Friday, November 2, 2007

Web 2.0 in Education: Friday November 2, 2007

In the News

Profy reports, "A company called A.D.A.M . has created interactive software that is now required for many med school students, called A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy and Interactive Physiology software. Having this software is the technological equivalent of carrying a fresh cadaver around in your backpack all day to learn on, without the more gruesome aspects of anatomy class.

From ZDNet, "Today, we launch a little experiment in user generated posts. The general idea is to allow readers to post submissions on key topics. In this beta, you will be able to post blogs to... ZDNet Education."

On the Blogosphere shares, " Instead of asking students in her environmental history course to turn in one big paper at the end of the semester, ( University of Washington-Bothell professor Martha Groom) requires them either to write an original Wikipedia article or to do a major edit on an existing one."

Will Ning provide ad-free student networks? Read Steve Hargadon!

Hey Jude writes, "
The 'Eddie' awards are in their fourth year, and they are now accepting nominations for 2007 in a variety of educational blog and related categories–including social networking! So this is a good time to nominate someone (or yourself!) in a category."

Karl Fisch explains, "Why wireless?" (I'll take the blame for the grammar if you read the post!)

Wesley Fryer argues, "Key for student laptops is content creation, not entertainment.

At Classroom 2.0

I'd love some feedback on this blog. Read my post.

Ann would be thrilled if you'd listen to her students' podcasts and respond.

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