What I’ve starred this month: December 28, 2010

Here's some posts which have caught my attention this month: Unhosted: Breaking the SaaS Monopoly – December 24, 2010 BBC News Decision on UHI becoming a university duein weeks – December 23, 2010 Universities could save £3bn by outsourcing, says thinktank – December 23, 2010 Scottish teaching grant is decimated – December 21, 2010 Bid […]

Festive treat: How-to temporarily stop receiving JISCMail list messages

I’ve a very complicated email setup which involves mail forwarding, group email addresses and  loads of rules and alerts. I also have to keep a passing eye on work email over the holidays to keep projects like EduApps and MyStudyBar ticking over. Consequently, I’ll be dipping into email using the brilliant (and open source) K9 […]

Free Online Course in Digital Storytelling

There has been a lot of talk recently with education funding models and the four letter word ‘fees’. An emigrant area is the rise of the massively open online courses (MOOCs).  The origins of MOOCs can be traced to September 2008 when over 1,200 people signed up for  George Siemens and Stephen Downes Connectivism and […]

gEVS – An idea for a Google Form/Visualization mashup for electronic voting

First I should say I don’t think this is the best solution, in fact an earlier post from 2008 DIY: A wi-fi student response system is probably a solution, if perhaps needing more tidying up, but I’m posting anyway just on the of chance that this might inspire or help solve someone else’s problem. This […]

Cooking: A Custom Search Engine for … with Edublog 2010 Nominees

In my spare time I like to do a bit of cooking. I’m mainly a recipes kind of a guy, using the experience of recreating something tried and tested to build a foundation of knowledge to explore some of my own personal creations. The same is true for my interest in educational mash-ups. Trying out […]

Stocking Filler: The EduApps Top 3

Stuck at home waiting for my car’s snow socks to arrive I thought it useful to remind you of one of RSC Scotland North & East’s stocking fillers, EduApps. Our RSC has been plugging open source and freeware for ages. Why? Because it has enormous (and still largely untapped) potential in education. Who else says […]

Making ripples in a big pond: Optimising videos with an iTitle Twitter track

This post was originally published on the FOTE blog on the 1st November 2010 With 24 hours of video uploaded every minute to YouTube, your videos can quickly be lost within a sea of content. Not only this, but because videos have historically been difficult for search engines to catalogue, your drop in the ocean […]

Populating a Twitter List via Google Spreadsheet … Automatically! [Hashtag Communities]

Previously in  Google Apps Script: Using a Google Spreadsheet to populate a Twitter list [Hashtag Communities] I show how you can use Google Spreadsheets to populate a Twitter list. A comment on this post by Colin Gray got me thinking, instead of having to drop a list of usernames from another source, what if the […]

What I’ve starred this month: November 28, 2010

Here’s some posts which have caught my attention this month: How I Planned a Successful Unconference in 6 hours – and You Can Too – November 27, 2010 – Some great tips on how to agilely setup a conference. In particular I liked the use of the free-for-free events service Eventbrite to handle payment by […]

Google Apps Script: Using a Google Spreadsheet to populate a Twitter list [Hashtag Communities]

Update: I’ve revised this idea in Populating a Twitter List via Google Spreadsheet … Automatically! [Hashtag Communities] Having recently rediscovered the joys of Google Apps Script I was looking for something to do after my Event Manager Spreadsheet. A couple of ideas I had were: something to do with linked data (possibly a email subscription list); […]

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