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November 19th, 2006 by Graham Attwell

Here is the November 2006 edition of Sounds of the Bazaar.

I have spent quite a lot of time trying to improve the quality – better editing and better leads in and out of items. I hope you like it – I think this is the best issue so far.

I’m going to aim at a monthly schedule for the next few months and work on the quality – I want Sounds of the Bazaar to be the leading podcast in education.

Anyway in this months issue –

Graham Attwell (that’s me) in the first of a three part special series on Personal Learning Environments. In this part – entitled ‘The Industrial Revolution and teh Challenge to Education I argue that education systems and institutions are in danger fo becoming irrelevant through ignoring the changing ways in which young people are using technology for communication and knowledge sharing. Addtionally, the present curriculum organisation is looking incraesingly outdated. PLEs offer a new way to organise education but it will require profound reforms both to systems and institutions.

The Sounds of the Bazaar interview is with Ellen and Lydia – two young school students from the UK. They are pretty disappointed with the use of technology in school. They see the main factor in the digital divide as to whether or not kids have parents who can help them with computers.

Web Site of the Week – features the newly launched ELGG Spaces site which is offering free access to the ELGG social software for groups of up to 50 users.

December sees the third of the annual EduBlog awards. I talk to Josie Fraser about the awards and how you can participate

Listen to the whole programme [33:45m]:

Introduction to this months programme [1:58m]:

Graham Attwell on ‘The Industrial Revolution and the Challenge to Education‘ [8:08m]:

Interview with Ellen and Lydia – two UK based school students [7:14m]:

Web Site of the Week – ELGG Spaces [3:16m]:

Josie Fraser on this years Edu-Blog Awards [8:46m]:

End chat from this months programme [1:26m]: |

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