Colin McAllister's Blog (3)

Exploring Discussion Forums in Mathematics Education

Have you asked any of these questions about discussion forums?

  • What is it like to take part in online discussions?
  • How do moderators and contributors create active and successful conversations?
  • How is the technology employed in the management of discussion forums evolving?
  • What could be achieved through discussion forums in the future?

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Added by Colin McAllister on May 20, 2011 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Editing Equations on Web 2.0 Sites

What are your needs for editing and rendering equations or formulae on Web 2.0 sites? Social networks and Web 2.0 sites are the ideal forum for sharing, but they are not geared for academic use. Academic discussions would be considerably improved if Web 2.0 sites would add just three buttons: Superscript, Subscript and Greek letters to the HTML editing toolbar. Perhaps we should ask Ning and other social network providers for better support for this… Continue

Added by Colin McAllister on July 7, 2009 at 7:05pm — 1 Comment

Openness and Social Networking

I wish to share my recent presentation about openness in social networking, business communications and cloud computing. The presentation and a more detailed discussion paper are an appeal for more openness, which I justify by exploration of a variety of online services, and by drawing attention of the adverse consequences of a lack of openness. The Powerpoint presentation is on for anyone who is… Continue

Added by Colin McAllister on May 8, 2009 at 4:10am — No Comments


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