Month: November 2006

Dispelling the myth of caption size

Had you asked me before this morning about the possibility of putting captions on video designed for an iPod, I’d have thought that the screen would be too small to make it really worth while. However, Joe Clark has posted a very clear description of how it’s entirely possible – mainly because an iPod screen…

ConceptTutor

I was trying to find the URL for “Hot Potatoes” this morning, and thought that it was from UBC, so, I searched for Hot Pototoes UBC – and found a link to the actual site on a page of the UBCWiki. It was worth going to that site though, as ConceptTutor seems to be a…

Google Earth

I was watching the ITN news last night, and noticed that they used Google Earth to highlight the different areas of London that Litvinenko had visited. (Unfortunately they’d not got a saved version of the report on their website.)…

Splashr

A tool to create a slideshow of photos in Flickr. I’ve just been experimenting … (these will open in a new pop-up window) Vanuatu Egypt Having carefully added notes to quite a few images, they don’t seem to have transferred across – at least I’d not got too many photos! Long term though, in terms…

Personal vs Business

Lilia has been looking at aspects of blogging, how much of work based blogs is personal and personally initiated, and how much is controlled by the work place. I’ve used her excel file to generate an image for mine, though I think that possibly some of the dimensions – that she generated from data gathered…

Wikis: Do They Need Usability Engineering?

I have to prepare a session on Web 2.0 for some web design students (so, not just “Education 2.0”), so I thought I’d look at what’s already available in Slideshare – with the thought of adding mine to it. Searching for Web2 brought up this presentation Wikis: Do They Need Usability Engineering?, which is looking…

Open Source at the Commons

Josie has got some information about an Early Day Motion (Software in Education: number 179) The motion reads: “That this House congratulates the Open University and other schools, colleges and universities for utilising free and open source software to deliver cost-effective educational benefit not just for their own institutions but also the wider community; and…

The Webcast Academy

The Webcast Academy seems to be a site for educational webcasters. They have a range of information – both “how tos” and recorded webcasts. ONe thing that I found a little frustrating – after registering yet again for yet another site, is that it’s Drupal powered; now, I know that I’ve registered with assorted other…