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Invited Workshop, Grande Yellowhead School Division, Edson, Alberta, Workshop, Jan 19, 2006.

Two day seminar in Edson, Alberta. Part 1 - an introductory session; I review blogging tools, have people create blogs, discuss wikis and content management systems, and RSS. Part 2 - Discussion on the role of blogging and similar technologies in learning, how they fit in with current practice; coverage of Flickr and Writely, podcasting and Creative Commons and open licensing. Part 3 - Discussion on the role these technologies can play in the schools, supported with a number of examples (see the Wiki page); discussion on social bookmarking (del.icio.us and Furl) and social networking, including a look at promoting internet safety for students. Part 4 - I talk about the changing environment, discuss the Cluetrain Manifesto and the disintermediation of power; discussion on the role of learner-centered learning, Connectivism and learning networks; plans for the future at Grande Yellowhead and elsewhere in Alberta. Page of notes written by an attendee.



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