Month: September 2006

U.S. homework outsourced as 'e-tutoring' grows

U.S. homework outsourced as ‘e-tutoring’ grows A report about a company, TutorVista, based in Bangalore India, that offers on-line tutoring to students. They started in the US about a year ago and have just expanded to the UK. I’m not sure what I think about it – the headline that CNET have used “homework outsourced”…

Flock – and Elgg

I have just been testing the ability of Flock to post to an Elgg blog – and it works! I’m hoping to get the MSc eLearning Students to use Elgg, rather than Blogger this academic year, and I was slightly worried that would mean that they wouldn’t be able to use Flock to integrate directly…

Flock Test 2.

Flock can link directly to Flickr … Though it wasn’t immediately clear, it seems that I can have a flickr Stream open at the top, enable “Web snippets” in the Blog post tools, drag the image you want to WebSnippets and then drag it to the blog post. Wonder if there is a shorter route….

Testing from Flock

I’ve got Flock installed on my laptop … given that it’s based on Firefox, I assumed that CTRL B would open my Bookmarks. It didn’t. It opened a “Blog Post”, so thought I may as well test it! So far, so good. Blogged with Flock…

Safe Blogging

Safe Blogging Though these guidelines are written for school age students, many of them are highly applicable to under/post graduate students as well … such as I will avoid the use of chat language. I will try to spell everything correctly. I will only give constructive criticism. I am responsible for anything posted in my…

Global Text Project brings wiki textbooks to the world

Global Text Project brings wiki textbooks to the world An interesting idea; it’s arisen from an XML book that was developed as a wiki, when a class hadn’t got a book covering what was needed. In terms of content management, pages are locked, so that though edits can be made, they aren’t live until they’ve…

Lorelle on WordPress

Lorelle on WordPress I’d originally found Lorelle’s site from a link to a post about Copyright theft; however, the whole site seems to have a lot of useful information about WordPress & blogging in general. Some of her (I think it’s a her!) about¬† maintenance,¬† accessibility/usability & keywords are very pertinent – and things that…

Web 2.0 Directory : eConsultant

Web 2.0 Directory : eConsultant More lists of “Web 2.0” apps. (Tim Berners-Lee isn’t keen on the phrase Web 2.0, and I tend to agree with him, despite using it) I’ll have to start thinking of another way of categorising interactive services ……