiting Vienna as a guest of the Centre for Social Innovation. My thanks to Colette for all her assistance arranging this trip, one that has changed quite a bit from its original plan, and to the organizers from the different centres, who have been helpful and considerate. [Tags: ] [Comment] [Edit] [Delete] [Spam]

David Wiley[Edit][Delete]: A Cry for Help!, Iterating Toward Openness [Edit][Delete]Iterating toward openness [Edit][Delete] May 29, 2006
[link: 9 Hits] If you have written about learning objects in, shall we say, a less official forum (like, say, your blog or your website) please let David Wiley know in the comments to this post. He is "currently working on a literature review of 'everything related to learning objects.'" [Tags: , ] [Comment] [Edit] [Delete] [Spam]

Kathy Sierra[Edit][Delete]: What Makes a Popular Blog?, Creating Passionate Users [Edit][Delete] May 29, 2006
[link: 1 Hits] With the entry of Creating Passionate Users into the Technorati Top 100 the authors ask, relevantly, what made the blog popular. They offer one theory: "this blog tries to practice what it preaches in making it far more about you than about us." But what makes this post fun is the long list of comments that follows as readers point to the blog's images and graphics, writing style, point of view and broad appeal, among other factors, to explain its success. [Tags: ] [Comment] [Edit] [Delete] [Spam]

Will Richardson[Edit][Delete]: Deconstructing the MySpace Threat, Weblogg-Ed [Edit][Delete]Weblogg-ed [Edit][Delete] May 29, 2006
[link: Hits] Good post linking to and summarizing an interview with Danah Boyd and Henry Jenkins on the subject of MySpace. Note the consistency of theme regarding culture and identity with Wes Cooper's paper (below). "As a society, we are at a moment of transition when the most important social relationships may no longer be restricted to those we conduct face to face with people in our own immediate surroundings but may also include a large number of relationships which are conducted over vast geographic distances." My own experience is a testament to that. [Tags: , ] [Comment] [Edit] [Delete] [Spam]

Clarence Fisher[Edit][Delete]: My Own Little Networks, Remote Access [Edit][Delete] May 29, 2006
[link: 7 Hits] This is a pretty nifty program that creates a graph of your website. I tried it on my own site, but when I last saw it the program was still running. Heh. [Tags: ] [Comment] [Edit] [Delete] [Spam]

Jay Cross[Edit][Delete]: One man's Net, Internet Time [Edit][Delete] May 29, 2006
[link: Hits] Small world. Jay Cross links to a 2002 essay by Wes Cooper, Information Technology and Internet Culture, which, drawing on Turkle, depicts the internet as an instrument for the creation of identities and of cultures. That's why the first paragraph is particularly appropriate for this paper, describing as it does the many ways of naming God the internet. I worked with Cooper for a bit at the University of Alberta and together with some other graduate students at the time explored the development of online learning systems using MUDs. [Tags: , ] [Comment] [Edit] [Delete] [Spam]

Dave Cormier[Edit][Delete]: A Conversation About the Web 2.0 Controversy, May 29, 2006
[link: 6 Hits] A podcast not to be missed, "A special episode dealing with the o'reilly web 2.0 conference debate (featuring) Doug Symington, Tom Raftery (THE IT@CORK GUY) and Harold Jarche who all gave their 2 cents on the issue." [Tags: , ] [Comment] [Edit] [Delete] [Spam]

Phil Abrami,[Edit][Delete]: Supporting Learning Through Electronic Portfolios, CIDER [Edit][Delete] May 29, 2006
[link: 1 Hits] This is an interesting PowerPoint presentation describing an e-portfolio project being conducted by the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance. The project design is based on a self-reflection model consisting of three major steps: forethought, performance, self-reflection (and then back to forethought again, to continue the cycle). Numerous screen shots; good explanation. More presentations from the CIDER workshop at the CADE-AMTEC conference are available at the CIDER site. [Tags: , ] [Comment] [Edit] [Delete] [Spam]

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I want and visualize and aspire toward a system of society and learning where each person is able to rise to his or her fullest potential without social or financial encumberance, where they may express themselves fully and without reservation through art, writing, athletics, invention, or even through their avocations or lifestyle.

Where they are able to form networks of meaningful and rewarding relationships with their peers, with people who share the same interests or hobbies, the same political or religious affiliations - or different interests or affiliations, as the case may be.

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