Month: May 2005

Special reports | Parents: Mind games

Parents: Mind games Computer games are good for kids! “That fixated look the kids get is a look of focus, not of being a zombie,” says Steven Johnson, author and lecturer in interactive telecommunications at New York University. “It’s a brain working hard.” The article goes on to look at things like the increasing IQ…

A9.com > OpenSearch

A9.com > OpenSearch The idea behind Open Search is that any search tool can generate results in such a way that they can be imported to other tools – rather as RSS feeds can be sent to web pages, RSS readers etc. It’s based on the same XML as RSS….

Remote Authoring of Mobile Blogs for Learning Environments

Remote Authoring of Mobile Blogs for Learning Environments Oxford are working on a JISc project, looking at blogging on the move. The project has been going on for some time, and I’ve used it for reference in the past, though just never mentioned it here before. I certainly like the idea of being able to…

UoP Blogs

UoP Blogs WOW!! Here was me looking at trying to get a blogging system set up – and Julian emailed this morning to say that there was 1… At the moment though it doesn’t seem to be self registering for posting, and I’m not sure if it’s multiple blogs or a single multiple user blog….

blog@USF

blog@USF The University of South Florida is another Uni offering blogging to all students. The take up has been quite impressive so far, given that not all students can them up. They’ve been using WordPRess 1.2 – with the LDAP authentication that Alistair Young , has written. Eric, the developer has made the code available,…

Just do it … blog it

Just do it … blog it Another review of Warwick Blogs. Sone students are very positive Helen Ryan, a second-year physics student, began blogging in October and is one of the more active users. “When I started I was simply using it to vent about things in my personal life.” Support came from other bloggers…

Search optimization, not search engine optimization

Search optimization, not search engine optimization This supports a point I’ve tried to make to students on several occasions – quite often it’s poor search terms that lead to poor results … but trying to convince some of that. From the point of view though of the WDIE course, where they are Webmasters/ mistresses, clearly…

Bblog: The Blackboard Weblog: Everybody's Blogging

Bblog: The Blackboard Weblog: Everybody’s Blogging Blackboard are thinking about adding blogging into the next version … While I like the idea of this – a single interface, I do hope that they are going to esure that the blog is visible outside the Blackboard environment, or I think a lot of the potential will…

E-learning Strategy

A couple of useful articles/ longer blog entries about how an e-learning strategy might be developed. Godfrey Parkin has a more commercial overview in his, Parkin’s Lot: Defining an E-Learning Strategy, where Steven Downes focusses on Some Principles of Effective eLearning . The Alliance for Higher Education Competitiveness have also produced a report “What are…