10:00 a.m, June 17, 2008
A Portal to the Future of Education
It took tens of thousands of years for writing to emerge after humans spoke their first words. It took thousands more before the printing press and a few hundred again before the telegraph. Today a new medium of communication emerges every time somebody creates a new web application. A Flickr here, a Twitter there, and a new way of relating to others emerges. New types of conversation, argumentation, and collaboration are realized. What does this mean for building educational portals that can foster the kinds of communication and community we hope to create in education? In this presentation, Wesch will showcase and discuss his own attempts to create the portal of the future, integrating Facebook, Netvibes, Diigo, Google Apps, Jott, Twitter, 2D barcodes, and other emerging technologies to create a rich virtual learning environment.
Sponsored by Information Services and Technology, University of Manitoba.
Fuente: [university of Manitoba]