Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Trends & Potential Applications

Bloginfluence.net - Enter the URL of your blog and find out how many people have bookmarked it or subscribed to your RSS feed. When the results appear, click on some of the links that also load on the page to see visual representations of trends in your results. http://www.bloginfluence.net/en/

Downey, Gregg W. (2006, December 22). Six ed-tech trends to watch in 2007. Eschool News. Retrieved January 15, 2007, from http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/showStory.cfm?ArticleID=6781&page=1 - Discusses potential implications that trends toward democratization of the World Wide Web, cloud computing, service-oriented architecture, sharable content object reference models (SCORM), telepresence, and the idea of 21st Century learning may have on education.

Eschool News Staff. (2006, October 26). Telepresence adds realism to videoconferencing. Eschool News. Retrieved January 15, 2007, from http://www.eschoolnews.com/news/showStory.cfm?ArticleID=6661 - Describes a recent, albeit pricey, innovation in videoconferencing that may eventually lead to increased use of the medium in education.

Geist, Michael. (2005, June 27). Technology, culture, education. P2P.net News. Retrieved January 15, 2007, from http://p2pnet.net/story/5359 - Describes steps taken in Canada toward giving educators access to copyrighted digital content and describes some of the barriers created by the legislation.

Google Music Trends - Take a look at the music that is popular among GoogleTalk users. http://www.google.com/trends/music

Social Meter - Allows you to track the social popularity of the URL of your choice. Enter the URL, it scans Bloglines, del.icio.us, Digg, Technorati, etc., to see how many people have bookmarked the site. You can also take a quick look at who is bookmarking you! http://www.socialmeter.com/

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