September 12, 2010
Learning Networks: PLEs, Free vs Owned, Google Apps
Ending their summer hiatus, Dave, John, and Jen kick off a new format for EdTechWeekly that offers a deeper look into a smaller number of topics each week. This week, the focus is on learning environments. Dave shares links and insight into the new PLENK2010 MOOC (beginning this week) considering personal learning environments and networks. As a postmortem to the demise of most free Ning accounts, Jen asks the group to consider the implications of teachers using free vs owned online environments. John shares his perspective on using Google Apps in a school setting.
19:08:58 megbg -> Is there conversation tonight?
19:09:21 dave -> http://connect.downes.ca/
19:09:25 JenM -> Yes!!! Here is the topic and john will send you a link to audio ... http://edtechweekly.wikispaces.com/EdTechWeekly+167
19:09:44 JohnS -> You can join us by clicking on the audio links on the right side. We're on EdTechTalk channel A.
19:10:20 dave -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLBvDNKbdmk
19:10:49 dave -> http://www.educause.edu/EDUCAUSE+Review/EDUCAUSEReviewMagazineVolume45/T...
19:18:11 JenM -> https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1OR38ADYxjiSjMGn5M2q_nnerR98jd5...
19:18:42 JenM -> http://www.nasarealworldinworld.org/Home.aspx
19:31:08 JohnS -> http://www.google.com/a/help/intl/en/edu/index.html
19:33:34 JohnS -> http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?answer=181865&cbid=-1anib2...
19:34:59 Susan Carter Morgan -> My middle school student all used individual Google acct last year. This year, the school is going w/ Google Apps. We hope there won't be issues transferring their work/files
19:35:08 JohnS -> http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=181867
19:36:31 JohnS -> http://www.google.com/support/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=181867
19:47:18 Susan Carter Morgan -> yes--SLA is amazing
19:48:44 Susan Carter Morgan -> Great to hear you again...thanks