links for 2011-09-13

  • I'm not completely convinced by the Web site which has some minor glitches but the idea of a simple tool for creating interactive books that will work on mobile devices is attractive. It may have applications for developing teaching materials and could be an interesting project target for students in courses such as EDP4130.
  • This is an interesting commentary on social learning and what it means for the world at large. The contrast is between the 'command & control' approach to business and life and the 'encourage & engage' approach characteristic of organisations that begin to understand social learning. There is still a lot of 'command & control' in some organisations that appear to be determined to roll back to the 19th century and industrial bureaucracy.