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We are all Umberto Eco now | Overland literary journal
"He felt, I think – or at least played at feeling – that he needed to justify being given such freedom in a medium that was perceived as being finite. For him to write on the last page of L’Espresso meant that somebody else could not. To devote that space to expound on idle musings was a self-indulgence that needed to be accounted for.

Now consider how similar this author-position is to online writing, and blogs in particular. I’m sure I’ve read dozens of debut blog posts setting out the author’s intentions to write about disparate topics, and that it might not last very long, but anyway, ‘we shall see’. It’s the same reader contract, which is another way of saying we’re all Umberto Eco now: everyone can start a column of idle musings, and publish it to a potentially wider audience than his – as large as everyone who speaks one’s language and has an internet connection. And sure, there is no money involved, but I can’t imagine money would have been too big a consideration for the author of The Name of the Rose. It was the opportunity to enter into that contract that would have appealed to him.

The other thing about blogs and personal pages or small, non-paying online magazines is that very few people might actually read them, but, on the other hand, you don’t have to feel you’re taking anyone’s space away. Which I think explains why – without my having researched the problem in any systematic way – online first posts are generally less apologetic than Eco’s first matchbook. There are, besides, entire social media platforms devoted to presenting and sharing one’s niche interests.

Eco’s column, as I’ve written in a book on his work published this year, was in many respects an early incarnation of the blog form, trading as it did in lists, word games, pastiche and curiosities. Yet, ironically, it lost its uniqueness and become a much more conventional print magazine column once the World Wide Web took off and actual blogs started to proliferate. In 2012, Eco wrote:
When I get tired once and for all of coming up every two weeks with topics that are somewhat current for this column, I would like to embark on a series of late reviews, in which I talked about books that were published a long time ago as if they were new and it were useful to reread them.

This is, in fact, a most common kind of exercise on the web, and the subject of many popular blogs. We review old books and old films as if new all the time, since not only space but also time has collapsed under the digital paradigm. But maybe Eco’s late misgivings suggest we should interrogate these practices.

This belief that online is ‘free’, that it doesn’t take anyone’s paid writing job away or stifle anyone’s voice – while unspoken and in most respects probably true – needs to be measured against the crisis of magazines and of formally edited selections of content more generally.

While the online edition of Overland is a magazine in a fairly traditional sense, The Huffington Post isn’t, just like Buzzfeed isn’t a newspaper. Looking at my own patterns of reading, I find that I consume individual posts and essays from a wide variety of sources, some of which I’m not even entirely conscious of, as I just happen to end there on somebody’s recommendation. On balance this has enriched my life immeasurably, exposing me to a far greater range of voices than was ever available to me before. These broader connections, in turn, greatly facilitate political articulation and organisation.

Yet the countervailing issues are not merely economic: my reading all of these disparate writings frays the contours of my social and cultural world, fracturing any sense of the topical and the local. Even as I engage on my own musings on obscure topics, reasoning that I am not limiting anyone’s time and space but in fact adding infinitesimally to the available store of knowledge, I must ask myself if this is entirely true, or if the shifts that occur under the surface entail the loss of something else, somewhere else.

I am not suggesting that people should write less, or justify why they write to anyone, let alone to me: but rather calling attention to material realities that are sometimes hidden by the sheen of the digital screen. Not just the mechanics of publishing but also the psychology of writing has changed. We should reflect not just on the economics of the profession, as we do often, but also on the economics of attention. It is, after all, always a valuable question to ask: why do I write?"
attention  blogging  writing  giovannitiso  readwriteweb  2015  twitter  socialmedia  buzzfeed  huffingtonpost  serendipity  web  online  howweread  howwewrite  reading  publishing  umbertoeco 
february 2016 by robertogreco
Vale Umberto Eco | Overland literary journal
"I still consider it his main contribution to our culture: that of demystifying and modernising the role of the intellectual; of making it more accessible, more contemporary, more relevant. He wasn’t a radical like, say, Pier Paolo Pasolini or Michel Foucault, and never viewed himself as part of a struggle, be it political or existential. He never operated outside of the establishment, either, embracing rather a role of international academic superstar that saw him bouncing for two decades between Italy and the United States. Yet he also helped create lasting institutions, like the modern field of semiotics and the university faculty known as DAMS, in Bologna, where one could survey new phenomena such as mass communications and culture through very old means, reaching as far back as the scholastic philosophy of his beloved Thomas Aquinas, and from there further back to Aristotle. At the time when I went to university, in 1990, this was still an almost singular exception in an academia that clung for dear life to its pre-war methods, structures and concerns.

