There are many online infographic tools such as Picktochart, Canva, Easel.ly, Visualize, etc that offer decent tools for a free account. They are good for creating simple and visually engaging infographics but that is about all. This week, i came to learn about a pretty interesting infographic tool where you can create infographics that your audience […]Read More Thinglink: Creating Interactive Infographics
While the change in Facebook’s mission to build communities is primarily aimed at rallying social action, communities have long been known to be effective in improving learning and instructions. Think of Vygotsky’s “Zone of Proximal Development” or the idea of a community of practice within situated cognition. Since the focus for this week is on […]Read More New Community Building Features in Facebook Groups
The value of content increases as it passes through the process of aggregation, curation and creation. Content aggregation is automated with tools like Feedly and content curation is involves a little more manual effort as you are required to digest the content and select those that you deemed to be valuable. Among the three processes, […]Read More Diigo: Create New Content With Ease
Last week, i was introduced to the concept of a Personal Learning Network and had to create one as part of my module requirement. A Personal Learning Network or PLN in short is exactly what it is called. It is personal because you decide what topic or theme you are interested in and it is […]Read More Aggregation, Curation and Creation. Where are you now?
I had great fun and many eureka moments reflecting about social network and communities over the last two weeks. Restarted my Twitter account, started a Linkedin profile and a blog on WordPress to track my learning journey through this module. I have decided to work on building a Personal Learning Network (PLN) after some discussion […]Read More Getting Started with My PLN
Most of us are perfectly aware that Web 2.0 has brought about a great deal of information overload into our daily lives. The ability to create, share and curate content collaborative with have resulted in more information than we can ever consume. Attention has become a commodity and a scarce one. With shortened attention span […]Read More Attention Economy: What can you teach in 10 seconds using Snapchat?
“Snapchat is for kids with short attention span. Not for adults doing a graduate programme. Period.” That was literally my first response when i read that one of the tools that we will be exploring this week is Snapchat. C’mon, how do you learn with an image or video that expires after 10 secs and […]Read More Snapchat and Learning. Really?
I spoke about the dearth of third spaces with the advent of Web 2.0 platforms in my post titled “The Demise of the Third Space“. Here, I will share some reasons why e-commerce giants are eagerly creating third spaces (after tearing them down) by opening up brick-and-mortar stores. As I have mentioned in my other […]Read More The Rise of the “Third Space”
The “third place” was coined by Ray Oldenburg, author of The Great Good Place to describe any environment outside of the home and the workplace. The third place was where people gather for deeper interpersonal connection. It was where communities flourished. Third places include marketplaces, bookstores, malls, community centres and place of worship. Oldenburg content that third […]Read More The Demise of the “Third Place”
Since this week’s focus is on “communities”, i figured out that it will be apt to connect my blog to the course twitter hashtag. This will allow me to be updated on everything about this course from tweets to my classmates’ newest blog posts. The first problem that i found out was that i could […]Read More How to Connect to a Twitter # Community on WordPress