Social Implications of Social Computing #2

Consumption of media is now happening on the user’s own terms.  I can access what I want when it is convenient for me, and in the media format that I prefer on my preferred device.  This means that the consumer of today has a lot of personal discretion, and this has implications for expectations of learners.  We are moving away from the passive consumption model … Continue reading Social Implications of Social Computing #2

Social Implications of Social Computing #1

Social computing has exploded and is changing the world we knew in a number of ways that impact on education. But social computing is not so much changing the world as it is changing student’s expectations of what kind of technology they should use in their everyday life and how they should interact with other people using that technology. This is a revolution akin to … Continue reading Social Implications of Social Computing #1

Over web 2.0 and not talking about it any more

Bye Bye Web 2.0 In fact, I’ve always been uncomfortable with the term web 2.0 and it is seriously starting to annoy me now.  Thus I have decided to excise it from my vocabulary.   Henceforth it shall be referred to throughout my domain as social computing – and that term encompasses all ideas, notions and stuff (like social media, new media, social networking, etc) that … Continue reading Over web 2.0 and not talking about it any more

A Bloggers’ Code of Ethics?

Update 2016: This link is no longer available but you can find a handy how-to guide to setting up a blog here – thanks to Chris for the link. An interesting idea from http://www.cyberjournalist.net/news/000215.php, reproduced in full as it is good food for thought. Not sure I agree with all of the points tho’ (especially about good taste – for some blogs bad taste is their … Continue reading A Bloggers’ Code of Ethics?

Points of Information – We’re off to see the wizard

Points of Information is an amusing Canadian take on the quaint Australian custom of compulsory voting in elections (i.e. the government punishes you by way of a fine if you cannot be bothered to get of bed and cast a vote in municipal, state & federal elections). As Tim Poon comments: “Well, I dunno. I appreciate that voter participation is a key part of democracy, but … Continue reading Points of Information – We’re off to see the wizard