Then, at the age of forty-eight, Eco became a novelist. Later he revealed that he had come to hate The Name of the Rose, which he regarded as his worst work of fiction but, with all due respect, it’s a silly assessment. That first novel, his best, reflects his approach to intellectual work in that it’s a superficially difficult book, delving at length into obscure theological and philosophical questions, that manages nonetheless to be highly enjoyable and readable. Its themes are the same themes that preoccupied him at the time, chiefly the problem of interpretation. I think we are beyond spoiling the plot, but in the simplest of terms, in The Name of the Rose an occasional murderer becomes a serial one in order to fulfil the plot that the detective has come up with in order to explain the original killings: therefore his subsequent murders are effectively inspired by the fervid imagination of the detective. Like his semiotic work Lector in fabula, which he had just finished writing, The Name of the Rose is about the role of the reader in making sense of a text, only in a literal and essentially comic fashion. As Eco explains in the postscript to the second edition, he had been fascinated by an attempt by the French writers of Oulipo to produce a matrix of all possible murder stories, whose conclusion was that they had all been written save perhaps for one in which the murderer was the reader. That was the paradox, or joke, at the root of it all.

Another way of summarising the plot of The Name of the Rose would be that a deranged monk becomes a killer in order to prevent the recovery of the lost last book of Aristotle’s Poetics, the one on comedy. Therefore the novel is another dramatisation of the struggle between apocalyptic and integrated intellectuals, between deadly seriousness and life-giving irony. Foucault’s Pendulum picks up on the same themes, but with a little more of an edge. The fanatic conspiracists at its centre bear a striking resemblance to contemporary flat earthers and 9/11 truthers, and as a result the book still reads very well: Eco’s concern with textual interpretation, if anything, has become more relevant and more political now that everyone writes as well as reading.

I suggested recently in an Overland article that we are all Umberto Eco now, by which I meant that the internet gives everyone an opportunity to be a published – therefore public – intellectual, such as was afforded to Eco for a mainstream national audience only at the height of his career. The inverse of this observation is that Umberto Eco was Umberto Eco first. That is to say, he exhibited the kind of encyclopaedic intellectual interest that is almost a default, standard setting of the current reader/writer, covering the most disparate of topics like a one-man Twitter or Facebook timeline.

This may be why, in spite of neither being a great admirer of his fiction nor a follower of his semiotic theories, over the years I have found myself drawn to Eco time and again. I think it was his voraciousness, that medieval appetite for universal knowledge that is nonetheless truly modern, his prodigious curiosity, and the obvious enjoyment he derived from intellectual work and was able to transmit to the reader. Of some of his work, in the fold of that vast output, I am truly fond. Like his heroic translation into Italian of Raymond Queneau’s devilish Exercices de style (a one-page narrative about a chance encounter on the bus is re-told in ninety-nine different styles); his introduction to the work of one of my favourite writers, Achille Campanile; his recent, inexhaustible book on the passion for lists in Western thought; and above all so many of his columns, too many to count.

