Month: October 2006

eFoundations: The importance of being open

eFoundations: The importance of being open I have just found this blog – Andy Powell is discussing some of the JISC tools (in particular JORUM and JISC IE), and comparing them to freely available tools (such as SlideShare, Flickr etc). He makes some good points, both about the “Reinventing the Wheel” syndrome, as well as…

Google Accounts … an oddity.

I’ve mentioned in the past, tools like Google Spreadsheets and Google Docs, as a way of collaborating on Documents. I’ve just discovered from a couple of conversations with people that if you want to collaborate using them, they both work slightly differently. Google Docs (which, was originally Writely and thus outside the Google empire) requires…

Stringle

Towards a String’n’Glue Learning Environment I rather like this – it’s simple -and, if you have a look at the example page, it seems quite easy to build up your own. It’s where having HTML skills comes in useful – there isn’t a tool (yet) to let you build it up – you have to…

RSS into WebCT.

One of the things that I’ve been doing with the ExPERT centre is looking at the WebCT site -to see how it can be improved. One issue that struck me was the news page. It’s not that interactive. So, I initially wondered if it was possible to have an RSS feed from WebCT, but have…

» Personalisation in electronic environments Josie Fraser gives a good overview of where we are, and, more importantly where we could be going with personalisation in electroncic (learning environments). She looks at a range of differing levels of personalisation and control that the learner can have over the environment, and sees a difference between a…

Firefox 2.0 and Zotero.

I’ve been having a look recently at Firefox 2.0 (despite deciding how much I like Flock) in part due to the fact that Zotero only works with Firefox 2. I’ve used Procite for keeping references in for a while now, but it seems that the University is keen to encourage staff to move to Endnote….

Subtitling Google Video

Ben Werdmuller has an example of a subtitled Google Video. It seems to be easy to do, though probably not as flexible as things like Magpie. But, it’s a start….

How to Be a Great Host

John Gladding  (A list apart) has some good pointers for setting up an online community – though this particular article is really thinking about social (informal) communities, many of the points he makes can be applied to more formal learning communities….