Saturday, July 04, 2009
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
"This is a place for users of the keychain to share your versions and your experiences!"
- Kevin H Informal leadership activity Certification/authentification activity Informal learning What emergent activity might this be evidence of?
- Emerging? Since contemporary certification in areas like this is so slow or non-existent (a characteristic that is likely to grow in tech areas as the rate of change accelerates in an open source/massively multi-developer world) then I might look for alternatives to "badges of expertise" that we see here with the keychains. The little laminated keyring cards are little diplomas the growing weight of which visually signifies ones growing weight of authority.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
- Is tagging a cognitive activity ? Does tagging force you to reflect on categories to find the correct key word?
Yes, but I feel that it remains quite personal too. Lately, I attended an Elluminate session on tagging for Flickr. We were asked to tag a picture and we then compared all the different words and categories suggested-fascinating... For photos the choice of categories is maybe wider but I believe that we also get the categories to fit our needs. The question is always: if I want to find this again to do… what key word do I need?
This is the question isn't it. The answer is oftentimes balled up in the question. Or perhaps we already are swimming in the answer? As Izaak Rabin once said, "If a problem has been a problem for a long time, maybe it's not a problem. Maybe it's a fact." What is the fact that we are overlooking because it is hiding in plain sight?