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Web 2.0 and Your Own Learning and Development

Stephen Downes has posted a nice introduction on how to create your own learning network using simple social tools – valuable for even the most basic technically-skilled: Web 2.0 and Your Own Learning and Development (including guerrilla tactics for interaction, usability – if it’s not provided by the forum, instructor, or conference organizers, create your own via blogs, instant messaging, etc.). Basic message: don’t wait for others to do it for you – get active in forming your own learning and your own learning networks. The format – powerpoint with web cam, audio, and images (happily blended with iMovie, I imagine) is a proof of concept. With the most basic software, and a bit of technical skill, presentations online can be much more appealing. My only criticism – need a podcast feed. I took the 20 minutes to view the presentation, but would have appreciated the ability to listen on my drive in to work…a download option is available, but only for video iPod…which I’ve found to be a challenge watching while driving :) . Which reminds me…I’m still waiting for Articulate to enable audio file export…

2 Comments

  1. David Wilcox wrote:

    George – I’ve tied this into a post about a workshop game to help design Web 2.0 learning environments that might interest you. Couldn’t get the trackback to work.

    Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 6:03 pm | Permalink
  2. Yes, George, it is an excelent presentation and an easy do it yourself way of building a basic PLE. There’s no problem with the video, you can download the iPod version and then play it in any PC or Mac with Quicktime, so you can move to anywhere in the presentation quickly. Anyway, it is a pity that he did not put the slides in Slideshare.

    Sunday, June 24, 2007 at 11:24 am | Permalink