Month: May 2006

Podcast lectures for uni students

Podcast lectures for uni students I’m a little sceptical of the reasoning; though the article covers a bit more than the video. In the video, a lot is made of the getting your biochemistry alongside your blur. No mention is made in the video of the fact that students can text questions to Dr. Ashraf…

When is a blogpost Plagiarism?

Jonathan Bailey in Plagiarism Today, looks at how much plagiarism exists in blogs. He acknowledges that it’s a difficult area – many bloggers do attribute work – and link back to the original – however the level of commenting that is put in varies tremendously. In his blog, he’s really concentrating on Web plagiarism, not…

More audio

Since I made the post this morning, I’ve done some more investigating and have found PodPress – and bought a rather snazzy headset. So, here’s my latest attempt. Transcript: This is so much easier than the one I was using this morning….

Audio Blogging.

A link from Mr Belshaw’s blog to mine, lead me to his blog, and then to EduPress – his customised version of WordPress. I rather liked his podcasting, so further investigating took me to Martin Laine’s Audio Player – which I’ve now installed & hope I’ve got working. I’m trying to work out the best…

Google Notebook

Google Notebook… It’s Google’s latest idea. Like many of their other ideas, they’ve taken something that already exists (in this case, Firefox’s QuickNote extension – and many others for example). They’ve then improved it; at least, I think that they have; others aren’t so sure. The advantages as far as I can see it are…

Audio Discussion Board.

Susan Sedro has an example Vaestro board up; it’s a board where you can record your thoughts. She’s posted the question “what’s your favourite children’s book?” It reads the whole thread once started, though I do have a few concerns re. accessibility. The poster only has to leave a written comment if they choose. While…

Why reading is even more important in the digital age.

Clare Brett has the Powerpoint presentation of a session that she gave in Toronto recently. There is a good overview of why reading is so important today – including the ability to be critical about what is read. There’s a comprehensive list of references. via: Steven Downes…

Bloglines…

Kate Britt’s site, though I’ve not visited for a while, has a lot of resources for online teaching, especially those who are using WebCT. I found an idea for putting RSS feeds of academic journals into a course, using Bloglines. (Powerpoint). That worked fine – I’ve created an extra bloglines account and have populated it…