Presentation: Twitter for in-class voting and more for ESTICT SIG

Today I presented some of my work on twitter voting to the Engaging Students Through In-Class Technology (ESTICT) special interest group. This group “is a UK network of education practitioners and learning technologists interested in promoting good practice with classroom technologies that can enhance face-to-face teaching.” I used this slot as an opportunity to try […]

What I’ve starred this week: April 27, 2010

Here's some posts which have caught my attention this week: Transforming Assessment webinar series 2010 – April 23, 2010 Online resource gives freshers real picture of university life – April 22, 2010 Teaching more efficiently in HE – April 23, 2010 Embrace technology to avoid ‘crisis of relevance’ – April 22, 2010 How to meshup […]

Convert time stamped data to timed-text (XML) subtitle format using Google Spreadsheet Script

[flickr]3796084131[/flickr] My post titles just get better and better. As part of my research into twitter subtitling I’ve focused on integrating with the twitter search and Twapper Keeper archive into the twitter subtitle generator tool, but I’m aware there is a wider world of timed data for subtitlizing. When Tony contacted me on Friday with […]

Searching the backchannel with Twitter subtitles

Pair programming is an agile software development technique in which two programmers work together at one work station. One types in code while the other reviews each line of code as it is typed in. The person typing is called the driver. The person reviewing the code is called the observer (or navigator). The two […]

What I’ve starred this week: April 20, 2010

Here's some posts which have caught my attention this week: Universities ban the iPad – April 19, 2010 – Expert Reviews report some US Universities ban the iPad – and unlike kindle not accessibility related Microsoft debuts ‘fix it’ program – April 19, 2010 Six Twitter App Models That Stand a Chance – April 16, […]

JISC10 Conference Keynotes with Twitter Subtitles

Last week saw he return of the JISC conference. As with other similar events the organisers explored a number of ways to allow delegates to experience the conference virtually as well in person. The main avenues were video streaming some of the sessions live across the web; the inclusion of a Ning social network (I’m […]

A real-time collaborative education with Google Docs

At the beginning of the year in the ‘A real-time education (etherpad, mindmeister and cacoo)’ I made a prediction that there would be a lot more real-time collaboration tools/web applications. At the time I mentioned that the real-time collaborative word processing tool Etherpad had been bought by Google and the original would be disappearing […]

The need for speed: Tuning up to keep your students (and Google) happy

[flickr]2228669044[/flickr] Google recently announced that it is using site speed in web search ranking and while the weighting of this metric is slight (less than 1% of search queries will be affected) it is still good practice to make sure your web resources are optimised. I was a little shocked to discover MASHe didn’t fair […]

What I’ve starred this week: April 13, 2010

Here's some posts which have caught my attention this week: Podcasting powers higher education – Public Service – April 13, 2010 Call for expressions of interest: e-Portfolios infoKit review – April 9, 2010 Chemistry Add-In for Word 2007/2010 – April 9, 2010 From ‘discipline units’ to ‘virtual hubs’, HEA ponders a slimmed-down future – April […]

What I’ve starred this week: April 6, 2010

Here's some posts which have caught my attention this week: Udemy: Create Online Courses & Teach Online – March 29, 2010 University to Provide iPads for All New Students – March 30, 2010 Mobile use at Edinburgh – March 31, 2010 – Survey of mobile use at Edinburgh Uni “49% of students surveyed have smartphones. […]

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