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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.