The world has changed….social networking

Michael Coghlan is right “the world has changed…”; it is amazing to consider how the evolution of the World Wide Web and technology has enabled us to network with others using social computing plus maintain these connections and networks with each other regardless of where we are (e.g. sitting on the beach connecting via our…

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SWAN TAFE PD day

I am part of the Fresh Thinking Program 2006/07 which is funded by the WA Department of Education and Training. Each year a few lecturers from each of the different TAFEWA colleges are selected for the program, to run workshops, on request from other Colleges, on their area of specialty, and the Department covers the…

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Image editing software

After reading the latest blogs I thought it was time to read some articles from my technology news feeds; one of which is PCWorld.com “Most popular downloads of the week”. Dare I say it; Google Picasa is one of the top ten downloads for the week. While I had read an article posted by Phillip…

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Google Personalized Home Page

What I can not believe is that it has taken me so long to realise that I can set up my own personalized Google home page which I can view from any computer I am on. I feel a bit better in the knowledge that when I tell my friend about it, they also did…

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Update on popularity of Liam’s ToonDo comic

Unbelievable! All I can say is never work with kids. To encourage Liam to create comics using ToonDo I said I would post his comic on my blog and I even warned people to be nice as he is only 8. As it is his first adventure into making his own comics online today he…

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Check out FORA.TV for enhanced online TV viewing!

Part of my daily routine is to quickly read posts from blogs that I subscribe using my Google Reader – this keeps me up-to-date with all things new and happening. One of the blogs I subscribe to is by written by a Gabriella Grosseck in Romania. While this may seem a bit crazy as Gabriella…

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How I create my screen capture “how to” tips

I know that one thing that some people like about my Mobile Technology in TAFE wiki is the pictures that explain “how to do” a particular step when using a software application. People from other countries have even asked if they can use them. If you want to make your own pictures, quick and easily,…

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How to Embed ToonDoo comics in Edublog blogs as a scrollable flash

Yesterday, I checked out ToonDoo and created my first comic. Unfortunately I had a bit of a problem embedding it into my Edublog blog so the nice people from ToonDoo helped me out. Here are my instructions on how to do it so you can also enjoy the benefits of adding ToonDoo comics to your…

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ToonDoo – Create your own Comics

Yes, perhaps it may look like I have too much time on my hands but I am on holiday so decided to catch up on reading other people blogs. Over the last few weeks I have kept coming across people inserting cartoons in their blogs but had not paid it much attention until I went…

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Using Social Computing in Organisations

Last week, Euan Semple and E-learning Networks Community Forum funded by the Australian Flexible Learning Framework, © Commonwealth of Australia 2007 were nice enough to grant me permission to create a video podcast from Euan’s online presentation on the use of social computing in organisations. Euan pioneered the use of blogs, wikis and online forums…

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