[Presentation] Coding in no-code: Extending AppSheet functionality… with code. + reflections from Google I/O Extended Edinburgh 2023

The Google Developer Groups’ (GDGs) are a great opportunity to meet people interested in Google’s technologies in your local community. If you haven’t come across these groups before they are volunteer driven and a great way to learn, grow, and connect with other developers interested in Google technologies. As part of Google I/O Extended I […]

#Domains19: Minority Report – One Nation Under CCTV

Late last year I was invited to speak at Reclaim Hostings #Domains19 conference following a chance conversation with Jim Groom (#BigFan). We were talking about one of the #Domains19 themes ‘privacy and surveillance’. This post is designed to capture some of the context and ideas around my subsequent ‘Minority Report – One Nation Under CCTV’ […]

Talks in 2018

I’ve been somewhat remise in 2018 to include links to presentations I’ve given in this blog but I’ve gone back and published posts with slides and any material. Because you’ll probably miss these as they are now buried in the archive here is a summary: OER18: APIs … Opening for All: A beginners introduction to […]

What about GDPR?

Talk at ELESIG Scotland, University of Dundee, 26 November 2018 I was asked by ELESIG Scotland to talk about the GDPR in the context of learning and teaching. The presentation covered some of the basic principles including definitions of personal data and processing activities, lawful basis for processing data, and a look at how GDPR […]

Twitter in Education: Interactively exploring the conversation with TAGS and TAGSExplorer

Online for TLCWebinars, 12 June 2018 There has been much research in the use of social media to support learning and teaching. In many instances it is argued that it enables a decentralization of learning moving towards a distributed model which has many benefits including supporting a stronger foundation for lifelong learning. Twitter is one […]

TEL Quality and Innovation: What can be learned from the history of computer science

Gasta at ILTA EdTech2018 – May 31st – June 1st 2018, Carlow, Ireland As TEL becomes more professionalised we consider what lessons can be learned from another discipline which has gone through a similar transition. Through the lense of the development of computer science this presentation will look at key moments in this area which […]

OER18: APIs … Opening for All: A beginners introduction to APIs using Google Sheets [Machina a machina]

Workshop at OER18, Bristol, UK, 19 April 2018 Open Education (OE) has a rich history of using and contributing to techniques, technologies and solutions from other open areas like open science, open source software, open data and open access. Within OER there is also a rich history of developing tools to support the creation and […]

Making the complex less complicated: An introduction to social network analysis

When the Irish Learning Technology Association’s (ILTA) call for proposals came out earlier in the year around the theme of ‘TEL in an Age of Supercomplexity- Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies‘ I immediately wanted to submit a proposal around making the complex less complicated using network analysis. The seed for this proposal dates from 2012 when […]

Talking about Internet of Things and Google Analytics at IOT//EDI 30 March @ 6.30pmBST – watch remotely

Update: Slides for this talk are available from bit.ly/IOT-EDI-GA On 30 March @6.30pm BST I’m delighted to be speaking at the  Internet of Things Scotland Meetup in Edinburgh about Google Analytics and IoT. I’m just one of several speakers talking at the event and you can find out more on the IOT//EDI Meetup page. If […]

Google Apps Script: The Authentic{ated} Mobile Playground (demo of image capture, and .pdf publication)

I was delighted to be able to speak recently at the Edinburgh Mobile Dev Meetup about Google Apps Script. Thanks to Product Forge there’s a recording of my session on YouTube and you can also get my slides as Google Slides or from Slideshare. The start of this talk is my usual Google Apps Script […]

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