I don’t need your network, I’ve got Mobile Broadband

3G mobile operators are experiencing boom time. Having spent billions on a network which was heavily under utilised they are finally witnessing strong growth in traffic. This growth is largely down to the emergence of the new mobile broadband market. Formerly the domain of the business exec and pro-user, mobile broadband is now being marketed […]

Google Gaudi – Audio Indexing of Video

We’ve seen a huge increase in the amount of audio and video being integrated into e-learning. Sites like TeacherTube make it very easy to upload custom content or reuse existing material created by others. An issue with this type of media is how do you sift through all the junk to find the content you […]

Plexing your Muscles with PowerPoint 2007

Frustrated by the linear nature of PowerPoint? Would you like to navigate quickly between slides in different parts of your presentation? Microsoft Office Labs have come up with a free new plug-in for PowerPoint 2007 called pptPlex which allows you to tour your students through your presentation as a ‘zoomable canvas’. The video below produced […]

Useful data for physics and chemistry students

I picked this one up from the Intute Science, Engineering and Technology New Resources feed. The Higher Education Academy Physical Sciences Centre have produced two data sheets for chemistry and physics students (the physics sheet might also be useful for 1st year engineering students). Useful data for chemistry students Published by the Higher Education Academy […]

Stop Email Overload Using Wikis, Blogs, and Instant Messaging

This post comes via Seb Schmoller’s Fortnightly Mailing. Seb highlights a post detailing the processes a small company uses to overcome ‘inbox overload’ and effectively manage projects using wikis, blogs and instant messaging. You can read the full post by Anand Rajaraman here. Does your service/department use blogs or wikis? If you do and your […]

Photosynth Competition!

In the last issue of NewsFeed we highlighted Photosynth, an application from Microsoft that lets you create three-dimensional representations of places and objects using digital images. Well it appears some of you have already been busy ‘synthing’ over the summer because Mike Whyment from the University of Aberdeen recently won an amateur Photosynth competition being […]

Edmodo: Microblogging for teachers and students

If you are interested in micoblogging services like Twitter you may be interested in Edmodo. Edmodo described themselves as: a private microblogging platform that teachers and students can use to send notes, links, files, alerts, assignments, and events to each other. Teachers also have the ability to mark any post from their classes as public […]

The week in Higher Education (Week 37)

Universities have allowed themselves to become the casual … Times Online – UK That country, she said, invested 2.9% of its national product in higher education, compared with Britain’s paltry 1.1%. Universities therefore had to stop … See all stories on this topic Higher, busier, costlier … a business motto for 2012 Times Online – […]

UCISA Survey: Technology Enhanced Learning For Higher Education in the UK

UCISA have recently published results from the 2008 survey on Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). The survey is the fourth in a series of surveys which have, over time, looked at the adoption of what have variously been described as VLEs, e-learning, MLEs and now ‘technologically enhanced learning’ tools. The survey records increased use in technology […]

The week in Higher Education (Week 36)

Not philistine, just practical guardian.co.uk – UK It’s certainly true that the expansion of the higher education system since the 1950s has resulted in wider access to a university education. … See all stories on this topic Academia and the NHS – bridging the gap Health Service Journal – London,UK The initiative and funds for […]

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