A visual success of making those connections

Today I did a Google search for refelctandconnect and then had a look at the Wonderwheel.

 Congratulations to both Penny and Ian for getting listed on the first page of the search. They have obviously worked hard to make the necessary connections required to create this web presence.

 In this rapidly moving knowledge area it is important to create connections so that you can keep up with trends and adavancements. Going solo would be such a hard and time consuming slogg. The forums that we may participate in, the knowledge banks that we may access, the learning opportunities that we may take advantage of, the relationships that we may develop, the networks that we may create will help keep us abreast with developments and so increase our potential for  professional development.

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I’ve gone global

Today I checked where my blog reads were coming from and as predictable mostly in South East Australia . However I have had one from the following three counties – Germany, Taiwan and the United States (West Coast). This is an insignificant little blog with very little tagging going on and yet- it has a world wide audience. The power of global connectivity.

I am now using Diigo but I have not yet deleted my Delicious account as the wheels of change sometimes turn slowly for me. I retain loyalty for my trusted friends. I think I saw something to say that I can put my links into both social bookmarking tools similtaneously. I will check that out once I have made some serious inroads into my reflect and connect commitments this weekend.

It looks like it is going to be a magic weekend- If you read this- ENJOY!

Ms Lizzzy's lookin a bit blue

Back to the wondrous wiki

Team2011

I cordingly invite you to join our wiki space at http://teamb2011randc.wikispaces.com/
Do so before the end of the course and I will give you organiser rights – yes that’s right;  you will be able to add, edit, delete, explore and play- and all in the name of collaborative learning. Now I don’t expect you to play around too much during the course – we are all so  busy busy busy. The wiki will be left up there in cyber space for us all to experiment and check up what each other has explored or commented on. I hope this will become a valuable playground for us all and I hope that you will not be shy experimenting with it or adding to our collective knowledge within it.
Do I have a motive for this? – sure have.
I want: I want: I want:
More pages
More links
More thoughts
More experimentation

AND
a new name – any suggestions please?

On the learning merry-go-round again

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How cute??

It’s been a while since I first learnt about blogging and I really am in need of skills refreshing so I am going to do another blogging course. I had big hopes of continuing this blog but I got way off tangent on other learnings and did not even think to use the blog to record my learnings. Blogging provides an a online record of both thoughts and findings that you can share with others – a great social and learning tool.

Week 12 e-books

I had no idea that there were so many books out there in cyber space in audio of printable form. I am gobsmacked. Of course I had a bit of a search using pig as the search word. 2.252,000 items at World eBook fair and all accessible for $8.95pa – interesting to know. A massive resource at the fingrt tips. Librivox is a terrific resource to know about for the vision impaired – or those who would rather zone out and listen to someone reading them a book while they commuted to work by public transport instead of trying to get their mind to compete with general noise while trying to read silently themselves. There may be other uses like keeping the kids eneteratined on car trips or during convalescence etc etc etc……..

WEB2.0




Three Little Pigs

Originally uploaded by Little Red84

I have learnt that originally programs were sold in software packages and we had to load them into our computers. Those software packages are now still purchased either as a physical package or a downloadable package. The way software is accessed is changing.

Web 2.0 refers to the next generation of web development where services and applications are accessed via online means , usually for free, and as it is used by us it develops. Web2.0 is database driven to a great deal and as computers users access and use the components the knowledge within the data base grows and the services to the computer user is tailored to meet users collective demands. Web 2.0 is platform based and it allows for collective collaboration, information sharing and interoperatability between computer users. It is creating online communities with common interests who sometimes link or find each other by using tags.
Some software is put on the web in it’s beta phase – ie less than completely developed and users who opt to use it unknowingly help the developers to further develop it. If an application is not well received or supported its devlopment may be discontinued. At present web 2.0 applications are generally free to the actual user because revenue is collected via online advertising. Some premium services sometimes incur a fee. I wonder if this will continue?

WEB2.0




Three Little Pigs

Originally uploaded by Little Red84

I have learnt that originally programs were sold in software packages and we had to load them into our computers. Those software packages are now still purchased either as a physical package or a downloadable package. The way software is accessed is changing.

Web 2.0 refers to the next generation of web development where services and applications are accessed via online means , usually for free, and as it is used by us it develops. Web2.0 is database driven to a great deal and as computers users access and use the components the knowledge within the data base grows and the services to the computer user is tailored to meet users collective demands. Web 2.0 is platform based and it allows for collective collaboration, information sharing and interoperatability between computer users. It is creating online communities with common interests who sometimes link or find each other by using tags.
Some software is put on the web in it’s beta phase – ie less than completely developed and users who opt to use it unknowingly help the developers to further develop it. If an application is not well received or supported its devlopment may be discontinued. At present web 2.0 applications are generally free to the actual user because revenue is collected via online advertising. Some premium services sometimes incur a fee. I wonder if this will continue?

Week 11 Second Life




Three lil piggies

Originally uploaded by Fredi & ιℓιαи

I found a photo at Flickr from “Second life” . It seems that it would indeed be a lot of work have to be put in to create the people and world. I saw one site that was developed to help people with road rules and this I can see as a good application of this technology. I suppose you could have virtual offices and kitchens to teach skills but I am not sure how what would be learnt would be controlled and monitored. I has occurred to me that the way the site would develop may depend on the input of the participants. the word “anarchy” comes to mind. Because I am on a satellite internet connection – Second Life is not for me because of incompatability issues.