Saturday, December 25, 2010

Simple Wish for Christmas, 2010

Been doing this since 2007, upon the inspiration of Steve Kayser's Christmas post.

Like last year, it's that time of the year again.

But this time, there's an embedded video.

Yes, what have we done? Have we cherished the pale blue dot and those within it?

Happy Christmas!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Interesting model for digitizing local knowledge ala @audrn. h/t @ninaterol,

Sunday, December 19, 2010

"Who is your hometown?" *contest*,

Saturday, December 18, 2010

3 replicas of pre-Hispanic Filipino boats, called “balangays” dock at Manila Bay,

Monday, December 13, 2010

Evernote Android App, How to Capture the Process of Learning, Tagging: AUDRN

Friday, December 10, 2010

"Asian Heritage Street Celebration announces 2011 poster contest",

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

"Communities should share local knowledge, best practices and lessons learned with like communities ..."

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

"ABCs of Web Literacy: Interactive Tutorial", Authority, Accuracy, Bias, Currency, Coverage -

Friday, November 19, 2010

"Life as citizens of the web can be liberating and empowering, but also deserves some self-education" Chrome Team,

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"Digital Keys for Unlocking the Humanities’ Riches", Tagging: audrn,

Thursday, November 11, 2010

"Amazing XO Activity: Creating a Community Map ..." Tagging: audrn,

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The most powerful people on earth, Educators,

Monday, November 08, 2010

"Learning in Dorm, Because Class Is on the Web",

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Affecting change with digital storytelling, Tagging: audrn,
IMHO, these iPad Apps are making learning more constructivist and less instructivist, Tagging: audrn,

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Educators as Collaborators: 25+ Resources, Tagging: audrn,

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Digital Storytelling 101, Tagging: audrn,

Friday, October 29, 2010

Apple Leading the Edu 2.0 Revolution - Ethan Lyon,

Friday, October 22, 2010

Sounds like "Don't leave home without a Tablet",

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hoppala Augmentation, an easy way for non-technical creatives to start experimenting with augmented reality and Layar,

Monday, October 18, 2010

10 iPad Apps for Education, K-12. I'd include Angry Birds. Care to add to this list?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Color wheel

Color wheel, originally uploaded by joelogs.

After a flurry of well wishes from her family and friends
Kairos pokes
'tis time to send a signal

That even if yesterday
Has faded into a blur
Of pixelated sepia
and tiny vignettes of memory

Sometimes a smile is all it takes
To make her day

Many more happy returns of the day to my @Tessa

Classmate, BBF, Wife and loving mom to our kids

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Five Facts About Water You Might Not Know, Tag: blogactionday,

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Interesting answers :-) @GOOD Asks: If You Could Design an Academic Course, What Would It Be? Answers,

Monday, October 04, 2010

100+ Google tips, tricks for educators (and life-long learners),

Friday, October 01, 2010

Frontline SMS:Learn, the world is your classroon,

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Want to keep an archive of Twitter hashtags? Here's one way to do it (using Tag: audrn),

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

7 Ways Mobile Apps are Enriching Historical Tourism, Tag: AUDRN

Monday, September 27, 2010

Got meme? Here's one, LOL (1989). Jejemon (2010) is another.

Friday, September 24, 2010

How Social Media has Changed the Game for Documentary Filmmaking, Tag: audrn

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

10 things the iPad is good for… and 5 it isn’t, affordances

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Testing Me App for on a shiny gadget

Sunday, September 19, 2010

iPad in Schools - Highlighting Unique and Innovative Educational Uses of iPad, Tag: digitaltools audrn

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Android Fanboy…Most of the Time (Part 3), Quick review, Android 2.1 better at multitasking,

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

"Few revolutions in human history can match the democratizing consequences of the development of the web and the accompanying advancement of digital technologies ..."

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Lullabies are getting endangered. So they need some preservation. Check out this collection. Tag: audrn

Friday, September 10, 2010

$100 Huawei Android Smartphones: Good news-Bad news. Take your pick.
Does this mean we have to start 'unreading' ?

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Open course on Social Media is now, uhm, open.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

'[C]hanging [Higher Ed] cultures require the liberation of creative resources that are currently bound in often too large and inflexible institutional hierarchies'

Monday, September 06, 2010

To FB or not to FB? That is the debate, in Higher Ed ...

