The numbers of people surfing or even paddling from there mobiles is low.
Launch of the dotmobi domains that subscribe to good efficient design for mobile use may start pushing the numbers up. Read the story at
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
This is thanks to Becta research list and specifically thanks to Ewan McIntosh
New Technologies Research Practitioner. He posted about removing the next blog on blogger . Now removed from this blog and exposed me to some really nice resources on blogging and teaching.
Posted by andy black at 8:46 pm
Friday, September 22, 2006
I know in many of my presentations i have talked of google office and also the link between sun microsystems ( who are behind openoffice) as open source offline suite of basic tools.
Its seems Microsoft have been listening and is planning a free web based version of its word processing and spreadsheet programme
interesting is this paragraph from the BBC site
No date has been set for when the free programs will show up on the net but the software giant told the Reuters news agency that it was "considering" new distribution and payment models for its software.
Posted by andy black at 7:14 pm
Help inform JISC's thinking on Web 2.00
Web 2.0: open call for input to forthcoming TechWatch report
As became apparent from the
recent ALT-C 2006 conference, Web 2.0 is hot. Everyone wants to know
more about it, and there are a lot of people who have very different,
and strongly held, opinions on what Web 2.0 is and where it's going.
with 'open call' followed by the name of the topic, in the subject line.
Posted by andy black at 6:57 pm
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Well I am lucky enough to be going Mlearn in
in the heart of the Canadian Rockies the
conference is the 22nd till 25th October I am lucky
enough to be flying out on the 18th . The downside is there is one I
am running a gadgetgumption presentation online on the 19th as part
. I have worked out being online interacting with
participants involves me being up at 3am for those logging on a 9.00am
Mlearn is going to be really exciting as I am presenting a proof
of concept for showing British Sign language glossaries on a mobile device .
Posted by andy black at 11:22 pm
Saturday, September 09, 2006
Huge thanks for finding out about this from ALTC 2006 http://www.alt.ac.uk/altc2006/
review programme at http://www.alt.ac.uk/altc2006/timetable.html
noteworthy fortnightly mailing detail at
This extensive work first available as an e-book one to read and use http://www.educause.edu/content.asp?page_id=10569&bhcp=1
The report from the UK based Space Management Group which looks at estates
issues in HE http://www.smg.ac.uk/
two extremely useful reports on future changes in HE http://www.smg.ac.uk/documents/FutureChangesInHE.pdf
and on promoting space efficiency in HE http://www.smg.ac.uk/documents/PromotingSpaceEfficiency.pdf
Finally JISC's recently published Designing space for
effective learning spaces well worth a read http://www.jisc.ac.uk/eli_learningspaces.html
Those involved with building schools for the future Reports/toolshttp://www.bsf.gov.uk
in the UK could well take note of these
pieces of work
Posted by andy black at 10:05 pm
Found this lovely eclectic mix of academic and fun blog of the Becta research list (which by the way you can join at http://lists.becta.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/research ) iThe podcasting Ireland blog is by Bernard Goldbach and really is worth a look !! You can find it at http://www.podcasting.ie/
good one Bernard
Posted by andy black at 12:11 pm
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
From Merv Stapleton at Sunderland College.
Google have released a news archive search which includes articles over the last 200 years from a variety of sources including the Guardian, New York Times and various aggregators.
Posted by andy black at 5:18 pm
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
Well only been here a while and Diane oblinger already coming up with challenging ideas,
- Multimodal communication
- Do It Yourself culture (informal learning do it yourself)
Amateurs as authorities
- Alternate reallity average of gamers in the state is 38 years old
- Is it age or IT
how many of you write long hand, take calls and not look at email at the sametime
Suggest the digital age is increasing the rate of change almost exponetional. Young people say its not technology its just the way it is.
Suggests the interface is shaping learning
- world to desk top
-communities of practice
George Seamens connectivity link
Connecting in virtual worlds , collaborating by design
Hallways V Passageways these are important spaces for exchange collaboration
Studio approach to learning
all work in progress is visible and shared.
Learning to be
National ecological observatory
shift between formal and informal environments role of space in promoting learning .
Debate of library or information commons
e book learning space Diane Oblinger link
refreshing point of align technology with pedagogy don't mistake use for integration .
"The goal is organization that is making future rather than defending the past"
Posted by andy black at 9:55 am
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Thinking of buying kit for home or college this is worth a read covers most manaufacturers
Thanks Fred for making me aware of this one !!
Posted by andy black at 4:20 pm