Thursday, 10 May 2007

Erm, welcome?!

Despite worries about contributing to global warming in the blogosphere, we thought it might be a fun idea to start a blog for our group in the School of Physics at the University of Edinburgh.

What possessed us? Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time! It's also a potentially useful experiment in a number of ways:
  • We're planning to do some work over the next few months concerning the use of social software and so-called "Web 2.0" tools by our students. Attempting to use this kind of stuff ourselves is the best way of finding out how well it all works. (Or doesn't...)
  • It's interesting to see how well we can use tools that are not explicitly provided or supported by the University's computing services for work purposes. How do we integrate them? How do we manage having some of our work stuff scattered over the internet? How do we export stuff from these tools if something else comes along? ...
  • I'm interested in how a Blog is an interesting tool for reflection, learning and discussion within (and outwith) our group.
So, erm, welcome!

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