There will be many obituaries, and I’d like to conclude this one with a nod to the one he wrote for the great illustrator, designer and author Bruno Manari, with whom he had long worked at Bompiani on technical and other non-fiction work. In this brief piece for a magazine after Munari’s death, in 1998, Eco recalled his friend’s great talent for sketching complex book layouts with a few strokes of the pencil, equal only to his ability to argue and immediately show that any alternative suggestions would simply not work on the page. It was a little lesson on the craft of publishing that obviously stayed with him: he remembered it four decades later, and it has stayed with me for two decades more. Deep thinking about book design is a form of deep thinking about culture, which is also ultimately the sum of all of our crafts. Eco was above all this: a devoted and joyous practitioner of the art of being interested in things."
umbertoeco  giovannitiso  interestedness  2016  obituaries  publishing  bookdesign  books  culture  brunomunari  semiotics  interpretation  intellectuals  thomasaquinas  pierpaolopasolini  michelfoucault  readwriteweb  publicintellectuals  twitter  facebook  socialmedia  web  online  internet  foucault  interested 
february 2016 by robertogreco
Lawrence Lessig on Help U.S. / PICNIC Festival 2011 on Vimeo
"How are governments responding to the entitlement, engagement and sharing brought about by the Internet? How can policy "mistakes" be fixed in "high funcrctioning democracies"?<br />
Harvard law professor and Creative Commons founder Lawrence Lessig describes how policy errors in the United States are having unintended negative consequences and he implores "outsiders" to help US to correct its mistakes with balanced, sensible policy alternatives."
larrylessig  corruption  us  copyright  congress  lobbying  politics  policy  specialinterests  publicpolicy  ip  broadband  napster  culture  remixing  readwriteweb  web  internet  2011  netherlands  extremism  capitalism  history  alexisdetocqueville  future  corporatism  present  stasis  equality  entitlement  democracy  remixculture 
september 2011 by robertogreco
R.I.P. Delicious: You Were So Beautiful to Me
"It was beautiful. And now it's gone.<br />
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The Library of Congress should have bought it, similar to the way it has now archived every Tweet ever tweeted.<br />
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So much value. So unappreciated. So tragically lost. Where will we all gather next, where our bookmarks can be centralized for maximum network effect? Perhaps this story demonstrates that's not the right question to ask."
del.icio.us  social  yahoo  2010  readwriteweb  tags  tagging  value  cv  socialbookmarking  bookmarks  bookmarking 
december 2010 by robertogreco
I have some opinions about the RWW Facebook login hilarity - Quiet Babylonian
"If you are an interface designer, understand that the current state of URLs and bookmarking is so confusing and obscure to many people that they'd rather just type in the name of the thing they want into a search engine and go. And when they get there, the whole system of website logins is so confusing that they just look for the nearest thing looking like a login field and hope that it works. ...
2010  informationliteracy  ui  usability  users  readwriteweb  facebook  empathy  security  design  passwords  computing  computers  internet  ipad  culture  technology  ux  web 
may 2010 by robertogreco
Joho the Blog » The iPad is the future of the past of books
"The iPad definitely ups the Kindle’s ante. Unfortunately, it ups the Kindle ante by making an e-book more like a television set. Will it do well? I dunno. Probably. But is it the future of reading? Nope. It’s the high-def, full-color, animated version of the past of reading. The future of reading is social. The future of reading blurs reading and writing. The future of reading is the networking of readers, writers, content, comments, and metadata, all in one continuous-on mash."
via:preoccupations  kindle  ipad  creativity  apple  consumption  ebooks  2010  books  reading  writing  contentcreation  commenting  metadata  readwriteweb  networking 
january 2010 by robertogreco
The Dirty Little Secret About the "Wisdom of the Crowds" - There is No Crowd
"Recent research by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) professor Vassilis Kostakos pokes a big hole in the prevailing wisdom that the "wisdom of crowds" is a trustworthy force on today's web. His research focused on studying the voting patterns across several sites featuring user-generated reviews including Amazon, IMDb, and BookCrossing. The findings showed that a small group of users accounted for a large number of ratings. In other words, as many have already begun to suspect, small but powerful groups can easily distort what the "crowd" really thinks, leading online reviews to often end up appearing extremely positive or extremely negative."
wisdomofcrowds  technology  internet  psychology  readwriteweb  influence  marketing  socialmedia  information  crowdsourcing  ratings  yelp  crowds  socialnetworking  statistics  wikipedia  wisdom  community  research 
september 2009 by robertogreco
AUP - Preoccupations
"I like the point an IBM blogger made concerning IBM’s Corporate Blogging Guidelines, something I apply in my mind to a good ICT AUP, too: ‘a commitment that we all have entered into together’. Schools, with their transient populations, have to renew their commitment continually, not only every year but many times each year. This is the guts of teaching and of good schools. It’s tiring, but very rewarding.
davidsmith  danahboyd  aup  tcsnmy  online  readwriteweb  policy  web  internet  technology 
september 2009 by robertogreco
Narrating the work (II) - Preoccupations
David Smith presents a collection of Jon Udell and Dave Winer quotes from throughout the past decade illustrating the power of the web when used for "narrating the work." A similar collection from 2007 is here: http://www.preoccupations.org/2007/07/narrating-the-w.html
storytelling  understanding  publishing  thinking  criticalthinking  projectmanagement  learning  web  davidsmith  davewiner  jonudell  narration  news  writing  tcsnmy  readwriteweb 
august 2009 by robertogreco
Is There a Reverse Network Effect with Scale? - ReadWriteWeb
"Here is the theory:

