Teaching is LEARNING is teaching

Image via Wikipedia Teaching College Math » Blog Archive » Technology Skills We Should Be Teaching in College I thought this blog post developed a nice, albeit partial, set of technology competencies that would certainly set our staff well ahead in the drive to flexible and online learning. The list is also the result of […]

Online discussions for learning…

Image via Wikipedia In a recent discussion about online learning it was suggested that cross-posting, digression and double posting somehow foster confusion… My response to that suggestion : Confusion can also been seen as a natural state of humans when learning.  Let’s be careful not to throw the baby out with the bathwater… the ACT […]

Howard talks about key 21st century literacies.

Image by jdlasica via Flickr Over at SocialMedia.biz, JD Lasica caught an impromptu interview with Howard Rheingold on his Flip Mino HD video recorder. 21st century media literacies from JD Lasica on Vimeo. Meanwhile Howard has posted his own keynote from Reboot Britain on Blip.TV Related articles by Zemanta Howard Rheingold on essential media literacies […]

Government 2.0 and Web 2.0 in schools

Image via Wikipedia An interesting report Web 2.0 in Schools. Given that yesterday Canberra was engaged with, and streamed live, its Government 2.0 Forum and announced the establishment of the Government 2.0 Taskforce (http://gov2.net.au/)– this educational focus may also get some legs and coverage. The twitterstream (#publicsphere) and live feed from Parliament (http://www.katelundy.com.au/live/) on Monday […]

The 5 Ps of Social Media (in education)

http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/lon-safko/ten-commandments-social-media/five-p-s-social-media-where-do-you-start OK – according to this article the 5 P’s of social media are: PROFILES (note the plural) PROPAGATE PRODUCE PARTICIPATE PROGRESS The context is social media marketing – but I think the idea might be co-opted for education… Profiles can be about who you are as a learner (or teacher) within a specific context […]

Twitter and that Harvard Study

Image by luc legay via Flickr This post is taken directly from an email interaction with some Instructional Design colleagues: It began when I sent this Twitter post and these questions to my colleagues – What does it also say about how we engage in online contexts?  What does it mean for online course design?  […]

Visible Past – location aware learning environment

Visible Past View more OpenOffice presentations from uberme. Visible Past is a location-aware learning environment geared toward the delivery, discovery, and storage of information, but using the spatial and temporal characteristics of that information as the organizing structure. It is being developed at Purdue University by a multidisciplinary team of faculty and students led by […]

A feature from Global Kids

This is a great little profile video – as much about the work of Global Kids as it is about Nafiza. My impression is that learners like Nafiza are the leaders of the future.  These students are learning to operate at so many levels and projects like Global Kids are showcasing these students to the […]

Wolfram|Alpha: another thing to frighten teachers…

Making the world’s knowledge computable Today’s Wolfram|Alpha is the first step in an ambitious, long-term project to make all systematic knowledge immediately computable by anyone.  You enter your question or calculation, and Wolfram|Alpha uses its built-in algorithms and growing collection of data to compute the answer. http://www.wolframalpha.com Wolfram|Alpha was officially launched yesterday, and although many […]