June, 2008

Create your own social network 7 steps

Nik Peachey

Social networking is one of the key concepts that is driving Web 2.0 these days. With the opportunities social networks offer for collaboration and communication, this is certainly something we as educators should be thinking about being involved in. In this tutorial I'd like to show you how to create your own social network on Ning, just by following 7 steps. I've published these as a downloadable PDF with screen shots, so that you can print them up and follow them / share them.

Commenting: challenges of another sort

Connecting 2 the World

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Blog Learnings It’s been a busy couple of days for me. Ignoring the beautiful weather outside, I’ve been engaged in video conversations with the Seesmic community. My previous post outlined some of the challenges I faced at the outset. I’ve been interested to see how others on Seesmic deal with video commenting. The style is eclectic; some are better on camera than others.

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Connected Minds.

Learning with 'e's

Connected Minds, Emerging Cultures' is a new book several of us have got together to produce over the last year.

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Teaching Speaking in Second Life

Nik Peachey

For me, one of the main blocks to really developing online language learning courses has been the inability to supply real communicative speaking practice.

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

Dictation goes Web 2.0

Nik Peachey

Yes and why not? Seems hard to see how this would be accomplished but it certainly does seem to be the case at the Listen and Write - Dictation website. What's more it seems to have been done in a pretty impressive way too. This site features quite a number of audio files all of which can be accessed through quite a cleverly designed dictation activity.

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Skype Part 2 Online Workspace

Nik Peachey

Anyone who uses their whiteboard for ELT / EFL classes will know what a really useful teaching aid it can be, so how about using one with your distance learners? In Part 1 of this series on Skype plugins, I looked at how and where to find and install plugins for Skype and I also looked at how to use Pamela to record audio materials and interviews with Skype.

More commenting possibilities …

Connecting 2 the World

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Blog Learnings Comment systems are the latest webb apps to intrigue me, but boy are they volatile. I had pretty much decided to let go of CoComment and throw in my lot with Disqus both regular, traditional comment systems … you know, the kind where you use words and write sentences?  At the same time I was lamenting the fact that old Wordpress comments won’t show up in Disqus.

Web 2.0 Wednesday #1

Connecting 2 the World

Google Toolbox Opened. Originally uploaded by shimsand. I was searching this morning for an image of a toolbox or a playbox to sum up how I think about Web 2.0. I found this one on one of my favourite Web 2.0 sites Flickr and via a Creative Commons search. The toolbox is branded Google, but of course Google is one part of the whole Web 2.0 world. I think you’ll get the idea. Web 2.0 is a great big toolbox of opportunity.

A mini challenge: the smart e-traveller

Connecting 2 the World

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series The e-traveller. Image via Wikipedia. I’ve written before about the various challenges I’ve set myself when travelling either to conferences or overseas: what to pack , how to minimise the clutter, how to stay in touch effectively and economically (time and $). One other challenge that remains for me is to get everything into one carry-on bag. I’m not quite ready for that yet, though One Bag has the goods on it.

The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).

Class Blogging: getting started

Connecting 2 the World

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Getting Going with e-learning This is a comment ‘upgraded’ to a post. The original was in response to an inquiry from a colleague in the US. She asked for some tips on using a class blog. My response got long, and by the end I thought it probably could do with a dust-off and a reshaping into a stand-alone post. So here it is in the hopes that you too might find it useful.

Serendiptious thinking and a new endeavour

Connecting 2 the World

Michele Martin and Tony Karrer are two writers I enjoy. Their individual contributions to the sphere of workplace learning come together in their new endeavour WorkLiteracy. Check it out and engage if you can. One thing I’ve come to believe in the past 6 months or so is the power of the serendipity of our connection and writing in this field. Michele and I have often been mulling over and writing the same things within the same 24 hours.

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