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I am a teacher and teacher trainer at Iteso university (, that works with the educational uses of technologies. I'm specially interested in web2.0 uses.

I run a collective blog in Spanish. We aim for a public that is starting with the use of technologies in their educational practices (university level).

I thought it will be nice sharing in here my posts as well. I will try to publish translated (or addapted) versions at my blog here! (mind my English!)

Hope you find them usefull, will appreciate feedback!

Gabriela's Blog

My tagging "strategies"

Posted on March 14, 2011 at 6:53pm 0 Comments

A couple of weeks ago at a "connectivism" group at FB we were talking about socialbookmarking tools (delicious and diigo, mainly). I said,as an old user of delicious, that I have some strategies for tagging and tought about writting them down, so here they are!

The main point on how I came with these "strategies", is being able to find things back and for that is better when I tag extensively and at the same time I keep a consistent "body" of tags (I have~600).

It depends on the page I am tagging, but normally I try to do as much as possible of the following:

- Name the type of resource (video, blog, article, about article, about blog)

- Name the author (if known and important)

- Name the organization (if known and important)

- Name of the publication (if it is an article, etc)

- Name of the tool (if it is about a tool)

- Describe the topics and/or concepts(all that make sense, as much as possible)

- Name if I want to do something about it (to be read, to buy, to talk about)

- I also have a tag for each course I give, so tagg it with all the "course tags" where this thing could be useful for learners

Then I have bundles, where I bundle taggs according to those categories, and also by topics. Bundling helps me as well for recongizing if I am using two different words to name the same thing.

Once in a while (each ~month) I go an do tag management (basicaly bundling new tags, and cleaning misspelled ones, renaming).

Some other things I never did from the begging on delicious but that we are using when tagging our entrances in a collective-team blog:

- Always use lower case (except for names)

- Always in singular (except when the concept is plural)

- Always tagg in Spanish... unless the concept in original language is important, then use both

- Authors, only by last name

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Wikipedia, 10 years of collaboration

Posted on February 2, 2011 at 8:06am 2 Comments

Last January 15th, Wikipedia got his 10th anniversary. In Guadalajara, we’ve got a local celebration Mexican style, with mariachi and tequila.

Seeking for a free content encyclopedia, Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger developed back in 2000 a first project Nupedia, where contents were written by experts. The expert’s logic demanded a very slow revision process. The search for speeding that process a parallel strategy started, that when mixed with the culture and philosophy of free movements, ended up in creating Wikipedia, the encyclopedia everyone can edit.

It is this quality, everyone, the one that has lead to lots of critiques around is validity. If it is not written by validated and recognized experts, our first thought is that we cannot think on the information being trustable. Nevertheless, there is formal research that speaks of its quality –in certain topics and languages- (the first one, published just 4 years after it was borne, by Nature, and famous for the conflict with Britanica Encyclopedia). Concerns about quality on information produced by people on internet is in all fields (for example, in…


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At 7:48pm on February 2, 2011, Francisco Barrón said…
Hola Gaby, fue una agradable sorpresa encontrarme con un rostro conocido en este sitio. Qué bien que Jalisco esté bien representado por estos lares virtuales =)
At 12:26pm on February 2, 2011, David Wu said…
haha well as long as we can see your blog posts it should be fine! but when I was leaving a comment it did notify me that my comment has to be approved as well. and as of right now I cannot see my comment that I posted to your blog.


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