Which browser are you using … right now … ?

News reaches us in the ivory library tower that Firefox (in Europe at least) has finally overtaken Internet Explorer. Statcounter shows that in December 2010, in Europe, Fifefox pushed Microsoft’s offering into second place. However, more and more people are getting interested in Google’s Chrome, especially now that the Chrome…

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Teaching Online Courses – A Video Primer

This set of 27 ten minute videos by Prof. Curt Bonk (I have his book on Empowering Online Learning sitting on my desk if anyone is interested …) is intended to get your mind moving in the right direction if you are going to be delivering online. http://travelinedman.blogspot.com/2010/11/announcing-v-portal-video-primers-in.html Every video…

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Super Book of Web Tools for Educators

Whilst trawling through a backlog of Stephen Downes’ outpourings I saw this. You can find it here: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/12/super-book-of-web-tools-for-educators.html I know it is aimed at K-12, which isn’t actually us here, but pretend you hadn’t noticed that bit and have a look anyway as there are some nice resources here (including…

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Another Wave … or a bit of a trough ?

Have Google created enough of a Buzz around their new social networking platform to drag all you Gmailers’ attention away from Facebook ? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8506148.stm With loads of features (making this a very intimate service – we are told) and even getting Sergey Brin to put his weight behind it at…

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Lies, damn lies and your on-line identity

Some might say … It is an all too frequent story nowadays in the Daily Mail or one of the other more excitable, right of centre, daily rags. Some hapless individual has been taken in by a tracksuited ne’er-do-well in a trailer park in Idaho, posing as Miss California on…

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Student Centred Lecturing ?

During a Lunch and Learn session I was doing on Planning and Integrating E-Learning, I mentioned demonstrating and if you were going to do a demonstration you could consider videoing it and uploading the resulting movie for students to access either at their leisure or in future years so you…

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GlamStart – Stimulating simulating ?

I recently attended a seminar at the University of Glamorgan on GlamStart (you need an account to access it). GlamStart is a new part of the University’s provision for student induction and initial orientation. It had been developed in close conjunction with, and to be an integrated part of the…

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