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March 24, 2009

Reminder: Deadline 16/04/09: Computer Science Education Journal Special Issue on Social Technologies in CSE

March 24, 2009

Second Call for PapersComputer Science Education Journal Special Issue on Social Technologies in Computer Science Education Guest Editor: Professor Janet Finlay, Leeds Metropolitan University, j.finlay@leedsmet.ac.ukThere has been much interest of late in the use of social technologies to enhance teaching and learning.  Increasingly educators are exploring the role of Multi User Virtual Environments and so called “Web 2.0” technologies, ...

From: Janet Finlay - Read more

September 11, 2008

are we getting more social?

September 11, 2008

Yesterday I learnt from yongfoook how blogs are out and microblogs in. I turn around, and everyone's got a friendfeed. Now Wired's  webmonkey tells us about "hidden" social featrues in Flickr's new UI. And I wonder, is it the web that's changing, or is it us? Is UI design finally catching up with what we want, or is it ...

From: Yishay Mor - Read more

July 25, 2008

Open Source Social Software

July 25, 2008

This week, a bunch of us from the Emerge project were invited to contribute to the OSS Watch expert workshop on profiling communities. I was asked to present, and as part of my talk looked at the current state of Open Source social networking platforms and tools. I'm hoping to follow up with an evaluation matrix of the ...

From: Josie Fraser - Read more

May 28, 2008

What do you do on a Friday night?

May 28, 2008

After a hard weeks work you deserve a few hours out and perhaps a beer or two. But this Fraiday we hope you will come along to the launch event of the Emerge Evolve project before you go out.Evolve is an Emerge Benefits Realisation project.  The Evolve project is organising a series of open international on-line events and seminars. ...

From: Graham Attwell - Read more

April 06, 2008

re Janet Finlay: Communication Overload

April 06, 2008

Janet Finlay posted an excellent observation on information overload when using Web2 tools for managing project communication. This post, which I am writing here in response, is symptomatic. I responded to Janet in a comment. But, I was concerned that this discussion would slip below the fold too fast and be gone. I don't know how many people keep ...

From: George Roberts - Read more

April 05, 2008

Communication overload

April 05, 2008

I am starting to feel some sympathy for colleagues who say they "don't have time for all this". Involved in three U&I projects, a CETL and a couple of internal projects, I am juggling multiple project blogs, wikis, Google groups/docs/sites, Second Life spaces, slideshare, flickr, del.icio.us groups/networks, YouTube channels, Facebook groups - and now I have been drawn into ...

From: Janet Finlay - Read more

March 29, 2008

Permissions granularity ABC

March 29, 2008

Picture credit: Peek-a-boo by Annie in Belziers, Lolcat title added I'm almost sure that's my most boring title to date, but hey, please feel free to refrain from reliving any duller former glories.  Anyhow, I should have two fantastic launches to celebrate soon, both of which will be of interest to people using, providing ...

From: Josie Fraser - Read more

January 24, 2008

On pre-event activities

January 24, 2008

I read through the pre-event activities, and set them aside. I decide to do other things. Signing up to second life is pissing me off.I spent some time thinking about my reaction. I'm signed up to a fair few social software services. I was an early adopter of Flickr. I like Flickr. I pay for an account, so I ...

From: Miles Metcalfe - Read more

January 18, 2008

Introducing the Content Integration Project (CIP)

January 18, 2008

I am Nikki Rogers and I am the Project Manager of the JISC-funded CIP - Content Integration Project. CIP runs from March to September 2008 at the ILRT, University of Bristol.  I am coordinator of the Web Futures team ( ) at the ILRT. Here is an introductory description of our project:As is common in large organisations, a known problem at the University of Bristol is ...

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December 12, 2007

The highs of teaching and learning!

December 12, 2007

Feeling over the moon today after a session with some of my final year students where they presented group research projects (authored on wikis) to one another via a web-conference. Although I’ve taught various tech/multimedia modules for some years now, I changed my approach with this one and rather than focus on specific tools (software such as Dreamweaver/Flash/VB.Net, which ...

From: Helen Keegan - Read more

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