February 5, 2010
From the people who brings you the Horizon Reports each year, Educause has released another installment in their “7 Things You Should Know” series of guides.
The new one is “7 Things You Should Know about Next Generation Presentation Tools” and discusses:
New kinds of electronic tools are emerging that allow instructors to craft presentations that more closely reflect new approaches to teaching and learning. For instance, many of these tools allow collaboration between multiple authors, and some use nonlinear branching or sequencing so that class discussion can guide the presentation. Presentation tools based on new models of representing information also encourage instructors to rethink learning activities in ways that can improve learning.
The 2 page document discusses:
- What is it?
- Who’s doing it?
- How does it work?
- Why is it significant?
- What are the downsides?
- Where is it going?
- What are the implications for teaching and learning?
Thanks to the iLibrarian for alerting me to this!
September 14, 2009
Over at the Forrester Blog, Ted Schadler posted some prelim results from Forrester’s new Workforce Technographics survey.
Below are some of the highlights from the report:
What surprised me was the fact that Baby Boomers are neck-and-neck with Gen X to contribute to discussion forums, and yet they have not interest to contribute to wiki’s? At first glance it would seem that discussion forums provide a space for people to voice their opinions and the Boomers I know are very opinionated! But a wiki is also used to share opinions so why aren’t they using it?
Maybe it’s the collaboration side of it? In wiki’s each individuals’ contribution is treated as equal, so perhaps that is what is putting off Boomers?
July 22, 2009
Welcome to my newest endeavor!
Hopefully this blog will:
- keep you up to date on what’s going on with academic publishing in Africa/South Africa (think calls for papers, conferences etc)
- keep you informed about what’s happening in libraries in Africa/South Africa (if it happens and I hear about it, so will you!)
- remind you that not everyone thinks like you (young people, older people and even older people all think and work differently – so prepare to broaden your mind!)
- keep you entertained! (I would never read a boring blog, so why should you?)
I’m sure the path will be filled with broken links, un-upload-able pictures, typos and entries that won’t always resonate with you – but I’m just as sure there will be more than enough interesting stories, fascinating people and good times to make up for that!
So buckle up and enjoy the ride!