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Is Social Media a challenge for Higher Education?
Malinka Ivanova eLearning 2.0 Technologies and Concepts

A set of excerpts and links to reports dealing with the use of web 2.0 technologies in education. The author notes "The informal learning based on Web 2.0 exists and functions like a 'university in shadow' with possibilities of a borderless digital learning environment" and asks "So, why don't the educators present the power of social media for learning and better strategies for its utilization?" Good introductory package on materials on the subject. Today: Total:5 [Comment] [Direct Link]

Microblogging in Education
Malinka Ivanova eLearning 2.0 Technologies and Concepts

This is a nice list of resources on microblogging in education. I bogged down almost immediately on the impressive list of teachers who Plurk - taking a detour and setting up an account on Plurk. Interesting it suggested a set of strangers to follow, based apparently on demographics (interesting the way it figured out my location automatically) - I shrugged and decided to follow them. Diversity, right? Today: Total:4 [Comment] [Direct Link]

Academia.Edu: A Social Network for Faculties, Researchers and Students
Malinka Ivanova eLearning 2.0 Technologies and Concepts

Academia.edu is, in its own words, "a tree of academic around the world". The tree in question is a Flash liting of all universities, all departments and all satff (or will be, once they've all added themselves). I really don't think the designers of this site have thought through how large their tree will be and how hard it will be to find - and usefully refer to - an individual leaf. This post is a summary of the site. Today: Total:7 [Comment] [Direct Link]

Start Pages As Environments for Self-Organized Learners
Malinka Ivanova eLearning 2.0 Technologies and Concepts

Webtops such as Netvibes and Pageflakes are as close as we get in commercial tools to a personal learning environment. This presentation explores that idea, comparing fourteen 'start pages' from the perspecting of their use as learning environments. Today: Total:4 [Comment] [Direct Link]

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