Always worth a read suprise mobile & social media are in there.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Andreas Schleicher head of indicators and analysis at the organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). I suspect knows what he is talking about (no actually does Know).
Have a read and if you feel like it join the debate . article Link
Also have a look at http://getideas.org/ and get involved
A interesting article to read in the midst of a global downturn.
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Friday, January 23, 2009
As part of the Molenet project managed by LSN and funded by the LSC
on of the project has developed into http://moletv.org.uk this site allows you upload your own educational video content and allows users to download the material in the most common mobile device friendly formats .The clever think is the content is converted to the various mobile friendly formats directly on the site .
So on have a look and nice thing is no advertising on the site either .
Monday, January 19, 2009
Interesting report from mobile firm Mfromation featured on the BBC
85% of users reporting they were frustrated by the difficulty of getting a
new phone up and working.
In the big sample of the 4,000 people questioned, 95% said they would try more new services if
phones were easier to set up.
Nice quote here "If an application does not work once or twice, they just will not use it or
try again," he said. even more scary some 61% of those questioned said they stopped using an application if they could not get it working straight away.
This mirrors my feeling on websites.
So come on mobile developers get real and get some proper user interfaces and users involved in design and testing. Whats cool for developers isnt always cool for user !!!
This could be a major barrier to Mlearning and one we must overcome !!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Just back from Bett where pico projectors are appearing . Saw a 3M which was exciting but not jaw dropping. Then blagged a look at pre release tosh model not on publc display the ony one in the country ??
flickr pictures below. Its looks like some really cool uses could be found in the education environment .
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Friday, January 16, 2009
watch for the camel video on youtube !!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I have as regular readers know an interest in sign language but this story blew me away http://www.technologyreview.com/communications/21944/?nlid=1644&a=f truly amazing
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Monday, January 12, 2009
Learning and Technology World Forum
High profile event involving Government from around the world and a veritable who's who in promoting technology in learning. Link here
I am trying to report on twitter using tag #latwf
British Educational Training and Technology
The largest Edtech show in Europe and some plaudits say the world (anybody want to say different). Its a Olympia in London 14 through till 17th January. From lady bird mice to learning platforms to policy advice its all there . Worth a visit though if you hate it dont blame me . Link here.
twitter reports #bett09
Teachmeet @ BETT09
Simply the best register on the wikki http://teachmeet.pbwiki.com/TeachMeet09Bett to attend in person or virtually teachmeet are simply the best show and tell anywhere of what real teachers are doing "Right Here right Now!".
twitter reports using #tmbett09
Byt the way follow me on twitter on www.twitter.com/andyjb
Friday, January 09, 2009
Go one join those giants (humble ones) that make teachmeet so special !!
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Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
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Monday, January 05, 2009
Well Steve Wheeler suckered me with this http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/
I have to follow these rules
- Link your original tagger(s), and list these rules on your blog.
- Share seven facts about yourself in the post - some random, some weird.
- Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
- Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs and/or Twitter.
1) Nearly drowned at 4 my elder brother grabbed my arm as I went under for the last time
2) I didn't learn to ride a bike till 23 inspired by failing my driving test I am now a biking zealot, I proposed to my wife on a bike
3) I personally hired a Soviet built MI8 helicopter to visit Karakoram palace of Ghengis Khan in 1991 from the
capital Ulan Bator. In the days when things like this werent easy
4) Hitched across Australia north to South
5) Have camped in minus 18 Celsius for over 10 days in one trip
6) arrived in Russia on the trans Mongolian the day the 1991 August coup happened from Outer Mongolia and got off the train in Moscow the day it was defeated
7) Interested in Neolithic period well ok obsessed !!
see Joe Wilson got collared to by Laurie
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Sunday, January 04, 2009
A while ago I posted on the pew story on the internet replacing newspapers for adult and even surpassing TV for young people. Original post I made is here
I as a post script posed the question what is television any more which Terry Freedman commented he liked the question . The video below goes some way to answer the question .
This link came from regular Blog contributor Bob Harrison and links nicely with earlier post .Watch video of the presentation by Mike Wesch University of Kansas to Library of Congress. Great piece of work worth a look. Youtube is a insight into one future of broadcast media.
Mike Also produced the machine is watching us video which Ive blogged before.
I want to be one of his students
Saturday, January 03, 2009
Friday, January 02, 2009
I put photo's on Flickr and store them on a extra portable hard drives. but if your storage of photos on facebook got chopped how much would you lose or future historian lose.
Great blog post on this subject from Gina Minks http://gminks.edublogs.org/2009/01/01/how-important-will-storage-education-be-in-2009/ linking to Brian Hendersons blog http://powerwindows.wordpress.com/2008/12/31/you-dont-know-what-you-got-til-its-gone-cinderell/
I came across the EMC Academic Alliance read there white papers on Digital Universe
and »Managing Storage »
only on UK institution is a mmeber Glasgow Caledonian University but I will look into it. There comment on developing a generic storage currciculm might be of increasing importance to us all.
Thursday, January 01, 2009
A sign of maturing mlearning launch of application that works with
a learning platform.
one must remember how succesful blackberry in US education market . A
development to watch.
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