I mentioned in the first post that I often liaise with a bunch of elearning professionals around the country. They are mainly jaiku-nauts – or people who use the micro-blogger jaiku. I know twitter is the flavour of the month at the moment and I do have a presence there and have done for a year or two, but it doesn’t have half the usability and effectiveness and collaborative nature of jaiku. Twitter is fine for following celebs but not for a collaborative and useful community of practice.
As part of James’ blog he gets a variety of elearning people together once a week and they just have a chat and ramble about a specific topic. They are generally quite good fun and not too academic or serious. The latest one is with me and Nick Jeans from Sheffield – talking about wikipedia. Titled w.. w.. w.. wikipedia it has created quite a bit of interest. There are a variety of blogs that have linked to it – Joe Dale links to it as part of his using ICT for Modern Foreign languages and it has had recognition on the news pages of wikipedia itself. They are very good fun to do and I hope that comes across in the podcast.