Podcast lectures for uni students

This article appeared in BBC News yesterday, 25 May. Podcast lectures for uni students "A lecturer at a West Yorkshire university has abolished traditional lectures in favour of podcasts." The lecturer concerned is also using text messaging and blogging into his teaching.  I am sure there are many other lecturers …

Donald Clark Plan B

Donald Clark’s Plan B Blog is really worth reading.  As he writes in his profile "After 23 years in the e-learning industry, a founder and CEO of Epic Group plc, which was sold on the stock market in late 2005, I am now free from the tyranny of employment   Board …

Web2.0Slides

I came across this today when reading a posting in Jay Cross’ Informal learning blog.  It’s great for anyone who’s into Web 2.0 apps Web2.0Slides "This is a self-running slide show of over 1,400 of the best Web2.0 sites. It’s categorized by tags and sorted alphabetically. What’s cool about it? …

Vyew

Here’s a useful tool for small web meetings, ie. up to 20 attendees: Vyew "Vyew is a browser-based conferencing and always-on collaboration platform that provides instant visual communication without the need for client downloads or installations."

What is informal learning?

Jay Cross has made an extensive posting in his Informal Learning blog about informal learning.  It really captures all the important points about informal learning that you need to know.  Here’s a clip: "People acquire the skills they use at work informally – talking, observing others, trial-and-error, and simply working …

The Google Jockey

When I first saw 7 Things You Should Know About Google Jockeying mentioned, I didn’t really pay much attention, but a couple of blog postings by others, including Stephen Downes, made me look closer.  Then yesterday (May 19), I read this article by Robin Good, Internet Searching Graduates To Classroom …

Social Software in Academia

And here’s an article for education on the new Web 2.0 tools called social software. Social Software in Academia "Considerable buzz has appeared on the Internet over a group of new tools labeled social software. These tools can expand discussion beyond the classroom and provide new ways for students to …

Web 2.0 Meets The Enterprise

This is another interesting article that looks at the use of Web 2.0 technologies in the organisation Web 2.0 meets the enterprise "Depending on your perspective, Web 2.0 is either the latest fad, old ideas in new packaging, or a real change in thinking that business and IT executives need …

ThinkFree

ThinkFree is a new product that I’ve just discovered in beta "Create Microsoft Office compatible word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation files." There’s two versions ThinkFree Office and ThinkFree Online