Month: April 2006

mySociety

mySociety claim that they build websites that give people simple, tangible benefits in the civic and community aspects of their lives. They’ve launched a competition to allow readers to suggest a site; WritetoThem.com was a previous winner….

Stephen's Web ~ by Stephen Downes ~Blogs, wikis and Podcasts? What if we're all wrong?

With this as a title in one of Steven Downes’ posts, I was interested! He was commenting (vociferously), on an article by Terry Freedman, about a keynote speech given at the Naace Conference – by John Clare. John Clare is an Education journalist for the Daily Telegraph– and is fairly anti technology. So, it was…

Campus wide e-Portfolios

Dave Tosh looks at some of the implications of setting up campus wide ePortfolio systems; specifically by the University of Nebraska. He points out that while they have said that departments and schools can customise their views, the same isn’t possible for students. A few weeks ago – in fact, just about the same time…

Device warns you if you're boring or irritating

New Scientist report on a device that consists of a small camera attached to glasses, and connected to a handheld device. In theory, if the person you are talking to gets bored, the handheld device will vibrate. At present the software identifies actors emotions 90% of the time, & other’s emotions 64%. The article didn’t…

Presentation as Conversation

CogDogBlog suggests when giving a talk … START WITH THE DEMO! — do not use 90% of the time for background, rationale, theory, reference, pictures of your kids, yadda yadda, get to the stinkin’ demo! Show us the demo! It’s something that I would fully agree with ……

BBC.co.uk 2.0 – Revamp of website.

BBC unveils radical revamp of website. The new Website, which includes blogs & home video, aims to focus digital content around 3 main concepts “share”, “Find” and “Play”. It should allow users to have access to more archived material, via “MyBBCPlayer”, which seems to be the iBBC player renamed. I took part in the iBBC…

Silktide: Sitescore Results

Silktide: Sitescore Results I found Silktide via a link in the WordPress support forum. It’s not an accessibility tester that I’ve used before, so was interested to see how this blog scored. It seems that the scores are out of 10, and so I think that I’m doing quite well. I’d love to know though…

Reflections

Anne Davies writes about getting students to reflect – and the fact that it’s hard to get pupils to start to reflect; that they aren’t used to thinking about what they are learning. Our journey of learning is so rarely discussed. That’s one of the marvels of blogging for me. People are doing that and…