April 18, 2009
Nine Reasons to Twitter in Schools Why should educators get involved with Twitter? Here are nine reasons. 1. Together we’re better Twitter can be like a virtual staffroom where teachers can access in seconds a stream of links, ideas, opinions, and resources from a hand-picked selection of global professionals. 2. Global or local: you choose […]
Learning from games: Are Violent Video Games Adequately Preparing Children For The Apocalypse?
March 5, 2009
Alex blogged this, and it is amazing on a whole buncha levels regarding meaningful learning and social constructivism. 🙂 Are Violent Video Games Adequately Preparing Children For The Apocalypse? If you don’t see the embedded link, click on alex’s name to see it.
January 18, 2009
I recommend that students in C/CLD419 watch this video lecture to get a sense of what a search engine society is. Consider it a reading in the course, if you will, for the module that includes the google lab. If the video doesn’t show cause you’re a noisy student, click here.
November 30, 2008
shirley niemans » Blog Archive » Forthcoming by Alex Halavais: Search Engine Society Search Engine Society is the name of Alex Halavais‘ forthcoming book, due to be published by Polity in October 2008, as part of the Digital Media and Society series. Halavais is assistant professor of interactive communications at Quinnipiac University (USA), a ’social […]
The Omnivore’s 100
August 26, 2008
from alex who got it from jeremy. How the Omnivore’s 100 Works: 1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions. 2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten. 3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating. 4) Optional: Post a comment at Very Good Taste, linking to your results. […]
The International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments ONLINE
June 25, 2008
The International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments which I co-edited with Joel Weiss and Jeremy Hunsinger is available online, and you can download the pdfs of each chapter. Of course you have to at a university or institution that subscribes to it, but many do. We found out that YorkU and Ryerson do. Lots of […]
March 29, 2008
Had lunch with Alex H, and talked about some projects, and his latest book which is just finishing up. Met Aleja at the new Mac store at 14th and 9th. We got an appointment for a Mac expert for today. Andrew and Aleja were making fun of me. We went to Pastis again, at the […]
March 28, 2008
I finished most of my meetings and presentations, and am having lunch with Alex Halavais today, and perhaps meet up with Aleja after her violin lessons. Got some nice pictures of things though.
February 14, 2008
From Blackwell Synergy – J Comp Mediated Comm, Volume 13 Issue 2 Page 429-440, January 2008 Article Abstract: Alexander Halavais, Derek Lackaff 2008 An Analysis of Topical Coverage of Wikipedia Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 13 2, 429–440. doi:10.1111/j.1083-6101.2008.00403.x Many have questioned the reliability and accuracy of Wikipedia. Here a different issue, but one closely related: […]
Did blogging kill the public intellectual?
January 9, 2008
Alex has a great post, and not just because my course is starting this week by reading his chapter on Blogging. In Did blogging kill the public intellectual? Alex discusses Russell Jacoby’ item in Big Brains, Small Impact in the Chronicle of Higher Ed., noting “he assumes that a public intellectual inhabits the public sphere, […]