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”…

Collaborative Notetaking

DyKnow seem to supply some collaborative notetaking software. It looks interesting, but, though I can find several places telling me that the *client* is free, I can’t seem to find the cost of the server – which it seems to need! There are other tools that I have found, that are free; for example: Google…

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…