In a social network, the value for existing users of a new user joining the network plateaus once users have most of their own contacts in that network."
facebook  socialmedia  socialnetworking  networking  behavior  myspace  linkedin  readwriteweb  business  twitter  media  networkeffect 
march 2009 by robertogreco
How-To | Puget Sound Off
"Need some digital skills? Check out our library of interactive videos to help you master blogging, digital storytelling, and other multimedia skills. Click on the icons below to view them. Also, let us know what you think and if you've created or know about other good how-to's that should be posted."
howto  tcsnmy  socialnetworking  tutorials  blogging  storytelling  digital  literacy  media  newmedia  readwriteweb 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Collaborative Whiteboard Turns iPhones into Linked Sketchpads - ReadWriteWeb
"If two minds are better than one, then two minds with two iPhones must be even better. But how can you get those two great minds working together and thinking alike? Try Whiteboard, a new app that turns an iPhone or iPod Touch into a collaborative workspace for sketching and sharing ideas in real-time."
iphone  applications  readwriteweb  mobile  sketching  whiteboard  collaborative  csiap  ios 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Technology is Great, but Are We Forgetting to Live? - ReadWriteWeb
"The fine line between what's worth documenting and what's not is a hard one to define. We immediately assume that the most important, the biggest, the most incredible moments are those that should be recorded. But it's these very moments that are best to experience live, with our full focus."
technology  life  digitalnatives  balance  socialmedia  lifestreaming  culture  addiction  alienation  readwriteweb  firstlife  mobile  phones  digital  digitalcameras  recording  engagement  twitter  facebook  friendfeed  overload  sidelining  inbescreen  cameras 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Public Education - Change.org: Why Schoolwork Doesn't Have to Suck: Learning 2.0
"And I want this quick post to highlight an issue that parents should be attuned to, but probably aren't: the use of the internet for learning. If your child's schooling - their classroom, their homework, their textbooks, their major assignments - looks like it did when you were in school, then dear parent, you may have a problem: your children are being given an education that will help them succeed in a bygone age: the 20th century.
clayburell  teaching  schools  learning  education  essays  writing  readwriteweb  tcsnmy  wikis  blogging  students 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Hyperlinking the Real World - ReadWriteWeb
"This project goes beyond today's mapping applications like Google's Street View, for example, which first identifies your location either via GPS or triangulation and then shows you pictures of that area. Instead, MOBVIS actually lets you "see" the world through your mobile phone. This is computer vision, or rather, mobile vision."
augmentedreality  maps  location  location-based  geolocation  urbanism  mobile  mobvis  readwriteweb  trends  ar 
january 2009 by robertogreco
The End Of Online Anonymity - ReadWriteWeb
"The truth is, giving up our online anonymity may not be all bad - we'll have a convenient, portable friend graph, for example. We can burn our notebook filled with our usernames and passwords. Our search data will be easily accessible from one place. But for the convenience of a simple login, searchable personal data and web history, and social networks filled with friends, we'll have exchanged a bit of who we are in the process. We'll pay for our services on the new internet with our identity and personal information. When the companies we sold ourselves to use it for their own benefits, our outrage will come too late. We'll only have ourselves to blame."
readwriteweb  anonymity  privacy  internet  online  freedom  web  law  security  information  socialmedia  authenticity  openid  rights  anonymous  identity  trends 
december 2008 by robertogreco
Obama Puts Change.gov Under Creative Commons - ReadWriteWeb
"Last week Barack Obama's Presidential transition website Change.gov added OpenID login for commenters and now the entire site has been put under a Creative Commons license. These concepts are no longer just the dreams of "crack-pot fringe case" advocates - they're the official policy of the US President Elect."
creativecommons  open  barackobama  copyright  openid  readwriteweb  government  politics  2008  socialmedia  change.gov 
december 2008 by robertogreco
To Do: Check Out Remember The Milk Gmail Gadget - ReadWriteWeb
"What RTM offers - in gadget form - is the to-do list that Gmail users have been asking Google to build, and RTM does an admirable job of satisfying those requests.

