Sunday, October 30, 2005


Discovered Yackpack while browsing. This looks like an interesting new social collaboration tool. Focus on sharing audio messages amongst a group of friends/colleagues. Could be useful in the e-portfolio learning community for collaboration.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Can you trust Wikipedia? (The Guardian)

One of several articles (this one from The UK Guardian) emerging on the veracity of Wikipedia.
Makes use of a "panel of experts" to assess accuracy of entries.
(Critical Literacy)
Wikipedia is my first port of call for emerging technologies, Read/Write web in particular.

Noted many Wikipedia references in the recent publication, "EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES: A framework for thinking" by Education Au for ACT Department of Education and Training.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Word verification feature

Implemented "word verification" for posts and comments to prevent comment spam after encountering some examples of automated advertising comments. A much appreciated feature in Blogger.

eHub (Emily Chang)

Reviewing my tags for Web 2.0 and re-visited Emily Chang's eHub.
"eHub is a constantly updated list of web applications, services, resources, blogs or sites with a focus on next generation web (web 2.0), social software, blogging, Ajax, Ruby on Rails, location mapping, open source, folksonomy, design and digital media sharing."

Currently has resource links and interviews for 302 resources, including alpha versions of new tools. A taste of things to come in Web 2.0 tools.

E-learning 2.0 (Stephen Downes)

Great article from Stephen Downes on E-Learning 2.0 in eLearn magazine, referenced from his OL Daily. Explores the whole new world of e-learning in the Web 2.0 environment.

Congrats to Mike Roach - PM's Prize for Science Education

Congratulations to Mike Roach who was awarded the Prime Minister's Award for Science education. Mike is a dedicated teacher and mentor, passionate about space science and willing to share his passion and enthuse others.
View a pic of Mike receiving his award from the PM.
Mike is currently investigating the effect a 24 hour TV satellite feed from NASA has on student learning.

Directory of Australian edubloggers

The Directory of Australian edubloggers wiki is a useful resource to locate other Australians interested in blogging and podcasting in educational settings.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Learning Technologies blog

Just joined The Learning Technologies User Group (LTUG) professional support service for organisations and individuals using learning technologies.
Read the blog to get some idea of the rich dialogue and interests of the membership.