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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Blackboard patents e-Learning Technolgoy

Blackboard have been awarded patents on technologies related to… "… internet-based education support systems and methods. The patent covers core technology relating to certain systems and methods involved in offering online education, including course management systems and enterprise e-Learning systems. In addition, patents corresponding with the U.S. patent have been issued in Australia, New Zealand…

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Social Software being adopted by the Australian Government

Today’s Australian IT covered this story on the adoption of social software technologies into the public services: "THE federal government may tap the vast pool of social resources behind blogs and websites such as Flickr and Wikipedia to boost its online information services.The Department of Finance’s lead information technology body, AGIMO, has begun experimenting with…

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Plogs – from Amazon

I’ve just logged on to Amazon and was told I now had a Plog! What’s a Plog????Well, having just read an article in the UK Times about Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom’s blog (he’s based in North Wales), I thought it might be something to do with police-blogging! (He is considering podcasts – which have been…

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Podcasts, profcasts – research in Higher Ed

I spent an engaging afternoon at the University of Leicester on Tuesday (11th July,2006) with Gilly Salmon and her team, Ming Nie & Palitha Edirisingha – thanks for your time guys!!! For those of you who already know Gilly’s work with e-Moderating & e-Tivities, then you will be excited to find out what Gilly is…

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Can you manage different generations?

"Managing multigenerational workforces is an art in itself. Young workers want to make a quick impact, the middle generation needs to believe in the mission, and older employees don’t like ambivalence. Your move." That’s the promo paragraph from Harvard Business School "Working Knowledge" newsletter, 17 April 2006: "Can you manage different generations?" The article refers…

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What’s in your shed??

The great Australian shed – there’s been numerous studies on Aussie sheds and outhouses  – and now…well, there’s the Intel approach to sheds! – SMH 6 April 2006 "Homing in on the human element"Genevieve Bell is employed at Intel as an anthropologist to investigate how to add the vital human element to technology!!! She says:…

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