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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Christopher D. Sessums :: Weblog :: What makes Edubloggers tick?
An interesting discussion on why educators blog. On this page, you will find the original post by Chris Sessums and then a number of responses. I tend to agree with Barbara Ganley's comment that she blogs to think. Blogging certainly helps in getting you to put your ideas down.

Friday, March 24, 2006

7 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Podcasts
A set of 7 suggestions for using podcasts including short information pieces, weekly updates and using recordings from presentations.

10 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Blogs
10 ideas on how to use blogs. I particularly liked:

Monday, March 13, 2006

You've got mail and we want a reply now
This article appeared in the Australian on March 8. It discusses the demand being put on teachers (in this case University lecturers) by students through Email. It quotes some interesting examples of students misusing Email. It also notes that it is up to teachers to set the guidelines or rules to their students.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Mashup anyone?:
Mashup is a word that I hav enoticed on a number of weblog posts recently. This post has reference (and a definition) of the word:
"We can now acquire our information in any manner that we desire. Learning, seen as content consumption, doesn't fit this model anymore. Learners piece together (connect) various content and conversation elements to create an integrated (though at time contradictory) network of issues and concerns. Our learning and information acquisition is a mashup. We take pieces, add pieces, dialogue, reframe, rethink, connect, and ultimately, we end up with some type of pattern (meme?) that symbolizes what's happening 'out there' and what it means to us. And it changes daily. "
A number of writers are challanging us all to think about the depth of change that this implies for education.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

25 startups that are reinventing the web
This article from the Business 2.0 magazine identifies 25 companies to watch in terms of the development of the web. Whilst I was familiar with a number of the names, there were others that were less familiar. Now I just need the time to fully explore the sites.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Australian Mobile Learning Network
The Australian Mobile Learning Network grew out of a Australian Flexible Learning Framework network from last year. They have moved on from the education.au groups website to create their own site. The home page provides a link to a Google group discussion area.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

The Next Wave in Productivity Tools - Web Office
This is one of those web posts that I am going to have to read a few times. Rod Boothby proposes a major change to the way that peopel will do their work. "We are on the verge of experiencing a jump in the capabilities of office tools that is just as significant as the jump that occurred when the first PCs landed on people’s desks." Worth reading and reflecting on and experimenting with the ideas.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Classroom as Studios
Short post on classroom as studios. There have been a couple of posst recently about this idea. Good comments as well.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Image * After - currently 12690 free textures and images available
Another website with free photos available.

stock.xchng - the leading free stock photography site
One site that claims that you an access almost 200,000 free photos.

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