Month: February 2007

Is Podcasting the New PowerPointing…

….or Will We Finally Teach that the Audience Matters? Christian Long makes useful points, in particular in relation to student presentations/ blogs/ podcasts – commenting I suspect this is because our students have not traditionally been instructed in the ‘how to engage an audience’ side of the idea-sharing relationship. He’s got some useful URLs to…

Google charges for web programs

BBC NEWS | Technology | Google charges for web programs Hmmm… we’re currently using Google Docs for a number of joint projects; I use Gmail – I wonder if they will ultimately maintain the free versions. This does raise the whole question of a business model. The free versions are ad-supported; many, like me, use…

Blog discussion – and ideas for Elgg.

I’ve recently been taking part in an online discussion about blogging for learning. (You have to login to read/ take part) Quite a significant part of the discussion was taken up with the discussion of different tools. As I was singing Elgg’s praises, I realised one potential issue for users when they have Elgg locally…

Second Life – for English Literature teaching.

Beth’s Second Life: Literature Alive! and other Tales We’re starting to work on a project looking at the possibility of using second life to teach programming. At the moment, we’re very much at the research stage, so I’m going to be adding random posts for useful URLs – which this blogs seems to be!…

"Banning" Wikipedia.

The Guardian has an article about the fact that the History Department at Middlebury have “banned” wikipedia. Cyberspace reacted as one might expect, with a full range of views. InsideHigherEd’s report is worth reading, as they stress, (as does the Guardian), that the real objection comes when students see wikipedia as the sole source of…

Timeline

An AJAX based timeline that can be changed with different datasets. As well as examples, there is a guide for building your own. I like the fact that it’s possible to have a single line (band) with differing timescales in. I can see the possibility for creating Gantt Charts from this – though clearly at…