Presentation at the Social Secrets Graduation Workshop

Last week I gave a presentation on social secrets of the web and their privacy issues for the Social Secrets Graduation Workshop at the University of Applied Science/HvA. The presentation (in Dutch) was filmed and can be viewed online at the Social Secrets website or in low-res below: Anne Helmond from Socialsecrets on Vimeo. The… Read more Presentation at the Social Secrets Graduation Workshop

Online News models visualized by my students

Today, during the New Media course for the first year students at the University of Amsterdam we discussed ‘Citizen Journalism’ (Flew 2008) and ‘From Blogs to Open News: Notes towards a Taxonomy of P2P Publications.’ (Bruns 2003). Concepts such as gatewatching, gatekeeping and open news were central to their assignment. I asked them to look… Read more Online News models visualized by my students

I’m a proud edupunk

Rev. Edupunk photo by umwdtlt. During the holidays I was catching up on reading old Wireds and a word in the Jargon Watch caught my attention: Edupunk n. Avoiding mainstream teaching tools like Powerpoint and Blackboard, edupunks bring the rebellious attitude and DIY ethos of ’70s bands like the Clash to the classroom. The term… Read more I’m a proud edupunk

Slides and notes from my presentation on Blogging, Software Standards and Template Culture

Last week I gave a lecture on ‘Blogging, software standards and template culture’ at the Dutch Film Festival at the SuperPowerPointCinema mini-conference with Bruce Sterling and Eboman organized by Mieke Gerritzen and Koert van Mensvoort. Blogging, software standards and template culture View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: blogging software_studies) I do not have… Read more Slides and notes from my presentation on Blogging, Software Standards and Template Culture

Web 2.0 concepts explained: Folksonomy and tags according to our first year students

I finished my first semester of teaching in July and the final tests from our first year students revealed some interesting web 2.0 insights. Students were asked to define a few web 2.0 terms besides answering more in depth questions. We read and graded over 300 exams and I took some notes while grading. Some… Read more Web 2.0 concepts explained: Folksonomy and tags according to our first year students

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