Monday, 29 October 2012

Tassilo Pellegrini about the communities of the future

Tassilo Pellegrini who I met in MindTrek this year gave me an interview about communities of the future. I had an interesting talk with him on the MindTrek party. He told me e.g. about his popular course in St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences. It starts from a situation where no Internet exists anymore and the people need to rethink how communities can communicate without it. He told that some of his young students just cannot imagine a life without net while some are very creative in thinking new ways. When the way of communication is planned it can be moved to net too. Interesting idea and something we really should think about... There might be times when we need to survive without electricity. And we do not need to go very far, that was the situation in Finland a year ago after Christmas when some homes lacked electricity for weeks...

The purpose of this video is to promote Community Manager Appreciation Day which is held in Tampere on 28 January 2012 for the second time.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Top 100 tools for Learning by Jane Hart / @C4LPT

Jane Hart from Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies has created her yearly list of most popular on-line (and social media) tools for education. It is already the 6th time the polls is created.

The most popular toos this year were:
  1. Twitter
  2. YouTube 
  3. Google Docs (Google Drive) 
  4. Google Search (+11 since last year)
  5. WordPress 
  6. Dropbox 
  7. Skype (-3)
  8. PowerPoint  (+11)
  9. Facebook (+5)
  10. Wikipedia. (+1)
    So Google is dominating the top ten with 3 services. I am little surprised that teachers like Skype and Facebook more than Wikipedia.

The birth of Khan Academy (a TED talk)

The Future of Education
Salman Khan was talking about how he started his Academy on YouTube on TED last year:
Cool, ha?

PS. We did not have an article about Khan Academy in Finnish Wikipedia until I created it today...

Monday, 8 October 2012

MindTrek by @MerviRauhala

If you missed MindTrek last week this Storify story by Mervi Rauhala gives you a possibility to pick the highligts. :) Mervi did a good job in live-tweeting and I retweeted many of her tweets while I was live-tweeting for @soitaproject´s account. I have noticed it is easier to get followers for a human than for an organization and my aim was to get more followers for our project. I managed to double the amount of  followers in 3 days so I need to be content (not happy though). Soita project will be sharing our viewpoints of the MindTrek later in our blog.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Community managers in Finland, a MindTrek presentation

It´s been a while since I blogged here. But yesterday I took part in my very first panel discussion and for that I made a Storify presentation, enjoy: . The presentation was about community managers in Finland, we are not many yet and even less of us who get paid for the work we do with the online communities. But for anyone interested about the position and its challenges we have created a LinkedIn group for networking purposes. And we are arranging a seminar on Community Manager Appreciation Day, 28 January 2013.