Monday, 28 March 2011

Web-two-point-zeroing online learning

Have been taking the Sloan-C Online Teaching Certificate - and have really enjoyed it and learned a great deal. It concerns conventional online learning, mostly at universities, using enclosed and traditional virtual learning platforms (Blackboard, Moodle, etc). Hence definitely Web 1.0 in approach.
The idea of a Web 2.0 collaborative online learning SYSTEM has to be the next thing - and a Massive Open Online Course (a MOOC) has to be it. David Cornier worked on this with colleagues June Sandy McAuley, Bonnie Stewart and George Siemens, and he explains all in the following videos:

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Facebook - a source of scams

Facebook is a great Web 2.0 social networking site. What better way is there than to have a group of friends and follow what each other is up to and what they are viewing/doing online?
Have noticed, however, that several of my friends have been scammed. That is, their account has been hijacked in some way.
The way this happens is that they click on an interesting Facebook entry on a friend's post - but they are opening themselves up to having information stolen, "liking" something they really don't or some other unwanted occurrence.
Thanks BlogHerald for posting this graphic of Facebook scams (and Bitdefender):
(click to view and then C+ it)