Month: October 2005

A cognitive analysis of tagging

A cognitive analysis of tagging Rashmi Sinha looks at several aspects of tagging. One point she makes is that a single item can have several tags – whereas “categories” suggests that you just have a single “label”. She makes the point that digitally, incorrect categorisation can be problematical – as you have to reassign items…

Video Blogging

Wired Blogs report on a collaboration between VideoEgg and SixApart aiming to make video blogging much easier than it currently is. It only works (at the moment) with SixApart’s TypePad service, which isn’t a free service, so, while VideoEgg is free, it’s not possible to get a ttally free video blog that’s easy to use….

eLearning 2.0

eLearn: Feature Article Steven Downes summarises the changes in eLearning, from initially being a radical idea some 10 or so years ago, to the mainstream product that it is today, invariably delivered via some form of LMS. He looks at both the rapidly changing technology as well as the typical user – who are often…

Classroom Blogging

bgblogging: Classroom Blogging Archives A long post, but very informative. Barbara Ganley is writing about 3 blogs. The first is hers (this post is in it) – focussing on technology. The other two belong to her students – first years and Junior (I think Junior is 2nd year!) One of her key points is: why…

Editor's week

Editor’s week Emily Bell (editor in chief of the Guardian Unlimited) examines the most popular content on the Guardian’s site. Unlike most Newspaper websites, the guardian doesn’t require registration, nor do the articles expire over a certain time. “Armed and Dangerous” – an article about dolphins trained to shoot terrorists, which may have escaped during…

Powerpoint Alternatives.

Google Groups : Teach and Learn Online Leigh has both a blog & a group on Google Groups entitled “Teach and Learn Online” (TALO). A recent thread has been alternatives to commercial software in general. James Neill-Wilderdom (from Uni. Canberra), has been experimenting with Eric Meyer’s S5 – A Simple Standards Based Slide Show. –…

ePresence Community – ePresence 3.0 has been released

ePresence Community – ePresence 3.0 has been released This is (yet another) program for streaming video alongside a powerpoint presentation. It’s open source, will generate feeds in WMA, RM & QT formats, and uses Flash technology – so Flash Player 7 is required – if you want to participate in VoIP. Just to listen in,…

ERIC Improvements

ITI Newslink Look at section 3. ERIC has been given a bit of a make over. Since last year they have been working initally on the content and appearance, and now … Recently, ERIC introduced improved features in the Basic and Advanced Search interfaces and expanded search result viewing options. Searchers can now construct nested…