Twitter network analysis and visualisation I: SocialBro

There is still a free version of SocialBro here. You get more features if you go Premium, but I find the free version still has enough for me Last week a couple of network analysis tools landed in my inbox and after having a quick play I thought they were worth highlighting here. In this […]

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

Here’s some posts which have caught my attention this month: What is the Student Experience? – August 26, 2011 – SRHE Student Experience Network seminar 21 oct Open Badges, assessment and Open Education – August 25, 2011 – post by Graham Attwell triggered by a study group setup by Doug Belshaw. “The Open Badges framework, […]

My #eas11 world premier: Creating personalised Google Documents from Form submissions (and some other things)

Tomorrow (Friday 26th August) for my eAssessment Scotland 2011 workshop I’ll be doing a world premier extending the form submit sheet split example to let tutors create individual student Documents from submitted data (e.g. taking a sheet like this and at a click of a button produce this document. Update: Still some refinement in the […]

And the most engaging post is…

This one Data Scraping Wikipedia with Google Spreadsheets … If you want to know how I arrived at this conclusion it’s mostly the same process as And the most engaging JISC Project is…, but as well as getting social bookmark/share counts I’m also counting the number of post comments (an important part of engagement). Here’s […]

And the most engaging JISC Project is…

[flickr]4814995807[/flickr] Recently I posted a Google Spreadsheet of all the live JISC funded project websites from the last 3 years. Not too long before that I also posted Google Spreadsheets as a lean mean social bookmark/share counting machine, which used Google Apps Script to query different social network providers for share/like counts for a specified […]

Open data equals open scrutiny but doesn’t always equal all of the answer

[flickr]64284665[/flickr] Last week I got frustrated at not being able to find some JISC funded project outputs, which was  a little annoying. This led to a small exploration around JISC’s Programme Information Management System (PIMS). The system was originally only available to JISC executive staff but made available to all sometime last year and used […]

Free Google Apps Script solutions for education from

One of the resources I regularly dip into when Apps Scripting is James Ferreira’s When introducing people to Google Apps Script I usually promote James’s work because he offers free consultation to education and non-profits. Today James sent me the following email and with his permission I’m sharing it here: Hello, I’ve been giving […]

Exporting more friends or followers from Twitter to a Google Spreadsheet

Back in March 2011 I published Export Twitter Followers and Friends using a Google Spreadsheet. One of the problems with this solution is if you were trying to import a lot of friends or followers users would get the error message “Exceeded absolute-time timeout in milliseconds”. This is because there is a limitation to the […]