Month: December 2006

Portable software for USB drives

I’ve mentioned previously running software from a USB stick – and what I might put on it to make a “learning kit”. When I first tried, it was a case of downloading several Portable Apps & just putting them on a USB stick. Now the site that offers the Portable apps has also added a…

How do you evaluate Blogs

Quite often, students are required to blog as part of their coursework. Many staff, as I do, hope that by requiring students to blog initially, over time they’ll start to realise the intrinsic worth of blogging. , However, if we require students to blog, clearly we have to mark blogs, which poses an interesting dilemma,…

Reconstruction – Special Edition on Blogging.

I’d not heard of this particular journal before, but a post by Lilia Efimoava points to it. (The initial link isn’t working, but just select one of the others). The papers cover wide range of aspects. I’ve not read them all yet, but I have read Saper’s Blogademia – where he seems to be focussing…

Using and citing video from Google Video

Vicki Davis gives a good overview of downloading, editing and then, crucially, ideas for how one might cite a section taken from Google video – as it’s something that the citation guides haven’t really taken on board … yet. The video that she has about citing, uses CitationMachine, something that David Warlick has helped to…

LiveLOOK

I’ve just been testing LiveLOOK – a Java based screen sharing application. You can’t control the other person’s screen, but you can see it; also, unlike NetMeeting, when specify the applications that you are sharing, this does as it says, shares the screen. I’m using Firefox Portable on this PC at the moment, which has…

Tags

I have decided to deactivate the current tag plugin that I’m using (Ultimate tag Warrior). It was working by converting the categories to tags, and then allowing me to add extra ones. I’d only installed it to see if I was able to use it to generate tags on the Elgg site, but it didn’t…