Sunday, April 6, 2008

Popfly toy for (big) girls and boys


Attended a Cengage workshop in Mesa AZ this week. Interesting speaker, Mark Frydenberg of Bentley College, introduced audience to Popfly.

I'd tried Yahoo Tubes awhile back. Frustrating, non-intuitive, perhaps buggy interface. Quit after a few hours. Mark claims MS got it right with Popfly. I'll give it a try. Site shows a lot of 'highly ranked' but untagged and some non-functional mashups on the home page, so I have my doubts. But there's the quirk in new tools.

Meanwhile, Mark is using Popfly to teach new media literacy to his Tech 101 courses. Mashup as required literacy skill? Sure maybe.
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