Twitter + voting/polling + Yahoo Pipes = TwEVS (The Making Of)

[flickr]3859791831[/flickr] Recently David Muir of EdCompBlog was looking for a way to use Twitter as a personal response systems (also known as audience response systems, electronic voting systems, clickers …). I’ve previously covered this technology in DIY: A wi-fi student response system, where I propose a solution for creating a voting system which uses wireless […]

What I've starred this week: August 25, 2009

Here's some posts which have caught my attention this week: Second Life out as techies embrace cloud email – August 20, 2009 google: RT @igoogle: New iGoogle social gadgets have been rolled out to 100% of users. Try them and let us know what you think! – August 19, 2009 – Looks like Google […]

What I've starred this week: August 18, 2009

Here's some posts which have caught my attention this week: Scots university team helps to boost iPod fun and games – August 17, 2009 Microsoft Office coming to Nokia smartphones – August 14, 2009 – Probably be another feature the majority don’t what to know about/use but opens up more opportunities for mobile learning Are […]

Android Mobile OS: Pandora’s box of accessibility opportunities

[flickr]3656288435[/flickr] [Update (21/10/09): Google have recently announced  more accessibility features in Android 1.6] At the RSC we were fortunate to get our hands on one of the latest Android mobile phones, the HTC Hero. For the uninitiated Android is a Open Source mobile operating system originally developed by Google, but now maintained by the Open […]

What I've starred this week: August 11, 2009

Here's some posts which have caught my attention this week: google: Google Apps helped the University of Notre Dame save $1.5M and increase satisfaction by 36%. Hear how: – August 6, 2009 – I remember when in 2001 the institution I worked for floated the idea of outsourcing student email (it wasn’t well received). […]

National (Unsatisfied) Student Survey 2009 – The Scottish Picture

[flickr]3102986116[/flickr]The National Student Survey results has been published by HEFCE which has no doubt left school/department managers burning the midnight oil to see how they have faired. Feedback remains to be a talking point with only just over half of Scottish students agreeing or strongly agreeing that feedback has been prompt, detailed and helpful. But […]

Paper: Identifying Middlewares for Mashup Personal Learning Environments

A paper popped into my RSS feed today which reinforces the idea recently touched upon by Brian Kelly (UK Web Focus) that we are in A World Where No-One Visits Our Web Sites. Below is the abstract and link to the full open access text: Abstract: The common understanding of e-learning has shifted over the […]

What I’ve starred this week: August 4, 2009

Here's some posts which have caught my attention this week: University Of The People: Tuition-Free Online University – August 3, 2009 – backed by United Nations Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technology and Development. Fees usually apply but have been waived for Autumn 2009 St Andrews powered by winds of change – July 30, […]