#SCP12 The Power to Point

Today is delivery day for students taking part in the Sport Coaching Pedagogy unit at the University of Canberra.

They will be sharing their link to a presentation each of them has posted online.

I received an overnight flurry of links from the group.

Most have used SlideCasts in SlideShare, some have used Prezi, two have used Archive.org and there is one YouTube video.

The YouTube link created a teachable moment for me.

I was compiling the links to the presentations on the unit’s Wikiversity eportfolio page and was alerted to the YouTube link as spam. When Wikiversity drew my attention to this and that I could not save the page with the link in it I wondered if I had compromised the whole page.

Fortunately I had not but it reminded me of how much confidence one needs to build resources.

Today’s meeting in the unit is focusing on Produsage.

After reading Joseph Esposito’s Scholarly Kitchen post on skeuomorphic publishing I am starting my next phase of exploring the power to point to resources open for sharing and reshaping. Joseph concludes that:

What is missing, though, is an industry-wide commitment to think about new media as new media. Rather than contrast and compare it to print, we could be thinking about digital media’s unique properties.  We should not be replacing print collections with digital ones; we should be superseding them.

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This week’s finds:

University Planning ad Design Summit (11 June) and Danny Munnerley’s presentation Teaching and Learning Eco-System

Bill Simmons (13 June).

Danny Nicholson’s guide to Podcasting (13 June) and Stephen Downes’ point to viral podcasts (14 June).

Discussion of the Higher Education Achievement Award (HEAR) (13 June) in The Guardian.

BooNote, Thinkery (14 June) EasyBib, Pegby (15 June)

Learning 3.0 (14 June) presented by Karen Cator.

Ask Not What Twitter Can Do For You—Ask What you Can Do For Twitter (15 June) Prezi presentation.

Adam Curry’s post (via Stephen Downes) (16 June) Social Crack.

A funny thing happened to me this morning. I witnessed a condition that I fear will become all too common in the universe of social networks. I got disconnected. I’ve seen this happen to (real world) friends and family on facebook. Their profile gets deleted, or suspended, or the facebook api isn’t responding to their mobile client software and the world becomes a darker place.

The Scholarly Kitchen’s post (17 June) Capturing Words:

The most recent estimate of the number of words in the English language is 1,009,753 (as of May 24, 2011). At the current rate of increase, about 15 words are being added every day.

15 years of The Big Issue in Australia.

R(tired)N’s post recalling the discovery of AIDS (17 June) thirty years ago.

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