Day: 1 December 2005

BBC NEWS | Technology | UN net summit diary: Day three

BBC NEWS | Technology | UN net summit diary: Day three A little late in posting this, it’s been bookmarked for a while! The main reasons for posting this particular post are that as well as a summary of the final day at the World Summit on Information Society, there are links to other related…

Internet – Friend or Foe of Learning

Terraviva , an online edition of TerraViva, have a report from the recent World Summit on the Information Society, looking at the reaction of some Chilean schools to the “problems” introduced by allowing children to Word process homework (plagiarism being the main issue). Other teachers are commenting on the fact that while computers have been…

Forums: Emerging Technologies

TechSoup Tech Soup is a site that I used to use quite a lot & haven’t for quite some time now. I found this referenced somewhere (link from a link type thing), and it reminded me of the use of the site. This particular forum is looking at emerging technologies, such as Wel 2.0, Web…

Freesound Reaches 10000 Files

Slashdot | Freesound Reaches 10000 Files This isn’t a source for free music … just free sounds. However, as there are so many files, it could well be a good source for multimedia projects etc. The site is currently offline. I’m not sure if that’s a temporary thing, or just massive growth in usage (by…

More than just copy and paste

Plagiarism hit the news in the UK, when the fact that a significant number of students at GCSE & A-level have indulged in some form of “illegal” activities in the production of coursework – beit plagiarism, parental help, teachers helping etc. In this article, Saunders looks at the impact of plagiarism in schools & Universities….