Wednesday, February 28, 2007

#33 Facebook and ethics

Social Networking applications such as MySpace and Facebook are providing really interesting opportunities for education. In this episode I continue a conversation I started a couple of episodes ago with Vic Whittaker from Sheffield Hallam University. In the earlier episode we discussed Web 2.0 tools and Tada Lists. In this conversation we discuss Vic's experience of online communication and his recent use of Facebook in particular.
We discuss ethical issues such as how such applications blur the lines between private, public and professional lives.
The discussion references Facebook, MySpace and Elgg.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

#32 Creativity

Andrew Middleton presents a short discussion on Creativity that he had with some Visualisation students. The podcast recording was set as a creativity exercise in this student workshop. It demonstrates how the constraints of time and the pressure of 'being on air' can lead to creative thinking, as much as techniques such as brainstorming or mind mapping. When the mic is open you've got to say something vaguely intelligent! He also presents a few thoughts about conditions for creativity and some of the underlying principles of creativity.

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Friday, February 02, 2007

#31 Tada Lists - Web 2.0 tools for education

Andrew Middleton is joined by Vic Whittaker from the division of Education at Sheffield Hallam University. Vic explains why he thinks Tada has a useful place in the educator's toolkit. You can sign up for Tada at

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Thursday, February 01, 2007

#30 Educational podcasting - a discussion

Andrew Middleton is joined by academic colleagues who consider ideas for educational podcasting following an introduction to the technology.

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#29 Thought for the Day

Andrew Middleton attempts another podcast model. This is a short audio file model, easy to produce and suitable for many academic situations where tutors or students are needing to share on-going reflection - Thought for the day.
The file was originally generated for project being run by Dan Schmit, host of Kidcast. You can find out more about Kidcast at:

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