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Welcome to Andy's first blog what's this blog going to cover Technology to support learning , Pedagogy of supporting learning with technology and Communities of practice Some fun stuff you didn't know about me. Why Andy's Black Hole? Well it was going to be called Andy's Ramblings from edge but Katrina Lambert came up with a better suggestion. What’s it for? A place Andy can dump all the things he come across that might be useful to those people living the dream of promoting e-learning.
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Now Ive been a tablet PC user for a while a Ipod touch fan as well so this touch sensitive screen I reckon is an interesting thing.
Now the OLPC XO is going to have two screen one working as a virtual keyboard
The Nitendo DS has two as well
The talked of Apple tablet didnt arrived in Septmber now Microsoft has this interesting device in development supposedly called the Microsoft Courier . Now it looks very nice it also looks like a book tablet meet e book reader interesting development.
see details on gizmo such as they are http://gizmodo.com/5365299/courier-first-details-of-microsofts-secret-tablet
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just received a copy of this worth a read.About This PublicationThis good practice book shows you how technology can be used to support and encourage reading, particularly reading for pleasure. It introduces technology such as blogs, wikis, RSS feeds and social networking sites and shows you how they can enhance and enrich reading. The book also shows you how to use this technology to make reading more accessible.
You may have seen headlines like:
"Technology – with the wealth of choices and distractions it brings – is directly responsible for the decline of traditional reading, especially among younger adults."
Our new book gives a more balanced understanding of technology and reading by explaining how you can use technology to encourage reading.
The new book will raise your awareness and increase your knowledge of how to use technology to support and encourage reading
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Thanks to Ian Usher for sending this my way is is it just me or is this highling tool and ulr shortnening tool for web pages brilliant http://www.awesomehighlighter.com/ this is a section of my blog highlighted using the tool http://awurl.com/uCUePmM2e
its got send to twitter and firefox bookmarklet one to watch .
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The most important benefit of eTextbooks is their ability to improve educational attainment. ForNow thats an iteresting stement be interested to see the evidence around it but for now just saying the reports out there and worth a read .
less money than is spent on conventional textbooks, eTextbooks, over time, could deliver a regularly
updated, interactive, and 21st-century education to our children. There are multiple reasons the technology
offers an improved educational experience.
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Hierarchy of digital distraction
Brilliant work by David McCandless, London based visual and data journalist . I loved this graphical representation of the hierarchy of digital distractions
I also loved his work on Mountains out of molehills at time line of global media scare stories
Great stuff do visit the site
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earlier today had pleasure of see Mike Wesch deliver keynote at ALTC in manchester
Mikes bio is http://www.alt.ac.uk/altc2009/keynotes.html#wesch
presentation isnt yet live but earlier one prsented to presented at the Personal Democracy Forum
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Have a look well deserved nominations
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