Monday, March 26, 2007

#37 Massively Multi-learner

Andrew Middleton travels to Scotland for the second episode in a row, this time to Glasgow to the Massively Multi-leaner Conference held at the University of Paisley.
He reports back on several of the sessions. A more detailed report can be found in the Creativity in Academic Innovation blog at:

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

#36 Don't record your lectures

In this episode Andrew Middleton proposes to attendees at Barcamp Scotland that there are much better things we can do with the medium of podcasting in higher education than record lectures. Slides for this session are available on at Slideshare.
Look at the BarcampScotland wiki for more information about BarcampScotland.
Search the web for other networked content using the BarcampScotland tag.

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Monday, March 05, 2007

#35 Social networking - barcamp style

Andrew Middleton travels to Edinburgh on a sunny Saturday to find out about Barcamps. He attends, and takes an active part in BarcampScotland. Barcamps, aka Unconferences, are informal, spontaneous, user-created conferences. Attendees are invited by networked peers. This peer networking approach is the method that ensures the quality and the focus of the event. Once invited you sign up on a barcamp wiki to say you're going and what you're interested in and what you can present on. This episode attempts to capture the essence of the event itself. Later episodes may present some of the talks that went on. The sound quality was not so good on this, so apologies for that.
Look at the BarcampScotland wiki for more information:
Search the web for other networked content using the BarcampScotland tag.
Better photos are available at Flickr tagged as BarcampScotland
My impromptu presentation slides can be found at Slideshare

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Friday, March 02, 2007

#34 Social networking

Andrew Middleton talks with Sue Jamison-Powell, who is carrying out research on social networking, about social networking technologies.
In the discussion several sites are referenced:
Also take a look at Dana Boyd's keynote at New Media Consortium conference, Oct 2006):
Social networks aren't constrained to living people! -

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