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Designing and MAKING (my) World Wide Web for learning

Posted by Martin Parisio on March 7th, 2011

With the arrival of web-based systems such as iLearn, university teachers more than ever before are offered avenues to customise their digital learning environment for students.  Embedding videos on webpages along with instruction and other learning resources is one such way to customise.  There is strong pedagogical reasoning that underpins the use of video as [...]

Web 2.0 Mindmapping tools: which one is good?

Posted by malakandadai on December 22nd, 2010

Ideas are in a sense like clouds, hard to pin down. Elaborate paper based mind maps evolved by groups or simple ideograms drawn by individuals have only represented some parts of an idea at a certain point in time.
Web 2.0 based mindmapping tools make it truly possible to track the life cycle of an idea [...]

How many do you use?

Posted by Elaine Huber on October 19th, 2010

Top100 Tools for Learning 2010
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The top 100 Tools for Learning 2010 – based on 545 contributions from learning professionals worldwide. Crowd Sourcing at its peak. This amazing resource was compiled by Jane Hart of The Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies and it compares tools across the last four [...]

Social Bookmarking

Posted by Lyn Collins on October 5th, 2010

Social bookmarking has been around for less than a decade but it has already had huge implications for learning and teaching.  Essentially it is a method for Internet users to save, organize, store, manage, share and search for resources online. It involves the user saving a favourite web page to a public web site and [...]

Personal Learning Environments

Posted by Elaine Huber on September 28th, 2010

Today a catalogue arrived in the mail called “Best Course”. 30 glossy pages filled with infomercials for ‘courses’ from the top academics and Institutions around the world. Each course came on a CD with 50 (or so) lectures and some even had pictures. I wondered who (on earth) decided they were the ‘best’? What makes them [...]

The autonomous learner

Posted by Elaine Huber on September 22nd, 2010

Have been reflecting on learning this week after attending various seminars in the ‘Celebrate Learning and Teaching’ week program. There are still two more fully packed days, check the program here. Professor Mick Healey ran an engaging session on how to develop the independent and autonomous learner and today I came across this fantastic prezzi [...]

Education in 2025?

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on November 16th, 2009

2025 -  will there be classrooms?  Will there be libraries?  Will there be teachers?
This video reminds me of the Barnes and Tynan (2007) paper The adventures of Miranda in the brave new world, in which  Miranda, a university student in 2012 Britain, demonstrates the potential of instant messages, podcasts, e-books, email, skype, wikipedia and social [...]

Online survey: Using Web 2.0 technologies in assessment

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on September 22nd, 2009

Are you using web 2.0 / social web technologies and tools in subject teaching in an Australian university?  Are you setting assignments where your students use these tools to do work for which they earn marks in this subject?

If your students are using web 2.0 tools for this purpose, please take 15 minutes to complete [...]

Government 2.0 – a singular experience?

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on August 20th, 2009

The Government 2.0 Taskforce has two aspects to its work:
The first relates to increasing the openness of government through making public sector information more widely available to promote transparency, innovation and value adding to government information.
The second stream is concerned with encouraging online engagement with the aim of drawing in the information, knowledge, perspectives, resources [...]

Web 2.0 … The Machine is Us/ing Us

Posted by Agnes Bosanquet on June 4th, 2009

From Michael Wesch of Digital Ethnography, The Machine is Us/ing Us is worth another look:

From May 2009, there is a “dance mix” (reminiscent of Dance Your PhD):