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

Google Notebook

Google Notebook has just been launched Google Notebook "Google Notebook makes web research of all kinds – from planning a vacation to researching a school paper to buying a car – easier and more efficient by enabling you to clip and gather information even while you’re browsing the web. And …

Handbook of Research on E-Portfolios

When I was researching new books that could be added to the e-Learning Centre Bookshop, I came across this one on e-portfolios. Handbook of Research on E-Portfolios Ali Jafari and Catherine Kaufman (Eds) "The Handbook of Research on E-Portfolios" is the single source for comprehensive coverage of the major themes …

Blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other powerful web tools for classrooms

I was reviewing the books we have in the e-Learning Centre and realised that this one was missing: Blogs, wikis, podcasts, and other powerful web tools for classrooms By Will Richardson New easy to use, low-cost Web publishing and information gathering tools are spawning a revolution in our relationship to …

backupmyblog

Ever wondered what would happen if your blog disappeared? backupmyblog might be the answer. "Why use BackupMyBlog? What if the server or database that hosted your blog crashed or your webhost suddenly shut its doors? Could you easily recover your posts and comments? Backup your blog automatically for pennies a …