Thursday, July 31, 2008

Are You a Global Supercharged Communicator/Collaborator?

Hi!, Ola!, Ciao!, Bonjour!, Hallo!, etc...

Are you a global supercharged communicator/collaborator? - Video

Are you a global supercharged communicator/collaborator, i.e., every day do you interact with friends/colleagues through multiple channels of communication? What communication channels do you use most and why? For example, do your communication means include cellphones, text messages, instant messages, e-mail, social networking, face-to-face conversations, etc.?

Some of the main reasons that I believe why people embrace social media, e.g., blogging, micro-blogging, social networks, etc., is to "stay in touch", collaborate/learn from each other, create identities for themselves and control other people’s perceptions of them. What do you think?

That being said, some feel that the new Web 2.0 technologies are at best self-serving vehicles for people to leave egocentric status messages, and nothing more. But, it doesn't have to be that way! It's all about how and why we use such tools. What footprint do you want to leave?

Bye!, AdiĆ³s!, Arrivederci!, Ciao!, etc...



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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Use of Seesmic and/or Twitter in Education and Business?

If you have used Twitter (http://twitter.com/wgraziadei) then you know about text-based micro-blogging. Take a look at Seesmic, if you haven't already done so, and try micro-blogging with video You can follow me at http://ww.seesmic.com/wgraziadei as wgraziadei. There is a Twhirl client that links both togther on your desktop. See http://www.twhirl.org/project/twhirl. From my perspective, these seem ideally suited for the mobile learning environment, especially with an interrogatory problem solving didactic approach.

I'm really sold on micro-blogging especially for mobile learning . It's the way to go - short bits and pieces. You pose a question around some information and get learners to answer. Something that would take end-users only 3-5 min to accomplish. Servers let the client know there's new content and pass it along. It's quick, easy and best of all, from my experience, learners learn best with the small bits and pieces of Q&A information.

Does micro-blogging have a place in education and business? If so, WHEN, WHERE, WHY and HOW do you use or would you use either or both? Are these two approaches (text- and video-based) complementary companions? When do you use one and/or the other? What problems have you encountered using either?

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Twittle dee dee... or Twitter dee dee...

Twitter (and others) is a free mobile phone social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send updates (otherwise known as tweets) which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length. For more information and further explanation see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter

When you become a new Twitter-er...

It can change the way you think about staying in touch with friends and family. You can send and receive Twitter updates via mobile texting, instant message or the web.

You signup for a free account: http://twitter.com/

Activate Phone & IM: http://twitter.com/devices

Invite Your Friends: http://twitter.com/invitations/invite

The New York Times calls Twitter "one of the fastest-growing phenomena on the Internet." TIME=
Magazine says, "Twitter is on its way to becoming the next killer app,"...

What do you think? Have you used it? Other like services? What are some social networking uses for work environment, learning, staying in touch with colleagues, clients, learners, family, friends, etc.?

Until we twitter...my username is wgraziadei

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