The Internets seems to be a buzz today with the “new” Firefox Campus edition. It’s really just Firefox with FoxyTunes, Zotero, and StumbleUpon all pre-installed. But, it’s a great marketing idea. I know that there are people out there that haven’t installed any Firefox add-ons, because they are afraid to mess up something. This is a great way to show people that Firefox add-ons are not that scary. They are pretty cool. In fact, I need to uninstall some of them – because they do slow down Firefox if you have too many installed :)
Of course, this edition of Firefox is free.
I use FoxyTunes all the time, and love it. I have to admit that I never use Zotero or StumbleUpon – because I am just too busy to learn how to use Zotero, and too lazy to use StumbleUpon. But they are both great tools. I need to get over that and use them.
So, I wonder how long until they create a web developer’s version of Firefox. Can we create an EduGeek Journal version?
Matt is currently an Instructional Designer II at Orbis Education and a Part-Time Instructor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Previously he worked as a Learning Innovation Researcher with the UT Arlington LINK Research Lab. His work focuses on learning theory, Heutagogy, and learner agency. Matt holds a Ph.D. in Learning Technologies from the University of North Texas, a Master of Education in Educational Technology from UT Brownsville, and a Bachelors of Science in Education from Baylor University. His research interests include instructional design, learning pathways, sociocultural theory, heutagogy, virtual reality, and open networked learning. He has a background in instructional design and teaching at both the secondary and university levels and has been an active blogger and conference presenter. He also enjoys networking and collaborative efforts involving faculty, students, administration, and anyone involved in the education process.