Wednesday, April 18, 2012
You may have heard in the news recently that Sydney is the most gullible city in Australia. Well actually it is old news, but I am a bit slow on the uptake sometimes. One of my colleagues has been developing an ethics course, and she wanted to include a reflective journal as an element of the assessment. This caused a lot of opposition because 'first year students have no idea about reflective practice'. Might have some foundation but surely they need to learn? And what about hardened journalists? Do they have experience in clear thinking? Do we teach clear thinking? Portfolio are the perfect tool to assist. Watch the video, it's fun but also a little scary.....
Posted by IK at 12:21 PM
Monday, April 16, 2012
I see so many great posts, it is hard to keep up. A friend showed me http://www.udemy.com/ recently and there is some great content both free and paid. A quick look yielded 'ideas come from everywhere' a series of brief lectures by Merrisa Mayer VP search products at Google. I am not sure if the link will work directly you may have to login first.
Posted by IK at 3:33 PM
Friday, April 13, 2012
How long have we been a slave to MS Word for now? I started out with Word Perfect many years ago now, but then IT departments the world over flocked to Microsoft and the rest is history really. It is all the second guessing that drives me nuts. Would you like this or that? I can make my own decisions thanks very much. And then try to copy paste from MS Word to..... well just about anything and it will often mess up. Have you ever seen a Moodle page that looks <;!--like@this?
In his article Death to Microsoft Word, journalist Tom Scocca describes the main problem with Word, namely moving text and other content between multiple online and offline applications. I downloaded Textedit for Windows today and had a play (any excuse not to work) and it is really good as an authoring tool. It has some cool features like text to voice (it will read a document to you) but can't spel.
What it has made me think about though is using software that is fit for purpose, rather than just using MS Office exclusively, because we have for so long.
Posted by IK at 3:45 PM
official documentation. New feature in 1.5 are highlighted and you can see there are a lot of them.
Posted by IK at 2:27 PM