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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.


jott for blackberry

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 1, 2008 by ruyoung

in the past i’ve tipped my hat to jott for it’s ease of use and ingenuity, and mashable recently announced that jott for the blackberry was slated for release yesterday in private beta.

while i see the value in this for the busy or business folks, the mobile learning capacity for this simply brilliant. i really hope this works well and is widely used.

top 100 learning tools

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 27, 2007 by ruyoung

the centre for learning and performance technologies released a list of the top 100 favourite tools for learning, either for their own personal learning or for creating and delivering learning for others.

i use 64 of the top 100, though i also use trillian, illustrator, broadcom, sonic, audiograbber, broadc@st, and winamp, as well as many on the secondary list. how many do you use? and what do you use that isn’t on the list?