What I’ve starred this week: December 29, 2009

Here's some posts which have caught my attention this week: Firefox 3.5 Inches Past IE7 As World's Most Popular Browser [Web Browsers] – December 22, 2009 – Firefox3.5 now the most popular browser stealing the lead from IE7 (IE7!!!) JISC’s annual review 2008/2009 published – December 21, 2009 Automatically generated from my Google Reader Shared […]

What I’ve starred this week: December 22, 2009

Here's some posts which have caught my attention this week: Google Wave’s Massive Potential for Business Users – December 21, 2009 – Fine piece by @mashable on ‘Google Wave’s Massive Potential for Business Users’ c4lpt: Building a social learning environment http://janeknight.typepad.com/socialmedia/2009/12/building-a-social-learning-environment.html – December 17, 2009 10 Rules for Increasing Community Engagement – December 17, 2009 […]

Festive fun: Embedding and interacting with web2.0 in MS Outlook 2007

[Just to warn you this post is more technical than my usual offerings and is perhaps not that practical either. Hopefully some of you will still find this useful. I’m shoehorning this post in under the ‘festive clause’ ;)] If you are running Microsoft Vista with Outlook 2007 you may have noticed that you can […]

Festive fun: Auto tweeting your Google Reader shared items using Yahoo Pipes and twitterfeed

Using the festive period to stray slightly away from my core remit I thought I would document a little mashup which allows you to automatically tweet items you share in Google Reader. Background I’m a big fan of Google Reader and its the main way I consume RSS feeds (unsure about RSS? Here it is […]

RSC Access and Inclusion nominated for Edublog Award 2009

The RSC Access and Inclusion Forum has been shortlisted for the international Edublog Awards for best educational use of a social networking service. The Edublog Awards are an annual, community based programme which recognises and celebrates excellent practice in the use of weblogs and social media to facilitate education. Entries are welcome from any country, […]

JISC Winter Fayre: Voting and Google Wave Presentations

Things have been quite on the blogging front as we dug out the tinsel to celebrate all things JISC at our Winter Fayre. We managed to squeeze almost 30 different keynotes, workshops and sessions into the day, including two by yours truly. I had the honour of presenting a short overview of electronic voting present […]

What I’ve starred this week: December 15, 2009

Here's some posts which have caught my attention this week: Keeping Your Facebook Updates Private – December 11, 2009 – Very useful advice from Tony Hirst on Facebook privacy settings Academy denounces £600 million funding cut – December 10, 2009 Hearing the learners’ voice – December 10, 2009 – Great summary and collection of techniques […]

Educational Extensions (Robots and Gadgets) for Google Wave

I was creating an intermediate guide for staff exploring Google Wave and as part of it I’ve put together a list of Wave extensions which might be of use to educators. This list was taken from the Google Samples Gallery and a unofficial list of robots/gadgets. If you want to try these out to add […]

What I’ve starred this week: December 8, 2009

Here's some posts which have caught my attention this week: Higher and further education participation report – an SFC report into participation rates in furthe – December 7, 2009 See That Funny 2D Barcode In The Store Window? It Might Pull Up A Google Listing. – December 7, 2009 – Are we seeing the beginning […]

If Outlook was my idea …

If MS Outlook was my idea I would make it easy to read and edit all my social networks, VLEs, PLEs from my inbox. Email 2.0 – App friendly by mhawksey (click to enlarge) Perhaps not a completely original idea but recent developments might this happen sooner rather than later. Google are already exploring what […]

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