Getting Things DONE!!!!

February 26, 2008

I like to think I am pretty organized however I tend to procrastinate at certain things. I mainly organize myself digitally. Some things are organized to me and if someone where to come and invade my space would not see it as organized. I do think I have an issue with prioritizing what needs to be done first. With class work I tend to finish work that is not due for awhile versus the work that is due sooner as in tomorrow or a few hours; of course depending on what i see interesting.

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Podcasting and Vodcasting

February 23, 2008

Im sure a lot of you out there have had the oppurtunity to experience podcasting and vodcasting, in one way or another. I have not had this pleasure. I really know nothing about it but from my understanding you just create a file which you can load to your ipod or on you computer and view it. Im sure if I gave a crack at it I would enjoy pod/vod casting.

February 18, 2008

I have never really tried to define RSS. I guess in a way it was an understanding I had with myself. Pretty much anything that can be broken down into discrete items can be syndicated via RSS: the “recent changes” page of a wiki, a changelog of CVS checkins, even the revision history of a book. “ – Mark Pilgrim ( i will probably add more)

What do I want to learn?

February 18, 2008

I would have to say that is a very good question. Because I usually can’t define what I want regarding anything. When I started this class, of course like us all, i wanted the credit so i could move forward. But  I can’t move forward unless I understand what it is this course has done for me and what I want.I have never been good at social networking especially with those I dont know. Starting out with just classmates is a step for me. I have never been into posting or commenting unless someone has commented to me first. So this is a big change for me. I know that I can benefit from it. I want to continue to learn and develop a social network. I want to be able to open up and not care who or what i am posting or commenting but to just do it. I would say that would be a good start. I feel like I already do that more than before this course. I would like to continue at this and grow more by it, not only to classmates but with those that have the same interest or that i can learn from 

Communities of Practice

February 9, 2008

In the last Article we read, it was how to start a blog and be successful blogger. And this one sort of showed why its important to network or have communities. We as human beings cant know everything even in our field. And to have a community of practice we have others that are able to help you and you help them in areas which they lack or may not have knowledge of like another would. We are told to network and well this would come in handy when we are stuck for some reason those in these communities that you connect with can give you input or help you and vis versa. I like how in this article being in a team and a community are shown the differences. when you are in a team you usually have a purpose, like to complete a project and when the project is over you go in separate ways but in a community what you put in is what you get. It showed me why it is important to have communities of practice.

How to Be heard?

February 4, 2008

there are many blogs out there which to read and which interest you. The article ” How to Be heard” was helpful to those wish to have their blog heard. but it was all pretty much basic common knowledge. like if you want to be heard put your address and blog site on things like your business card or if you have another site put a link on that too. Now how bad do you want people to see your material, depends on the effort you put into letting the word out and like the article said what you write about and how well it is put together. Not just thrown together but thought about it. However I did get use of audio and video section he talked about because I dont work with audio or video as i do with the look of a page.

PLE v. LMS

February 3, 2008

http://edutechwiki.unige.ch/en/Personal_learning_environmentWhich is better ple or lms?lms v pleIn this photo it shows the difference between a pocket utility knife that has a bunch of tools all in one or the set of individual larger tool.s All the tools may be in one but, they are smaller and just for convient quick use. Each tool isn’t as good as the real thing, but the individual larger tools perform better and have a better grip or base for better use. Same as PLE & LMS one may contain alot of the same basic qualities but the other has the ability to perform better quality work, even if it takes up more space. So which is more important the space it takes up or the outcome of the tools.http://terrya.edublogs.org/2006/01/09/ples-versus-lms-are-ples-ready-for-prime-time/In this one they go thought the advantages of both lms and ples. one of which is how lms has been around and useful for around 10 years. But whos to say that just because its been around longer than ples that it is better to use. Which would you prefer to test drive, a brand new car or an old used car that many have experienced before you. Ples are more customizeable and flexible and you can choose which applicatons best fet your needs.