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In China . . .

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We have made it to Kunming. Travelogue of the trip is here in.lits.gen.nz Click on China Blog.

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Wikis again: WikiSym and “Structure vs Freedom”

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Wikis again: WikiSym and “Structure vs Freedom”

There is still a lot of interest in wikis around here. Ran a short presentation last month, “Now you’ve got your wiki, what now?” looking at ways to introduce their use to a group. Odd how little connections can somehow open whole new doors.  John Fountain’s sister Renee spoke recently at a wiki conference in…

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Light at the end of the Tunnel

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Light at the end of the Tunnel

I’ve wondered seriously whether I need to declare online bankrupcy. Laurence Lessig did it for e-mail. E-mail is not quite my problem. Just a bit too much online stuff, too many frontiers. But I decided it is just the end of year run up to Christmas, I was tired – plus, there has been a…

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Using the Access Grid

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Using the Access Grid

The Access Grid Linkup for the Launch of the FLLinNZ toolkit has now been and gone. This was both stressful and a lot of fun. Blog Link. AKOWiki page Link. I did not have a clue what I was getting myself in in for. I have done a score of VC linkups, but never the…

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Launch of the FLLinNZ staff development toolkit.

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Launch of the FLLinNZ staff development toolkit.

Confirmed.  Ten minutes ago: 19th October 2007.  Access Grid. Venues: Auckland | Wellington | Christchurch | Dunedin 3.00pm.  Snacks provided.  3 brief presentations, and plenty of chatter/feedback and conversation. FAQ: What is the Access Grid? It’s a room somewhere in the uni with bandwidth to burn.  Full duplex video. How do I register? Details coming…

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Blogs: sorted. Wikis: not quite

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Wow, wordpress 2.3 is nearly out of beta.  I think the decision is clear: if you need blogs for your institution, WordPress multiuser.  The question is not too clear for wikis.  I’ve been asking this question on the TALO forum: Is there an open source wiki that avoids wiki markup? (and has all the other…

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Reflections on e-fest

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I was inspired to do this post by reading Mark Nicholls’s blog. I was sitting in a relaxed mood during the last speeches at e-fest when in a moment of inspiration I checked my plane departure time to discover it was in 75 minutes, not about three hours as I thought. I left far too…

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Final e-fest event: Conversation on Learning Communities (Eva and John)

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= Finished my final workshop here this morning. Whew. Tried a new structure, which I found very very relaxing: Needed to get the learning theory down to the basics for CoP thinking. Used several mini presentations just like some of the Youtube videos: images to support a long quote. I packaged all the educational theory…

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E-Fest: afternoon of keynotes

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Keynote Three:Maret Staron The message is that there is no one-way or no best model for working and learning in the Knowledge Era. We are challenged to think beyond the familiar and to recognise, value and celebrate ‘humanness’, while investing in the characteristics that define a learning and working ecology. She quoted Martin Seligman’s work…

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E-Fest: morning of keynotes

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E-Fest: morning of keynotes

One: Sean McDougal: great story teller, 25 minutes of our small group time used up in a few questions, some of them well thought out, he used a remarkable small group activity much like that that we used in Portugal. He reminded me a lot of one of my hero’s, Stephen Heppell, then when I…

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