By Stephen Downes
June 10, 2005

E-Learning 2.0 - Alberta Cut
The latest - and last, for the next six months or so - version of this presentation surveying what I have been recently calling e-learning 2.0, delivered at ADETA's 2005 conference in Edmonton. Like my presentation a few days ago, i survey trends, explain what I mean by e-learning 2.0, and project into the future. Some new slides and resources are added. The MP3 audio is also available, which is worth more than the slides as the actual talk came out very differently. By Stephen Downes, Stephen's Web, June 10, 2005 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

Wikipedia, Authority, and Astroturf
Interesting ditty about one person's attempt to create a little spin for himself and his product by creating a Wikipedia article and submitting a Slashdot post, then boasting aboiut the resulting traffic. So, anyhow, I thought about this a bit and decided to add my own Wikipedia page about, naturally, me. My little footnote in history. By Clay Shirkey, Corante, June 9, 2005 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

ESJ: A Strategy for Personal Knowledge Management
Exploration of PKM - 'personal knowledge management' - and its relatyion to e-portfolios. Mostly a summary by Jack Vinson on James McGee's presentation, which has been reproduced on McGee's blog (took me a bit to figure that out, as Bloglines killed the blockquote). Vinson notes, "Denham Grey has argued that knowledge is socially constructed, so personal knowledge management doesn't make sense." But if personal knowledge doesn't make sense, then what am I doing? No, personal knowledge management does make sense - and therefore, knowledge is not (entirely) socially constructed. By James mcGee / Jack Vinson, McGee's Musings, May 26, 2005 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

It's about the Community Plumbing: The Social Aspects of Content Management Systems
Interestimng article in many parts (follow the links) about the history and esign of Drupal, a content management system. The authors' intent is to "explain the influence of the community itself on Drupal development and the software's influence on the community that creates and uses it." By Charles Lowe and Dries Buytaert, KairosNews, May, 2005 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

What does the Internet Look Like? Kids' Version
Display and link to a bunch of children's drawings of the internet. Nifty. By Nancy White, Full Circle Online Interaction Blog, June 9, 2005 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

Euro Science Frenzy
Launched yesterday, the Xplora portal is "a new European gateway for science education, providing resources for primary and secondary education." By Josie Fraser, EdTechUK, June 9, 2005 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

Semantic Weblog Posts With Movable Type
Note the embedded FOAF. It's not exactly the Semantic Social Network I have described, but it's absolutely the same concept. By alf, HubLog, June 8, 2005 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

Scott Shot Object
Commentary on a Scott Leslie post, linked here yesterday. Alan Levine writes, with emphasis, "I fail to find any compelling learning content that has been constructed by non-technical people by assembling together so-called objects, be they web sites, Java things, or 'any digital asset used for learning'." Oh, and Scott Leslie reports of the blog graph, posted here yesterday, "It was something I did back in October 2003 for the BC EdTech Users Group online blogtalk and originally posted to my site at [url]" He also notes that "you posted on this back in 2003. Um... heh. By Alan Levine / Scott Leslie, CogDogBlog, June 8, 2005 [Refer][Research][Reflect]

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