This post by Bryan Alexander, discusses a recent Ed-Media Symposium on “Getting beyond centralized technologies in higher education”. There is some good analysis from Scott Wilson about the historial use of centralised systems by institutions and some great discussions in general about why we should be trying utilise the web in elearning rather than LMS’s. … More Getting beyond centralized technologies in higher education – Ed-Media Symposium
This presentation looks at mashing up a series of web2 apps to facilitate an online conference. The results seem pretty good. For the file sharing part of the mashup the author uses a link on their server. To complete the full Web2 nature of this I would recommend http://www.box.net which gives you 1Gb of online … More Conferencing on the Cheap With Web 2
This article by Scott Wilson of CETIS succintly analyses the concept of PLE’s in terms of ‘what they could be’ and ‘why they should be’. In my role I think that it would be interesting to try and deliver elearning through various non institutional applications inlcuding social networking, blogs, instant messaging, RSS (inlcuding communal RSS … More Using student-owned technologies in educational ict
An Interview with Morten Flate Paulsen: Focusing on His Theory of Cooperative Freedom in Online Education This is an excellent article that discusses the challenges of creating learning environments that combine personal freedom with meaningful collaboration.
New technologies such as Blogging, RSS, social networks (and other systems generally thought of as Web2.0) have had a huge impact the way people manage and share information. Developing/ Teaching Information Literacy I think e learning technologists need to realise that the closed modular course, that is the usual fare on VLE’s such as WebCT … More What is wrong with the VLE?
A great repository of information about PLE’s
I have been doing a lot of reading lately about how educators use electronic resources in schools and universities etc. This large report gives an in depth analysis of, what is for me, the current paradigm in the use electronic tools in online education. As a guide for educators I feel that it ignores the … More Electronic Collaboration – A guide to educators