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Monthly Archive for April, 2012


Connectivism is another educational topic that gets a lot of press but not so much deep discussion. It is best for me to leave description of the concept to the go-to guy, Stephen Downes. It is possible that I suffer from complete failure to understand the concept but it does seem to me that there […]

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Learning Analytics

I only know enough about Learning Analytics to be dangerous. I was fortunate enough to be in a class where George Siemens was a guest speaker (from his kitchen table in Canada). And I know that he envisions something much different than tracking the number of posts in the LMS discussion board. As we move […]

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Twiddla is an online collaboration tool, similar to TitanPad.  But it has lots of extra features!  You can upload images and docs, draw and even have an audio chat.  I just tried it out and it is very easy to use.  (Check it out at http://www.twiddla.com/818236) I think this tool has all kinds of potential […]

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Small Demons

Small Demons lets the user search books by “People, Place, Things”.  Seems like this might actually have some use for Reference Desk staffers.  It is still in Beta and has somewhat limited scope.  But I could also see some purpose to asking literature students to add to the database.  It seems to be somewhat limited […]

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