There is hope for me yet …

My Dad used to have one of these old reel to reel tape recorders. He had it all set up so he could record himself “murdering” (his word) on the piano whichever bit of popular easy listening had taken his fancy most recently. He was / still is actually pretty…

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Desperately seeking forum …

© Copyright P.L. Chadwick and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons License I’m looking for some forum software.  Some open source forum software (as we have a budget of approximately nothing …) to be more exact.  I don’t know what direction to go in so I thought I’d offer…

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Mostly wireless

The campus has now returned to normal with 13,000 happy, fresh faced students swarming all over it !  One third of them (at least), not really sure what they are doing and trying to make friends.  The sound of overly loud laughing followed by flushed embarrassed silences bubbles up around…

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JISC lecture capture and screen cast tips

JISC have produced this useful set of videos looking at recording lectures and screen casts (including some advice on the legal aspects – did you know there were any ?). I’ve heard several people talking about such things recently, so perhaps this is timely … They are gathered together here:…

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Periodic Table of Videos

These are great !  Really great ! Shame we don’t have a Chemistry department any more … Wait … I can hear the Secret Campus Police breaking down the Grade 1 listed doors in the old library, coming to drag me off to my cell for heresy – again … …

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Digital Humanities

It is always nice to know you are not alone isn’t it ! Some sterling work has been done in digital humanities here in Swansea – we even have a Masters level module on Digital Antiquity. Now, it appears that things are also happening in UCLA, in similar ways. Looking…

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Computable Document Format

I often found teaching some things quite physically labour intensive. Basic graph theory was one and some aspects of statistics. Bits of physics had their moments too. For example, with the basic graph theory, it was good to show how graphs changed as the variables in the function that created…

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Anti-social behaviour ?

Learning technologists (the ones you read the blogs of) are an odd little group.  In some ways many of them provide a valuable service to all of us working with technology and learning but in other ways some of them only really serve as an emetic. There seem to be…

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Podcasting tips from the BBC

Pod-casting has been in the spotlight again recently, as people talk about whether anyone is still listening to them ! But podcasting continues to grow and grow … it has just slipped from the focus of the media’s eye. With that in mind, here are a few timely tips from…

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Be a Sharp Nosed Scholar !

Are you regretting your choice of academic discipline ? Is being a Professor of Economics* just not all you thought it was going to be and you’re wishing you’d followed your alternative dream of studying papyri in the shade of the shifting dunes on the west bank of the Nile,…

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