Category Archives: twitter

Connectivism – The First 2000 Years

I would like to highly recommend a book I am currently reading to educators interested in Connectivism. It is called Writing on the Wall: Social Media – The First 2000 Thousand Years by Tom Standage, the digital editor at the … Continue reading

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Social Networks and The Good Way to Do History

Biblioteque Nationale There is a fascinating article by Harvard librarian Robert Darnton in this month’s New York Review of Books called “The Good Way to Do History.” It is a review of Arlette Farge’s book The Allure of the Archives. This … Continue reading

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MOOCs and Connectivist Instructional Design

George Siemens (Photo credit: heloukee) I am very interested in the instructional design of MOOCs. While I was working at Tacoma Community College, I co-taught a course called “Health Information Management 101.” The purpose of the course was to introduce … Continue reading

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Seoul Man: Viral Videos and the Shrinking World

I have been thinking recently about Psy and the K-pop phenomena of his video “Gangnam Style” that broke out of the internet and onto mainstream television and media. This video was destined to become the Numa Numa of the year (Gary … Continue reading

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France: Minitel and the Internet

Minitel, France, 1982. Wikipedia I was just in Paris this month. How did I get to Paris? Fortunately for me, my car got stolen in October, and I decided to go to Paris instead of replacing it. We were a two … Continue reading

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Facebook and My 1000 Closest Friends

This is an article I wrote for the Times Standard “Tech Beat’ column for May 11, 2012: I have read a few claims recently about the detrimental effects of the Internet. The most recent one came from the New York … Continue reading

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Mobile Learning: Education is Everywhere

This is an article I wrote for the “Tech Beat” column for the Times-Standard: Darrell is a part-time student who does not own a car. Every Tuesday and Thursday, he takes the hour-long bus ride to school. Like many students … Continue reading

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Wired Love: From Telegraph to Twitter

An illustration of Phelps’ Electro-motor Printing Telegraph, the last and most advanced telegraphy mechanism designed by George May Phelps. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)This is an article I wrote for the “Tech Beat” column for the Times-Standard: As one who works in … Continue reading

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Twitter and the Greater Community

Tweeting bird, derived from the initial ‘t’ of Twitter Deutsch: Twitschervogel, entwickelt aus dem Anfangs-‘t’ von Twitter (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Over the last week, I went to a bookstore where an internationally known author was reading from her latest book. As … Continue reading

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Apple Innovates Away Textbook Access and Affordabilty

I wanted to write a few notes here about many of the questions and comments I have read on Twitter and elsewhere about the iPad and textbook authoring. Two things that Apple does well is marketing and innovation. Sometimes though, … Continue reading

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