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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. Tags.

Open Education, MOOCs, and Opportunities

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

NRC contributions to the technology included content harvesting and syndication technology, a semantically supported workflow engine, a data representation format called ''resource profiles'', and an upgraded version of distributed digital rights management. These combined learning materials, activities and interaction, and assessments.

Once more, across that chasm

Harold Jarche

Workflow Learning (including wider acceptance of performance support instead of training). Open Source. …

[berkman] Transforming Scholarly Communication

David Weinberger

We’ll need all that (Lee says) because the workflow for processing all the new info we’re gathering hasn’t kept up with the amount we’re taking in via sensor networks, global databases, laboratory instruments, desktops, etc. Google Wave. Also Slideshare and Google Docs. NOTE: Live-blogging.

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. and even Google Search 2.0. Google pulled the plug on Lively. Richard E.