Catching up a bit…

  • Anne’s right. We have a long way to go. The latest Pew survey says 13% know what podcasting is, only 9% know RSS. That sounds high to me and some others. And from an educator’s standpoint, I think RSS is the one of all of these technologies every teacher should be using. Even though the attendees at BLC05 pretty much had the blog thing down, very few really understood RSS.
  • Tom refs this interesting discussion over at the Moodle site regarding the introduction of blogs. If you want to know what I think, scroll all the way down, but I urge you to read the back and forth. Maybe people don’t know blogs as well as they think they do…
  • The inimitable Steve Dembo podcasts the BLC05 cruise from Thursday night. What a great collection of voices, including some sap from New Jersey who didn’t take his question all that seriously. (But spending some time with Steve WAS one of the highlights…) If I had, I would have answered that the major piece of learning I’m taking away from the conference is that I think people are starting to see that there are major changes afoot out there and that educators need to wake up to them. From what I heard this week, many of them are.

    Once again, so much good stuff being blogged that I haven’t had time to read and think about. It’s getting harder and harder to stay afloat, and I’m feeling so envious of those people who have made careers out of this. Oy. Home tomorrow, back at work Monday…