How it was made: eAssessment Scotland Google Spreadsheet booking form with website and Twitter integration

Even though our RSC is toast after this July we’ve continued our support for the eAssessment Scotland Conference until that time. Our involvement with eAS goes back to the very beginning with 2009’s Strategies across sectors and since then this event has continued to grow becoming the largest UK conference dedicated to e-assessment. For this […]

What I’ve starred this month: May 28, 2011

Here’s some posts which have caught my attention this month: Microsoft is getting $5 for every Android phone that HTC sells (Rant) – May 27, 2011 Open access and the transparency of research – timely largely UK-focused update from JISC’s Neil Jacobs. – May 26, 2011 Visualize Your Career With LinkedIn’s Connection Timeline – May […]

App, App and Away: Workshop Handout #open4ed #GAS

Friday (20th May) was our Open for Education event. There was a real buzz as over 100 delegates squeezed into the NeSC to absorb a packed programme of open and free stuff. Once we get the videos from the event up I should do a separate post to highlight some of the best bits. In the […]

Open for Education: App, App and Away session introducing Google Apps Script #open4ed

Tomorrow (20th May) is our Open for Education event in Edinburgh. We’ve got a great lineup of keynotes, seminars and workshops including presentations from Zoe Ross, Miles Berry and Frank Rennie. The event is now full but with a fairwind and the technology gods looking down on us we hope to stream all the keynotes […]

Automating your inbox with Google Apps Script

So I realise over the last 6-12 months I’ve been doing a lot of Google Apps Script posts (this is the cloud based programmable stuff). I realise there is a danger you’ll think I’m a fully signed up Google employee, but I’m not (although their jelly beans are very nice), I just see a huge […]

[Work in Progress] Creating a framework for custom form interfaces using Google Apps Script

Over the last couple of weeks in some spare moments I’ve been chipping away at a flexible event form booking system based in Google Spreadsheet. It all started with a need to find a way to take event bookings for some of our bigger events which include parallel session selections. Previously I’d come up with […]

My draft application for the ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Award 2011

Update: This application wasn’t successful and wasn’t even short-listed. Here is the feedback I got, which on the whole I agree with: The individual entries clustered into 3 groups by score, and your entry fell into the middle group. One our scoring system the shortlisted group scored between 8.8 and 9. The middle group between 11.8 and […]

Google Spreadsheets and floating point errors aka when is 65078736491511804 + 1 = 65078736491511808 (and automatically archiving your Twitter Status Updates)

Update: You can ignore most of this post as I noticed the Twitter API can return ids as a string. Here is the updated Export/Archive Twitter Status Updates Spreadsheet I used to use my TwitterPad wordpress plugin to archive everything I said on Twitter. The main reason was often I find myself trying to remember […]

[Events] Upcoming Google Apps for Education Professional Development Webinars

Details of these webinars just landed in my inbox via the Google Apps for Education Team and I thought worth sharing (all of these run at 16:30 PST which equals 00:30 BST – I think I’ll be catching the recordings ;): Monday, May 2, 2011 Running a school on Google Apps Google Apps is a […]

Assessment/Feedback resources

Last week my colleague, Kenji Lamb, and I were up in Inverness providing some support to the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) EDU Team. We were exploring the use/approach to assessment and feedback, sharing what is going on in the sector for the EDU Team to disseminate around UHI. Below are a couple […]

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