Curation has been on my mind a lot these holidays….actually, a lot longer than that really.
It’s been a long time since 2008 and first using Delicious with my students but it has been only 12 months since my introduction to Social Media as I now use it in my teaching and learning life. These two great presentations below have had me thinking about goals for the coming year.
From its inception, the web has always had appeal as an educational resource. Recognising the potential for remote learning, in 2002, the launch of OpenCourseWare at MIT helped propel the initiative into the spotlight, with many universities following suit and providing quality educational material available through the web. No longer is there an excuse for anyone with access to the web to say that education is outside of their reach.
This collection of links and applications highlights just the tip of the iceberg of educational resources that are available on the web. If you are interested in teaching yourself a new skill or learning a new topic indepth in your spare time, hopefully some of these will be of use.
oneDrum, a UK-based software development company, today launched its intuitive peer-to-peer (P2P) desktop application that lets users securely co-author, file-share and interact in real time on Microsoft Office applications.
The application brings Google Docs functionality and more to Microsoft Office documents, with edits appearing in real time when working online, while offline edits synchronize effortlessly when connectivity is re-established.
oneDrum is written in Java, allowing the application to support multiple operating systems. The software supports all versions of Microsoft Office in a Windows environment. Mac for oneDrum will launch in beta in Q4 2011.
One of the new trends in online computing is figuring out how to organize the stuff that’s out there in a way that suits your own unique personality; one of those at the forefront of this movement is Wikipedia’s Book Creator, a feature Wikipedia...