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Collaboration

New lesson format and inexpensive virtual conferencing

I carried out a lesson at the Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland, under a course held by Prof. Kirsimarja Blomqvist and Lassi Köppä. It was a journey from the elements of network society, new actors like pro-ams, through FLOSS and Open Content to bottom-up emerging technologies like blogs, wikis and information aggregation. I highlighted the […]

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Open Source

Non-accessible e-learning: lawsuit against an institution using WebCT

“A former Capella University student has filed a lawsuit against the online institution, claiming that it violated the Americans With Disabilities Act by using technology that does not accommodate his learning disabilities.” (by The Chronicle of Higher Education via matkalla) The technology used in the Capella was WebCT. I think the student has a point […]

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Open Source

CmapTools and scaffolding

I only lately heard about CmapTools. If you are not use to read concept maps you may find the textual description of the software more user friendly. CmapTools is a software toolkit design to facilitate manipulation of concept maps. It’s pretty brilliant set of software tools, although with some extra features it could be a […]

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Social Software

Solving communication disasters with FLOSS social tools

Evelyn writes about the help of wikis for people in urgent need for localized information. Robert Scoble talks about the same thing and points that we need a new kind of search engine. This reminds me of 9/11 which was the starting shot for blogs, as Hugh wisely compares that Katrina is for wikis what […]

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Open Source

Mobile phones for learning

Next week I will be in South Africa. This is already my third trip this year to there. This time I have great expectations for the trip. With partners from SA, Indian, Brazil, US and Finland we are planning a new project called MobiLed – Mobile phones in informal and formal learning in developing countries. […]