Optivote for Moodle Partnership Programme: Get £3,000 Worth of Electronic Voting Kit and Support

Electronic voting (clickers) in the classroom have been used to engage students in learning for a number of years. As well as potentially being a fun way to learn there are great opportunities for tutors to identify misconceptions in knowledge and ‘close the gap’.  However, one issue with many voting systems is that results often […]

Bookmarklet for who can see your twitter @reply tweet

Previously in Who can see your @reply in twitter I highlighted Tony’s Common Friends or Followers on Twitter script. For this you had to download some code and create a html file to run locally. Having played with the SNAPP bookmarklet which lets you  ”visualize the network of interactions resulting from discussion forum posts and replies” in various VLEs I thought […]

Learning and Knowledge Analytics (LAK11) Week 1

So we are now into week 2 of the open course in Learning and Knowledge Analytics LAK11. Whilst I’m already doing better at this course than PLESK10 I would still only class my involvement as periphery participation so I’ll be no doubt be revisiting the LAK11 syllabus again at a later date. A couple of […]

Where are you coming from: Search referrer and contextual related post/information

Just before Christmas Brian Kelly wrote a post on Trends For University Web Site Search Engines, which gives an overview of which search engines [Edit: Russell Group*] universities are using on their websites (75% using Google products) . This combined with my interest in Learning Analytics (plug: it’s week one of the open course LAK11 […]

Who can see your @reply in twitter

I’ve been a serious twitter user for over a year now but only learned a fundamental of Twitter’s reply mechanism a couple of weeks ago (how embarrassing). Looking at the behaviour of some of the people I follow it makes me think others don’t know this little fact either. If you were like me you probably assumed that […]

Forthcoming JISC Supported Events in Scotland

There are a couple of events in the next couple of months supported by JISC I thought worth highlighting.  Open Edge: Open Source in Libraries 25-26th January 2011, e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh This free two day event on open source software for libraries is being run in collaboration with JISC and SCONUL. […]

Caching and displaying @rsc_ne_scotland Twitter feed

Update: Hmm, you could just use a service like Feedburner or Yahoo Pipes to handle the caching of the RSS bit. On our JISC RSC Scotland North & East homepage we use a version 1 of the Twitter widget to display tweets (to tweak appearance we’ve actually modified the JS slightly, our local version of twitter.js […]

Trouble at JISCAdvanceUberTwitStream Twitter Feed

To make sure we have a steady flow of tweets on our @rsc_ne_scotland twitter feed for some time we have been pulling news and events from JISC and JISC Service websites, publishing them using the dlvr.it service. dlvr.it has some great features for manipulating RSS feeds like adding item prefix or replacing text, but because […]

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