October 9, 2008

review

The course was a very well constructed exploration of a variety of techniques--I really enjoyed it and appreicate the effort you put into it!

I enjoyed the majority of the exercises I liked the Flicker/photo session very much and feel there is probalby a never ending opportunity to keep learning! ;-)

As I'm on fall leave, this hasn't effected my daily work yet, but I can see the opportunity to integrate into my teaching...and marketing!

Thanks!

umconnect

I haven't created a meeting in UMConnect in a long time, so it was a good refresher. My new adventure was to create a poll. It worked and was fun--so much fun stuff to do! Now, where does the time come from?!

September 24, 2008

im: differences and similarities to other techs

I read with mild interest about the UM Chat feature...I have been aware of it and know others who have used it for office hours. However, I am unclear how it differ with email. For example, if I have office hours and say I will be available by email, how is that different than im'ing?

I do appreciate the idea that students who have meshed via iming (or another online way) may be more apt to work well f-f.

Still, I didn't sign up for an account quite yet :-)

im: differences and similarities to other techs

I read with mild interest about the UM Chat feature...I have been aware of it and know others who have used it for office hours. However, I am unclear how it differ with email. For example, if I have office hours and say I will be available by email, how is that different than im'ing?

I do appreciate the idea that students who have meshed via iming (or another online way) may be more apt to work well f-f.

Still, I didn't sign up for an account quite yet :-)

September 15, 2008

maximizing social networking

Social networking has application for tourism programs and research: research on what's happening in the field could be conducted on line, a group of advisors could be pulled together electronically and then questioned and/dor a ddialogue continued. We have discussed ideas of having an online community for some of our programs---an advanced list serv, if you will: we'd have to work on the connections portion of it.

I think the overwhleming response that the museum had is informative and suggests that you really need to be prepared as possible to deal with success.

September 10, 2008

productivity pondering

I appreciate the opportunity to explore a vareity of new tools. I think jing has definite potential for use in classes and general communiation. I was disappointed with the 'tada'--I was hoping I'd get access to lists people had already created....oh well. I'll keep exploring!

September 2, 2008

who's picky about wiki's

Like blogs, Wiki's are not that appealing to me: maybe it's generational and I'm not hip enough for a wiki or perhaps I take peer review too seriously. I am an occassional wki user -for example, when I'm lazy and don't want to look for something too deeply or critically (like today I looked up what is maltodextrin and took the wikipedia answer).

That said, I thought the flat classroom wiki was very interesting and passed it on to some folks who might use it. Similarly, I passed on the Peace Corps wiki site.


August 25, 2008

rss...sss

I really like the idea of being updated by RSS feed: however, I'm curious about the difference of an email alert vs the RSS feed.... for example, I get the dictionary.com word of the day by email--what's the difference on the RSS feed? I suppose if there were many words per day, i could get all of them as they were updated...

flicker and more

I was impressed by the flickr product..it seems much more sophisticated than snapfish, but perhaps they serve different purposes..I'll be exploring the utility of snapfish a bit more. I did see the advantage to sharing photos and things...exactly what differentiates it from myspace, facebook, etc. I'm not sure...maybe the mapping feature?

one question that arose was how many e-mechanisms do we now have to use to communicate? Keeping up with email is enough for me...maybe I have too much to do or work too much!>?!

another online playground: podcasts

My exploration of podcasts via PodNova provided yet another place to explore and learn. I definitely need to work on searching through podcasts to get to what I want, due to the number of channels available. One could really lose track of time....

August 18, 2008

value of blogging

Of all the possibile ways to communicate, blogging falls into the least favor with me. I'm curious about research that demonstrates the economic or social value of blogging: what's the ROI? WOuld the time spent managing a blog be better spent in other ways?

value of blogging

Of all the possibile ways to communicate, blogging falls into the least favor with me. I'm curious about research that demonstrates the economic or social value of blogging: what's the ROI? WOuld the time spent managing a blog be better spent in other ways?

The game begins

I'm venturing into the blog world..a new medium and experiment.