Engaged Learning Using Web 2.0 Technologies… including Google Wave

Engaged Learning Using Web 2.0 Technologies View more documents from Nanette Stillwell. Having signed up for a Google Wave account, like many others, I'm not that clear on what to do with it. The blog 'Don't waste your time' has given some great ideas, and I think this presentation adds another layer of understanding (alongside another set of online tools, all/most without charge!) about the possibilities for using Google Wave within education, especially once the…

"The Monster Devouring Us…"

"It is a Britain, indeed a world, where the private individual has ceased to exist, and one in which an unholy alliance of the state and Mammon rules our lives with powers that would have made Stalin sick with envy. This dystopian nightmare is a distinct possibility thanks to what is probably the most significant invention of the 20th century - the internet. And although this nightmare is set in the future, much of it…

Google Wave

On Tuesday evening I finally watched the whole of the Google Wave developer forum, explaining the concept that brothers Lars & Jens came up with, challenging the idea that most software and online tools are built to emulate tools of the 1960s, and don't make full use of what is now possible: Why do we have to live with divides between different types of communication — email versus chat, or conversations versus documents? Could a…