Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Origins of Social Software

I imagine this blog is going to get blogged a thousand times but I just read this account of where it all came from. Origins deep in the past - 1940's even! The term 'social software' first used by Clay Shirky in 2002.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

eLearning - an Interview

David Day has just posted an interview with me recorded earlier this year about

* What I was doing in 2005
* My journey through elearning
* The Webheads
* Vance Stevens
* David Winet and EFI
* Jonathan Finkelstein and LearningTimes
* Communities of Practice
* Moving f2f teachers online
* mature age teachers and elearning
* liaising with IT support staff

David had an individual LearnScope project for 2005 looking at the "very complex process of moving a VET practitioner from the traditional classroom delivery environment to becoming an online facilitator" and has published the fruits of his research on this engaging and comprehensive website.

Thanks for posting this David. (41 minutes and not a fast download) And it took my mind off what's happening in Sydney. I can't help feeling Australia has changed this week......

PS You can also listen to more than 20 interviews with other Australian elearning leaders!

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Thank you















It was a breeze, Michael...

(This photo of the Chinese Gardens in Sydney is courtesy of Ken Gooding who was also looking for an oasis of serenity.)




Tuesday, December 06, 2005

eLearning in 2005

this is an audio post - click to play
Is this message decipherable? It isn't over my current 26.4 connection......