Communities

TCC08: Social Bookmarking to Support Professional Practice

Using a Social Bookmark Site to Assist in Diffusion of Online Information to Support Professional Practices Presented by Heather Carter-Templeton, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee Working to improve information literacy skills in nurses Professor #1 Does online research Gets email subscriptions Can’t find the information she wants when she needs it–it’s at […]

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TCC08: Wikis and Blogs and Tags: Oh Why?

Presenters: Alice Bedard-Voorhees, Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, USA Lisa Cheney-Steen, Colorado Community College System, Denver, Colorado, USA Starting with an intro to Web 2.0 New tools pop up all the time Why not just use the features in your LMS? Information or Presentation Social Connection Collaboration Categories overlap & aren’t clean distinctions Information

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TCC08: What can Educators Learn from Online Religious Communities?

This is another liveblogged post from the TCC 2008 conference. Presented by Scot Headley, Amy Dee, Sue Phillips, Tricia Meyer, Jeanette Eggert Doctoral students at George Fox University Based on seminar where doctoral students created online community projects Used a wiki for the course–most content went through the wiki, not through Moodle. The seminar raised

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TCC08: Creating and Teaching a College-Level Undergraduate Course in Social Networking

This is another liveblogged post from the TCC 2008 conference, presented by Robert Fulkerth, Ageno School of Business, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA. Developed a course on social networking for business Will teach with blogs and a wiki Using the tools to teach the content–mostly avoiding the LMS Use online library databases to research

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Diigo User Communities

I just realized that Diigo lets me see everyone who has bookmarked my site and what they saved. They call this the “User Community” around a site; there’s also communities around tags. Here’s Site Community for my blog; you can enter your own URL there to see your user community. If you’re more interested in

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Diigo’s New Release

Diigo recently released version 3 of their social bookmarking application. This is what I use to keep track of all my resources and what generates my Daily Bookmarks posts. I was involved in the testing for this release, which was fun. I’ve never participated in private testing like that, and it was cool to see

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Blogs in Plain English–New Video

Common Craft has a new video out called “Blogs in Plain English.” Although this doesn’t discuss blogs for learning and professional development the way we often talk about them in this community, I really like their explanation of the relationships between bloggers. They talk about how bloggers form communities together. Often I feel like introductory

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