Testing #HootCourse #ToolsJam and blogging to wordpress as part of the essay feature .. I think ;-)

Currently testing the Essay feature in #HootCourse via @JennFor in #ToolsJam “classroom”. Not quite sure how this works … but HootCourse definitely look like an interesting new tool :-)

Will update this post on the blog if it works as anticipated …

/Mariis

UPDATE from within WP (because I do so like pictures!;-)

So this new HootCourse tool seems to work vey well!

I tested via a “course” called “ToolsJam” – as I understand it, courses are simply akin to hashtags, but you can make them both private and public. If you need more than 140 characters Blogger, Xanga, Posterous are also part of the toolbox.

My tweets as they appeared in the #ToolsJam course (created by @JennFor) in the HootCourse app,

in Twitter, and here’s how this post originally looked in my Tweetdeck:

It is also possible to connect through #FB, but I haven’t tried that yet. I wasn’t really planning on exploring a new tool at this moment, but a tweet from @JennFor got me interested, and I do see great potential for engaging students, and others used to (micro-) blogging and connecting through #SoMe. Will definitely test some more …

#w2smap – mapping the players in the networked economy

From John Battelle and his colleagues comes this map “Points of Control” showing some of the major players in the web 2.0 industry engaged in the battle for the networked economy.

What’s really interesting is that this map is interactive and the creators also encourage users to contribute to the continued development of the map – e.g. by commenting and adding suggestions – read the story behind the map in this post.

Interactive version of the map.

/Mariis