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1. pwhitfield - november 6th, 2008 at 7:45 am

I’m delivering a ‘Sound for media’ module at an HE institution in the UK and I’m using a ning network (albiet set to private) for all portfolio development, discussions and communication, then a wikispaces site for resources. The students choose there own platform for their final portfolio spaces, but MS word and CDs are banned! I’m free at last! There are just so many benefits and I can’t see any reason to go back to paper or even a vle.

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3. drs18 - november 6th, 2008 at 8:40 am

Powerful insight and stimulating questions. I’d love to see the ideas of portfolio thinking and content aggregation coupled with life long learning, distributed resources, and a broad community used to model learning that’s not technology or media focused. What do the changes in learning, communication, and resource management mean to a course in archaeology? or mechanical engineering? Will any model we create apply across the university’s list of courses? I have no idea, of course; there are certainly aspects that will. I wonder what the impact change will have on which careers students value?

4. pbach - november 6th, 2008 at 8:59 am

No doubt the post makes insightful claims. My first concern is that overtaxed professors, especially ones on tenure-track, may not have time to rethink the old school ways of interacting with students and designing their courses. If change is on the horizon, it’s going to be a slow one. In a college where both students and professors are skilled in web 2.0 tech, integrating new web media into their curriculum is easier because technology is part of the program. But in other faculties, take English, for example, both students and professors may not be as technically literate. Yet, although students may be comfortable using social networking sites and youtube, senior professors are probably not. Also, junior professors, even if they are versed in web 2.0 technologies, may not be recognized by the department for bringing new media into the curriculum. Junior professors spend their time on things that will get them tenure and if rethinking a course using new media does not reward them for tenure, at least somewhere along the line, then they are less likely to do it. However, I could see integrating new learning through web 2.0 reflecting back positively on teaching evaluations, and that would count for tenure.

What I like about the possibilities of web 2.0 and new media is the ability for students to go find things that interest them and synthesize their learning through creativity.

5. aprilsheninger - november 6th, 2008 at 9:47 am

It is an amazing time that we live in and I agree that the future is now. I have been thinking about education a lot lately, but not necessarily only college level instruction. I was talking to a friend yesterday about the struggles that her child is having in school because the curriculum that is taught in the local school district is so inflexible, closed and limited. He has a different learning style than the curriculum allows for and a learning disorder on top of that. He’s falling behind and the teacher’s only recourse is to hold him in from recess to try to catch him up. His mom is beside herself because he needs physical activity to be able to concentrate better as part of his learning disability. She was complaining about “No Child Left Behind” and asking me what our new President’s view on it was. I told her what I thought it is was, but I don’t want to get into politics here. So what does this have to do with the discussion?

Questions & Answers

anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
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Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
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how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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