People as the Platform

Image by Stuck in Customs via Flickr This strikes me as something that Education needs to better understand….. There is something simply wonderful about a directory of people. And then enabling people to make the directory social. You quickly find not only the people, but who they are, who knows who, and who is paying […]

Tracking the goings on at EDMEDIA 09

Me, We and Everyone: navigating the spaces between individuals, groups and networks (Nancy White) View more Keynote presentations from Nancy White. Stephen Downes – EDMEDIA presentation #EDMEDIA – Hashtags listing Related articles by Zemanta The Cloud and Collaboration ( Critical Thinking in the Classroom ( Networked Effect: Listen, Learn, Adapt, Respond …. ( Media Literacy: […]

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 (– this educational focus may also get some legs and coverage. The twitterstream (#publicsphere) and live feed from Parliament ( on Monday […]

A slant on academic publishing in the Twitter era…

Image by Gideon Burton via Flickr A very peculiar practice 11 June 2009 Such is the pressure to write that academics have no time to read the flood of published work. John Corner ponders a slightly absurd position Academic publishing has always had its own economy and culture, but sector expansion and the intensified push […]

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?  […]

Some insights from my clever friends

My mate Paul Reid has had some time lately to keep track of his personal learning… This from his recent post Attending an overseas conference with Twitter – he describes some experiences that we also experienced at EDUCAUSE in Perth… The challenge now for schools is to offer student access to these such conversations, especially […]

EDUCAUSE sudden insight #edaust09

@libsmatter live blogging on the floor Originally uploaded by catspyjamasnz It has just dawned on me that the most engaging sessions I’ve been to are those run by people who are actually out there in the wild – doing it for real in the real world of Web 2.0 Not those peddling institutional clones, not […]

“Selfing” – personalising computing.

In a discussion recently relating to 1:1 computing and personalised hardware and software configurations… Ah, choice! Perhaps the whole concept of “personal” computing might be reintroduced with the push for one-to-one technology imperatives.. and choice of preferred operating systems, hardware configuration, software, input devices, and interface might come along with it… Imagine the mindset you’ll […]