Month: June 2006

Plagiarism.

A plagiarism conference attracted a lot of interest in the press, before, during & after the event. One such report was Net Students ‘think copying OK‘, on the BBC. The Guardian had a similar report. Earlier, the BBC reported on what has been termed “contract cheating”.  Mike Reddy, at the University of Newport, is trying…

Post-match markers crash websites

Edexcel’s marking site crashed on Sunday after the England match; I’ve read before about the electrical surges generated by opening fridges & boiling kettles, but not seen the impact of deciding to do your marking!…

Jakob Nielsen on Design, RSS, Email, and Blogs

Slashdot picked up on Neilsen’s article about RSS etc.  Perhaps not unexpectedly, Neilsen tends to see blogs as not ideal for company information – though to be honest, I’m not sure that I really see them as useful for company news. To me it’s the wrong use of a good technology. Usual heated debate at…

PLEs & Google.

Since attending the PLE workshop, I’ve been mulling over the possibility of using a Google personal page as a form of PLE. I’ve already downloaded Google Notebook, which resides on the lower bar of the browser. I’ve got several different feeds onto my personal page (Gmail, Google Reader, BBC news etc.,), however, there are some…

E-portfolios

Stephen Downes has a review of several papers about e-portfolios – concentrating on the student use of them, rather than institutional requirements. It’s something that came up at the PLE meeting that I went to – can a portfolio / PLE be truly “personal” if it’s institutionally provide? The links to Helen Barrat’s ideas about…

DrawDoc

DrawDoc While this is also going to go in the tools section I’m just creating, I’ll also post about it here. I was reading about this in one of Scott Leslie’s posts, and so I thought I’d have a play. In another tab I had Josie’s post about Blog.ac.uk 2006 open, so pasted the first…

Explore Shakespeare with Google

Explore Shakespeare with Google This seems useful – with the increasing range of books in Google’s book search, they’ve now got most of Shakespeare’s works – so you can search them all at one. There are also links to Google Earth & a tour of the Globe etc….

Tools

Over the past few weeks, when I’ve been very busy with marking etc., I’ve not been totally ignoring this blog, I’ve just been saving several sites as useful/ interesting for whatever reason. Quite a few have been “Web 2.0” type tools, so, rather than posting about them all, I’ve decided to create a new page…

Social software and learning

Futurelab – Research – Publications I’ve got a lot of posts sitting in the “draft” section of my blog – i.e. things that looked interesting at the time, but I didn’t have time to do anything about them. This was one (luckily I’ve found the .pdf version, as I’m still not fond of reading on…