The Brian and D’Arcy Show
1. Open-Connected Social Repositories:
I never really thought of this idea in the past, but I guess we can learn something new everyday. I found their message on this topic consistent with other presenters we’ve had, regarding the openness and collaborative aspects of social networking. The power of the network is in the users and the sharing of ideas, etc. will only make it stronger. I always wondered how the big library we call the internet can be effectively searched for information? As discussed, Google has done this better than most, with other sites jumping on board. I believe Technorati or Icerocket would be other examples. Search engines that seek communities, formed around content make the network a powerful tool for learning. Eg. Flickr and Delicious.
2. Learning Objects:
I understood their example that anything is a learning object and one can form a community around it. There are many examples of this on the net. I guess the key question for me was, “What resources are we using in an educational context”, regarding technology. What can we find online?
Also, check out Connie’s blog.
I’ll leave it open for all of your comments.