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Ozmozr – Power for Educators and Academics

Have you seen the Ozmozr? It’s a bit difficult to explain what Ozmozr is, but we may call it social-knowledge-management or social-informal-learning site. It’s a meta social networking, meta aggregator and meta link sharing site. It is still alpha version and the user interface is very uneasy and noisy. But the idea is very good. […]

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We need local, libre and mobile “Internet”

It’s been another month in Colombia. I think I have again learned some important new things in here. Many of these are related to Free/libre and open source software and technology in learning. Like every vacation in here, this time as well, we spent several days in countryside and in small village called Tobia. In […]

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$100 Laptop’s/OLPC’s user interface looks good, but …

I again spent some time to update myself with the One Laptop per Child project. I have been – and I am still – critical about the design process and the idea of dumping the laptops for the governments of developing countries without a clear vision how they will be used in local educational settings. […]

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Is LeMill a platform for school library 2.0?

Yesterday in the EU Information and Society Technologies conference’s Digital Libraries and Technology-enhanced Learning session Birte Christensen-Dalsgraad talked about library 2.0. In the same session Demetrios Sampson presented the latest memes in the field of educational technology. Jack M. Maness’ paper Library 2.0 Theory: Web 2.0 and Its Implications for Libraries give a good overview […]

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Konfabulaari 2006 – unconference in Helsinki and e-learning in Finland

I must write about this, just because the Flosse Posse is so well represented in the Konfabulaari 2006 – an event taking place this week ath the University of Helsinki. Konfabulaari is an unconference about the new web in Universities. Under this theme people have proposed session to the event’s wiki-site. At the moment there […]

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Participatory Design and Scenarios in Learning

Like all learning, also learning in a networked world can be designed. Design is activity of planning and patterning of actions toward desired and foreseeable end. Design requires problem setting, investigation and problem solving with understanding context and systems where the designed solutions will be taking in use. When we design we may use some […]

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Transportation systems and open educational resources (OERs)

Some people are worried what will happen for publishing industry if schoolbooks and other educational resources will be delivered online under free/open license. I am not worried – and not only because I am not in a schoolbook business – but because I see that in the value chain there is job for publishers, too. […]

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Networked groups

It’s been a busy month. First there was the trip around New Zealand with bunch of nice people with a lot of new thoughts and ideas about learning, teaching and education. After this I made a short visit to Manila and had several very good meetings in there. It looks promising that we will do […]

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Peko is here – LeMill 1.1. released

We are very happy to announce the release of version 1.1 of LeMill. LeMill is a web portal and engine for authoring and sharing free and open learning resources. You may download your own LeMill from our development site. LeMill is free/libre/open source and released under GPL. The Peko release (v.1.1) – named after an […]

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Learning Environments for Higher Levels of Learning

The week in the Future of Learning in a network world unconference has made me to rethink the issue of learning environments: what they are? How they should be? How they emerge or how we may build them? This is a bit like coming home. Learning environments are anyway what I am interested in. First […]