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  • hall 8:52 am on September 29, 2011
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    Edmodo is a social network and a private micro-blogging platform that is similar to the services provided by Facebook and Twitter. It is mainly built for teachers and students for them to use in their classroom. Edmodo is more secure than Facebook and Twitter. It provides teachers and students with the opportunity to conduct private […]

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    • themusicwoman 11:29 am on September 29, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Haha! I think I’ve been shown up! Nice info. You went way more in depth than i did I think. As a user of edmodo, I’m glad to see someone else profile this and plan to use it!

    • Angela Novoa 12:51 pm on September 29, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Thanks for sharing this innovative tool. Reading your post makes me want to explore more about the tool and see the possibility of using it with my courses. About your reflections, I agree with you that today there is a high demand for skilled and educated people in diverse areas of our society. However, I am not sure that all innovative ventures about the integration of technologies in instruction will be successful because of this. For example, I have experienced how some really innovative technologies that can promote learning in many ways become underutilized and then without selling because of lack of training programs to teachers on how to manage the tool. With this, I am trying to say that there are other variables that can affect the success or failure of a venture.


    • bcourey 1:39 pm on September 29, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      I have been to presentations at various conferences that highlighted Edmodo as a successful tool used in many schools and districts. They have filled a void that exists in schools where the filters are so restrictive that in-house solutions for social networking must be used, but who has time to create them? Edmodo fills that void..I see Principals using it as a networking space for teachers and I see teachers using it for the interaction in the classroom when exploring outside the district server space is restricted.

    • David William Price 4:29 pm on September 29, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      How do they make money?

    • Doug Smith 8:37 am on October 2, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Thanks for the bio, it was interesting!

      I tried to sign up for Edmodo but it seemed like I had to associate myself with my school – as an individual, I’m not sure I have the right to enter my school into the Edmodo system.

      For non-US educators, do you have concerns with student data being kept on servers in the USA? This is surely an issue with the Patriot Act.


    • hall 6:37 pm on October 3, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Yes, you need to be associated with a school. It is a useful software for students and teachers.

  • hall 3:05 am on September 21, 2011
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    The next generation Publisher “Webook” Elevator Pitch WEbook.com Elevator Pitch for Techcrunch It was remarkable to see a very detail presentation in 56 seconds . The presenter skillfully and carefully showcased her product and the benefits to consumers in a concise and effective way. The presentation was very appealing to me because I could automatically see […]

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    • Doug Smith 5:30 am on September 21, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      I thought the pitch was good too. However, the biggest question to me is whether they can actually sell books. It is very easy for a person to go to Wikipedia and quickly see if they like the product: they either get the information they are looking for, or they don’t. Likewise with Ebay. However, for a person to catch on to WeBook, they need to invest money (ie buy the books) and then spend days or weeks reading the book to see if they quality is there. I imagine that WeBook would have to use very aggressive pricing in the final product to sell their books.

    • David William Price 9:19 am on September 21, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Wikipedia and Linux rely on community development, building on existing work, curating the product, forking when there are disagreements, and sharing freely. I really didn’t get how rebook compares to those at all.

      • Angela Novoa 1:19 pm on September 21, 2011 | Log in to Reply

        It seems that in the future, relying on the development of creative commons and the existence of the tools you mentioned, authoring will be shared and free. Something similar happens with music industry. Today, bands are presenting shows in every part of the world because of the existence of online networks were you can hear free music and the decrease in record sales.

  • hall 7:22 am on September 16, 2011
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    Educase: 2011 Top 10 IT issues, guidelines to assist in the implementation of distant learning in tertiary educational institutions.   In light of the fact that most tertiary institutions in Jamaica and possibly the rest of world are going through a diffcult period, I particularly like “Educause: 2011 Top Ten IT Issues” because it addresses […]

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    • khenry 5:21 am on September 17, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Hello Conroy,
      I also looked at Educase report on the Top Ten IT issues for 2011 and found the information useful across levels particularly within an implementation framework. Thank you applying it to a specific context with which we can identify.
      The potential for strenghtening e-learning initiatives is indeed clear. I also appreciated the potential for predicting trends/considerations for learning Technologies.


    • hall 6:09 am on September 17, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Thank you

  • hall 6:25 pm on September 8, 2011
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    Hi Everyone, I am Conroy Hall from Jamaica. This is mfry 9th MET course which I am doing along with ETEC 521. I hail from the parish of St Ann, one of the largest in Jamaica. For the past nine years, I am Mathematics, Computer Studies and Physics lecturer at Church Teachers’ College located in […]

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    • Everton Walker 2:42 pm on September 9, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Hey Conroy. Great to be here again. We are on the final lap. Full speed ahead boss.

    • Deb Kim 2:22 pm on September 12, 2011 | Log in to Reply

      Hi Conroy,

      I think we took one or two courses together. Don’t remember which one is though. I took ETEC 500, 511, 521, and 531 so far.
      Wow, you are also from Jamaica. I’ve seen 3 people (including you) from Jamaica in this course. Nice meeting you again and am looking forward to working with you. 🙂


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