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ubiquity: an idyllic tool to customise learning

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on August 28, 2008 by ruyoung

e-learning weekly made a great blog post about mozilla labs new alpha release of ubiquity, stating that it could be an ideal tool for learners to use the internet more intuitively, thus increasing the value of their learning experience.

ubiquity is a mashup tool that allows a user to customise a series of commands and actions to do common tasks more easily. even to just write this blog post i sourced different websites and embedded a video, but i had to go out to those other websites to get the info. but with ubiquity, i can enter in commands that make sense to me, and it will go out to search for those sources and bring them to me so that i can enter them into this blog post.

aza raskin demonstrates a few ways ubiquity can be used:

this is a brilliant way to manipulate the internet, and i heartily agree that the potential for on-demand learning in a fully comprehensive manner is just the type scenario we can benefit from a tool such as ubiquity. instructional design could take on a whole new look.

this is truly awesome.

firefox personas

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on December 18, 2007 by ruyoung

ooh! earlier this week firefox revived personas, which is sort of like a skin for your browser.

some of them are quite nifty, and i like that they can be changed easily when i want to. i currently have the groovy orange persona on. this will make browsing for blog content more enjoyable. ;-)