Month: October 2004

RSS Feeds

I’ve just been experimenting with putting a RSS (Rich Site Summary, or RDF Site Summary, Really Simple Syndication – depends on who you ask!) feed onto my site. It’s taken from the Edu RSS at Stephen Downes’ site. There is more about RSS and some of its potential uses at http://www.mnot.net/rss/tutorial/ My original plan had…

Warwick Blogs

Warwick Blogs Warwick University has started to allow all students to create a blog – so when they get a computer account, as well as an email account, they also all get space for a blog. As you can see in the heading they suggest that the blog can be used to ” Write.Reflect.Review.Share.Record.Question.Blog” –…

EducationGuardian.co.uk | E-learning | Indian schools go online

EducationGuardian.co.uk | E-learning | Indian schools go online While it might seem that learning materials developed in Scotland might not have too much relevance to students in India, remembering the success of the “Hole in the Wall” experiment a few years ago, it may well work. I do hope though that the electricity supply will…

Student Diaries

Student Diaries The BBC are starting a year long (well, 9 months in reality) look at the diaries of disabled students starting university. They are each giving a diary entry weekly, about life as a disabled student.They have a range of disabilities – and equally a range of needs. Given that SENDA now requires educational…

VOG

VOG A variation of blogging, the Vog (vlog, video blog) has started to take off, as users have access to greater bandwidth. This is the research vog for Adrian Miles, a lecturer/ researcher into Media Studies in RMIT, Melbourne. As well as the more academic focus of this vog, he has links to his own…

Sign Language Awareness Week

It’s Sign Language Awareness Week this week, and the BBC have got a page about it. As usual with the BBC, they have quite a few pages, not always linked to in the most logical way, so another page provides a set of useful links, including one to DeafSign, which has a rather nice “translator”…