November 7, 2006


Jenny Levine[Edit][Delete]: Add To [A Whole Lot of] Any, Shifted Librarian [Edit][Delete] November 7, 2006
[link: Hits] Something else that needs to be fixed. You had to know, once one aggregator created a proprietary 'add to' link, they all had to. So what do we need? A way to declare an aggregator account. Oh, wait, a personal identity system could do that, something like this. So where is this system? Same place as the aggregators, sadly. [Tags: ] [Comment] [Edit] [Delete] [Spam]

Graham Attwell[Edit][Delete]: Guardian Writes Total Piffle About Web 2.0, Wales Wide Web [Edit][Delete] November 7, 2006
[link: Hits] The Guardian went agog over Web 2.0 and Graham Attwell has the verdict: piffle. Well, there's a link, so you can judge for yourself. Meanwhile, David Sifrey has posted the latest state of the blogosphere - but my faith in Technorati's accuracy is minimal (my rank jumps up and down as much as 1,000 places in a day, which is unreasonable) so I'm not reading too much into it. [Tags: , ] [Comment] [Edit] [Delete] [Spam]

Ian Delaney[Edit][Delete]: What Does Web 2.0 Look Like?, twopointouch [Edit][Delete] November 7, 2006
[link: Hits] Another of those diagrams that tries to make the essentially messy clear. I don't know - to me this just looks like buzzwords in boxes. But not every diagram speaks to everyone, I guess. And I guess I'm just not sufficiently into Enterprise 2.0. A better read? This set of links about Web 2.0 in schools. [Tags: , ] [Comment] [Edit] [Delete] [Spam]

Harold Jarche[Edit][Delete]: Whither ISD, ADDIE and HPT?, [Edit][Delete] November 7, 2006
[link: Hits] This month's Big Question from Learning Circuits is notable mostly for containing more acronyms than words (for the uninitiated, courtesy Harold Jarche, HPT stands for 'Human Performance Technology', ISD stands for 'Instructional Systems Design [or Development]' and ADDIE is a process, 'Analysis, Design, Development, Design, Evaluation', stemming from the Systems Approach to Training (SAT)). The question is, are they relevant? Jarche writes, "The short answer is yes, but not everywhere." And me? I might think about this, but frankly, these concepts don't touch my life and work, never have. So maybe I'm not the best person to ask. [Tags: ] [Comment] [Edit] [Delete] [Spam]

Bryan Alexander[Edit][Delete]: Wikipedia delenda est, Infocult [Edit][Delete] November 7, 2006
[link: Hits] A reflection of some of the recent angst being expressed in the edublogosphere and a restatement of the conviction that the criticisms of this new technology are not well founded. "Networked learning, in all its informatic splendor and complexity, is certainly a dire threat to the deeply- and extensively rooted pedagogical practices of higher education... Further, it's a threat that's partly irrational. I don't mean to dismiss the anxieties - far from it - but to emphasize that Web 2.0, networked learning, etc. are simply not treated seriously... Forces beyond the professorite conspire to keep the discussions rare and poor, from the Chronicle's classic 'internet: threat or menace?' approach to mainstream media's clumsy grappling with this stuff." [Tags: , , ] [Comment] [Edit] [Delete] [Spam]

Nancy White[Edit][Delete]: Second Wave Adoption, Full Circle Online Interaction Blog [Edit][Delete] November 7, 2006
[link: Hits] Nancy White is looking at the question of whether people are adopting Web 2.0 tools in learning. I can't imagine that they're not, but then again, I am one of those "smart, innovative people who are coming up with really wonderful uses of new internet based technologies" and not one of the people putting these tools into practice (I assume I can get away with that self-designation here). But again: it is not so relevant whether instructors use these tools nor whether or not they are used in the classroom; what matters is that students are using them, in or out of the classroom. And again: why is the focus in our discussions always on the instructor? The world could end - and it would not matter unless it impacted teaching practices. See also this link, also from Nancy White. [Tags: , ] [Comment] [Edit] [Delete] [Spam]

Judy Skatssoon[Edit][Delete]: Google Warns Aust Copyright Laws Could Cripple Internet, ABC [Edit][Delete] November 7, 2006
[link: Hits] If you are in Australia, could you please ask your government to not wreck the internet? Perhaps remind your government official that they are being misled about the cost of piracy by content owners. That one of their own reports calls the allegations "self-serving hyperbole." So they should stop believing them. Thank you. [Tags: ] [Comment] [Edit] [Delete] [Spam]

Randolph Decker[Edit][Delete]: Podcasts. What's the Big Deal?, [Edit][Delete] November 7, 2006
[link: 10 Hits] I don't know why. My brain just works in strange ways. But when I read this item, all I could think was: "Folk, folks, if you are going to post audio online, make sure to rewind it first so people can start listening to it right away." A good link, because it introduces us to Tiki Bar, the best looking (video) podcast (which means, technically, it's a vodcast) on the net. I didn't listen, the TV was on. But it looks great. [Tags: ] [Comment] [Edit] [Delete] [Spam]

Kimani Chege[Edit][Delete]: Scientists Get Free Access to Environment Journals, SciDev.Net [Edit][Delete] November 7, 2006
[link: Hits] It sounds like a good open access project. But in reality it's very limited. While it says "Over 1,000 scientific journals are [freely] available to scientists from countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America" what it means is that "The initiative will give more than 1,200 public and non-profit environmental institutions access," with the result that "OARE might create an elite network and hamper scientists who wish to research in institutions that are not included in the initiative." Open Access doesn't mean granting access to the richest people and those with good jobs. It means granting frree access to everybody. Via Peter Suber. [Tags: , , , ] [Comment] [Edit] [Delete] [Spam]

Various authors[Edit][Delete]: Thinkature, [Edit][Delete] November 7, 2006
[link: 2 Hits] Another one of those nifty Web 2.0 applications, Thinkature allows people to draw diagrams online both freehand and with boxes. See also, Harold Jarche on SmartDraw 2007. [Tags: ] [Comment] [Edit] [Delete] [Spam]

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