Friday, 17 December 2010
Monday, 13 December 2010
For more good stuff, go to Gapminder and explore the world via what appears to be real statistics.
Sunday, 21 November 2010
Monday, 15 November 2010
I found a few attractive slides as examples. Enjoy.
Thursday, 11 November 2010
Glogster in 90 seconds
Detailed tutorial on Glogster:
Glogster as a teaching and learning tool:
Yet another tutorial on how to use Glogster
Interesting....see how students at a university are using Twitter to engage students to communicate:
A good set of guidelines on using Twitter is at:
What can you use Facebook for other than for social networking? View the following video for top 20 learning applications:
A useful set of guidelines on how to use and manage Facebook is at:
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Friday, 29 October 2010
I found a few interesting slides on how mobile devices or mobile Internet will become part of our lives soon. This will of course, lead to mLearning. View the slides below:
Thursday, 28 October 2010
Next, Mosaic came along, followed by Netscape (mid-90s). No more gophering or ftping to get the files or information you need. It was exciting and the world slowly opened up...lots of information and lots of sharing. It changed the way we communicated, learned, taught, shopped, banked, etc. etc.
Today (15 years later), we're blogging, Skypeing, Yahooing, Googleing, Wikiing, RSSing, Flickering and more. Who knows what else. But one thing for sure, with iPods, iPhones, and iPads, the Internet that used to be at the tip of a mouse now sits in the palm of our hands and we can be anywhere, standing, walking, lying down, eating, exercising in the gym, shopping, working, on the bus, in the car, in the train, that is, just about anywhere and doing about anything, reading, listening, viewing and responding to info downloaded into our personal devices.
So, are we in Web 3.0? Visit:
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
A good start for resources on mLearning is at:
Also, Free Technology for Teachers is a good start to find ideas and resources that can be used to design resources and activities that could be downloaded via mobile devices.
I also see potential in using MyBrainShark mentioned in one of the blog entries for slidecasts. I'd like to try it.
Friday, 15 October 2010
Thursday, 14 October 2010
Thursday, 23 September 2010
Nevertheless, here is an interesting set of slides that explores the iPad in terms of technical details, if only to get a good overview of what the iPad offers the user.
View and see if the iPad has some or a lot of potential for the classroom.
Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Compared with my trusty notebook computer, it's lighter and the battery lasts at least twice longer - enough charge for almost a whole day of use. With more improvements to come, as reported by the iPad Insider, I believe the iPads will offer more to students.
As a personal computing device, it's great for surfing the internet, checking the email, doing online banking, going into facebook, viewing online videos or listening to audio podcasts. It's not intrusive, works pretty much like having a book open in front of you except that it's a multi-media device that's connected to the entire world of resources and information. Beats the time when I was using a modem and a terminal to connect to the university mainframe to run my SPSS jobs or to print my doctoral dissertation in the 80s. Technology has gone very far, indeed.
Hence, it's not surprising that universities are adopting the iPads or experimenting with iPads as a tool. I envisage that once we can have college textbooks as ebooks that can be read and annotated on the iPads, the entire education landscape will change. For some of the latest news on what campuses are doing, read the two articles from the Chronicle of Higher Education below:
View part of his talk at a recent technology conference.
Wednesday, 4 August 2010
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Thursday, 22 July 2010
I think something like Ning will do a better job in supporting learning. Too bad it isn't free for all educators. Only North American educators will benefit from Pearson sponsorship.
Friday, 16 July 2010
Sunday, 20 June 2010
More on this in the following article by George Siemens and Kathleen Matheos:
Thursday, 17 June 2010
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Friday, 4 June 2010
Nevertheless, view the following slides to see how some changes could occur.
Behaviorist theories have been part and parcel of learning for ever since we can remember. Then came cognitivist learning theories that highlighted the need to prepare the learner mentally so that he can cope with the learning and then given the techniques for effective storage and retrieval. Next came constructivist learning where learners need the "aha!" experience to discover new learning.
With the pervasiveness of the Internet comes "connectivist" learning. Argued by some to be a theory and others as not being one, it is how learning occurs among the millennials or the GenYs.
View the slides by Downes if you need to understand how this works.
Thursday, 3 June 2010
Thursday, 27 May 2010
Saturday, 10 April 2010
Friday, 9 April 2010
E-Learning: 21st Century Perspectives on Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Monday, 1 March 2010
Thursday, 28 January 2010
Apple never fails to impress me. One typically drools over their products, especially of late and their prices are getting more affordable unlike 10-20 years ago :-)
Steve Jobs just launched the iPad. Really something. If you're about to buy a netbook, wait...see if the iPad will work better for you. I'm tempted to get one as soon as they start selling. Why not?
As my Gen Y daughter says, "It's an iPhone and laptop hybrid, who would've thought that'd be possible so soon? On hindsight though, these days it's actually not much of a surprise especially with Apple. Anyhow, seems pricey in US$ and may also likely well be by the time it's (or if!) sold locally here but it'll probably be convenient and will see some personal 'productivity' increase for those who can afford one. The book reader function looks nifty and could actually be well-utilized."
For more info, visit: http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/27/the-apple-ipad/. Looks like it can be a great educational tool. Another revolution in education perhaps? What do you think?
Monday, 25 January 2010
For further info, visit:
Monday, 18 January 2010
What do you think? View the video below and see if your view is correct.
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Monday, 11 January 2010
"Getting technology tools into the hands of every student and family should be standard practice. It isn't now," said the U.S. under secretary of education, Martha J. Kanter, addressing a mix of technologists and educators . . . for more.
Something that's equally interesting is that Facebook is giving away five doctoral awards. Read more about it here:
Sunday, 10 January 2010
Today, one can easily find a tool or platform that can be easily adopted for free or by paying minimal fees (should one want an ad-free environment) and teachers can create, not just content, but a learning environment that will engage both learners and teachers alike.
If you're looking for a useful tool, visit Jane Hart's learning tools compendium at http://c4lpt.co.uk/Directory/Tools/instructional.html
Monday, 4 January 2010
Meanwhile, here are a set of slides in case you need another overview, particularly on Learning 2.0.
John Seely Brown - Learning 2.0 - The Big Picture
The National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF)has a book titled, "Building a 21st Century Education System" comprising several chapters available online. See below and Web site.
"NCTAF Board member Robert Wehling and the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future have published a book that brings together the visionary thinking of some of the nation’s finest education thought leaders and presents a diverse set of strategies and solutions to provide every child with a high-quality, world-class educational opportunity."