Very interesting for a learning programme. "A serialised RSS web feed enables a subscriber to receive, perhaps on a daily basis, sequential episodes from within a series of episodes. The subscriber always starts at the beginning regardless when they start
"LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily. You can access your catalog from anywhere—even on your mobile phone. Because everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same books, comes up with s
I've been playing with Netvibes and Pageflakes ... to see how I could make them into a shareable, usable, fun interface for collaborating in a project. I'm imagining that most people in the project don't know how to use RSS feeds etc. so I want to set up a page that we can share - and as they become more confident can add their own feeds, create their own pages, flakes, tabs etc.
I started playing with the Setúbal bloggers group - fun not work, but a smiliar principle. We are bloggers in Setúbal who meet up for dinners, walks etc. and have recently started a Google group. Among other things I want to put together the feeds of people's blogs, our shared tags in flickr, del.icio.us etc., share a calendar and see the messages from Google group.
Other people should be able to edit it. Ideally, I'd like to be able to add a Pageflakes tab to a Netvibes one and vice versa.
This is my Pageflakes experiment:
I found Pageflakes easy to use and it has a tidy layout, even if it is a bit square. It has three language interfaces - English, German and Portuguese. I couldn't find a flake for Technorati tags (which I like in Netvibes). But the absolute best thing about Pageflakes is the sharing options. I can make the link public or share it with certain people, and above all I can share the editing with selected people - in this case it would be fellow bloggers. The big downside is that some feeds just did not add to the page, including some blogs and the feed from G-groups. I can't for the life of me think why. The public site has a nice, tidy URL: http://www.pageflakes.com/btrayner.ashx
And this is Netvibes:
Netvibes is what I use for my desktop, so I would prefer to use Netvibes. But I would love to be able to add a Pageflake to my Netvibes tabs rather than moving between different desktops for different groups/projects (which would rather defeat the objective). I prefer the visual aspect of Netvibes and like having Technorati blog search and Google maps, among other things. BTW Netvibes has interfaces in lots of languages, even distinguishing Portuguese (PT) and Portuguese (BR). But the problem is in sharing the editing of the page. I canmake the page public in a URL of 166 characters (!!!!!) but I can't share the editing. And what's more, this shared link doesn't show all the content that I have on the Netvibes tab, nor does it have the photos or the google group. A_N_D the link takes you to a general tab for Netvibes and you have to notice the tab for SetubalNow to get the right page. But that's no good because people who aren't used to tools don't click about to find things. You have to send them directly to the exact place, otherwise they give up.
So neither Pageflakes or Netvibes is going to work? I can't get all the feeds I want on Pageflake and I can't successfully share Netvibes, nor its editing. Any suggestions?
The people I woke up this morning wanting to thank were those people whose links I follow and often harvest. While many of the links I tag come from obvious places like Techcrunch, Emily Chang on eHub, and O'Reilly radar, recently there have been some people whose links I particularly look forward to:
Nancy White on Full Circle for links to tech and human things
So my Son faltou (missed) uma visita de estudo (a study visit). It's not his fault, of course. It's the fault of his friend who didn't phone him to pass on the message from the teacher to say where the class were meeting. And why did the friend have to phone him up with this information? Because he, Son, missed that class when the teacher gave out this information, whereas his friend didn't.
But it's alright, you see. This isn't the first visita de estudo he's missed, so he's now at the limit of faltas (negative mark for missing a class). This last falta means he will fail the year. In that case the teacher agrees that it's not really his fault and says that I should sign a piece of paper saying that he missed the study visit "for personal reasons". That way everything will be alright.
But I don't want to sign a piece of paper saying he missed the study visit for personal reasons. Because he didn't. And if it wasn't his fault, then why is he getting a falta? If it was so crucial that he didn't miss any more study visits, you would think he would at least have made an effort to find out where the meeting place was. And, btw, why is he at the limit of his faltas?
But that's me being Northern and British about it. I'm the same with my third year business students. Those students who never come to class because of one reason or another, and no they don't know what was on the programa, but I have to understand that this is the only disciplina they have em atraso, which makes it crucial that I pass them. Why do I have to make it so difficult for them?
And back to S. Why don't I just accept that it was all someone else's fault and sign the piece of paper and get him out of it? Now he's going to fail the year and it will be all MY fault.
Great article by Henry Jenkins "Most often, when people are asked to describe the current media landscape, they respond by making an inventory of tools and technologies. Our focus should be not on emerging technologies but on emerging cultural practices.
"Dapper’s mission is to allow you to use any web based content in any way you can imagine. And by use, we mean going beyond just reading or viewing a webpage. You may want to create an RSS feed or a Google Gadget for a site, take a site’s content and
My name is Bev Trayner and I live in Setúbal, Portugal. The focus of my research and practice is designing for learning in distributed communities. I am particularly interested in connecting people in international communities. Key words are: communities of practice, learning, meaning-making, inclusion, multiliteracies, Portugal, and Web2.0 technologies. Keeping a blog helps me navigate my way through different practices and world views. Phronesis includes pondering on the specifics and the universal. It follows on from my previous blog "Em duas línguas".
Eu sou Bev Trayner e moro em Setúbal, Portugal. O objecto da minha investigação e da minha prática é o design para aprendizagem nas “comunidades distribuídas” (virtuais). Estou particularmente interessada nas ligações entre pessoas nas comunidades internacionais. As palavras-chave são: comunidades de prática, aprendizagem, a produção de sentido, inclusão, multi-literacias, Portugal e as tecnologias de Web2.0
Escrevo este blog porque me ajuda a navegar entre diferentes práticas e diferentes visões do mundo. Phronesis, a contemplar o particular e o universal, vem no seguimento do meu blog "Em duas línguas."