e-learning reading group?

It has been suggested that we try an e-learning reading group – a monthly get together over lunch to discuss a particular article or book relating to e-learning. We’re thinking about starting sometime in October. What do you think? Would you attend? Any suggestions for readings?

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Blackboard – the future

Blackboard inc have released some video presentations about their Project NG (Next Generation) this is the hybred product that includes the final best of breed integration of WebCT and Blackboard into a single product. The presentation is not yet complete and more will be released as it becomes available. Nor…

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Going Global, Going Public

Dean Shareski an Educational Technologist and advocate of the educational benefits of on-line sharing (See: Lesson #1: Share), has posted another pod- and slide cast in which he discusses some issues around being on-line, dispels some myths and considers the advantages of sharing. The presentation has a primary school perspective,…

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The sweet spot in education

Martin Weller (from the Open University) has republished his presentation from a JISC Emerge conference on SlideShare and released it in a blog post entitled “Finding the Sweetspot Between Web 2 and Education“. The Sweet spot may actually be somewhere between formal instititutional e-learning systems and informal social networks and…

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Windows Live Writer

I was writing a fairly positive review of Windows Live Writer, a new blogging tool from Microsoft, when it crashed on me before I could publish the article! Nonetheless, I was still sufficiently impressed to persevere. The good news is that Live Writer does most things that you’d expect a…

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Tag cloud art?

Wordle lets you create interesting tag clouds from text or delcious feeds. There are lots of options to change the font, colours, text direction etc. Does thinking that this would look good framed make me a bit sad? Have a go yourself at http://wordle.net

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PDP and Web 2.0 – Opportunity for Partnership

PDP and Web 2.0 – Opportunity for Partnership Wednesday 4th June 2008 University of Bradford The event was organised by the Centre for Recording Achievement. There were four sessions in the day, two of which covered practical examples of personal learning environments including e-portfolios for use with Personal Development Planning,…

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Oh my goosh!

An interesting new tool has been released on the interweb. It’s a web service called goosh.org that provides a UNIX (windows command prompt) shell-like interface to Google search. Thanks to Stefan Tilkov for pointing this out.

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Abject Learning: I use the enemy…

A minor movement in e-learning community seems is edupunk which seems to have sprung up from nowhere on a wave of anti-Blackboard fever. Tony Hirst has already started to track the meme with another of his clever RSS feed mashups. The latest contribution is the video response by Martin Weller…

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