Windows Live Writer

I was writing a fairly positive review of Windows Live Writer, a new blogging tool from Microsoft, when it crashed on me before I could publish the article! Nonetheless, I was still sufficiently impressed to persevere. The good news is that Live Writer does most things that you’d expect a…

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Tag cloud art?

Wordle lets you create interesting tag clouds from text or delcious feeds. There are lots of options to change the font, colours, text direction etc. Does thinking that this would look good framed make me a bit sad? Have a go yourself at http://wordle.net

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PDP and Web 2.0 – Opportunity for Partnership

PDP and Web 2.0 – Opportunity for Partnership Wednesday 4th June 2008 University of Bradford The event was organised by the Centre for Recording Achievement. There were four sessions in the day, two of which covered practical examples of personal learning environments including e-portfolios for use with Personal Development Planning,…

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Oh my goosh!

An interesting new tool has been released on the interweb. It’s a web service called goosh.org that provides a UNIX (windows command prompt) shell-like interface to Google search. Thanks to Stefan Tilkov for pointing this out.

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Abject Learning: I use the enemy…

A minor movement in e-learning community seems is edupunk which seems to have sprung up from nowhere on a wave of anti-Blackboard fever. Tony Hirst has already started to track the meme with another of his clever RSS feed mashups. The latest contribution is the video response by Martin Weller…

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Blogging: Where do I start?

One of the helpful guides is The Rough Guide to Blogging by Jonathan Yang. It contains helpful information about choosing the right platform, setting up RSS feeds, adding podcasts, etc. There is also a blog to accompany the Guide.

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Are you delicious?

We’ve set up a Learning Lab account on Delicious. Would it be a good idea to share bookmarks with other users on the Learning Lab? If you are new to the social bookmarking, the video below gives a useful introduction.

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Light Years Ahead….

A month or so ago, someone in the e-learning subcommittee emailed a link to Abilene Christian University (ACU) which has made its student services accessible by iPhone and is giving iPhones to all its first years (freshmen) [video here]. Now, it appears that the Open University is also blazing a…

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Distributed publishing: the movie

What I really wanted to blog about today – before I was attracted, like a magpie, to something else that was nice and shiny – was this video quoted by Tony Hirst from an original Abject Learning blog post “Quickie screencast – a distributed publishing framework…” by Brian Lamb of…

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