Tassilo Pellegrini who I met in MindTrek this year gave me an interview about communities of the future. I had an interesting talk with him on the MindTrek party. He told me e.g. about his popular course in St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences. It starts from a situation where no Internet exists anymore and the people need to rethink how communities can communicate without it. He told that some of his young students just cannot imagine a life without net while some are very creative in thinking new ways. When the way of communication is planned it can be moved to net too. Interesting idea and something we really should think about... There might be times when we need to survive without electricity. And we do not need to go very far, that was the situation in Finland a year ago after Christmas when some homes lacked electricity for weeks...
The purpose of this video is to promote Community Manager Appreciation Day which is held in Tampere on 28 January 2012 for the second time.
Monday, 29 October 2012
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Jane Hart from Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies has created her yearly list of most popular on-line (and social media) tools for education. It is already the 6th time the polls is created.
- Google Docs (Google Drive)
- Google Search (+11 since last year)
- Skype (-3)
- PowerPoint (+11)
- Facebook (+5)
- Wikipedia. (+1)
So Google is dominating the top ten with 3 services. I am little surprised that teachers like Skype and Facebook more than Wikipedia.
Salman Khan was talking about how he started his Academy on YouTube on TED last year:
PS. We did not have an article about Khan Academy in Finnish Wikipedia until I created it today...
Monday, 8 October 2012
Mervi Rauhala gives you a possibility to pick the highligts. :) Mervi did a good job in live-tweeting and I retweeted many of her tweets while I was live-tweeting for @soitaproject´s account. I have noticed it is easier to get followers for a human than for an organization and my aim was to get more followers for our project. I managed to double the amount of followers in 3 days so I need to be content (not happy though). Soita project will be sharing our viewpoints of the MindTrek later in our blog.