Year: 2006

The Edublog Awards

Voting for this year’s Edublog Awards has now been opened. You have until Sat Dec 16th to make a choice….

How do you evaluate Blogs

Quite often, students are required to blog as part of their coursework. Many staff, as I do, hope that by requiring students to blog initially, over time they’ll start to realise the intrinsic worth of blogging. , However, if we require students to blog, clearly we have to mark blogs, which poses an interesting dilemma,…

Reconstruction – Special Edition on Blogging.

I’d not heard of this particular journal before, but a post by Lilia Efimoava points to it. (The initial link isn’t working, but just select one of the others). The papers cover wide range of aspects. I’ve not read them all yet, but I have read Saper’s Blogademia – where he seems to be focussing…

Using and citing video from Google Video

Vicki Davis gives a good overview of downloading, editing and then, crucially, ideas for how one might cite a section taken from Google video – as it’s something that the citation guides haven’t really taken on board … yet. The video that she has about citing, uses CitationMachine, something that David Warlick has helped to…

ExPERT Centre Opening – Dummies that die

December 6th.. This went really well, though I did get caught on camera mopping the floor. At least our dummies won’t get MRSA! It was also on the ITV local news (Go to news & features, then select Meridian Tonight – South for Dec 6th. They only archive them for a week)….

LiveLOOK

I’ve just been testing LiveLOOK – a Java based screen sharing application. You can’t control the other person’s screen, but you can see it; also, unlike NetMeeting, when specify the applications that you are sharing, this does as it says, shares the screen. I’m using Firefox Portable on this PC at the moment, which has…

Tags

I have decided to deactivate the current tag plugin that I’m using (Ultimate tag Warrior). It was working by converting the categories to tags, and then allowing me to add extra ones. I’d only installed it to see if I was able to use it to generate tags on the Elgg site, but it didn’t…