Peer Interview for Networked Researcher

I was recently asked by Ernesto Priego if I’d like to do an interview for Networked Researcher. I’ve been an admirer of Ernesto’s work (I can even tell you the day I became aware of him 22nd September 2011. He was tweeting from the #studentexp event organised by @GdnHigherEd. If you’d like to see what […]

“finding compasses not maps” and “apply boring technology to interesting people you can get something new”

What is the difference between a map and a compass? he [Ade Oshineye] asked. His answer: people have too much faith in maps, which are, in the end, just someone else’s view of the world. Whereas a compass only gives you a rough direction and we don’t expect more of it than that. The point? […]

I’ve moved

[flickr]1565562231[/flickr] So JISC RSC Scotland North & East (who I currently work for) is no more after July this year (JISC RSC Scotland South & West won the recent re-tender to take on the whole of Scotland). This means it makes sense for me to start flicking switches, turning dials and shift the flow from […]

Something I wrote almost 10 YEARS AGO on 3D display technology

Back in 2000/2001 I was studying for an MSc Multimedia and Interactive Systems. At the time I was quite interested in 3D technology and the birth, death, birth, death, birth, death of the 3D web. Digging around some old files the other day I came across a piece of work I did with my long […]

MASHe Monthly (Email Newsletter and Template)

It’s fair to say I’m keen to get my message out any which way. As well as the blogging staples of RSS feeds I also have a print-friendly PDF Magazine version and a eBook addition in various formats (EPUB | Mobipocket/Kindle | PDF).  For a while I’ve also give an option to sign up for […]

Material to support Tony Hirst’s (@psychemedia’s) promotion

[flickr]4582668985[/flickr] If you are a regular reader of this blog you’ve probably noticed that a lot of my work is directly influenced by Dr Tony Hirst at the Open University. Tony is currently Crowd Sourcing a Promotion Case… so rather than filling in his impact form I thought I would openly acknowledge how his cutting […]

Something about the value of your institutions website (and how you might improve it)

The image above from webcomic was doing the rounds on Friday. I’m sure you recognise parts of your institution’s own website in this diagram, in particular I usually find more joy in finding faculty members phone/email addresses on Google rather than on the official site. A couple of tools which sprung to mind when […]

The need for speed: Tuning up to keep your students (and Google) happy

[flickr]2228669044[/flickr] Google recently announced that it is using site speed in web search ranking and while the weighting of this metric is slight (less than 1% of search queries will be affected) it is still good practice to make sure your web resources are optimised. I was a little shocked to discover MASHe didn’t fair […]

2009 Edublog Awards – Nominations

The Edublog Awards 2009 are open for nomination! This is our chance to nominate and celebrate the achievements of edubloggers, twitterers, podcasters, video makers, online communities, wiki hosts and other web based users of educational technology. My nominations are: Best individual blog: Gabber (Kevin Brace) – Best individual tweeter: @psychemedia (Tony Hirst)  – […]

Oddments from RSC NewsFeed

While toiling to polish off the Google Wave 101 post a call went up in the office for contributions to RSC NewsFeed. In no time I had managed to put together 5 posts. There isn’t really a common thread to pull them together so below is the title and short synopsis: Automatic Captions in YouTube […]

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