Help us shape the future « Second Health. This has just been set up, it’s a collaboration between National Physical laboratory & Imperial College. This particular site gives you a direct entry to an orientation island aimed at Health Care workers.
Intel unveils medical tablet It will be interesting to see if it takes off. It’s reasonably light (3.1 lb), has been designed with the hospital environment in mind (washable), so I think it’s a case of watch and see.
December 6th.. This went really well, though I did get caught on camera mopping the floor. At least our dummies won’t get MRSA!
It was also on the ITV local news (Go to news & features, then select Meridian Tonight – South for Dec 6th. They only archive them for a week).
One of the things that I’ve been doing with the ExPERT centre is looking at the WebCT site -to see how it can be improved. One issue that struck me was the news page. It’s not that interactive. So, I initially wondered if it was possible to have an RSS feed from WebCT, but have realised that WebCT’s just not made that way.
So, I realised I’d have to feed into WebCT. I started off using UBCWiki: WorkshopRSS. The problem was that the RSS feed generator no longer existed. Pink Flamingo suggested an alternate generator, but I couldn’t get that to work. Another person on the WebCT discussion boards pointed me to the instructions at Georgia Southern University – after a slight blip (I think their server was down), I was able to generate feeds into WebCT from both this blog and an Elgg one.
The reason for wanting to do it, by the way, other than to prove that I could, was so that I could have the news on an external page & then those that are used to RSS can add it to their feedreader & those that aren’t can use WebCT to read it.
I’ve recently started a .4 secondment to the ExPERT Centre ((Excellence in Professional development through Education, Research & Technology). It’s one of the two Centres of Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) that we have at Portsmouth. I’ll be looking at a number of things, but blogs, online communities and other related matters are likely to feature!