Saturday, September 04, 2010

RT @TweetSmarter:
r/t Handy guide to share with someone new to Twitter: Basics & Beyond:

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Perhaps a good reference model on sustainable arts practice? Tag:#AUDRN,

Monday, August 30, 2010

"Does Your Language Shape How You Think?", Tag: AUDRN

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The best of the world's arts, film, literature and music brought to you every day. Presented by Harriett Gilbert of BBC,

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Peer review 2.0: How many reviewers does it take for some work to attain scholarly status ?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New 3Rs? Real Rich Relevant /via @dtapscott:Me too RT@Richard_Florida: I'd take this course!

Monday, August 23, 2010

"Do We Need a New Definition of Creativity?
In Today's Digital World, the Answer Is Yes" Tag: AUDRN Thanks to: @andjelicaaa

Sunday, August 22, 2010

So how do you measure College graduates' "authentic" learning? Perhaps this can help?

Saturday, August 21, 2010

The PLN Matures. The Progression of the 21st Century Personal Learning Network, Tag: AUDRN

Friday, August 20, 2010

"What makes a good journalist.. videojournalist?";
Got shades? RT@Scobleizer: World Heritage Sites Go 3-D, Online

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Es-Esel Ja Eparas (Voices of Experience)

Here's a "Participatory Video created by members of various indigenous communities in Itogon, Philippines, tracking the impacts of large-scale mining and now climate change on their environment and culture." Hoping it makes a difference. Tag: AUDRN,
How are your texting habits like? Compare them with trends and averages in the infographic, AUDRN smartphone,

Monday, August 16, 2010

AUDRN RT @dancohen:
RT @rtennant: "Why Location-Based Services are the Killer Digital Library App"

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Education For All, leveraging open educational resources, audrn,
Reading and Publishing... evolved,

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Bird Atlas Recorder, could be useful for biodiversity initiatives, Android, AUDRN,

Friday, August 13, 2010

At the penumbra of analog/ digital book publishing, Stephen Ramsay says, Anthologize It, /via @dancohen,
"Dude, Where's My Android Tablet?",
Social media is people, not page views,

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Call It 'Creating Apps for Dummies',

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

RT @SpectrumAcademy:
International Day of Indigenous Peoples: Are We Listening To Their Wisdom ...

Monday, August 09, 2010

"Be a player, not a spectator" -Charles Leadbeater, We-Think,
Perhaps Rep. Pacquiao could help promote alternative learning? @rom @eKindling @kidsahoy BALS EFA2015

Media Meets DepEd Alternative Learning System

Beyond classrooms, this could be key to Education for All in the Philippines, BALS, @eKindling,
Imagine Google searching via your smartphone,

Sunday, August 08, 2010

So Steve Midgley talks about "Building an Amazon for Education". Got

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Bill Gates: In Five Years The Best Education Will Come From The Web,
Urban al fresco anyone? audrn

Friday, August 06, 2010

Self-publication 2.0. Just add binding,
Problem looking for a solution or ...?

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

'Android tablets. They're neaaar!'
Collaborative Manifesto? @stevehargadon:
"That the student who learns to self-educate will be be at a great advantage in the Internet-enabled world." WeDeclare

Monday, August 02, 2010

Someone left the cake out in the rain ... RT @charlesyeo:
Internet kills lunchtime TV favourite

(Sent via Seesmic
"Internet kills lunchtime TV favourite" (Someone left the cake out in the rain... ),

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Conspicuous expression, FTW? Yes!
East Speaks West, West Speaks East, Sharing the 21st Century Method of Language Learning,
Handy Google Search Tips: 19 Simple Tricks You Need To Know,
One week, one tool, AUDRN,
'With a tensile strength greater than steel, bamboo makes an excellent substitute for bicycle',

Saturday, July 31, 2010

X-posting from Brightkite to Yahoo Meme & everything in between. Forgive the "spam"
Service-Learning 2.0? audrn RT @plnaugle: Volunteerism 2.0 redistribution of our cognitive surplus. Read Clay Shirky. rscon10

Friday, July 30, 2010

Terry Freedman:
Why Do You Blog?: In Why I Write, George Orwell suggests the following reasons that someone may wish t...
"Tipping point" watch? RT @weknowmore: Libraries are still a key research service library librarians

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Javed Alam (jalam1001):
Data traffic habits of smartphone users - Mobile Devices, Communication, Computing and mLearning

(Sent via Seesmic
Reference Model Alert! RT@TweetSmarter:
r/t Business schools teaching students how to Twitter for business

Just switched to Ethereal Template

Image credit:

Been using the "standard boiler plate" since 2004. Perhaps it's time to innovate?

