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Tuesday, October 2

  1. page REFERENCES edited ... {robingood1.jpg} This is Robin Good's excellent presentation about free / low-cost collabora…
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    This is Robin Good's excellent presentation about free / low-cost collaboration tools. He frames them as "Grassroots collaboration tools", in opposition to "Enterprise Collaboration Tools". He sees the primary value of these tools being price, features, and usability (i.e. usable by non-technical people). Anyone interested in the collaborative technologies should watch the presentation...it's that good. The presentation is 37' minutes long and gives a quick and simplified overview of the web conferencing and online collaboration markets while highlighting unique tools and services that have been found to be particularly interesting and cost-effective. In this presentation there are quite a few tools that provide true opportunity to communicate and collaborate in real-time without imposing an enterprise-level price tags. Some of them are even free, while most cost only a few tens of dollars per month.
    >Wikis in Plain English
    Here is a video that explains wikis in plain english.

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Wednesday, September 26

  1. page REFERENCES edited ... From Robin Good's excellent blog for teachers: Cost-Effective Solutions For Online Teachers. &…
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    From Robin Good's excellent blog for teachers: Cost-Effective Solutions For Online Teachers. "Online collaboration tools and technologies are increasingly going to shape and model the communication, learning, working and social experiences we will be able to create in the near future. In association and with the support of the LANCELOT Language Research Project funded by the European Commission under the LEONARDO DA VINCI, Language Competence II programme, during the last 12 months I have been given the opportunity to research and bring together the very best in terms of online real-time collaboration tools which can be used to enhance, extend and amplify your communication reach when working at-a-distance.
    Here is a first partial collection of such research presented in the form of a few short focused mini-guides, originally prepared for online language facilitators who need to navigate the vast sea of collaboration tools and technology options now available to them.
    >10 Future Web Trends
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    What then can we expect from the next 10 or so years on the Web? The biggest impact of the Web in 10 years time won't necessarily be via a computer screen - "your online activity will be mixed with your presence, travels, objects you buy or act with." We're well into the current era of the Web, commonly referred to as Web 2.0. Features of this phase of the Web include search, social networks, online media (music, video, etc), content aggregation and syndication (RSS), mashups (APIs), and much more. Currently the Web is still mostly accessed via a PC, but we're starting to see more Web excitement from mobile devices (e.g. iPhone) and television sets (e.g. XBox Live 360).

    >Map of Future Forces Affecting Education
    Note the section "Participatory Pedagogy"
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    Visit Creative Waves to see how pharmacy and graphic design students from around the world are collaborating online to raise public awareness of critical health issues in Kenya.
    The image below is from a Creative Collaborations post in Ewan McIntosh's edu.blog.com blog.
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    > Recommended Books
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Sunday, September 23

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    Visit Creative Waves to see how pharmacy and graphic design students from around the world are collaborating online to raise public awareness of critical health issues in Kenya.
    The image below is from a Creative Collaborations post in Ewan McIntosh's edu.blog.com blog.
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    > Recommended Books
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    Wiki Mindmap
    Wikis in an educational setting
    >Online Collaboration Tools
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    From Robin Good's excellent blog for teachers: Cost-Effective Solutions For Online Teachers. "Online collaboration tools and technologies are increasingly going to shape and model the communication, learning, working and social experiences we will be able to create in the near future. In association and with the support of the LANCELOT Language Research Project funded by the European Commission under the LEONARDO DA VINCI, Language Competence II programme, during the last 12 months I have been given the opportunity to research and bring together the very best in terms of online real-time collaboration tools which can be used to enhance, extend and amplify your communication reach when working at-a-distance.
    Here is a first partial collection of such research presented in the form of a few short focused mini-guides, originally prepared for online language facilitators who need to navigate the vast sea of collaboration tools and technology options now available to them.

    >Map of Future Forces Affecting Education
    Note the section "Participatory Pedagogy"
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  4. page WHATS NEW edited ... Simple Spark is a place to find and share in the new world of web applications. It has a compr…
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    Simple Spark is a place to find and share in the new world of web applications. It has a comprehensive catalogue listing of all of those really cool applications that keep popping up in blogs and news articles. Entries in the catalogue are tagged and there's also a browsable category list so it's easy to search for things that might interest you. Try a search using "COLLABORATION"...you will be amazed at the result.
    >Collaborative Projects with Google Docs
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    video substitute "students' project'""teacher" for "newletter""Sam", and "students'tasks'."students" for "writers".
    >Online Resources
    A huge list of links to online resources from the Mashable web service .
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  5. page WHATS NEW edited ... {simplespark.jpg} Simple Spark is a place to find and share in the new world of web applicat…
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    Simple Spark is a place to find and share in the new world of web applications. It has a comprehensive catalogue listing of all of those really cool applications that keep popping up in blogs and news articles. Entries in the catalogue are tagged and there's also a browsable category list so it's easy to search for things that might interest you. Try a search using "COLLABORATION"...you will be amazed at the result.
    >Collaborative Projects with Google Docs
    Here is a tutorial explaining how Google Docs works. It's a great free tool for student projects. When viewing the video substitute "students' project'" for "newletter" and "students'tasks'.

    >Online Resources
    A huge list of links to online resources from the Mashable web service .
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Friday, September 21

  1. page REFERENCES edited ... Marc Prensky defines Digital Natives as "native speakers" of the digital language of…
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    Marc Prensky defines Digital Natives as "native speakers" of the digital language of computers, video games and the Internet. He asserts that “Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach” that they “think and process information fundamentally differently from their predecessors”.
    He believes that many of today’s teachers are Digital Immigrants. “Digital Immigrant teachers assume that learners are the same as they have always been, and that the same methods that worked for the teachers when they were students will work for their students now. But that assumption is no longer valid. Today's learners are different” and that “the single biggest problem facing education today is that our Digital Immigrant instructors, who speak an outdated language (that of the pre-digital age), are struggling to teach a population that speaks an entirely new language”….hmm.
    >Wikis in Classrooms
    These links from the Participatory Media Literacy wiki are recommended:
    Wikis in Education -- comprehensive guide and list of links
    My Brilliant Failure: Wikis in Classrooms
    The Wide World of Wiki: Choosing a wiki for an element of a fully online undergraduate course
    Educational Wikis: features and selection criteria
    Wiki Pedagogy
    Using Wiki in education (Book)
    Using Wiki in Education blog
    Collaborative Writing Tools: Something Wiki This Way Comes
    Wikis in Higher Education
    MarxWiki -- a wiki-based assignment
    Wiki Mindmap
    Wikis in an educational setting

    >Map of Future Forces Affecting Education
    Note the section "Participatory Pedagogy"
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