A front page article in the Red Deer Advocate, ‘Teachers Facing Cyber Attacks’ tells how the Red Deer Public School Board blocks myspace, facebook and other social networking sites in an attempt to fight cyber bullying of both students and teachers. According to Ron Eberts, assistant superintendent for information technology services, “The No. 1 reason […]Read more "Local School Board Blocks Social Networking Sites"
In this article from PC-World.ca, Don Tapscott talks about the ‘new’ classroom. Mr. Tapscott is the author of Wikinomics where he describes the changes in business and the workplace as a result of collaboration and sharing of ideas versus top-down, command and control environments which are elements of the traditional workplace. Schools, just like businesses […]Read more "Back to School – Will Your Classroom be Wiki’d?"
The CRTC – Canadian Radio and Television Commision (in their words “The CRTC is an independent agency responsible for regulating Canada’s broadcasting and telecommunications systems. We report to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.”) released its annual report on Canadian Broadcasting on Tuesday this week. Here’s the news release with some highlights. Here’s the […]Read more "The Latest CRTC Report – Good News For the Web!"
Does your CEO blog? Would they like to? Would the PR department let them? Today on BNN – Business News Network, they talked to Steve Rubel, senior vice president, Edelman PR on the pros and cons of executive and corporate blogging. Good interview! No matter what questions they threw at him, Steve Rubel responded with essentially […]Read more "Does your CEO Blog!"
Dean Frey, Director of the Red Deer Public Library and his staff, are using web 2.0 to provide a venue for information on the upcoming municipal elections through http://www.electionforum.ca. Blogs, podcasts and forums are incorporated into the site to provide information and communication on the elections planned for October 15, 2007. You can read more […]Read more "Digital Red Deer"
Museums – small or large – local or global can make use of web 2.0. Blogging and podcasting are ideally suited to aid a museum in it’s objectives of marketing and education. Large museums have ‘virtual’ exhibits, but many smaller museums have been faced with challenges in getting their message and collections out on the […]Read more "Museums and Web 2.0"
Podcast Academy just posted an episode featuring Zachary Pogue from Duke University on their podcasting and digital teaching initiatives. Known as the Duke Digital Initiative or DDI, this is a hybrid digital teaching model. For all the educators out there, check out the DDI. In answer to the concern of workload issues, Duke makes use of […]Read more "The Duke Digital Initiative"