September 2007

Global Schools - k-12 Distance Learning Clearinghouse

What a great site! They have a number of things happening, but most interesting is to look at their Global SchoolHouse Projects Database. They have a series of projects occurring at any one time, so it’s pretty easy to look at several examples of live collaborations that are happening across a number of disciplines and age groups. But if you take a look at their past projects, you can get a sense of how they organize their collaborations. Here are a few screenshots from their search page:

Choice of Curriculum that the Project Applies to:

The types of technological platforms and file formats used:

And finally, the kind of tasks accomplished and/or skillsets employed:

It’s exciting to think about sharing video and audio files in an educational context, especially across cultures. Pretty uplifting stuff…

real/virtual mix
specific formats
real time & interactivity
groupware & collaboration

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NetVis Module - Dynamic Visualization of Social Networks

An interesting Open Source application that allows you to model a set of data into a social network map. I have not yet had a chance to tinker with it, so I don’t know how extensible it is. Have a play

real time & interactivity
mapping & visualization

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A Case Scenario Diagram

A pretty complete decision tree of which technology to use for which need: wikis, commercial groupware, videoconferencing, blogs, IMs, or email
Also an interesting example of questions used as the guiding format for this case scenario diagram.

URL: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/when-to-use-email-when-not-to.html

mapping & visualization

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dialog, logic & rhetoric
distribution & publishing
push/pull & mashups
specific formats
real/virtual mix
social network theory
mobile applications
identity & self representation
ranking, voting, & feedback
crowdsourcing & aggregation
community & grouping
tagging & organization
groupware & collaboration
real time & interactivity
mapping & visualization
directories & resources

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World Sunlight Map

A cool mapping site with a few different maps to switch through. From the site:

Watch the sun rise and set all over the world on this real-time, computer-generated illustration of the earth’s patterns of sunlight and darkness. The clouds are updated every 3 hours with current weather satellite imagery.

URL: http://www.die.net/earth/

 

real time & interactivity
mapping & visualization

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