Using the new gadget, Remember The Milk users get task and to-do functionality in the Gmail sidebar, allowing them to review, add, edit, and manage tasks, without ever leaving the comfort of the Gmail interface."
google  productivity  rememberthemilk  todo  gmail  gtd  readwriteweb 
november 2008 by robertogreco
Seven Must-Have Offline Apps For Your iPhone/iPod Touch - ReadWriteWeb
"If you have an iPod Touch, then you know the benefit of finding apps that work offline. But some iPhone owners, too, need offline access from time-to-time. Maybe you spend your commute in an underground subway or perhaps your office building has shoddy cell coverage, or maybe you just want to use your iPhone on a plane...whatever the reason, offline access to apps is still a necessary evil these days."
iphone  applications  offline  readwriteweb  mobile  ios 
october 2008 by robertogreco
Comparing Six Ways to Identify Top Blogs in Any Niche - ReadWriteWeb
"How then can you identify the top blogs in a particular niche field? There are paid services you can use to identify influencers online but they are expensive and not appropriate for quick hits in a new topic. I'm all for paid services but in this case, let's talk about options that are fast and free. Given the need to classify a lot of content with minimal human intervention, this could be a great place for Semantic Web technology to come in."
tcsnmy  plp  niche  search  blogs  research  rss  del.icio.us  aggregator  readwriteweb  learning  howto 
september 2008 by robertogreco
Digital Ethnography » “An anthropological introduction to YouTube” video of Library of Congress presentation
"The video of the presentation I gave at the Library of Congress last month is finally ready. This was tons of fun to present. I decided to forgo the PowerPoint and instead worked with students to prepare over 40 minutes of video for the 55 minute presentation. This is the result." ... Direct link to video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPAO-lZ4_hU [choose 'watch in high quality']

