getting a start on rethinking composing in fedwiki

I finally made a start on Composing in FedWiki, with Rethinking Composing in FedWiki. The premise: FedWiki presents a rhetorical context unlike that of traditional, commons-based wikis. So it’s an opportunity to rethink some of the compositional moves developed for the traditional wiki. I have two ends here. One is to make wiki writing more… Continue reading getting a start on rethinking composing in fedwiki

bookmarks for August 15th, 2009 through August 20th, 2009

Study Finds That Online Education Beats the Classroom – Bits Blog – NYTimes.com – Meh – (de distanceed onlineed education ) BBC NEWS Magazine | The problem with PowerPoint – Another critique of PPT. This one is interesting for the comments. – (ppt powerpoint multimedia design usability ) Noded working – a new way to… Continue reading bookmarks for August 15th, 2009 through August 20th, 2009

bookmarks for August 8th, 2009

Kindle and the future of reading : The New Yorker – From ordering to unboxing to reading. I saved the article to Instapaper so I can read it later, in leisure, on my iPhone. "I squeezed no new joy from these great books, though. The Gluyas Williams drawings were gone from the Benchley, and even… Continue reading bookmarks for August 8th, 2009

LMS tears before bedtime

Blackboard and D2L are still at it: D2L making changes and Blackboard being indignant. According to Blackboard, Desire2Learn failed to make several arguably easy changes that would have avoided infringement in future versions of the software, opting instead to rename features and keep functionality that was already seen as violating the company’s patents. The jury’s… Continue reading LMS tears before bedtime

don’t know what i want but i know how to get it

Jakob Nielsen is back with some comments on web usability for 2008.. Users are getting even less patient with sites as the web develops. There were two reasons for this, he said. “The designs have become better but also users have become accustomed to that interactive environment,” Dr Nielsen told BBC News. Now, when people… Continue reading don’t know what i want but i know how to get it