A while back I got an invitation to join a new social network 434U & was amazed at the barriers to entry & the onerous rules for participation. It’s a new invitation only social network – I do wish them luck. But for me it makes me go “meh”. Let’s just have a quick squiz … [Read more…]
For me 2009 goes down as the year other people discovered Twitter. It went from a small and fairly intimate place to hangout to a busy bustling intersection of information, commerce and conversations. It felt almost like moving from a small town to a big and somewhat impersonal city. Some of the events of 2009 … [Read more…]
This year has been one of great personal challenges for me and my family. To have made it to the end of the year with all of us still on deck is a good feeling. 2009 brought home to me how truly important continued good health is, and how lucky we are in Australia with … [Read more…]
… and even if not celebrating Christmas I wish everyone peace & goodwill Here’s a meerkat getting its head stuck in a Christmas cracker as it tries to reach a treat of worms and locusts at London Zoo (brought to my attention by the kind offices of @Neerav & @hollingsworth) [Source: Telegraph.co.uk via AFP / … [Read more…]
2009 ranks as both the year that social media went mainstream and as the year that we saw a seismic shift in the comfortable world of traditional media. Some evidence of the former is the fact that Dell made $6.5 million in direct sales via Twitter. Further evidence is the rise of the social media … [Read more…]
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.