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

Here’s some posts which have caught my attention this month: How A Non-Profit Funded 1,000 Students With Micro-loans [EXCLUSIVE] – July 27, 2011 HEIDS Above Campus IT Services for Scottish Universities and Colleges – A Shared Road Map for Local Benefit and Collective Opportunity – July 25, 2011 – feasibility of shared IT in Scottish […]

Google Spreadsheets as a lean mean social bookmark/share counting machine

It’s been a whole social metricy couple of weeks. First there was UKOLNEIM where I got a chance to chat to Martin Weller about digital scholar dashboards, and yesterday I flicked through Nicola Osborne’s Listen, Repeat, Learn: How to use Social Media Conversations to Measure and Demonstrate Impact and Improve Engagement session at IWMW11. In […]

Institutional Web Management Workshop 2011 #IWMW11: Watch remotely, see the Twitter community grow and maybe some live notes

Today (26th July) and tomorrow sees the return of UKOLN’s Institutional Web Management Workshop (#IWMW11). Like last year I’ll be dipping in remotely. You can as well by following the Video Streaming at IWMW 2011 instructions (the programme of events is here).  I’ve already setup my Google Spreadsheet to capture #IWMW11 tagged tweets and you […]

Guidelines for blended events (online and face to face)

One of our supported institutions recently asked if I knew of or had any guidelines for organisers planning to run blended events (extending the value of face-to-face events by giving access to a remote audience). I didn’t find anything that entirely fitted the bill but as I’ve arranged, helped and participated in a number of […]

Are you a researcher, do you want to be paid up to £3000 a year to attend conferences?

This press release arrived landed in my inbox and looks like a good deal: If you use software in your research and you have a good understanding of what’s happening in your field (and an idea about what will be happening soon) then the Software Sustainability Institute want to hear from you. The institute will […]

Social media wars: Measuring the battle lines

As previously posted I was at the UKOLN Metrics and Social Web Services: Quantitative Evidence for their Use and Impact event on Monday. Before attending this event I thought I had a reasonably understanding of social media metrics but I left realising there was a lot I didn’t know, but with new ideas to help […]

Social Media and Metrics: What I’ve got and how I use it

On the 11th July I’ll be at the Metrics and Social Web Services: Quantitative Evidence for their Use and Impact event and I thought it would be useful to just document some of the tools, services and recipes I’ve been using with for my personal accounts (this blog and @mhawksey) and service accounts (our main […]

How to use bookmarklets on an Android tablet

Liam Green-Hughes has come up with a nice little app that lets him use the delicious bookmarklet on his Android tablet. If you use other bookmarkets on your android tablet but don’t want to create an app for it here is how you can do it in the browser: 1. On the page you want to […]

Introduction to Google Apps Script with: Split my form entries to individual sheets by username

Just as Vincent van Gogh knocked out a few sunflower painting in his time my current muse is Google Apps Script. At the danger of boring you with yet more sunflowers here’s a recording of a webinar session I did with Dave Foord at A6 Training and Patrick Lander from Loughborough College. This session came […]

Google Apps Script: Lite Contacts Directory for Sites or as a Service

A while back I came across a guest post on the Google Apps Developer blog by Steve Webster at Dito which demonstrated an Autocomplete Email Addresses in Apps Script. Not only was this a great demonstration of what you can do with the Apps Script UI but Steve and the guys at Dito had made […]