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Information Design for the New Web

InfoTangle :: Information Design for the New Web a long post, but useful points made re. information (and in particular visual design) of the “New Web” (web 2.0, social web etc)….

Setting up Communities – pros and Cons.

Konrad Glogowski looks at some of the issues surrounding setting up communities – and whether or not it is worth joining some of them (e.g. School 2.0 etc on Ning). I think that now I, like Konrad, would be “beyond” needing that sort of support, I’ve found people that I like to read. However, were…

Moodle on a Stick.

In the past, I’ve tried to put Moodle on a USB stick with WoS (Webserver on a Stick) as the server. I’ve never been able to get it going at Work; though I did get it going at home. I was still keen to at least see if I could try to get it working,…

Citing blog postings.

Yesterday I tried to install a plugin that would allow the creation of citation notes for each post that I’d created. I’ve now removed it for a couple of reasons: In most academic writing, the citations at the end of the piece are for items that are included, not about the item itself. If people…

Citing Blog postings

At the moment, I’ve been trying to work out how to best cite blog posts. I’ve got a few bibliographic tools – EndNote which is the “standard” one. That’s reasonably OK – the drawbacks being that the database resides on my work networked drive – but I can access that drive from most places with…

Meet the Bloggers

Edge Hill University seem to have a small number of bloggers. From the way that they’re writing, I’m guessing that they’re Student Union Reps, trying to give an idea of what University is like for freshers. They seem to have a good mix of “work” and social related posts. Still trying to get blogging really…

MSG now with Google Maps, Moodle options

MSG now with Google Maps, Moodle options I’ve used BuddySpace in the past, just to test it (required a Jabber account), and have used FlashMeeting with students. The OU have now integrated Google Maps – and renamed BuddySpace. It’s looking good. Now, rather than having to find my Jabber details, it’s the login I have…

$100 laptop – in the hands of kids

They’ve finally started getting into the hands of children. The post is worth reading, as they’re commenting on the article that most other bloggers have linked to C|NET’s set of photos. Will Richardson’s comments have triggered an interesting debate on his site, looking at the pedagogy, whether or not they should extend the project to…