Using Yahoo Pipes to generate a Twitter ‘out of office’ messaging service

[This post is probably less about creating a Twitter out of office service and more about an illustration of the power of Yahoo Pipes (and embedding flickr images with notes), I’ll let you read and decide] Whilst the majority of twitter users will probably never need to setup a email style ‘out of office’ messaging […]

What I’ve starred this week: May 25, 2010

Here's some posts which have caught my attention this week: Inverness College UHI: Inverness Monster Science Festival 2010 – May 23, 2010 Using Twitter to deliver a collaborative keynote – May 23, 2010 Android Froyo Is a Slap in Apple’s Face – May 20, 2010 Imaginings Around Emerging Infoskills for Digital Librarians – May 20, […]

Google I/O 2010 – Keynote Day 2 Android Demo with Twitter Subtitles

Update 1: This post is a bit techie. If you want to jump straight to the action click here to see the full 45 Google I/O 2010 – Keynote Day 2 Android Demo with  Twitter subtitles Update 2: When I was pushed the twitter timeline through the generator I noticed there were a number of […]

Turn Learning Microsoft Office into a Game with Ribbon Hero

I’ve been using Microsoft Office 2007 for over two years now and I still struggle to find things in the new menu bar also known as the ‘ribbon’. A recent minor breakthrough was the realisation that not all of the commands are actually displayed (if you click on the round home button, top-left, select ‘Word […]

From Tsunami to Swell: Google Wave Now Available for All

This time last year the newswire was abuzz with news about Google latest project Wave. Riding the hyperbole was RSC Scotland North & East’s Higher Education blog with a collection of posts exploring how Google’s new real-time collaborative platform could be used in education. After the initial hiatus for invites to join the Wave Beta […]

Highlights from Free Technology for Teachers blog

In the last edition of RSC NewsFeed I confessed to only just discovering the Free Technology for Teachers blog. Since then there have been a number of posts worth highlighting here. HootCourse – A Classroom Application for Twitter “At its most basic HootCourse is a platform on which you can create a conversation channel which […]

New Book: Learning with Online and Mobile Technologies – A Student Survival Guide

Technology has become a necessary and everyday part of studying. This book starts with effective practice in learning, and shows how technology can support that good practice. The authors show you the many ways in which online and mobile technologies can be used for study and give you guidance on how best to use them […]

3 reasons why not to buy the Apple iPad (and at least get an Android device (or nothing at all))

Reposting from the latest edition of RSC NewFeed 49/365 (Android pesadilla) by  Jesus Belzunce It is not surprising that an Apple device has got a number of educationalists all misty-eyed on it’s use within education, but before you put in that proposal to buy a brace of iPads to try out in the classroom […]

What I’ve starred this week: May 18, 2010

Here's some posts which have caught my attention this week: HootCourse – A Classroom Application for Twitter – May 13, 2010 Student retention? It’s the Facebook, stupid – May 12, 2010 Udemy Launches Virtual Learning Academy – May 11, 2010 Preparing for the mobile university – May 11, 2010 Custom E-Learning Training & LMS Solutions […]

What I’ve starred this week: May 11, 2010

Here's some posts which have caught my attention this week: YouTube – Confessions of a Converted Lecturer: Eric Mazur – May 10, 2010 Case Studies at Aberystwyth University (Main.casestudies) – Aberystwyth University – May 10, 2010 – Ever wondered what Aberystwyth University do in technology-enhanced learning? They publish case studies here Turn PowerPoints into flash, […]

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