Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Web 2.0 and Collaboration

When one talks about or tries to explain what Web 2.0 is about, (s)he quickly comes to the conclusion that when all is said and done, its about collaboration.  Working together, sharing ideas doing the job together, finding joint or group solutions. Using the power of many minds to solve problems. With that in mind I offer two very cool blog posts on collaboration and web 2.0. 

100 Web Tools to Enhance Collaboration (Part 1) 


100 Web Tools to Enhance Collaboration (Part 2)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Think about this for a few minutes...

Two articles caught my attention yesterday. Oddly they made me think of a teary time I had in the Jewish section of Rome. I saw children playing and wondered how many were lost during the war. After reading these two articles my thoughts turned to how many ideas were lost and what the world might be like today if the holocaust had not happened.

Miep Gies, Protector of Anne Frank, Dies at 100

By RICHARD GOLDSTEIN - Published: January 12, 2010
Mrs. Gies was the last survivor among Anne Frank’s protectors and the woman who preserved her diary.

The Tel Aviv Cluster By  Op-Ed Columnist DAVID BROOKS
Published: January 12, 2010
Israelis’ embrace of technology and commerce has had a desultory effect on the nation’s public life, but an invigorating one on its economy.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Stritch Faculty Institute 1/14/2010

This week I will be presenting at thte Stritch Faculty Institute. I am teamed with another Stritch Professor, April Folgert. If you want a peek at our presentation go to: http://dynamit.us/Avn

Interestingly enough, that is not the actual URL I used http://dynamit.us/url to create a smaller, more manageable URL. The original is: http://sites.google.com/a/wolfmail.stritch.edu/intheclouds/ way to long to comfortably email or pass on to someone else.

Try it to make URL's more manageable. There is another site that does the same thing. http://www.tinyurl.com/