There are three areas that are relevant to both our society in general and to us as educators in particular. They are: (1) the overall landscape in which we are operating; (2) the social implications of the changes being driven by technology and how we are using it; and (3) the changing models that are … [Read more…]
I really enjoyed the opportunity to present to the TAFE teachers of the Western Sydney Insititute recently about social computing and its implications for education. Slides follow and more detailed notes will be posted shortly. Social & Learning Implications View more presentations from Kate Carruthers.
The fast-approaching holiday season is a great time to update your IT systems while everything’s quiet. I got to have a chat with Stilgherrian in this week’s Patch Monday. This podcast has some nifty suggestions from Harold Melnick, who’s Microsoft’s senior product marketing manager for Unified communications; Del from open source consultancy Babel Com Australia; … [Read more…]
Recently I had the honour of joining Mark Pesce & Ross Dawson on Mark Jones’ podcast The Scoop where we discussed the The future of the Web. It was a fascinating discussion – so many interesting ideas to consider: What happens when our real and virtual worlds collide? And how will we live in this … [Read more…]
The very smart Vint Cerf sharing some of the things he’d change about the internet (via Fora.tv). Fascinating stuff.
Here’s an excellent example of a legal or marketing department (or both) who don’t seem to get how the internet & search engines work. Further, it shows a real disconnect between the kind of content on the site and the policies supporting the site. Wonder why they bothered putting all that funky interactive content on … [Read more…]
~ A few times now I’ve referred to Gilmore’s Law and wanted to share a bit more about its author. John Gilmore is one of the true mavericks of the internet, and he is a self described entrepreneur and civil libertarian. His ideas are further out on the edge than most, but I think our … [Read more…]
The invention of hypertext and its implementation in the form of the World Wide Web was a revolution akin to the creation of the modern printing press. We are still seeing the reverberations of this revolution in many spheres of life. With the implementation of the Gutenberg printing press back in the mid-1400s it was … [Read more…]
Seth Godin makes an interesting point about a new digital divide: “I think a new divide has opened up, one that is based far more on choice than on circumstance. Several million people (and the number is growing, daily) have chosen to become the haves of the Internet, and at the same time that their … [Read more…]
Just back from the Blogtalk Downunder conference that was held here in Sydney over the past few days. The conference was organised by the education department from the University of Technology Sydney, and the attendees were largely academics and teachers. There were a few industry people there, notably Trevor Cook from Corporate Engagement. Senator Andrew Bartlett from the Democrats … [Read more…]