Category: U o P

And to the future …

I finally left the University of Portsmouth last week, after 17 years, 1 as a student, 16 working. Now to start to think about where I want my career to go¬†– right now eLearning and/or primary computing are the areas that are particularly attracting me. I haven’t yet plucked up the courage to check to…

Facebook it, Tweet it and the world knows: myth or reality.

That was the working title for the session that Timothy Collinson and I are doing for tonight’s Cafe Scientifique in Portsmouth. As we’ve been discussing it (on twitter, natch!) it’s been quite hard to restrict ourselves to that – we’ve found ourselves drifting off almost into citizen journalism – in other words when people *wanted*…

Moved …

I’ve not blogged for ages … in no small part due to my tweeting; but also due to a particularly hectic first semester (now long over) – and the knowledge that we’re just about to move servers. I’ve now got an account on the new server, so spent yesterday mirroring this to there: The new…

What's in a name?

I’ve recently been involved with an email based discussion with other colleagues about aspects of “mobile” learning. There are various things we’ll be looking at, such as capabilities devices that students actually have, technical developments etc., and, the aspect I personally feel is crucial …the pedagogical issues involved when delivering learning material on small form-factor…

Uni's Closed – but how did you know.

Following a post from Brian Kelly, I started thinking about how University of Portsmouth let students/staff know that it was closed today. We had a number of sources: Twitter: @portsmouthuni @portsmouthsu @uoplibrary Websites One on the Uni site & one on the Student Union Site Email … though there only seemed to be an all…

UPSU.net

Last week, Terry King & I went to the “International Elgg Conference” at Brighton University. Some of you are, no doubt, sick of me “banging on” about Elgg, (I see it’s recently won the InfoWorld “Best Open Source Social Networking” software recently) Other Universities (e.g. Brighton, Westminster [theirs is closed, so the link is to…

Back again!

I’ve been fairly busy over the last few weeks – what with marking etc. On Monday, on the way to the HEA Conference, I decided to test out both my new tablet PC & NXEC’s free wireless service. It worked fine – I got posted quite a few posts that had been in draft for…