Personal Learning Environment/Network – Cmap Version

A big part of the course, Introduction to Emerging Technologies, has been trying out new tools. One of those suggested is IHMC CmapTools, a concept mapping or knowledge modelling application. The participants in the course were encouraged to try it or something similar to assist in getting our heads around the complexity of our personal learning environments and in particular, our online personal learning environment.

I exported my PLE diagram in HTML format. You can view it at this local URL,
or on the Cmaps public server. It is similar to the first one I created, displayed below in an earlier post.

My Cmap is definitely a work in progress, but it has potential, especially for any of the fairly well-structured processes. Moves, adds and changes to a mapped system, especially a complex and dynamic one, would require time and effort in the upkeep. 🙂

IET09 Online Presentation

Two steps forward, one step back. Adding video to a PowerPoint presentation is quite straightforward with Jing’s capture technology. Both still and video capture worked, well. Uploading the package to the Internet and having everything work as planned can be another matter.

Try my screencast in .ppt format at…

iPhone Podcasting

This is a podcast created by and for the iPhone. I learned a lot about the iPhone in the process. Some good. Some bad.


The Future of Social Networking – W3C

The W3C Workshop on the Future of Social Networking has published a report that includes observations of, challenges for, and next steps in the development of social networking.

W3C Workshop on the Future of Social Networking
Report 15-16 January 2009, Barcelona


Well…in for a penny, in for a pound. I have been Googlized. I blame it on my new iPhone.

These pictures were taken last November in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, just before the ice pack formed in Hudson’s Bay and the polar bears headed out to hunt seals. Various cameras. A slide show feed from Picasa via Flash. If you are attempting to view the show with Safari on the iPhone 3G, though, all you will see is a small, blue, plastic building block with question marks on two sides in the centre of a chunk of white space. Is there an app for that? YouTube, I get on the iPhone…mostly. Google, right. I figured Picasa, should be smooth…

A Flash app? A(nother) tweak to the mobile Safari? I live in hope.

I am setting up news feeds in Google Reader, now. The slide show Flash feed will have to wait for a solution. It is a lot of work to setup an online presence. Not everything works the way you would like it to work. The search for the right tools, continues.