Month: November 2006

International Journal of Education and Development using ICT

International Journal of Education and Development using ICT:  Vol. 2, No. 4 2006. Has some useful looking articles – there is one about WebCT use in Oman, and another which seems good about the use of CAA for diagnostic testing in Science in schools in South Africa, though the actual data was gathered in 1998 &…

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…

PLEs, XCRIs, SUMs and other acronyms in Melbourne

Scott Wilson has yet another set of slides about PLEs – not quite the same set as I’ve seen before – and so has some useful extra additions. There are a few slides comparing VLEs & PLEs (I’d love to know what he said as he presented those slides!). You will, however, need to have…

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…