May 2011 Archives

How To Follow Any Twitter List In An RSS Reader

Twitter is a nice tool for social networking. A lot of information is aggregated on twitter. It can be quite an overwhelming information stream. Since Twitter has introduced twitter lists it is possible to structure the information a bit further. However, the list feature is somewhat private to the person who manages the list. 

I just found a nice way to fetch your twitter lists using RSS feeds - err. Atom feeds. For most feed readers is does not matter if you dump RSS or ATOM feeds. The cool thing about this is that you don't need to work around with third party services such as reported here or here. You can simply use Twitter's very own functions.

The role of the teacher in mobile learning

Today we have a retreat meeting with the mobile learning research group.  One topic that we ran into today is the role of the teachers in mobile learning. In this discussion school television came up as an example as a driver for technological change in schools. The problem with this metaphor is that it is perfectly inline with the content delivery approaches that we find all over the mobile learning world. However, mobile learning is more complex that it looks on the first sight and that the role of the teachers in mobile learning is not comparable with the role of teachers in school television. 

The following graphic provides a very reduced overview of the content of the rest of this article that covers my view on the topic.

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