[Now at: http://mediatedcultures.net/projects/youtube/an-anthropological-introduction-to-youtube-presented-at-the-library-of-congress/ ]
michaelwesch  culture  internet  anthropology  socialmedia  youtube  ethnography  research  presentations  video  viral  web2.0  readwriteweb  education  community  web  online 
august 2008 by robertogreco
Half an Hour: Beyond Essays: Web 2.1 and the World of the Multimedia Collage [lots to chew on here]
"You know, many teachers say, you can't go through that door, we're all going through this door. But she understood, and found a way, for you to learn the way you want to learn."
writing  storytelling  classideas  contentcreation  literacy  readwriteweb  students  learning  schools  teaching  schooling  unschooling  media  studioclassroom  gamechanging 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Bit.ly: Please Use This TinyURL of the Future - ReadWriteWeb
"How about these features, though?...saves a cached copy forever of every page you shorten a link to...tracks clickthrough numbers and referrers ...simple API for adding Bit.ly functionality to any other web app...all the data, including traffic data and
tinyurl  onlinetoolkit  bookmarking  readwriteweb  webservice  webapp  tools  url 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Alternate Reality Games: What Makes or Breaks Them? - ReadWriteWeb - "Essential Elements of an ARG: Storytelling or narrative; Discovery/deciphering and documentation elements..."
"Cross-medium interactivity; Blurring the lines between reality and fiction...Avoid: Lack of interactivity, too linear; Lack of a reward; No instant gratification; Too difficult; Same old game, different name, Too scripted, too commercial"
arg  games  marketing  gaming  storytelling  narrative  pervasive  socialnetworks  readwriteweb  howto  gamedesign  experience 
june 2008 by robertogreco
I.T. 2.0 - ReadWriteWeb
"With all these changes, the new I.T. person will be very different than they are today. Those that have the skills of an engineer and the knowledge needed to run I.T. 2.0 are going to be superstars, but they also might be rare."
business  technology  enterprise2.0  it  ict  readwriteweb  mobile  internet  enterprise  trends  cloud  mobility  work  cloudcomputing 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Giving Twitter a Break: A Look at the Alternatives to Twitter - ReadWriteWeb
"Here's a look at several alternatives to Twitter both online and offline, that will help reduce Twitter's stress levels and temporarily minimize user frustrations."
twitter  microblogging  microblogs  pownce  jaiku  brightkite  friendfeed  tumblr  readwriteweb  onlinetoolkit  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  socialnetworking  networking  online  internet  blogs  blogging 
may 2008 by robertogreco
10 Micro-Blogging Tools Compared - ReadWriteWeb
"Micro-blogging is a term described by Wikipedia as "a form of blogging that allows users to write brief text updates (usually less than 200 characters) and publish them, either to be viewed by anyone or by a restricted group which can be chosen by the us
microblogging  twitter  microblogs  tumblr  jaiku  readwriteweb  blogging  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  networking  onlinetoolkit  pownce 
may 2008 by robertogreco
The Stats Are In: You're Just Skimming This Article - ReadWriteWeb
"Are there people who have a natural ability to scan and process massive amounts of information, yet still be able to find the signal amongst the noise?"
reading  web  productivity  usability  internet  information  statistics  overload  readwriteweb  feeds  rss 
may 2008 by robertogreco
TED | Talks | Larry Lessig: How creativity is being strangled by the law (video)
"brings together John Philip Sousa, celestial copyrights, and the “ASCAP cartel” to build a case for creative freedom...pins down key shortcomings of our dusty, pre-digital intellectual property laws...reveals how bad laws beget bad code"
larrylessig  readwriteweb  children  capitalism  cc  commons  copyright  creativity  culture  democracy  freedom  learning  law  legal  property  ip  rights  technology  society  piracy  opensource  music  media  ted  activism  meaning  mashup  remix  content  communication  digital  commonsense  writing  film  video  computers  economics  politics  marketing 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Evolution of Communication: From Email to Twitter and Beyond
"Certainly email is still the most broadly used form of digital communication, particularly in businesses, but is it beginning to be displaced? And more importantly why?"
email  twitter  blogs  blogging  sms  mobile  phones  communication  continuouspartialattention  technology  predictions  socialsoftware  sociology  social  society  comparison  mail  internet  secondlife  sl  readwriteweb  presence  future  community  collaboration  chat  im  texting  web2.0  visualization  tracking  trends  online  networking  business  change  evolution 
october 2007 by robertogreco
kis21learning wiki / Must-Have Accounts for Read-Write Web
Firefox + Gmail, Wordpress, Bloglines, del.icio.us, Diigo, Flickr, Twitter, TinyURL, Wikispaces, PBWiki, Ning, Moodle, Skype
onlinetoolkit  socialsoftware  schools  readwriteweb  learning 
october 2007 by robertogreco
10 More Future Web Trends
"there were some grumblings that our 10 picks were not futuristic enough - so in this post let's see if we can address that"
futurism  future  predictions  technology  elearning  futureshock  computers  webdesign  internet  web  intelligence  innovation  readwriteweb  health  fiction  webdev 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Harold Jarche » All you need to know about elearning?
"My own response is that any technology that we use for learning is a framework and that learning occurs within individuals and often as a result of social interactions between people. Learning does not happen inside the technology."
learning  education  autodidacts  schools  social  interaction  people  personal  lcproject  technology  online  internet  readwriteweb  e-learning 
june 2007 by robertogreco
Summize - Summarized product reviews
"Over 6 million user reviews on 1 million products — visualized, summarized, simplified, fructified."
aggregator  amazon  books  cameras  color  visualization  visual  tools  readwriteweb  infographics  information  shopping  services  product  products  gadgets  gifts  graphics  graphs  hardware  consumerism  comparison  research  reviews 
may 2007 by robertogreco
Christopher D. Sessums :: Weblog :: We Are the Machine: Web 2.0 (re)explained
"a little video entitled "Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing us" courtesy of Michael Wesch, an Asst. Prof. of Cultural Anthropology at KSU that explains (albeit rather rapidly) many concepts behind the read/write web."
readwriteweb  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  social  society  internet  web  sharing  tagging  video  tags  del.icio.us  flickr  online  michaelwesch 
february 2007 by robertogreco
» Blog Archive » The messiness of it all: Assessment
"How do we grade this stuff? Well, if as teachers (or if as a class) we set clear objectives for the group and for the individuals, and tangible goals, then the rest is easy."
education  innovation  language  learning  skype  teaching  curriculum  readwriteweb  students  assessment  schools 
october 2006 by robertogreco
The New Face of Learning - Edutopia
"What happens to time-worn concepts of classrooms and teaching when we can now go online and learn anything, anywhere, anytime?"
e-learning  online  internet  web  learning  education  children  schools  teaching  homeschool  future  schooldesign  curriculum  readwriteweb 
september 2006 by robertogreco

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