Machina a machina: An introduction to APIs with Google Sheets
I recently had the pleasure of attending and presenting at MozFest 2017. MozFest had been on my bucket list to attend for a while and the event did not disappoint. My contribution to the event was a session as part of the web literacy space designed to introduce people to APIs. This post has more information and links to resources available for reuse
Using Google Apps Script to proxy YouTube Analytics Channel Reports
YouTube Analytics Channel Reports are restricted to the user authorizing the request must be the owner of the channel. This can cause issues in Apps Script when interacting with other services. This post highlights a workaround where the data is proxied via a separate script published as a web app.
Jorum has a beta dashboard and API for OER stats and is looking for your feedback
Jorum has a Dashboard Beta (for exposing usage and other stats about OER in Jorum) up for the community to have a play with: we would like to get your feedback! Here are two possible usecases I can think of, what do you think?
Guardian Tag Explorer: When the Guardian Open Platform met d3.js
My pseudo PhD supervisor for my mocorate degree, Dr Tony Hirst (Open University – and now Visiting Senior Fellow in Networked Teaching and Learning/Senior Fellow of the University of Lincoln – congrats) recently, amongst many other things, started Tinkering with the Guardian Platform API – Tag Signals and Visualising New York Times Article API Tag […]
Using the Viralheat Sentiment API and a Google Spreadsheet of conference tweets to find out how that keynote went down
Did you tune into into Donald Clark’s “Don’t Lecture Me!” keynote at ALT-C 2010 or were you at Joe Dale’s FOTE10 presentation? These presentations have two things in common, both Donald and Joe posted their reflections of a ‘hostile’ twitter backchannel (see Tweckled at ALT! and Facing the backchannel at FOTE10) and I provided a […]
MIT STAR Projects – Free software tools and resources for engineering and science education
Continuing MITs philosophy to support open educationally resources (MIT OpenCourseWare launched in 2002) there are some software tools and classroom materials for biology, physics and civil/environmental engineering. As part of the STAR programme staff at MIT are seeking “to bridge the divide between scientific research and the classroom”. As part of this project the MIT […]
British Library and Microsoft Announce Online Platform for Collaborative Research
The British Library and Microsoft Research have worked in partnership to design and develop a ‘virtual research environment’ that will provide a single easy-to-use interface enabling research teams to work collaboratively. The Research Information Centre (RIC) Framework will provide an environment in which users can create, share, discuss, manage, find and track articles, references, bookmarks, […]
Having Phun with physics
Phun is an educational, entertaining and somewhat (!) addictive piece of software for playing around in a 2D physics sandbox in a cartoony fashion. Phun is not just another game, but is intended to bring in interactive physics as an enabling technology for entirely new concepts and usage patterns in creative computing for animation, simulation, […]