Friday, 12 June 2009

Web 2.0

Web 2.0 was the millionth English word to be logged by The Global Language Monitor, on Wednesday.

"Web 2.0 is a technical term meaning the next generation of World Wide Web products and services. It has crossed from technical jargon into far wider circulation in the last six months."

Henry Ford quote

“If I’d have asked them what they want they would have said a faster horse.”

Someone I’m following on twitter tweeted this quote by Henry Ford and it got me thinking what does it really mean? Is it true?

Does this mean I should go off and design a widget or a program without bothering to talk to its intended users?

Have a read of this website and the responses I think it sums it up perfectly.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Online push in California schools

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has unveiled a plan to save money by phasing out school textbooks in favour of internet aids.

The Future of Learning

Hi, I haven’t really been blogging much recently but that’s because I’ve been more of a doer than a blogger over the last couple of weeks. Hopefully this means I’ll have lots to talk about very soon. But for now this is pretty interesting.

This is a really nice little video. It’s a little more school orientated not HE and is only really advertising learning technology but I liked it.

Stephen Heppell: Edited for the Department of Children, Schools and Families for the Schools' Minister (Jim Knights) to use in his speech at the huge annual BETT Show in London's Olympia

YouTube - The Future of Learning