In preparation … 4th Edublog Workshop

Looking back, havent been posting for the past almost 1 week, well, have been busy with the many meetings, but most importantly, the upcoming 4th Edublog Workshop cum 10th TecXplorers Gathering.
Our host this time will be Zhonghua Sec located in Serangoon and the school has a very nice and conducive environment for our workshop/gathering. Accounting the things that are needed in the mind… hmm…almost ready…except one last activity sheet…
Ok, looking forward to meeting so many teachers (abt 80 expected/so far), and onwards to another round of blogvangelism!

Edublog Sharing at CLIT-Link session

I had the opportunity to share with fellow CL teachers at Vista Lab (Lvl 18) about edublogs and our HPINIT experiment. It was a very quick sharing, no slides prepared 😛
Some concerns were raised and addressed. These included HanyuPinyin input issue and monitoring issue.
Later, 9 of the teachers demonstrated very keen interest and we came down to 15-01 for another round of discussion. Teachers exchanged some ideas on how blogs can possibly be used and they would have been given a walkthru if the network was up.
Anyway, the teachers will be going back to try out sign-up on their own and we’ll plan on our next step of support.
1. WinXP?????????

read … reading … read … 050301

Finished reading Audience, Structure and Authority in the Weblog Community by Cameron Marlow quite some time ago, only posting it now.
This article aims at studying the concept of authority among community of webloggers. The findings are based on hyperlinks collected by the Blogdex project. A social network analysis (Wellman 1997) is done to describe the social structure, and the two interesting measures of authority are suggested to be popularity measured by affiliation and influence measured by citation.
The social ties formed by the webloggers community are through means of blogrolls, permalinks, comments and trackbacks. Each mean represents a different type of social reference.
Main study focused on:
Blogroll implying social affiliation
Permalink implying thoughts passed from one individual to another
It is found that having a high blogroll degree rank (which indicates popularity) does not necessary translate into a high permalink degree rank (which indicates level of influence)