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March 23, 2009

Learning without Limits

March 23, 2009

We are gearing up to host the 4th Plymouth e-Learning Conference in a few weeks time, and with over 200 delegates already registered, and more than 80 presentations, workshops and demonstrations on offer, it promises to be a memorable event. But even before this event is put to bed, we already have the theme and title for PELC ...

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March 17, 2009

Feeling the pinch .... again

March 17, 2009

Multi-touch screen technology is the way forward apparently. I can see just how persuasive this argument is when I look at my own iPhone and see all the possibilities. I picked up my wife's phone a few weeks back to call someone back, and forgot. Hers is not a touch screen phone, and I found myself trying to ...

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March 12, 2009

Is Twitter the Semantic Web?

March 12, 2009

Saw a blog post from Alan Cann over at the University of Leicester this evening which got me thinking. His post was entitled 'Twitter drives traffic to blogs and social networks', and in it he claims that Twitter is the semantic web. He has a great poem on his site called 'The Semantic Web will not be Televised' ...

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March 09, 2009

YouTube is skill in music

March 09, 2009

YouTube is blocking all music videos from its service in the UK from today, due to a disagreement with the Performing Right Society (PRS). YouTube has clashed with other media owners in the past too, and there seems to be no end to the disagreements that could be had between old and new media. Having been a full ...

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March 07, 2009

What you see is what you get

March 07, 2009

Human perception has been explained in many ways, from Decartes, through to the 'top-down' experiments of Richard Gregory, then J.J. Gibson's ecological 'bottom-up' model and a host of other theorists. Each clamours for our attention, attempting to explain the way we represent our version of reality inside our heads. The plain fact remains: What you see is what ...

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March 06, 2009

Centre of the Twitterverse

March 06, 2009

Yes, the Twitterverse is the name we give to the environment within which Twitter people do their stuff. All around the world, every minute of the day, someone, somewhere is tweeting something. It may be something trivial, or it may be something important - a link to a useful site everyone should know about, for example. Some people ...

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March 04, 2009

Once more with feeling....

March 04, 2009

Now I can take a breath and sit back (even if it's just for a few hours). The provisional programme for the 4th Plymouth e-Learning Conference is complete and has been posted onto the Conference Website. It's an exciting programme I think, and tops all the previous ones in both scope and depth. There are keynotes from Mike ...

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March 01, 2009

Down to a 't'

March 01, 2009

Google Scholar is a very useful tool if you are in the business of research. It's also a nice surprise when you put your own name in and up come your own publications with all the citations listed beneath them. I was very pleased to see that one of the papers I co-wrote with Maged Boulos in 2007 ...

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February 28, 2009

Seven deadly spams

February 28, 2009

OK, so it was pure irony and I was having a laugh. My last post 'Twitter made my head explode' was just me letting off a little steam (the picture was a subtle clue). My head didn't really explode, and I don't really believe that overuse of the Internet leads to ADHD or autism, or that prolonged use ...

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February 25, 2009

Twitter made my head explode

February 25, 2009

It's official. Facebook can give you cancer. Prolonged use of the Internet causes autism. ADHD. Heart disease. (And Twitter may make your head explode). Baroness 'Susan' Greenfield's recent comments in the House of Lords have caused no end of consternation. Her controversial claims are about the effect of computers on children's health. Greenfield seems to think that there ...

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