Day: 28 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 stinkinÂ’ demo! Show us the demo! It’s something that I would fully agree with ……