The Intersection of ePortfolio, Service Learning and Mobile Devices

David Kennedy, PhD, talks about Mahara + Moodle, at United Board-sponsored workshop on Sharing Culture and Service Learning using Digital Tools, Miriam College, Quezon City, Philippines. #AUDRN

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Augen Android-based tablet headed to Kmart this week,

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

RT@chrisbrogan: New life for old iPhones: make them prepaid -
smartphones generated 46% of traffic in May 2010 @tjparpan immap admob
Fair use is as fair does,
Looking Ahead at Social Learning: 10 Predictions,

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

"India's $35 tablet - vaporware or the real deal?",

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Social Media Tools for Writers,

Monday, July 19, 2010

"Social Media: Submitting to Dunbar’s Number",
Nice! audrn RT @mhuskerfan
Hoppola: Augmented reality layers without coding. VERY COOL! via Free Tech for Teachers.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

RT@larryczerwonka: Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.~Scott Adams

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Dan Cohen (@dancohen):
Google’s Digital Humanities Research Awards announced:

(Sent via Seesmic
Seems to be a universal problem.Hoping it's not a race to the bottom,

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

An 'academic' review of the iPad,

Monday, July 12, 2010

Cognitive surplus or LOLcats?
Batanes’ artists create great works on their own,

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

"Ancient Philippine Creation Myth: The Legend Of The Three Races" by Frederick_Alain,
A danseuse's hideaway,

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Philippine Supreme Court on Twitter and FB,

Monday, June 28, 2010

Ian Jukes' talk is summarized here, istec10,

Friday, June 25, 2010

21st century service learning audrn
Probation Report: The use of 'social software' for enhancing the museum learning experience,

Thursday, June 24, 2010

eskwela! audrn
eKwela audrn
Challenges in Teaching and Learning
Challenges in Teaching and Learning
Enhancing life skills, for fun audrn
Dear Mr. Schley ...
Dear Mr. Schley ...
Managing global learning communities. audrn

Monday, June 21, 2010

Art 41 Basel: More than 62,500 Visitors, Extraordinary Quality, Strong Results,

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Internet Trends 2010 by Morgan Stanley Research

The latest on ecommerce (if at all still enjoying currency as part of tech lingo).

Saturday, June 05, 2010

It is also called educational networking

AUDRN is a project supported by the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia and currently hosted in Miriam College.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Yes you can blog via email

Indeed blogging has come a long way!

... sent via mobile, sorry for the typo

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Team Philippines test run their cars for Shell Eco-marathon Asia

The first Philippine delegation to the inaugural Shell Eco-marathon (SEM) Asia 2010 held their first test run recently at the Batangas Racing Circuit (BRC) to simulate actual race conditions at the Sepang Circuit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where the competition will be held in July.

SEM is Shell’s flagship event championing fuel economy. It is about distance, not speed. The competition challenges student teams to design and build energy-efficient vehicles that travel the farthest distance using the least amount of fuel.

With nearly a month to go before SEM, the three Philippine teams from Don Bosco Technical College, Mapua Institute of Technology and University of Santo Tomas make the final touches on their vehicle entries as they gear up for the competition.

Mapua’s Atalanta zooms

Under the scorching summer heat, the members of Team Atalanta from Mapua Institute of Technology immediately engaged to work to assemble their car, trying to recoup lost time as they lost their way to the Batangas Racing Circuit. After a couple of hours, the car zoomed away from the paddock and swiftly glided on the track.

Everyone cheered, seeing the car move away to conquer lengths of the track, but some engine trouble made the exalting mood of the team to dip. Despite the disappointing start, team members worked together to rev up the car with their godfather and former Country Chairman of Shell companies in the Philippines Eli Santiago, at the helm. The next hours had been filled with frustrations for the team as the car had been acting up until the last hour for the test run. At exactly 4:10 in the afternoon, the car gave a rousing engine sound and zoomed away without stopping. Lap after lap, the car showed might and strength with speed reaching a high of 42 kph.

The day ended with threadbare wheels, and it only meant success for Team Atalanta. With the experience and insights they gained from test run, Team Atalanta is definitely fired up for the SEM Race.

