Monthly Archives: September 2006

Digital kids in an analog world

Scott McLeod has a great post up at his new weblog for school administrators. It includes a pdf of evocative quotes he uses for faculty development. I think this is a great list for religious educators, for theological educators to play with!

A taste to whet your appetite:

“Information, to [my son], is never finished. It’s just a raw material with which he can make something new. It is important, I believe, that we look at curriculum the same way, that it is a raw material, something that we can mix in different ways, and produce learning experiences that help our students to teach themselves. I think it may also be interesting and valuable to treat our students and ourselves the same way. That rather than graduating finished students, who are ready for the world, that we produce people who are raw material, capable of not only adapting to a rapidly changing world, but also able to continue to learn, unlearn, and relearn, so that they can shape that world into something that is better.”

Changing face of music marketing

Fernando’s Desk is reflecting on the changing face of music marketing, and in doing so links to some fascinating pieces — including this artist, who has decided to release his music for free to build listeners for it. Fernando reminds us, as did The Cluetrain Manifesto, that markets are conversations — so we need to build conversations. That’s precisely what I hope the OSRR project will do! Speaking of which, we’re about to release the request for proposals, and will be looking for good names for the site.

Web 2.0, continued

Thanks TheCorner for reiterating Gregor Hohpe’s list of Web 2.0 values:

  • Simplicity over Completeness
  • Long tail over Mass Audience
  • Share over Protect
  • Advertise over Subscribe
  • Syndication over Stickiness
  • Early Availability over Correctness
  • Select by Crowd over Editor
  • Honest voice over Corporate Speak
  • Participation over Publishing
  • Community over Product

The list comes from a workshop Hohpe did that was a response to Tim O’Reilly’s paper on Web 2.0 (worth a read in itself).