Aug 222007
 

Thanks to the Blern blog (which I’ve been enjoying for a couple months now) for providing some quick commentary on Twitter and a link to an article by Wired. I’m struck by the various phrases used by author Clive Thompson to describe Twitter: constant-contact media; almost like ESP; quick-ping media; it’s like proprioception, your body’s [...]

Aug 212007
 

Time to jump into the world of virtual environments and gaming. This is truly the hot topic I’m seeing for conference programs, listserv discussions, and more. It’s being explored here at NC State, and I really need to learn more about how they fit into the learning environment, and how we can use them in [...]

Aug 212007
 

The Student Affairs techies over at UNC have launched a new initiatve called UNC Mobile. It provides alerts, bus info, emergency messages, and much more via text messaging. Interesting stuff.

Aug 212007
 

My colleague Eddie Lovett recently encouraged me to try out Jott, a (currently) free service that lets you make a phone call to yourself, essentially, that is then transcribed and available to you via the web. Eddie loves it. I’ve signed up but haven’t used it yet. Not sure if there would be any uses [...]

Aug 212007
 

Now that the university has selected a vendor for clickers and clicker software, I plan to purchase a number of clickers for our Division. My implementation plan right now will likely be: Purchase the clickers Attend a clicker workshop Provide a demonstration to Student Affairs Large Staff and to DETAG Talk with some specific units [...]