Archive For The “Web 2.0” Category

OpenEd preconference day

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Plan to meet up with Randy Fisher today.  I know what he will ask me about.  I really should shift my stuff to wikieducator and kill off akowiki.  Got some questions as well. OpenEd: already too much to think about. Random sessions of particular interest 1. John Mott: PLE’s and LMS’s: “Traditional LMSs are not…

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Facilitating online communities (week 1)

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The tasks for week one include: Post to your blog what you hope to get out of this course. Include any concerns or questions you may have. My expectations Here, I’m just a dabbler.  I enjoy meeting others online, and in fact find the stimulus of others in something like this is quite invigorating.  I…

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Online Life: wikis and forums

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Moodle trial is coming along.  People ask “Is it going OK?” and I’m often unsure how to answer.  What is ‘OK?’ There is a feeling, often expressed among the participant lecturers “I’m not really doing much, just using the basics”.  I came in today for the first time this term to find NO e-mails about…

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E-mail & what can do it better . . cont

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E-mail & what can do it better . .  cont

I have a well defined, high stakes, major project, with several members in the team, complexities around goals, timelines an politics: the Moodle trial.  A dead sitter for a better way to work.  I am going to find another way. Week 8 with Luis on his “experiment, or initiative, at work where (he has) diverted…

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End of Long Dark Tunnel

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Basically, I can now look ahead. Our UCTL integration is complete (except that they are thinking of moving our new buddies at the Learning Skills Centre further away and out of the middle of Campus), we have a website (nearly releaseable), the LMS review committee is moving along, we have a wiki to play with,…

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Fictional Blogging

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GE331 at Otago University runs a really cool class activity. Write collaboratively in a wiki.  (In this case a script for a soap opera) Blog (in character, in german) for a month.  [This is an interesting genre]  Shoot the video and put it on YouTube.  (Complete with Bloopers) See it here: seifenoper.wikispaces.com/   Fictional Blogging. …

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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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Catching up with the crowd: Networks & Communities

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I even took part in the event last year ::FLNW:: but I had not really taken part in the Network vs Community vs Group conversations. Didn’t feel the need. Didn’t see the point. I think I will need to face this soon however. SO: Marshalling some references. Social Networks vs Online Communities. David Coleman Often…

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Open source Cola and other links . . .

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Open source Cola and other links . . .

I remember reading years ago that the secret ingredient to Colonel Saunders was pepper. Tried it, and you know, they may be right. But you need pressure cooked deep fryers to really bury the fat molecules and the taste. Now, OpenCola. www.wikihow.com/Make-OpenCola Other odd links. Comparing IE and Firefox and Safari. Photos in a blog….

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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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