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Name:: Sebastian Fiedler

Nationality:: European

Languages:: German, English, Spanish

Lived, loved, studied and worked in:: Germany, Wales, Spain, USA, Chile

Degrees:: Diplom in Psychology from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany; Master of Education in Instructional Technology from the University of Georgia, USA

I am currently working on a Phd in Media Pedagogy (Medienpädagogik) at the University of Augsburg, Germany; supervisor : Prof. Dr. Gabi Reinmann-Rothmeier

Special interests:: constructivist and constructionist theories of learning and knowing, human-centered design and usability, personal Webpublishing and Weblogs, self-organized learning ...

Commercial work:: I work as an information architect and human-centered design specialists for various contractors. I also do consulting and training in educational design and technology [see cognitive Architects]. At cognitive Architects I also run a Manila ISP hosting service for my clients and my own projects. This fall I will also start to teach in Media Pedagogy (Medienpädagogik) at the University of Augsburg.

Seblogging :.
since Juli 2002 : meta-Weblog with a focus on: Weblogs, CMS, and dynamic Webpublishing for learning and education

cognitive Architects:.
since August 2000 : Weblog on Web Usability, Information Architecture, Educational Technology and more...

BlogTalk paper proposal::
In my paper titled "Personal Webpublishing as a reflective conversational tool for self-organized learning" I want to explore what personal Webpublishing technologies have to offer for the individual who wants to take control of her personal learning.

BlogTalk paper draft::
My BlogTalk paper draft is now published. Comments and feedback highly appreciated!

Gernot Tscherteu

[me] I was educated as a social scientist and work as a interface/interaction designer since 1991. (see projects) Currently I run a project on web-based user participation in housing (see parq - german only) and I do the operative management for a research project on LEDs at the Hochschule für Angewandt Kunst, Wien (AIM).

[mission] My scientific work focuses on the Internet as an emerging reality, that is produced by all its users - and not only by companies or designers and programmers. (therefore i called my site realitylab.at ). The Internet like any other media is not a mere reflection of reality but a reality on its own: It represents a new cultural sphere and has its own characteristics with respect to communicative codes and knowledge production.  The phenomenon of weblogs show that media are not necesserily pointing to everyday reality and events in "real world"; weblogs are self-referential as well: they point to other weblogs where an event has been already intellectually processed, and the way it has been processed is to certain extent more important than the event itself. This process of self-reference can be found in any vivid system and it produces consciousness and intelligence.

[paper] the blogosphere map (coop with christian langreiter): The interconnectivity of weblogs bear analogy to the way our neuronal system works. If we look at tools like blogstreet (in connection with touchgraph) and expand several nodes in the neighbourhood of a weblog the analogy is amazing: We find a network of processing units. Our concept of the blogosphere map develops this hypothetical factor of analysis a bit further: What if we could see not only a static map but also (neuronal) activitities on it: e.g. the spread of news and thoughts within the neighbourhood of a weblog. We will present a prototype of it at the blogtalk conference.

contact me: [email protected]

Lilia Efimova

Basic: addicted to learning, Russian, working in the Netherlands as a researcher in Telematica Instituut

Background: teaching, training, educational technology, human resources development, learning management in different shapes (reflective practice rather than research)

More profiles: KnowledgeBoard, Ryze or E-xecutive.ru (in Russian!)

Blogging: since June 2002 at Mathemagenic

Blogtalk paper: "Blogs: the stickiness factor" -  proposal + on-going notes about work in progress

My name is Gabriela Avram .

I'm a university lecturer teaching IT-related disciplines at AISTEDA, a young Romanian university. I am also responsible for the IT Research Laboratory belonging to the university and I am in charge with international co-operation projects. My main research interests are IT evaluation and Knowledge Management.

I must confess I am a newbie: I just found out what a weblog is eight months ago!

I'm giving a presentation at BlogTalk on our own experience with using weblogs. The diglit K-log evolved from our need to keep track of what we and our other partners did, said or read about, within an educational project funded by the EU. Later on, it became a sort of meeting place for the community of practice created through this project, with specific interest in improving the situation of digital literacy.


Jose Luis Orihuela

Jose Luis Orihuela PhD and MA, Professor at the School of Communication, University of Navarra, Vicechair of the Multimedia Communication Laboratory (MMLab). Spanish Director of La Sociedad Digital and Editorial Board Member of the journal Comunicacion y Sociedad. Coauthor of Introducción al Diseño Digital (Anaya Multimedia, 1999) and La Television en España. Analisis Prospectivo 2000-2005 (Arthur Andersen, 2000). Consultant and Visiting Professor at Universities in Spain and Latin America. Main research areas: impact of technology on media and communication. Commited blogger, his blography includes: eCuaderno , INTERtainment , Blogzine , the site Web de Blogs and the column Blogonomia.

BlogTalk Abstract:

Blogging and the eCommunication Paradigms:
10 principles of the new media scenario

The digital age arrives with a set of big challenges for traditional mainstream media, most of them could be understood as new paradigms: blogging represents the ultimate challenge for the old communication system.

The media and communication landscape emerging from this changes is called eCommunication and ten are the paradigms proposed to explain them and to examine the crucial role of blogs in the new scenario.

The user becomes the axis of communication process, the content is the identity of media, multimedia is the new language, real time is the only time, hypertext is the grammar , and knowledge is the new name of information.

Visit: BlogTalk Paper Website

My Blography:

Tips, links and news about Cyberculture, Media, eCommunication and Blogging

Where Internet and Entertainment Meet

Revista de Blogs
Blogzine metablog

Web de Blogs
Miniportal of Weblogs

Fortnightly column about the Economy of Blogging and Blogs as Corporate Tool

My name is Andrius Kulikauskas.

In 1998, I founded "Minciu Sodas" http://www.ms.lt , an open laboratory for serving and organizing independent thinkers around the world. We bring together our individual projects around a shared value of "caring about thinking". "I blog at Ecademy" http://www.ecademy.com/module.php?mod=blog&;op=view&uid=21942. Thank you (tentatively!) to "XpertWeb" http://xpertweb.com for (tentatively!) sponsoring my work. My presentation, "The Algebra of Copyright" http://www.ecademy.com/node.php?id=5252 , will consider what happens to micro-content when it is taken out of one licensed work and embedded into another licensed work. If we all casually violate copyright laws, then we allow the large publishers to claim that "people are thieves" and so gain strict protection for their "intellectual property" and even the means for distributing such. I will explore how "Creative Commons" http://www.creativecommons.org licenses are used, will promote an "except as noted" clause as in "Primarily Public Domain" http://www.primarilypublicdomain.org , and invite all to join this investigation at our group for "development of the information commons through the Chaordic Commons" http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ChaordicIP/ .