Category: Digital Divide – Majority World/Gender/etc.

Science GCSE with online exams

Science GCSE with online exams Last week the QCA reported¬† that GCSE coursework was going to be curtailed to stop students using the Internet inappropriately, though Science isn’t mentioned explicitly. There could, however, be good reasons for having all the students in this new course doing their course work in “controlled conditions” – as that…

Geotagging images

Flickr now enables you to geotag images. I can see so many ideas for this, for our students to get to know where each other lives, to increase sociability by enabling them to discuss travel/ where their relatives live. On another note, for VSO volunteers, gap year travellers or whatever, it’s a good way to…

Global Text Project brings wiki textbooks to the world

Global Text Project brings wiki textbooks to the world An interesting idea; it’s arisen from an XML book that was developed as a wiki, when a class hadn’t got a book covering what was needed. In terms of content management, pages are locked, so that though edits can be made, they aren’t live until they’ve…

Women don't blog … oh yes we do!

On my way to Blog.ac.uk at the start of the month, I was reading the Guardian & came across Men used to go fishing when they wanted to get away from ‘the wife’ and swap smutty jokes. Now they take up blogging. Talking to some of the other delegates, they expressed surprise, one commenting that…

Importing external content into your blog – Elgg

Ben Werdmuller has put up some instructions for incorporating an external blog’s RSS feed to create content in an Elgg blog. I’d set up an Elgg blog a while ago, but, realistically, trying to maintain two blogs wasn’t possible. I like the way Elgg works, and, as I’ve already said, think that Elgg would be…