The “Social” News Release

Mark Glaser explores the evolving press release, highlighting agencies and organizations that are experimenting with an old information artifact. Replace fluff with facts, provide prominent contact info, include links to related material (audio, video, social bookmarking sites), distribute with RSS feeds (that is, make them well-organized web pages, not html mail) and allow comments. Mark […]

Google Docs Goes Offline

From Techmeme via Twitter: Google is rolling out (ie, not everyone can get it immediately) Google Gears, which is a first-step in offline use: You’ll know you have the feature when you see a little “offline” menu item in the upper right of your document window in Google Docs… The feature’s first-use case is, “I’m […]

Business Collaboration Webware

cNet highlights four Web 2.0 business collaboration tools: Blist online database (Seattle-base — check it out!), Cozimo for image and video collaborative annotation, LiquidPlanner for project management (my students recently used WetPaint, another local startup, for a small project) and SlideShare (I required my undergraduate students to use SlideShare winter quarter). Of these four, I […]

INTED – Blogs and Podcasts As Student Deliverables

Institutions of higher education face many challenges; one is to provide a learning environment that acknowledges the unique skills and interests of the Net Generation. This paper explores these challenges within the context of computer-mediated communication (CMC) instruction. Specifically, the paper explores the use of social web technologies – blogs and podcasts – as methods of student learning and assessment. Podcasting […]