13 Dec 2006 (Wed)
A noteworthy post in Healthbolt (thanks to ProBlogger):
Healthbolt has done some nice analysis of the layouts of top 10 blogs at Technorati and comes up with the following Composite Map. It gives a unique insight at how a small group of top blogs arrange themselves.
See it at full size and with a key to interpret the colors here but before you go and look at it, see if you can predict what each color signifies in the following categories:
- Email/RSS Subscription
- Header/Site ID/Branding/Logo
- Internal Links/Navigation
Posted by J.K. in Design, Discursive, Layout, Narrative, Technology | View Comments |
31 Oct 2006 (Tue)
Posted by J.K. in Art, Discursive, Humor, Media, Narrative, Technology, Visual | View Comments |
14 Apr 2006 (Fri)
A neat summary from Educause on how to make sense of emergent technologies such as Screencasting, Virtual Meetings, Grid Computing, Collaborative Editing, Instant Messaging, Augmented Reality, Blogs, Video Blogging, Wikis, Podcasting, Clickers, and Social Bookmarking. (Thanks to Lay Kock.) Good to know that there are only 7 Things You Should Know:
- What is it?
- Who is doing it?
- How does it work?
- Why is it significant?
- What are the downsides?
- Where is it going?
- What are the implications for teaching and learning?
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Posted by J.K. in Collaborative, Constructive, Discursive, Explorative, Instructive, Narrative, Technology | View Comments |
12 Jan 2006 (Thu)
Sat in a very interesting module, “Storytelling in Research and Practice”, last night. We started by watching the recording of an excellent stage play called “Handle with Care”. An ethnographical performance based on qualitative research among women with metastatic breast cancer.
The theme seems to be “Fear blocks people’s ears”: Fear in the patient and fear among the patient’s relatives and friends. So marvellously executed. Constantly bombarding the audience with multiple points of views — a young woman, a middle-aged one, an elderly one; the whiner, the “never-say-dier”; the the mother, the daughter/son, the husband, the neighbour, the doctor(s); how others’ apparent concern and advice could be “smothering” or “just wanting to know ‘You’re feeling fine’ “; becoming “invisible” once perceived as sick; issues of “control” versus “no control”; “hope” for cure, less pain, longer life, emotional support…. Truly thought-provoking and ever so witty. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by J.K. in Design, Emotive, Facilitation, Learning, Narrative, Psychology, Qualitative, Research, Technology | View Comments |