Year: 2012

Changing faces!

Decided that it was about time to have a (minor!) change of appearance here; so have gone with one of the default themes (Twenty Eleven). I ran into a minor problem with header; I’d uploaded a couple (incidentally, if anyone knows of a tool, like Wordle & Tagexdo, that allows you to specify the size…

Raspberry Pi vs ZX 81

My first computer was a ZX 81 – cost £69.95 (assuming Wikipedia’s correct; I can’t remember!) That’s c £236 (This is Money) or 0.3% of an average house (House Price Crash). Came with 1kb of memory (expandable to 16kb) – Operating System & Keyboard inc; monitor required (monochrome output). The Raspberry Pi goes on sale…

Deciphering student search behaviour – SEARCH – Research Information

Some interesting questions arise here … Deciphering student search behaviour – SEARCH – Research Information. … firstly – does it matter? On the assumption that it does; why? I certainly don’t see any problems with students discussing what they’re learning with each other; whether it’s via Facebook, MSN, over a cuppa, or whatever. The second…

Silence!

Yet again, a period of silence on my part. I have been using twitter, where I’m @emmadw, and have started using Google+ – but trying to decide how to best manage things! I know that some people like the fact you can have circles in G+, in order to target posts; I know others like…

Creating a shared bibliography.

Recently, 4 of us have been working on a shared bibilography – using a number of different tools. For the actual referencing, we considered Mendeley, Zotero and EndNote Web for the shared area. Mendeley was the first one we tried, but it didn’t play as well with the multiple machines we had (Linux, Windows XP/7,…

HEAICS 12th Conference

I’m just back from the HEA ICS’s 12th (and final) annual conference. Inevitably, a fair bit of discussion was taken up with what the changes to the Academy are going to bring for the community, but, for now, I’ll concentrate on a bit of looking back over the conference, than trying to employ my prophecy…