Always a long way up a cliff with very little to hang on to
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January 18, 2007 at 9:18 pm
21stCenturyLearner » Blog Archive » Rob Curley Keynote
[…] to a link in a recent comment by Leigh on my april 7 2006 post just listened to a keynote from Rob […]
March 15, 2007 at 1:38 am
I’ve been checking out your “learnonline” blog and was excited to see that you’re an advocate of online tools for education. I thought you might be willing to take a look at our web 2.0 app with real potential for educational use.
“Coventi Pages” is a full-featured online word processor with discussion features that go way beyond current “comment” offerings and have the potential to change the way people work together on documents. At Stanford University, we’re finding that instructors really like it for giving feedback to students, and that students find it useful for peer reviews and group projects.
Our big insight is that collaboration on documents is a matter of attaching threaded discussions to sections of text as metadata. Teachers can start a targeted dialogue with a student by highlighting text and writing a note in the margin, just like pen and paper. Students can reply to comments, and/or make changes to the document while seeing the conversation in context.
Coventi was founded by Stanford Computer Science students and is advised by Stanford Profs. Terry Winograd (Advisor to Larry Page on the “Page Rank” paper) and Fred Gibbons (Founder, Software Publishing Corp.).
Here’s a link to a quick demo video:
Accounts are free right now so it’s a great time to give it a try. If you do, please let me know what you think!
Thanks so much,
March 22, 2007 at 8:25 pm
I’m a passionate advocate of use of podcasting in education. I hope it will be of interest to you and visitors of your blog to learn about a new site Learn On The Go – education & learning podcast directory. It contains carefully selected educational and instructional podcasts covering wide variety of topics and aims to promote the use of audio and video podcasting learning materials for personal and professional development. Very recommended for students, teachers and everyone interested in spending his/her spare time for learning.
My best wishes,
March 27, 2007 at 3:27 am
This is what i was looking at.
And this is what their vice chance was saying
The thing i see is that there is probably an opportunity to use some of the content, including BBC’s, as a trigger to get people to go to an online place e.g. http://www.open2.net/discussing.html
which as the orientator to the local online communiies, and acts as a filter to the ”local’ polytechs courses.
June 19, 2007 at 2:39 am
Looked and looked and looked … no luck … can ya point me to it?
June 19, 2007 at 3:07 am
November 12, 2007 at 9:45 pm
SimPa connecting stories and landscape « Computing for Sustainability
[…] spent the day at Ōtākou with Tahu, beginning to retell his story. Tori organised, Leigh and Sunshine drove the camera, and Phoebe helped while Vicky took pictures for modelling and I (perhaps less […]
December 27, 2007 at 6:22 pm
TeachTech » Blog Archive » Leigh Blackall on Connectivity
[…] Leigh Blackall, an educational technologist that ’specialises in the use of socially networked media and communication and its relationship to socially constructed learning’ at Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand has written a telling post on connectivity. His post looks at the premise that content is king and he argues that it is connectivity that is important in education. Well worth your time to read. I could not agree more with Lee’s sentiments. […]
May 25, 2008 at 7:24 pm
Peer tutor training course - progress and collaboration :-) « Who’s Teaching Who Here?
[…] Since my last post the Peer tutor training course in wikieducator has taken on a new look. Leigh spoke to Willie Campbell and asked her if she knew of any NZQA unit standards which may be […]
July 20, 2008 at 10:28 am
Otwarty kurs | Edukacja-Online.pl
[…] Leigh Blackall za tydzień zacznie prowadzić kurs “Facilitating online communities“, który jest częścią programu “Graduate Certificate in Applied eLearning” prowadzonego przez MIT (nie ten MIT, ale Manukau Institute of Technology w Nowej Zelandii :-)) […]
October 24, 2008 at 12:12 pm
Small worlds - communities and interconnections in the “real” and “online” worlds : meldinme
[…] I recently read a tweet by the aforementioned real life friend, Dean – “6 Reasons to reject the iPhone” – which turns out to be a blog post by FOC08’s facilitator, Leigh Blackall. […]
January 5, 2009 at 6:53 pm
Daryl Cook » Catching up on things I missed in 2008
[…] and showing up, being present and willing to engage. It taught me a lot about making offers. Leigh Blackall modelled the role of facilitator to a T. He was well organised and showed leadership when needed, […]
March 18, 2010 at 12:51 am
I simply idolized your blog! I love your post about education. This would be very helpful in promoting thinking to humankind. Keep up the good work! More power to you.
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