BBC – A Video Guide to Blogging for Beginners

The BBC’s Working Lunch have put together a short video guide on ‘Blogging for beginners’ (prepare yourself for dynamic music and quick cutting).

LiveWeb – Insert and View Web Pages in PowerPoint in Real-time

In NewsFeed we recently featured Paul’s E-Learning Resource (a list of freely available tools and services for e-learning). In his latest update he highlights LiveWeb, a great free add-in for PowerPoint, which allows you to insert live web pages into your presentation. Inserted web pages are live so you can interact with them (navigate, input […]

Opening up Educational Resources in HE

  The Higher Education Academy and JISC have announced a £5.7 million project, funded by HEFCE, piloting the opening up of education resources from higher education institutions to the world. Significant work has already been done to make digital resources widely available by JISC Services, the Higher Education Academy and individual institutions. Dr John Selby, […]

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 […]

Directory of Learning Professionals on Twitter

Just getting started using Twitter? Looking for other learning professionals to follow? You might want to head over to Jane Hart’s Directory of Learning Professionals on Twitter. 

Google Gaudi – Audio Indexing of Video

We’ve seen a huge increase in the amount of audio and video being integrated into e-learning. Sites like TeacherTube make it very easy to upload custom content or reuse existing material created by others. An issue with this type of media is how do you sift through all the junk to find the content you […]

Plexing your Muscles with PowerPoint 2007

Frustrated by the linear nature of PowerPoint? Would you like to navigate quickly between slides in different parts of your presentation? Microsoft Office Labs have come up with a free new plug-in for PowerPoint 2007 called pptPlex which allows you to tour your students through your presentation as a ‘zoomable canvas’. The video below produced […]

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 […]

Photosynth Competition!

In the last issue of NewsFeed we highlighted Photosynth, an application from Microsoft that lets you create three-dimensional representations of places and objects using digital images. Well it appears some of you have already been busy ‘synthing’ over the summer because Mike Whyment from the University of Aberdeen recently won an amateur Photosynth competition being […]

Edmodo: Microblogging for teachers and students

If you are interested in micoblogging services like Twitter you may be interested in Edmodo. Edmodo described themselves as: a private microblogging platform that teachers and students can use to send notes, links, files, alerts, assignments, and events to each other. Teachers also have the ability to mark any post from their classes as public […]

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