Don Bosco students take Grigio for a spin

With speed reaching over 40kph, Grigio stands proud at the BRC as mechanical engineering students from Don Bosco Technical College took their vehicle entry to the Shell Eco-marathon Asia for its first test run.

The team has been tirelessly working on their entry since early this year and has been successful in their attempt to build a prototype energy-efficient vehicle. Tagged as "Grigio", the vehicle is named after their school’s patron saint John Bosco's guardian dog.

After a few fine-tuning and some minor adjustments, the team was all set to try their vehicle on BRC's 3.4 kilometre long track with five exhilirating turns.

The team was in high spirits as Team Grigio's resident driver Angelo Blanco drove the vehicle smoothly along BRC's track. After the test run, the team concluded that there were some parts that need to be aligned and secured but all in all, Grigio is all set to race and conquer Malaysia's Sepang Intenational Circuit.

With Grigio's impressive speed and efficiency on the track coupled with the team's remarkable enthusiasm, camaraderie and appetite to win, Don Bosco is determined to be the dark horse in the competition.

"We are ready," said Don Bosco godfather and former Shell Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) Manager Nards Ablaza who has nothing but praises for his team. He is very optimistic that Grigio will impress the other teams at the competition.

UST’s Tiger 400 roars

Upon arrival of the car's body, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) SEM Engineering Team laboriously worked on assembling their car 'Tiger 400' from scratch, carefully putting all the parts together. By filling up with an initial 100ml of Shell fuels for testing, the team revved up the engine to test the car's performance. The team's mechanics fine-tuned the car to get the right rpm (revolutions per minute) and test its fuel efficiency early on.

When Tiger 400 was all set, driver Richard Ching Lao positioned himself to test-drive the car. Unfortunately, the first attempt at the racetrack didn't conquer much length as the engine stalled. With sheer determination and passion to make Tiger 400 succeed, the mechanics worked once again to perfect some adjustments in the engine, ensuring that the combustion of the fuel-air mix is just right. The overcast sky did not dampen the team's spirits as everyone decided to give it another try.

After a couple of minutes, Tiger 400 is back once again on the racetrack. This time around, Richard onboard Tiger 400 covered a few hundred metres of the track that sent the rest of the team cheering. Getting the hang of it, he manoeuvred Tiger 400, paced back and forth, this time with its engine smoothly running. Team Leader and alternate driver Tim Mervin Orille also took Tiger 400 for a spin.

The experience at the racetrack inspired the UST Engineering Shell Eco-marathon Team to shape up Tiger 400 in time for the actual competition in Malaysia.

All set for SEM Asia

With all three vehicle entries finally up and running, the first Philippine delegation to the Shell Eco-marathon Asia are ready to compete with over a hundred teams from 12 countries to set a new world record on the ultimate fuel-efficiency challenge.

For more information on the Shell Eco-marathon, please visit

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Geocaching: American Cemetery

"Time will not dim the glory of their deeds."

Have a look at this cool #layarscreenshot! [Layar link]:

#juanvote no.164, 1:45 pm, precinct 5a

Toy Camera effect

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

What's been happening on

Just a heads-up (a.k.a. Report) on what has been going on at AUDRN:

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2010

Go team Philippines! Check out this SlideShare Presentation:

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Blogging via email

Through pixelpipe to

Sent from my HTC Android phone.

hello pixelpipe

@blogger, broadcasting this via pixelpipe

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Would you rather be a zombie or a mummy?


Ask me anything

Who were you in a past life?

A medieval king.

Ask me anything

If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get?


Ask me anything

What's the kindest thing someone has ever done for you?

Understand me.

Ask me anything

What are your plans for this year?

Run social media workshops for Higher Education faculty and library staff in Yogyakarta and Manila, to help build the Asian University Digital Resource Network.

Ask me anything

Have you see this (from @timoreilly) -- What makes a great teacher? Data from Teach for America.

Not until you showed me. Thanks!

Ask me anything

How effective do you think is the role of social media in the current Philippine political exercise and to its result thereof?

Social media can help build broader awareness and keep people connected to fresh updates that regular media cannot otherwise reach.

Ask me anything

Why forget about the perks and focus on the purpose, when perks keep me going more than the purpose?

Perks are not a matter of right and can be taken away. Purpose gives one a deeper meaning in life.

Ask me anything