If you think keeping up with forums is hard now, imagine if every user has their own (Martin Dougiamas, Moodle/RUconnected chief developer).
This blog looks at attempts to keep students engaged with RUconnected (Moodle) through the use of multi-media-rich Power Point presentations. I also explore the possibilities for the development of RUconnected as a blogger sphere.
I was probably guilty of this as a reporter myself, but the hype in the first two paragraphs of a recent story on property prices exemplifies the sins of journalese.
THE ailing South African residential property market was hit by more bad news yesterday, with new figures showing real house prices took their biggest plunge in 15 years in May.
With no quick end in sight to rocketing inflation and interest rates that have knocked the economy, struggling homeowners can expect things to get worse before they get better.
That’s a lesson to hold on to, I thought recently. It was at a council meeting of the SA National Editors’ Forum, and I had been beating the drum about the organisation needing to produce perfect press releases and publications.
My beef was in regard to a press statement whose poor wording lent itself to be reported in some media
(a) that Sanef welcomed the news that the Sunday Times editor could face arrest,
and in other media,
(b) that Sanef was outraged by the news.