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Welcome, I'm glad you've dropped in.... David Soul (aka Bricoleur)
This e-learning site focuses on a critical, but often neglected skill for business, communication, and engineering students, namely visual literacy, or the ability to evaluate, apply, or create conceptual visual representations.
Using Microsoft Tag (currently in beta) you can make almost anything you want interactive. Link real life with the digital world, by adding a tag to product packaging, print-based media, signage, outdoor advertisements, business cards, storefront signage , exhibit, video or wherever else you can imagine using a link to the virtual world from a physical space.
The tag above can be snapped by a phone camera (a free iPhone app is already available) and it will provide automatic opening of a browser and navigation to the home page of this website for example. I’m thinking of virtual supplements to sports museum displays as a potential use.
Empower users to control the web browser with language-based instructions. (With search, users type what they want to find. With Ubiquity, they type what they want to do.)
Enable on-demand, user-generated mashups with existing open Web APIs. (In other words, allowing everyone (not just Web developers) to remix the Web so it fits their needs, no matter what page they are on, or what they are doing.)
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Robert Scoble suggests that back in 2000 (when there were few blogs) it was not unusual for a conversation to take place through the blog comments over the space of week. Now with twitter, the time shrinks dramatically. He then looks at FriendFeed and suggests that, with proper search facilities added to what is already there, the trend can be reversed and what he calls “the half life” (~20 hours in the example from 2000) will increase as older conversations can be found and referenced again.
These are my links for November 20th from 15:18 to 15:24:
Planning to Share versus Just Sharing at EdTechPost – This is a long post, born out of years of frustration with ineffective institutional collaborations. If you only want the highlights, here they are: grow your network by sharing, not planning to share or deciding who to share with; the tech doesn’t determine the sharing – if you want to share, you will; weave your network by sharing what you can, and they will share what they can – people won’t share [without a lot of added incentives] stuff that’s not easy or compelling for them to share. Create virtuous cycles that amplify network effects. Given the right ’set,’ simple tech is all they need to get started
These are my links for November 19th from 00:33 to 01:05:
Half an Hour: The Future of Online Learning: Ten Years On – Though today we stand at the cusp of this new vision, the future will see institutions and traditional forms of education receding gradually, reluctantly, to a tide of self-directing and self-motivated learners. This will be the last generation in which education is the practice of authority, and the first where it becomes, as has always been intended by educators, an act of liberty.
I’ve started a commversation on Tangler about third places of learning. The conversation revolves around a presentation by Teemu Arina. Here’s his own description of what he covers in his keynote address:
“In my presentation I’m defining three of my concepts until now unknown to the field of distance education: seredipic learning, homo contextus and parasitic learning. I call for third places of learning running outside of the reach of formal structures. These spaces are run by self-directed connective learners (homo contextus) utilizing abilities in distributed cognition, prosthesis of thinking and parasitic approach to informal learning. Serendipity defines the accidental encounters of individuals in such third places linking the skills and wills of people through social technologies. The social noosphere (mindsphere) extends into a planetary thinking network, effectively decentralizing learning through technological extensions of mind and body. In the shadow of Marshall McLuhan, hard questions are left for reflection regarding New Learning 2.0:”
This slide presentation was a keynote at the June 2007 EDEN Conference (Naples – European Distance and E-Learning Confernce)
. Unfortunately, as with all slide presentations, they are very pale
imitations of the experience of being there… without the words they
are almost hopelessly useless, but still there are several of these
slides that strongly resonate with my growing thoughts about social
network and the implications of them that go beyond simple chat or
'keeping in touch”.
Slides 8, 10, 12, 16, 25, 27, 28, 30, 38, give some pretty heavy duty thought invoking concepts that seem especially relevant to me in conjunction with this particlular Tangle on
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity used its front left Hazard-Avoidance Camera for this image of the rover's arm over the drilling target "Cumberland" during the 275th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's work on Mars (May 15, 2013). The rover team plans to use Curiosity's drill to collect a powdered sample from the interior of the rock for analysis by laboratory instruments inside the rover. This is the mission's second rock-drilling target. The rover drove from its position beside the first drilling target, "John Klein," to its position beside Cumberland with drives of 121 inches (308 centimeters) on Sol 273 (May 13) and 26.6 inches (67.5 centimeters) on Sol 275. Curiosity's total odometry on Mars is now 2,385 feet (727 meters). Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Read More