Saturday, February 7, 2009

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  • A glossary of search engine and technical terms. This is a wiki based system Handy!

    Tags: glossary

  • Tags: coolhunting, web2.0, search

    • From Carl Heine: Working on the tech edge as usual!
    • The basis of coolhunting is that you can use Web 2.0 tools to locate creative swarms of individuals who are developing new ideas before they reach a tipping point. Web 2.0 forums, chat, bulletin boards, etc. (even emails) afford a window into the communication patterns of people who are engaged in creative swarms.
    • That means when searching Web 2.0 for information, at least 80% of people are at a distinct disadvantage. Without being involved in a conversation, they don't earn the trust of the individuals who are involved.
    • I highly recommend reading the book Coolhunting by Peter Gloor and Scott Cooper if you want to know more about social network analysis, swarm creativity, collaborative innovation networks and so on. There are some very powerful search tools in this field that are like Google on steroids. I'll blog about that later.
  • Virtual Worlds: Visit a city online! 360 degree photo images of cities around the world. (Search engine)

    Tags: photo, photography

  • Very clever and clear slide show that illustrates what Moodle is and what it can do. We teach our online classes using Moodle and the learning games we have online are quite modular. The Lego Brick analogy fits!

    Audience: educators / trainers interested in e-learning and online teaching.

    Tags: moodle, slideshow

  • From Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog. Doug provides a link to the new Generations Online in 2009 report from the Pew Internet project. The chart of Generational Differences In Online Activities is an eye opener. (Since I have geezer eyeballs, the title of this post really appeals to me!) As always Doug writes with humor and insight. If you haven't read his Blue Skunk Blog... you're missing something great!

    Tags: e-learning, online education, demographics, blue-skunk, doug johnson

    • While school leaders (rightly) focus on the importance of the Internet in students' lives and education, we ought to also seriously be considering what this report says about how we communicate with our parents and communities. And asking what expectations we should have of all teachers of an online presence and use of digital communications.
    • Most of our parents fall smack into the Gen X category - that which has a disproportionately high percentage number of online users and is increasingly likely to look for information online.
    • Too often educators think of students as their "customers." Dangerous mistake. Children no more choose their schools than they choose their physicians or shoe stores. Parents who wouldn't choose a bank that does not allow online account access won't choose a school that doesn't offer online gradebook access either.

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