Year: 2009

ALT-C 2009 (2)

One of the sessions I attended was the Online Identity workshop run by Frances Bell, Josie Fraser, James Clay & Helen Keegan. As usual from that crowd it was interactive, thought provoking & they’d set up an accompanying Wiki. They started off by asking us to write our names on a postit. Trustingly we all…

ALT-C 2009

One of the issues that cropped up at ALT-C was “blog or twitter”. There’s an ongoing debate re. whether or not Twitter is killing blogging. I’m guilty of that – very much so! Just look at the twitter stats– and my frequency of recent postings on here. This started off really as a small discussion…

Blogging offline

I’ve now deleted the (assorted) posts that I made re. trying to use an off line blogging tool. The formatting was getting messed up & I’ve now discovered that it’s related to the versions of libxml. I’ve installed the plugin developed by Joseph Scott – though still not working, as we have a different version…

Web2.0 or …

I’m recently starting to think more and more about Web2.0 and teaching; more specifically how much is actually “web2.0” (on the assumption it can be defined) and how much is what I’m getting the students to do (or, indeed, what I, as I extend my own knowledge am doing). Is just looking at videos on…

Who's following who?

I’ve read a few posts recently in the blogosphere (such as this one by Mike Arsenault) about “twitter snobs” – and basically whether one should, or shouldn’t, automatically follow everyone who follows you. As with so many things, some people will argue vehemently that their way is “right”; others will be more pragmatic – explaining…

Laptops vs. Computer labs

Several in the blogosphere have pointed to the Ars Technica report this week about the decision of the University of Virginia to re-think computer labs, after only 4 new students arrived sans computer (didn’t state if they were laptops or desktops). Naturally, the reaction was mixed – mostly anti the decision; based on aspects such…