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February 09, 2009

Posterous has closed the camera, phone, Flickr loop for me

February 09, 2009

I was mildly annoyed (a usual state for me) a year or three ago when Ericsson bundled Blogger in the firmware of their good camera phones. I didn’t want to set up a Blogger ID, all I wanted to do was post to Flickr. For a while I tried to use Shozu (), but its Java applet crashed ...

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January 30, 2009

Mapping the U&I network

January 30, 2009

Although many network mapping exercises were conducted (e.g. ), and clearly many links were developed, a sustained visualisation of the community never emerged. This, in part returns to the question of what was to be mapped, what was the community?In York we conducted a mapping exercise using a Googledoc form to populate a spreadsheet which ...

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January 09, 2009

A digital identity question for parents

January 09, 2009

An interesting question is raised by a Design Pattern problem, Others First, identified by Yishay Mor in the Pattern Language Network wiki: Parents who create an online identity for themselves that includes any images of and text about their children inevitably create an online identity for those children. The children have no control over how they are presented or ...

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January 08, 2009

Immersive interfaces for learning

January 08, 2009

Another very useful Berkman talk on Immersive Interfaces by Chris Dede, Timothy E Wirth professor of Learning Technologies at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  Dede develops a typology of immersive interfaces and illustrates their application in US middle schools. Even more usefully he presents a simple analytical framework for discussing immersive environments for learning: is it an ...

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January 06, 2009

Epigenetic phenomena

January 06, 2009

Thanks and a(nother) tippo to A J Cann for the link (via his soti bookmarks on delicious) to D’arcy Norman’s epigenetics and the institution. This hit me as an approach to conceptualising the relationship between individuals and institutions for a paper I am puzzling over writing, about the utility of participatory media (Web2.0/the social internet) to the support, ...

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January 05, 2009

Participatory media literacy: it does matter

January 05, 2009

This post is one small link in a chain started for me by A J Cann in a post on his Emerge blog, The P word, fed from Science of the Invisible that linked to Michael Wesch’s post, Participatory Media Literacy: why it matters, referring to “… Howard Rheingold’s great little article, Participative Pedagogy for a Literacy of ...

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Feeding the Elgg

January 05, 2009

Since my exchange with A J Cann, about feeding selected posts to the Emerge site, I have started this blog. In it, I have created a number of categories for my posts, such as “Community IT Centre”, and “R&D Projects” and “Emerge”. I wanted to be able to select only those posts that were tagged “Emerge” and feed ...

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December 19, 2008

Edublog Awards

December 19, 2008

I am sure all the people in the U&I/JISC Emerge community who keep and read blogs already know about the "Eddies": the annual Edublog awards, but if, like me, you spend too much time under stones down the bottom of the garden, you might have missed it. Our own Graham Attwell and Cristina Costa are hosting an awards party ...

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December 18, 2008

Programme Closure meeting 29-30 January 2009, York

December 18, 2008

Registration form is at: meeting marks the beginning of the end of the programme and is being held to iron out any last minute issues that projects may have. A prime focus should be on ensuring that you get the best out of your final reports. Other issues will include:how JISC comms can help in the last few ...

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December 15, 2008

Dragons' Dens for Calls 4/08 and 11/08

December 15, 2008

We have had a very successful day running online dragons' dens. Don't miss this chance to sharpen up your bids this week. Just 4 slots left.Are you or any of your colleagues preparing a bid for one of the following JISC calls?11/08: Call for Institutional Innovation projects in lifelong learning and workforce devel Learning and Teaching Innovation so, ...

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