Month: August 2007

HEA-ICS 07 – SL Workshop

Yesterday we held a SecondLife workshop at the HEA-ICS Conference in Southampton. I was pleasantly surprised at the number of people we got; given that it was at 10.30 on the first day of the conference. We’d got a set of USB sticks with SL pre-installed, and managed to find enough working PCs to get…

Journal of Computer Mediated Communication.

JULY 2007 This is the first time I’ve seen this particular Journal, which is based at Indiana University, but has a range of papers. Gender Differences in British Blogging Sarah Pedersen & Caroline Macafee A useful study looking at characteristics of female & male bloggers (over 18) in the UK. They have generally similar findings…

SNS for Students.

Wired ran a series of articles entitled “Education 2.0”. This particular one focussed on Social Network Tools. Given that Marc Canter at the Web2.0 conference suggested an average user is active on five social networks, they’ve created a list of 5. (MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn [particularly for those leaving education], Bebo [which, they note is most…

Zoho Writer Enhanced With Google Gears

Zoho Writer Enhanced With Google Gears Interesting; as far as I can tell, Google Docs doesn’t integrate with Google Gears, but Zoho writer does. However, I’m not quite sure what use it will be at present, as it’s only possible to read documents off line, not to edit them. I guess for those who don’t…

New report shows increased use of internet by women and older people

Graham Attwell summarises Ofcom’s recent report into online usage. The actual report is very long & covers radio and television as well as Internet. (I heard this morning on the news that TV usage is down 4% & radio 2%, while Internet is up (c.150%); I’m assuming this survey was the source. Some care does…

All seems well!

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been trying to finalise the move from the now deceased tech server to this one. It wasn’t particularly easy initially, as I had to manually edit all the pages … It also wouldn’t import into Eduspaces – which I found annoying. There were a number of suggestions from people…