Month: February 2006

edublogs.org 1.0

edublogs.org have just announced that they’ve now got substantial funding from Chalkface – a UK based Educational Publishing company. One of the plus points of that is that if you’ve got an Edublog blog, you can now have the ability to use Yacapaca to create online assessment for your students. I also see that in…

Alan Levine has written a thoughtful post about how we are using blogs in Education – the fact that they are often shortlived, tied to the teacher, not always allowing the student to really develop their personality. Links also to the Northern Voice Conference, which sounds like it was good….

Google the Magnificent

Icarus Diving has a very funny report on some new feature or other in Google. It’s not one I’ve found before, it seems to be searches that are popular & similar to the one you’re just doing. I love his (her?) theories about why people might be asking “How do you use…?” Via Apophenia…

The tag-cloud replaces the basic menu – Is this a good idea?

Rashmi asks this of a site that’s using a tag cloud as the primary navigation. Given that I’m currently struggling with trying to balance categorising & tagging – I think that there is a possibility for both, to me, categorising is more static, tagging more dynamic, however, I’ve got to get the balance between them…

Exploring the use of blogs as learning spaces in the HE Sector

Williams & Jacobs in AJET (.pdf) Found by following a link from Christopher Sessum’s Wiki. I’ve not fully read this yet, but seems to support the use of blogs. From a quick skim, this has some academic references to other papers, and then a study of their use on an MBA course, as an option…