Possibly the most useful post (ever?), showing how using Twitter can delineate communities of interest and lead from ephemeral and transitory utterances to more stable representations of (still dynamic) useful knowledge http://bit.ly/a9aETqIt does, of course depend on people using conventions (Twitter hashtags) consistently. The rebels at ALT-C who resented the waste of three characters and … Continue reading From community folksonomy to epistemology in a few clicks via @psychemedia http://bit.ly/a9aETq #altc2010
US Government Cloud Computing strategy; where is the UK in this respect? #ssbr
The Federal Government will transform its Information Technology Infrastructure by virtualizing data centers, consolidating data centers and operations, and ultimately adopting a cloud-computing business model. via govcloud.ulitzer.com This article reports a Booz Allen Hamilton report on the cost model being used to drive US Govt data policies towards the adoption of "cloud computing" platforms. They … Continue reading US Government Cloud Computing strategy; where is the UK in this respect? #ssbr
Further to the last post, Sustaining Communities, the tension in higher education is between: open educational dialogue and institutional pragmatics (a 1000 mile question?). Open educational dialogue is concerned with networks or communities for information sharing, which take a user-centred approach to learning and design for learning on all scales. These networks make use of … Continue reading Sustaining support
@eframework technical model: a key enabler of open education dialogue? #jiscssbr
e-framework.org The eFramework people have published their technical model here: http://www.e-framework.org/Resources/TechnicalModel/tabid/1008/Default.aspx The model depends on continuing feedback from the community. Their aim is to develop "... a common approach to the description of service-oriented design and analysis," and provide "... a neutral means to articulate the design of software services" in order "...to assist international … Continue reading @eframework technical model: a key enabler of open education dialogue? #jiscssbr
Developing the SSBR Platform
It has been a fraught three days working on the new JISC-ssbr platform. After a long time of indecision we are pushed to cement something in place and live with it. I am writing this as much to check that feeds into the various blog components work.
Immersive interfaces for learning
Another very useful Berkman talk on Immersive Interfaces by Chris Dede, Timothy E Wirth professor of Learning Technologies at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Dede develops a typology of immersive interfaces and illustrates their application in US middle schools. Even more usefully he presents a simple analytical framework for discussing immersive environments for learning: … Continue reading Immersive interfaces for learning
JISC Support, Synthesis & Benefits Realisation plan agreed
Milestones and all that: JISC programme managers, today, agreed the Institutional Innovation Programme, Support, Synthesis and Benefits Realisation Project plan. Hurrah!
Thanks and a(nother) tippo to A J Cann for the link (via his soti bookmarks on delicious) to D'arcy Norman's epigenetics and the institution. This hit me as an approach to conceptualising the relationship between individuals and institutions for a paper I am puzzling over writing, about the utility of participatory media (Web2.0/the social internet) … Continue reading Epigenetic phenomena
Personal learning environments (PLEs), please
The term PLE is going to come into its own in 2009, because of the prominence of the digital literacy/academic literacy and lifelong learning debates. There has been much discussion of PLEs over the past four or five years (yes, that long). I was led to this reflection by Graham Attwell's post, How my Personal … Continue reading Personal learning environments (PLEs), please