Due to PTC’s I was unable to attend Tuesday’s session with Darcy Norman and Brian Lamb. As I was listening to the recording the saying “you learn something new each day” held true once again. I have heard the word folksonomy many times in this course and it has finally made some sense now. The simple definition: how people sort things out makes a whole lot of sense now. I found this great picture that sums up folksonomy, courtesy of Flikr.
Another topic that interested me was about choice fatigue ( I think that’s the perfect word for it) I always find myself with that problem. It is hard to leave a tool for something else. However I think this course has open me up to the many different tools available through the web. The blog “50 Ways to Tell A Story” showing the different tools that could be used, is a great example of what can be done. Not necessarily so we need to do all 50 ways, but it gives us choices. All the new tools are not for everyone. What is good and what works for me, doesn’t necessarily work for the next person. There are an abundance of tools , and again we as educators need to “play” around with them to suit our needs and the needs of our class.