Can we keep leading lights burning strong?

I am privileged to associate with some amazing people.  These leading lights share their knowledge and expertise generously, stir others into action and are passionate about improving their pedagogy and that of others. But what of their learning journey? I’ve found that some of these leading lights face the “prophet in his hometown” syndrome.  While on the wider internet they are respected and admired, in their institutions they constantly have to do battle to prove…

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Howard Rheingold’s Co-laboratory

The theory of digital natives (those younger than 30 being perfectly at ease with and heavy users of technology) is busted as far as Howard Rheingold is concerned — and he’s doing something about it. A social networking and online communications educator since the 1980s, Howard Rheingold found that when he suggested the use of blogs, wikis or other social media tools to his 21st century students, he got a lot of blank looks. And…

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Why don’t I feel like bloggin?

So many ideas for great blog posts – so little ambition. From a rant about the LOUD family living next door – to mulling over McD’s new virtual space for kids and the joys of Twittering — I just don’t feel like writing lately. Not sure why, but I’ve decied to try a video blog instead. Here’s a link to an MP4 file if you’re following via RSS: http://blip.tv/file/get/KerryJ-BlogPostLight244.mp4 If you’re here on my blog,…

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What’s a freesoul?

Freesouls is a photo commons project that involves photos of thought leaders and their thoughts on sharing and learning. It is now a group on slideshow, inviting people to share what they think a freesoul is. It was enough to inspire me to finally set up a slide show account and make a submission. Here is mine: Freesoul View SlideShare presentation (tags: freesoul challenge meme risk)

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Testing out ExitReality

If you haven’t seen it yet, the ExitReality plug-in for Internet Explorer aims to present the 2D web in 3D. It’s in Beta at the moment and I gave it a rough and ready test drive today. While I don’t think it’s a virtual world replacement — I can’t help but be impressed that they’re out there swinging. Link to video (Viddler web site): http://www.viddler.com/explore/KerryJ/videos/2/# Embedded video:

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