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7 Things You Should Know About Organizing Files in the Cloud
June 7, 2011

File storage and management has become a potentially limiting factor in the usefulness of new technologies, and cloud-based file services such as Dropbox, SugarSync, AeroFS, and Box.net attemp…

7 Things You Should Know About Privacy in Web 2.0 Learning Environments
September 7, 2010

New media, social networking, collaboration sites, image and video-sharing sites, wikis, and blogs offer tremendous teaching and learning opportunities to educators and students, but their use ra…

7 Things You Should Know About LMS Alternatives
July 6, 2010

A traditional learning management system (LMS) provides a set of tools to manage learning resources, administrative functions, assessments, and grading. Alternatives to conventional LMSs include…

7 Things You Should Know About Backchannel Communication
February 9, 2010

Backchannel communication is a secondary conversation that takes place at the same time as a conference session, lecture, or instructor-led learning activity. This might involve students using a …

7 Things You Should Know About Google Wave
October 29, 2009

Google Wave is a web-based application that represents a rethinking of electronic communication. Users create online spaces called “waves,” which include multiple discrete messages and compon…

7 Things You Should Know About Collaborative Annotation
October 5, 2009

Collaborative annotation tools expand the concept of social bookmarking by allowing users not only to share bookmarks but also to digitally annotate web pages. Rather than simply pointing to part…

7 Things You Should Know About Telepresence
September 8, 2009

Telepresence refers to the application of complex video technologies to give geographically separated participants a sense of being together in the same location. These systems use high-definitio…

7 Things You Should Know About Data Visualization II
August 3, 2009

Data visualization is the use of tools to represent data in the form of charts, maps, tag clouds, animations, or any graphical means that make content easier to understand. Graphic representation…

7 Things You Should Know About Microblogging
July 7, 2009

Microblogging is the practice of posting small pieces of digital content—which could be text, pictures, links, short videos, or other media—on the Internet. Microblogging offers a portable co…

7 Things You Should Know About VoiceThread
June 8, 2009

VoiceThread is a media aggregator that allows people to post media artifacts—which might be a document, a slide presentation, a video, or a collection of photos—for community feedback. Commen…

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