Using Google Spreadsheets to dashboard project/course blog feeds #oerri

In this post I’ll show I’ve create a quick dashboard in Google Spreadsheets which takes a list of blog RSS feeds and filters for specific tags/categories. Whilst demonstrated this with the JISC OERRI projects the same technique could be used in other scenarios, such as, as a way to track student blogs.

YouTube Adds Online Video Editor

Google have announced a new online video editor for YouTube. The editor is browser based requiring no additional software to be installed and makes it easy to add existing videos, trim clips, add a new soundtrack before republishing at a click of a button. The video below is YouTube take on the process:   In […]

Highlights from Free Technology for Teachers blog

In the last edition of RSC NewsFeed I confessed to only just discovering the Free Technology for Teachers blog. Since then there have been a number of posts worth highlighting here. HootCourse – A Classroom Application for Twitter “At its most basic HootCourse is a platform on which you can create a conversation channel which […]

From Tsunami to Swell: Google Wave Now Available for All

This time last year the newswire was abuzz with news about Google latest project Wave. Riding the hyperbole was RSC Scotland North & East’s Higher Education blog with a collection of posts exploring how Google’s new real-time collaborative platform could be used in education. After the initial hiatus for invites to join the Wave Beta […]

Web Applications with Real-time Interaction

In the last few editions of NewsFeed we’ve highlighted Google Wave, Google’s new platform which enables users to have real-time interaction when collaborating on documents (see Google Wave in Two Minutes and 7 Things You Should Know About Google Wave). Whilst Google weren’t the first to publicise the potential of real-time collaboration they have grabbed […]

100 Must-Read Blog Posts on the Future of Learning have put together a list of the 100 Must-Read Blog Posts on the Future of Learning: With a struggling economy and a president with a keen eye on education, it will be interesting to see what happens to the future of learning with such opposing forces. Plenty of experts and lay-people alike have kicked […]

Web 2.0 & Learning: Overview, Guidelines & Policy Advice

In NewsFeed we are always trying to highlight some of the best web services and practical ways you can use them in teaching and learning. While many of these services are free there are potential risks you need to mitigate against. What do you do if the 3rd party site withdraws their service? Does your […]

Report: Using Social Networking (Web 2.0) in HE

Web2.0 – extended mindcloudmap Originally uploaded by In the last edition of NewsFeed we highlighted the JISC Podcast: Listening to Students-Changing the Learner Experience, which contained an interview with Sir David Melville, chair of The Committee of Inquiry into the Changing Learner Experience. The Committee have recently published a commissioned report on “A review […]

Times Higher Education Feature on Academic Blogging

The Times Higher Education (THE) has published an article reporting the rise of blogging by UK academics. The article focuses on the issues of academic freedom, highlighting several cases where staff have been asked to remove their sites from institutional servers or remove references to their employers. There are some very interesting examples of how […]

Stop Email Overload Using Wikis, Blogs, and Instant Messaging

This post comes via Seb Schmoller’s Fortnightly Mailing. Seb highlights a post detailing the processes a small company uses to overcome ‘inbox overload’ and effectively manage projects using wikis, blogs and instant messaging. You can read the full post by Anand Rajaraman here. Does your service/department use blogs or wikis? If you do and your […]

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