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A Few Words on ePortfolios

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

good example of such a system is the Desire2Learn ePortfolio system. On the one hand, the portfolio may focus predominately on learning and reflection.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Hence, for example, a user (who may be a student, an employee or even an expert or a professor) may wish to store videos on YouTube, photographs on Flickr, and documents and spreadsheets on Google Docs. These systems were modeled on distance education resources such as programmed texts and course workbooks. CCK11.

Education Technology Strategies - Day One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Daniel - teachers encourage collaboration, many classes use cloud websites to collaborate on docs - EdSpee? lessons scripted around 1:1 laptop); IT issues - we were a Windows network, with everything on our own domain - we needed to open eg printing etc O - consumer technology far more accessible in 2012 esp. Are remote labs effective?

Interview Stephen Downes by Renée Filius

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Another example is an article co-written in Google Docs. So if you''re all working on the very same article and you''re each writing bits, in Google Docs you can actually see the other person''s cursor and the words pop up as they type. Or students just give brief answers and leave again. That''s what I think. Guaranteed.

Notes from ALT-C

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

they use e-surveys, google docs, and universoty systemss - reliability issues & eduroad - "It can take me up to 20 minutes to get everything up and running" - [link] - [link] - What worked - email list Jenny Mackness and Roy Williams - we''re not going to explain terribly much - this is a workshop - we''re looking at emergence.

IMS Learning Tools Interoperability

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Another: Moodle - uses LTI to contact Google, which uses SAML to ask who is in the course, and then the lot is transferred into Google Docs. Use Googl app engine to accomplish that. Google uses it. We do not do that - Google wants us to do that. Googles very pushy on this. The core thing is identity.

My Take on the Top 25

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Google Reader - It's also a major workhorse, though I am slowly improving my own aggregator so it can take over from Google. Google calendar - I use this quite a bit, which is a new thing for me. Google Docs - I use it a little, but not a lot. Don't use Flock. And other people's unannotated del.icio.us Update.

Last Year's Predictions For 2008, Reviewed

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Looking up "Basic research on learning and instruction will provide new guidance for instructional design" on Google tells us the current state of affairs: an old ITForum paper on information age learning, Gagne's nine steps , and a 2005 paper on ISD. Performance 2.0, and even Google Search 2.0. Google pulled the plug on Lively.

The Reality of Virtual Learning

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This allows for the creation of online applications, such as Google Documents, for example, or the Zoho suite of applications or things like Gliffy.com, which is a web page that allows you to draw diagrams, flow charts and things like that. We’re working on Google Docs. That’s not how I view this material at all. Voice: yes.

Importing HTML into Google Docs spreadsheets

David Weinberger

Rick Klau points [ g+ ] to a feature of Google Docs spreadsheets I didn’t know about (although I’m far from a spreadsheet maven): It can automatically include a table from any HTML document accessible on the Web. It turns out it can also include the contents of lists. It’s not the most intuitive feature. SPARQL.

Google Docs path to competency

David Weinberger

I use Google Docs a lot because I frequently want to share my drafts with some set of people and because no-frills writing software keeps me from distracting myself with frills. But, as a writing tool, Google Docs heads us back to somewhere between NotePad and a 1998 wysiwyg HTML editor.

The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 list is revealed

Jane Hart

Once again the list is dominated by free online social tools. But now for the complete 2012 Top 100 Tools list. Enjoy! Top Tools 2012

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From workplace courses to global conversations | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

We had a good time co-writing using Google docs, a little skyping and slowly iterating back and forth. So here it is [.] United States.

What’s Your Learning Tool Stack?

Clark Quinn

Instead, I coordinate with one group with Slack, a couple others with Skype and email, and am using Google Docs and email with another.

Tools 89

Every business document should be in the cloud and concurrently editable

Ross Dawson

I’m at the Melbourne Google Enterprise Atmosphere on Tour event , the first of 25 events around the world. I am doing the keynote on The Evolution of Business at the Melbourne and Sydney events, giving an external perspective which happens to be highly aligned with the Google vision. The event included a Google Apps demo.

9 great ways to make the iPad a useful work tool: structures, setup, apps

Ross Dawson

But they are basically useless because there is no easy way to access and edit documents hosted on cloud servers such as Dropbox , Google Docs , or Box.net. Office doc formatting. All of the non-Apple office apps can access both Dropbox and Google Docs, and some can also access Box.net. External keyboard. Email.

My Top 10 Tools for Learning 2011

Jane Hart

Well I’ve already mentioned four of them: Google Reader. Google Docs. WordPress. Skype. Please do  share them here.

Tools 89

Jane Hart’s Top 100 Learning Tools

Jay Cross

Google. really enjoy using Google to search images. store all my files online, in Dropbox, Google Docs, and iCloud. Books.

Tools 87

Collaboration, Communication, and Cooperation

Clark Quinn

And I’ve done much important work with others using Google Docs and Sheets. So why do I talk about communication and collaboration?

