TwEVS – Presentation (using twitter for electronic voting)

Yesterday I presented TwEVS to the e-Learning Alliance FE/HE SIG held at University of St. Andrews. My presentation (including audio) is below: The day included presentations on remote teaching using video conferencing, electronic voting systems and an introduction to twitter, so finishing on TwEVS seemed to round the day off nicely. When I get a […]

What I've starred this week: September 29, 2009

Here's some posts which have caught my attention this week: Mobile Libraries got a life far outside the Library – September 24, 2009 – “Mobile Libraries is devoted to documenting any and all topics relating to services provided by libraries to patrons within mobile environments.” Google Steps Where Many Have Stumbled: Sidewiki – September 23, […]

What I've starred this week: September 22, 2009

Here's some posts which have caught my attention this week: Look Out Animoto — Stupeflix.TV Makes Video Out Of Tweets And Video, Live – September 21, 2009 Next: An Internet Revolution in Higher Education – BusinessWeek – September 21, 2009 c4lpt: Draft roadmap for Elgg 1.7 – September 18, 2009 – I know there […]

ALT-C 2009 II: Audio and screen visual feedback to support student learning (and research methodologies)

[flickr]2597104631[/flickr] For the next post in my ALT-C series I’m going to highlight a session I didn’t actually attend but immediately regretted when comments started filtering in on twitter. The session was based around the paper by Rodway-Dyer, Dunne and Newcombe from University of Exeter which summaries a study of audio and visual feedback used […]

MASHe 100th post: Electronic Voting & Interactive Lectures using Twitter (TwEVS)

TwEVS (Original image ‘disk bird’ by r8r) Originally uploaded by m.hawksey The Higher Education blog for Scotland North and East recently hit it’s 100th post. Since its first post in May last year a wide variety of topics have been covered from the analysis of research publications, interviews with noted academics and tips on how […]

What I've starred this week: September 15, 2009

Here's some posts which have caught my attention this week: SocialLearn announced (softly) – September 10, 2009 Masher – September 8, 2009 Asus to launch dual-screen eBook reader – September 8, 2009 Google Goes After Impressionable Minds With Education Apps – September 9, 2009 – JISC has some briefing papers on outsourcing services here: […]

ALT-C 2009 I: Mobile technology – proximity push and voting/polling on Android

Just back from ALT-C 2009 having been asked to present a session with colleagues on EduApps (this resulted from JISC RSC UK’s donation of an EduApps stick to all conference delegates and ALT members). Over the next couple of days I’ll be making a series of posts to highlight some of the best bits. For […]

What I've starred this week: September 8, 2009

Here’s some posts which have caught my attention this week: Psychologist: Facebook Makes You Smarter, Twitter Makes You Dumber – September 7, 2009 – Research by Dr Tracy Alloway from the University of Stirling Google Wave: 5 Ways It Could Change the Web – September 7, 2009 – A whole section (albeit brief) is devoted […]

Electronic voting and interactive lectures using twitter (TwEVS)

[flickr]3859791831[/flickr] Last week I posted a method for combining twitter and Yahoo Pipes to allow electronic voting (EVS) style interaction within lectures, TwEVS [see Twitter + voting/polling + Yahoo Pipes = TwEVS (The Making Of)]. At the time I was only interested in documenting the development of this ‘mashup’ but felt a follow up post […]

What I've starred this week: September 1, 2009

Here's some posts which have caught my attention this week: c4lpt: Integrate Tokbox and Etherpad. – August 28, 2009 Teens Don’t Tweet, Or Do They? – August 26, 2009 Nokia announces netbook offering – August 26, 2009 – Still early days spec wise but 12 hours battery life ticks a big box to me […]