Archive for web 2.0

a brave new world wide web

Posted in video with tags , , on December 11, 2008 by ruyoung

a look at the efficiency of web 2.0 for the classroom:


web 2.0 tools for instruction and learning

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on April 4, 2008 by ruyoung

free webinar tonight:

Web 2.0 Tools for Instruction and Learning
It’s never too late to start…

Event Info Name: Web 2.0 Tools for Instruction and Learning
Host: e-Learning in Developing and Developed Countries
Type: Education – Workshop
Time and PlaceStart Time: Friday, April 4, 2008 at 10:00pm
End Time: Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 12:00am
Location: WiZiQ Public Session with Nellie Deutsch
Contact Info Email:

LearnHub and WiZiQ is hosting a live presentation on April 4 at 10.00 PM EST. Presenters will discuss web 2.0 tools for instruction and learning.

Please convert the date and time to your time zone, get your headsets ready, and enter WiZiQ 15 minutes before the scheduled time.

Time Zone conversions for this session:
1. 2:00 am in GMT
2. 10:00 p.m. Friday April 4, 2008 in EST
3. 07:00 p.m. Friday April 4, 2008 in PST
4. 05:00 a.m. Saturday April 5, 2008 in Jerusalem
5. 07:30 a.m. Saturday April 5, 2008 in IST

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the crosshairs of jobs, technology, and learning 2.0

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on February 9, 2008 by ruyoung

journalist chris riedel quotes chris dede, a professor in learning technologies at harvard’s graduate school of education, from his opening remarks at the fetc 2008 conference late last month:

In a world where learners are being shaped by the things they do outside of the classroom, he said, how do we prepare students for careers that do not exist yet and that will be driven by these very same methods of learning?

these opening remarks were just the beginning of his explanation of the evolution of education brought on by web 2.0 tools, and points to, among other things, changes in learner characteristics. “It is important, he shared, for people to be fluent in new technologies and literacies because more and more jobs are disappearing that require classical knowledge.” we are at the crosshairs of where jobs, technology, and learning 2.0 intersect.

the full article is a must read for those working with education technology and continuing education.

natcon 2008

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on January 20, 2008 by ruyoung

i’m preparing to staff a booth at natcon, the national career development and workforce learning event at the doubletree intl hotel in toronto.

some of the highlights i hope to catch are:

  • the training response to business issues – how smes rise to the challenge: a global perspective
  • neighbourhood intervention through community collaboration
  • get smart using the workplace informal learning matrix to recognize learning
  • overcoming barriers to work-related learning: effective, innovative, and promising canadian practices and programs
  • learning online: flexible professional development for busy career and hr management specialists
  • building successful community business education partnerships

and one of the most interesting sessions that i’m hoping to attend:

  • getting serious with elearning: move from page-turners to serious gaming and web 2.0 tools to increase productivity, performance, and knowledge transfer

hopefully i’ll be able to attend a number of these and report back here on the ones i can get to.