What corporates can learn from the Top 10 Tools for Learning 2012

Jane Hart

Both projects written up courtesy of the UK  TowardsMaturity website.). 3 -  Google Docs/Drive. 10 -  Wikipedia. Top Tools 2012

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Low-Cost Test and Quiz Tool Comparison

Tony Karrer

He helped me pull together the following evaluation of a few different solutions: ClassMarker Quia ProProfs Google Docs Forms Creator, and Quibblo. Google Docs Forms Google Docs has a built-in Form document type that allows the creation of a set of questions. Trial periods wouldn’t count. Grading Yes.

Social Media Policy?

Clark Quinn

Other social media tools I use for specific things include Yammer, Skype, and of course dedicated tools like Google Docs of various sorts, Doodle, and more. So what’s your social media policy?  It’s not something you should do lightly, or haphazardly, it seems to me. Let’s do this by platform. right). And do. social

Voting closes in a few days for the Top Tools for Learning 2012. Please cast your vote.

Jane Hart

vote for  Google Apps will be for the badged collection of Google Apps for your organisation – not a generic term for all Google apps.).

Being clear on collaboration

Clark Quinn

Google Docs), but it’s central. Twice recently, I’ve been confronted with systems that claim to be collaboration platforms. And I think distributed collaboration is one of the most powerful options we have for accelerating our innovation.  So in each case I did some investigation. Anything else is, well, something else.

On bubbles within bubbles

Doc Searls

Facebook, Google and Twitter have consumers and customers that are different populations. Ever tried to get personal service from Google or Facebook? Our dependency on Google alone today verges on the absolute. Facebook envies operating Google-grade user containment systems (e.g. Because tech will  reboot.

Crosspost from NWWCoP: Twitter Chats and Tweetups

Nancy White

This is a crosspost from the Network Weavers Community of Practice! and resources. How to Run Twitter Chats. Meryl’s tips and more tips. Twemes.

Global Pulse HunchWorks Project: Week 3 Challenge

Adaptive Path

Imagine you're a researcher working with farmers in Uganda. Your years of experience tell you that something is not right this year. The challenge.

Global Pulse HunchWorks Project: Week 3 Challenge

Adaptive Path

Imagine you're a researcher working with farmers in Uganda. Your years of experience tell you that something is not right this year. The challenge.

Be careful declaring a product category as “done”

Adaptive Path

And then Google Maps erupted on the scene, and demonstrated that not only was mapping not done, it really had only begun. But then how do you explain Google Docs? Tireless and timeless software commentator Dave Winer recently declared that "web browsers are done. Feature complete." Mapquest and Yahoo!

Be careful declaring a product category as “done”

Adaptive Path

And then Google Maps erupted on the scene, and demonstrated that not only was mapping not done, it really had only begun. But then how do you explain Google Docs? Tireless and timeless software commentator Dave Winer recently declared that "web browsers are done. Feature complete." Mapquest and Yahoo!

1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

Office suites.  3- Google Docs/Drive   87- OpenOffice. Wiki.  30- Wikispaces  32- Google Sites  88- PB Works. 3. OFFICE TOOLS.

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Google Chrome: The OS, the laptop, the browser

David Weinberger

Klint Finley at ReadWriteWeb writes : Google is bringing Web apps one step closer to having full desktop functionality. This brings Chrome the Browser one step closer to Chrome the OS … and if I were Google, I would not go much further than that. Why would you want to do this? couple of reasons. 1. Good battery life. It was free.

eLearning Startup Opportunities

Tony Karrer

They are going after things like: specialized tools and content that meet particular industry or audience needs games and simulations web 2.0

Thoughts on privacy

Doc Searls

And  they lord over what Bruce Schneier  calls a feudal system : Some of us have pledged our allegiance to Google: We have Gmail accounts, we use Google Calendar and Google Docs, and we have Android phones. In  Here Is New York , E.B. Clothing, for example, is a privacy technology. So are walls, doors, windows and shades.

Documents: Dead or grizzled survivors?

David Weinberger

Indeed, the document the task force is working on is a Google Doc where we are tussling by writing (and over-writing) collaboratively, using the built-in, minimal chatting function. ” I will acknowledge that there is one itsy-bitsy way in which Frank was right and I was wrong: Documents are not dead. Actually, I think it may not.

Time for digital emancipation

Doc Searls

Some of us have pledged our allegiance to Google: We have Gmail accounts, we use Google Calendar and Google Docs, and we have Android phones.

HyperCard@25

David Weinberger

As a PR guy, I was awestruck by the skill of the presentation. HyperCard was pitched as a way to hyperlink together a series of graphic or screens.

[dplafest] Advanced Research and the DPLA

David Weinberger

Rather than liveblogging in this blog, I contributed to the collaboratively-written Google Doc designated for the session notes. I’m at a DPLAfest session. Jean Bauer (Digital Humanities Librarian, Brown U.), Jim Egan (English Prof, Brown), Kathryn Shaughnessy (Assoc. Prof, University Libraries, St. It’s here

[liveblog] Christine Borgmann

David Weinberger

Or people use Google Docs and don’t even label the rows and columns because all the readers know what they mean. Christine Borgman , chair of Info Studies at UCLA, and author of the essential Scholarship in the Digital Age , is giving a talk on The Knowledge Infrastructure of Astronomy. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong.

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Most popular posts about Working Smarter for July 2012

Jay Cross

Importing HTML into Google Docs spreadsheets . The final demographic  DOC SEARLS    |  SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2012. July, 2012. Money.