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New Features Added to Google Wave: More useful for e-Learning

Google’s newest features for Wave:

  1. Read-only [or full access] capabilities
  2. Restore from Playback [to correct mistakes]
  3. Undo/Redo
  4. Reply-only (coming soon!)

There are several uses for these features in e-Learning, whether during development or during delivery of instruction.  Read-only would be important as-is to a designer conducting a need assessment or a focus group, or simply managing a group of subject-matter experts. It would also be useful to project managers who have set up a wiki or other control documents in a wave.  In addition, the Wave team at Google reports that it is planning to introduce a third access setting called “Reply-only” that would let users add new blips (individual messages), but prevent them from editing blips they did not create. The team is also re-designing the interface to let the wave creator change permissions for several participants more easily. When available, these will be very important to managing synchronous events in a wave.  The combination of read-only and restore is most useful at this point for keeping a discussion on-track. The wave creator can change permissions for participants as needed, and then restore the wave to a point before the drift off-topic began.

Read more via New Features Added to Google Wave: More useful for e-Learning by Bill Brandon : Learning Solutions Magazine.

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10 Social Media Tools For Learning: The eLearning Coach

10 Social Media Tools For Learning

Descriptions of ten applications representing different social media technologies that promote learning. Many of these tools and services are free or have a free trial period, which can encourage experimentation.

  1. Audacity (podcasts)
  2. Dimdim (interactive webinars)
  3. Edublogs Campus (blogs)
  4. Elgg (social networking)
  5. Google Collaboration Tools
  6. MindMeister (mind maps)
  7. TalkShoe (talk shows)
  8. VoiceThread (multimedia presentation)
  9. Wikispaces
  10. Yammer (micro-blogging)

via 10 Social Media Tools For Learning: The eLearning Coach.