Month: August 2005

the biases of links

Many-to-Many: the biases of links, in particular the differences between male and female bloggers. This is a really interesting article (as is the ref to a bog about Blogher that Danah gives at the start.) It seems that different systems have different gender balances as well, but is Live Journal 75% female, because of the…

The LA Times Wikitorial fallout

The LA Times Wikitorial fallout The LA Times tried, for a short period to have a Wiki. Following its failure, Ida takes tea, suggested that given the prominence of articles about it in the UK media, then there could be a number of problems: 1. University managers and administrators will be much less likely to…

Web Accessibility Toolbar

Accessible Information Solutions have developed a “Web Accessibility Toolbar” Very useful! I was pointed to this at the HEA conference – and, though it has a slight drawback in that it’s designed for IE, and not firefox, it is useful – and should hopefully make it easier for students to check accessibility of their sites….

Blog a second

Will Richardson quotes the results of a recent study at Technorati , which shows that perhaps 80,000 blogs are created a day. The Technorati report lists the increase in blogging sites, blogging tools, drift to mobile blogs etc. They just look at those blogs that register with Tecnorati (and remove those that appear to be…

Kenya pilots handheld education

BBC Click Online An overview of a project run by EduVision in Kenya supplying eslates to children in Africa. At present, there is a video accompanying the website, though I’m not sure how long it will last, however, the text of the website is essentially a transcript of the program. It’s hard to tell really…

The Community Engine Blog: A Learning Blogosphere (1): Into the Deep

The Community Engine Blog: A Learning Blogosphere (1): Into the Deep A good overview of a project setting out to get a group of non-technical students to use Blogs during a course. Gibson, the lecturer, was also able to get a number of high profile bloggers to contribute to the project. Though they were (at…