The January/February issue of Educause Review contains a wonderful article by John Seely Brown and Richard Adler entitled, “Minds on Fire: Open Education, The Long Tail, and Learning 2.0.” The article points out that in this flat world we find ourselves in, a well-educated workforce is needed with requisite competitive (read digital and social here)… Read more Passion-Based Learning
A little microblogging here. Saw this t-shirt at Despair.Com (one of my favorite websites) and immediately ordered it! Sums up my feelings some days!
Saw an interesting blog post today from Michele Martin, on “Venturing Outside of My Web 2.0 Bubble.” It caught my eye because she discussed the fact that she (and I) live in an early adopter world…and therefore forget that most of the world lives outside Web 2.0. She points out that while many technologists use… Read more From an “Old” Digital Native
I did a brown-bag workshop today for faculty. I feel that too few faculty take advantage of RSS feeds to inform their teaching and research. It occurred to me that I could impact many more faculty than the few who attend lunch sessions if I upload my presentation to SlideShare, which I did! I may… Read more RSS Workshop
Last year, I contributed to a grass-roots online effort to identify the top tools educators and others used online for learning. This was spearheaded by Jane Hart of the Centre for Learning and Performance Technologies in the UK. In all, I and 108 other professionals worldwide sent Jane their Top Ten list of tools, which… Read more My Top Web Tools (and Others…)
I shared with my graduate class the blogs I that routinely read. I must first caveat that statement by noting that I use Google Reader as an aggregator to collect any updates on a daily basis to the seventeen blogs that I subscribe to. So, in no particular order, here are my favorite educational blogs: 21st Century… Read more Education Blogs
There were several related and yet independent posts last week on some of the blogs I follow that were worthy of reflection. The first was by danah boyd (she likes lower case letters…) who responded to the THE ECONOMIST’s call for discussion on whether social networking would impact education or not. Her comment was: “I… Read more Social Tools and Learning
I have decided to take Michele Martin’s advice and quit lurking and start blogging! More to come! Britt Britt Watwood, Ed.D. Online Learning Specialist VCU Center for Teaching Excellence firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.linkedin.com/pub/4/734/981 http://del.icio.us/bwatwood