How Flexible is your Learning?

With continued question-marks about the financial sustainability of tertiary education it is interesting to see how the educational landscape continues to change. As the tectonic plates of funders and providers continue to move apart, a new landscape is emerging. This new territory has not yet been tarnished with the impurities of profit or politics but instead is rich in the fundamental element […]

Free SMS voting using intelliSoftware SMS Gateway service

[flickr]130164091[/flickr] Previously I written about Using a Learning Apps (xLearn) textwall for SMS voting for £25/year, but what if you haven’t got £25 to spare? How about free SMS voting*, and when I say free, I don’t mean free for the first 15 votes like SMSPOLL.net or free for the first 30 votes like PollEverywhere.com, […]

Using a Learning Apps textwall for SMS voting for £25/year

I’ve written about the different ways you can do electronic voting without buying clickers a number of times from creating a simple wi-fi system, to using services like polleverywhere.com, to even using Twitter (more on the latest on this one in a separate post). For the ‘eAssessment Scotland 2010: Marking the decade’ conference we ran […]

A Year in the Life of QR Codes at Bath

If you are unfamiliar with the concept of QR codes they are like the barcodes you see in the supermarket but have the ability to store more information. Usually the information contains links or web address and are designed to save you typing information in on your mobile phone. An example of a QR code […]

Free Event: Developing Mobile Applications for Education [DevCSI]

Date: 21 July 2010 Start time: 09:30 Location/venue: Hopkins Building, University of Reading This is a free one day DevCSI workshop organised in conjunction with IT Services: Academic Services Directorate at the University of Reading is aimed at developers, web developers, systems administrators, who are interested in developing applications relevant for education on mobile devices […]

Augmented Reality: Opportunities for Education

In the last edition of RSC NewsFeed we featured a link to one of the latest Common Craft videos explaining augmented reality. There are already a number of examples of this in education including work from Edinburgh College of Art/University of Edinburgh which brings historical data alive by Walking Through Time. David Hopkins at Bournemouth […]

Free Events: Developing Mobile Applications and QA/QE in e-Learning

A couple of events have hit my inbox which I think are worth sharing: Developing Mobile Applications for Education [DevCSI] Date: 21 July 2010 Start time: 09:30 Location/venue: Hopkins Building, University of Reading This is a free one day DevCSI workshop organised in conjunction with IT Services: Academic Services Directorate at the University of Reading […]

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 […]

Mobile Learning: Some resources, tools and statistics

I was looking for resources for a potential mobile workshop and came across the slides below from Judy Brown. GMU/DAU Mobile Learning Workshop View more presentations from judyb. There were some resources I wasn’t aware of and others so good I thought it would be useful to extract these here: Judy’s existing list of authoring […]

MASHe review: Mobile technology, mobile connectivity

[flickr]2092712440[/flickr] In this second MASHe review I’m going to look back at some of my posts on mobile technology. This is obviously a very broad topic, elements of which were covered in the first review on electronic voting systems, but I’ve identified some specific areas including mobile connectivity; and mobile hardware (phones and netbooks) to […]

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