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by Stephen Downes
October 5, 2007

Collaboration Tools and Web 2.0 - The Video
I'm doing a promotion review this week. It just sucks the life out of me. So I'll keep today's newsletter short. This is a very bad video of a presentation I gave by videoconference earlier this year. Here are the slides on the presentation page for this video. For some reason, the video was clipped (I have no idea what happened) - so I added some footage of a cat and then begin at about slide 9. I hope you find it useful. Stephen Downes, Google Video October 5, 2007 [Link] [Tags: , , , ] [Comment]

Tips for Conference Bloggers - for Downloading
I really don't like the artwork very much, and the six pages has about a page and a half worth of text. But the advice is somewhat useful. Bruno Giussani, LunchOverIP October 5, 2007 [Link] [Tags: , ] [Comment]

Vision of the Future -- Howard Rheingold'S Presentation
A good talk - recreated as an essay - from Howard Rheingold on the subject of new media literacy and participative learning. After some comments on the need to people to be able to assess online materials, Rheingold looks at the power of these users to organize themselves, giving examples from OhMyNews in Korea. Most interestingly, he describes how the internet can help each person develop a distinctive "voice" and how this voice becomes the "fundamental particle" of public opinion. The exercise of new media literacies therefore becomes the exercise of this public voice, which is why teaching new media literacies required participative learning. Howard Rheingold, October 5, 2007 [Link] [Tags: , ] [Comment]

DCMI Scholarly Communications Community
Just announced, "the all new DCMI Community for Scholarly Communications established at the recent DCMI Advisory Board meeting in Singapore. The aim of the group is to provide a central place for individuals and organisations to exchange information, knowledge and general discussion on issues relating to using Dublin Core for describing items of 'scholarly communications', be they research papers, conference presentations, images, data objects." Various Authors, Dublin Core Metadata Initiative October 5, 2007 [Link] [Tags: , ] [Comment]


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