Tweekly Summary from 2010-09-12

  • "Learning standard written English is a good thing…memorizing…fantasies of self-appointed experts is waste of time." http://j.mp/9OYBsU #
  • RT @Annoula64: RT @briankotts: How To Use Wikipedia As A Class Assignment. http://bit.ly/9EnxYm & http://bit.ly/aFISfN #edchat #edtech #
  • What evidence would convince a prescriptivist? Shrug! More well-deserved prescriptivism bashing from GKP http://j.mp/8YsTA7 #engchat #
  • Don’t Waste Money on a New Computer for College http://j.mp/astXkd #
  • People talk about ease of use if iPhones but I've only had to connect my Android phone to my computer twice in a month. No iTunes needed! #
  • "concept of the masculine gender script is…misconceived…privileges sex role essentialism ahead of individual agency" http://j.mp/cOO9QR #
  • According to @Klout, @techczech's Twitter Influence Klout score is 43. http://bit.ly/bMI4xX @techczech is skeptical. #
  • Not sure whether Apple itself is a "mutant virus" but iTunes and QuickTime on Win certainly feel like it. http://j.mp/cXKq3b #
  • @tomwhitby Not just monkeys. Opening bananas is culture-specific. I've used it as an example in cross cultural sessions. in reply to tomwhitby #
  • Multiauthor feature of #openpublish should be part of Drupal core. #
  • Impressive improvements to #Drupal interface being shown in #openpublish demo. http://openpublishapp.com #
  • "…people are leaving commercial solutions in droves…" #openpublish < as they should #
  • Attending @acquia webinar on #OpenPublish http://bit.ly/bsEKma. #edtech #
  • RT @adoptaword: A rule of grammar: double negatives are a no-no. #puns #
  • Saying I know social web because I'm on Facebook is like saying, I know France because I visited Disneyland Paris. #altc2010 #edtech #
  • @kevfrost @amcunningham It's about what sort of skill/knowledge set I expect on social web. I know lots of people on FB who don't have it. in reply to kevfrost #
  • We can't count someone who only uses Facebook/YouTube as social web user. Need also at least sth like Delicious/Twitter/Digg… #altc2010 #
  • No, they use Facebook! > RT @timbuckteeth: Alex Bols on student experiences: majority of students in HE use social media daily #altc2010 #
  • We talk about responsibility for learning so what's wrong with 'Google it' as a primary support for students/staff with ICT? #altc2010 #
  • RT @Onkloud9: Alex Bols: ICT should not be seen as a cost saver. "ICT should create added value not value for money" #altc2010 #
  • If students can use the web to plagiarize, they should also be able to use it to learn how not to. #altc2010 #
  • @dajbconf I love Dropbox for its simplicity but after a quick start they've innovated at snail's pace making it unsuitable for busy groups. in reply to dajbconf #
  • Considering moving from Syncplicity and Dropbox to JungleDisk. Any thoughts? #altc2010 #edtech #backup #
  • Mother of all caveats: "there are effective approaches to learning, at least for those who are motivated" http://j.mp/deHOwJ #edchat #
  • Good point> RT @dancohen: Of the things that annoy me about Google, the speed of their search is not one of them. #
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