More – No – no more Facebook!

Well – while I’ve been searching for the elusive Surf Control report quoted all over the Australian media and the world… there’s not a peep about on their own website… I scoured the media release sites and couldn’t find anything more than a brief press release statement – so no report to examine – now…

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Facebook – a A$5 billion waste of time

Here we go again!The media has previously inflamed panic about internet surfing, blogging and Googling – all related to time wasting at work… and now, fasten your seat belts… here comes the social networking scare mongering! According to this article in the Sydney Morning Herald Facebook may be costing Australian businesses A$5 billion a year…

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Removed from Jay Cross’ email list…!

I received an email this morning… from Jay Cross’ Internet Time Group … and right there, in the first line was… "Dear AnneI am removing your name from my mailing list….." Gulp… what had I done wrong??NOTHING!Because you need to read on…. "In fact, I am destroying the entire list.Newsletters cause more annoyance than good,…

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The end of “e”-Learning!!

Vale "e"-Learning!Long live Learning! So – it’s finally happened! I’ve been banging on about this (my students will be heard sighing with relief) for a couple of years now – explaining the issues with prefixes before the -Learning word and the implications and restrictions it causes…And now…. here’s the first strategic deletion of the "e"…

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Virtual Worlds & 3D learning

Wow – did you miss Sean Fitzgerald’s webinar yesterday??If you did – you really did miss something sensational! Thanks Sean for putting so much time and effort into the preparation – and also the supporting wiki resource to accompany the webinar!! I’ve been trying to resist getting into the Virtual Worlds … at least until…

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AIMIA Award winners

The 13th annual Australian Interactive Media Industry Association awards were held  earlier this month (March 2007)  – Carol has been trawling through the winners and finalists and selected some of her favourites…listed below: Winner: Best Learning & EducationFrog Pond Habitat  – Congratulations to David Hegarty and all the team at Cadre Design in Sydney! Finalist: Netty’s…

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Informal Learning & Digital Media – What’s New?

Today is the first day of the DREAM conference – I’m presenting this morning  and I’m still struggling with limited internet access…. I’ll attempt to capture some of the key issues from each of the keynote presenters and then draw out some of the themes that are emerging on informal learning…just allow for delayed posts…

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Keeping online employees in-line!

According to the press release (11 July2006) on the American Management Association  site: "…employers are fighting back by firing workers who violate computer privileges. Fully 26% of employers have terminated employees for e-mail misuse. Another 2% have dismissed workers for inappropriate instant messenger (IM) chat. And nearly 2% have fired workers for offensive blog content—including…

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Podcast lectures…and the list grows…

The list of podcasting implementations is growing rapidly in educational institutions…here’s another report of university initiatives from the Sydney Morning Herald: "Podcast lectures a hit with conscientious university students" . Looks like the student feedback is positive – based on the reports from this article.I rather like this comment (right at the end of the…

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