Hi there tout la gang,

We don't have much to say about research in practice at the Café right now

but we are talking policy and practice over here now: Literacy Enquirers.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

r u talking 2 me?

"You never hear 20-year-olds talking about information overload because they understand the filters they’re given. You only hear, you know, forty- and fifty-year-olds talking about it, sixty-year-olds talking about because we grew up in the world of card catalogs and TV Guide. And now, all the filters we’re used to are broken and we’d like to blame it on the environment instead of admitting that we’re just, you know, we just don’t understand what’s going on." Clay Shirky via Scott Heiferman's Notes

History of the Internet is an animated documentary explaining the inventions from time-sharing to filesharing, from Arpanet to Internet. You can see the credits for this movie on lonja.de/motion/mo_history_internet.html Other works done by Melih Bilgil can be seen on lonja.de or lonja.de/diploma

The history is told using the PICOL icons on picol.org , which will be available for download soon. On blog.picol.org you can get news about this project.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


I found my way here from your post at the nifl list serve. Interesting to see the cafe and the magazine.

The website I run called LingQ (www.lingq.com) is intended for second language learners. There are thousands of sound files with transcripts available for free download and distribution. Most people use the site free of charge. I wonder if the site can be useful for literacy learners.

Most of our content is provided and or generated by our learners in their native language. I wonder if there is not some way to cooperate in the generation of content. Maybe our learners would record some of your content if they can then import it into the LingQ store for which they earn points in our system. you could then use the sound files. I think the emotional connection to real voices is important to learning.

Anyway, please let me know if this is of interest.

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