EDUCAUSE Review Magazine, Volume 39, Number 5, September/October 2004

New Tools for Back-to-School:
Blogs, Swarms, Wikis, and Games


  • Stephen Downes
    The process of blogging—of reading online, engaging a community, and reflecting it online—is a process of bringing life into learning.
  • Bryan Alexander
    How are wireless, mobile technologies and their emergent trends, such as swarms, affecting the learning environment, pedagogy, and campus life?
  • Brian Lamb
    The needs met by "wikis"—documents posted online for open editing by all—are simply not being satisfied by present IT strategies and tools.


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