Thursday, August 11, 2005

DTI launches £1million 'grid computing' drive

DTI launches £1million 'grid computing' drive.

The Department of Trade and Industry today embarked on a £1 million drive to promote the use of grid computing by British blue-chip companies.

This phenomena spanwned by CETIS project searching space for signs of radio pulses using your desktop laptops spare computing power and more recently by cancer research UK for screening gene data .

Link to story

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Edublog is a no-profit adventure into providing free WordPress blogs and hosting for teachers, students, researchers, librarians, writers and anyone who is interested in or working in education.

A directory of Education bloggs could be the start of the new Edu" Google" ?

Text results services successful

QCA moving with times interesting small scale project.

A new system which allows students to learn of their exam results by text has been hailed a success.

A total of 58 teenagers received notification of their results via mobile phones on Monday - a day before the results were officially released.

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) said the pilot had "worked well" adding that it could now be rolled out to schools across Scotland.

link to story on BBC

Tim Berners Lee on blogging the read/write web

Hi all

Fascinating interview with Tim Berners Lee 14 years since the first web site. He examines the blogging phenomena and where it could lead us.

Berners-Lee on the read/write web In August 1991, Sir Tim Berners-Lee created the first website. Fourteen years on, he tells BBC Newsnight's Mark Lawson how blogging is closer to his original idea about a read/write web.

Link here

Eduforge opensource software for education site

If yor interested in Open source on for all the firefox Moodle fans out there look at :

Eduforge ( has recently been upgraded with the help of the eXe Editor Project ( is an open access environment designed for the sharing of ideas, research outcomes, open content and open source software for education.

All are welcome to use our community resources or start your own project space. Registration is free. Eduforge offers a wide range of collaborative tools as well as project spaces for the development of educational software, content or to faciltate collaborative research and

Eduforge link

Monday, August 08, 2005

Mobile Bloggs a nice RAMBLE

Mobile Blogs, Personal Reflections and Learning Environments
Describes how mobile blogs for personal reflection may be related to institutional learning environments, drawing on experiences from the RAMBLE ProjectAt Oxford University by Paul Trafford .

DeL eTools - RAMBLE (Remote Authoring of Mobile Blogs for Learning Environments )
Ramble listing on JISC

More informative RAMBLE Project website click here

Blogging and Mobility going to be HUGE !

Digital Natives, Digital Imigrants

Are learners today different than 15 years ago ??

Its been around a while but if you have read the work of Marc Prensky his website is at click here he did digital native stuff to download click here .

Really interesting stuff anybody got a view?

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Eduvsion Bridging the Educational and Digital Divide

Hi all

you people promoting the mobile way andys got a favour to ask give this lot a plug seems a really good project not convinced its the solution but interesting . They are behind the Handhelds in education article mentioned a couple of days ago in the blog.

The project trying to bridge the educational and digital divide. Interesting project EduVision, a project funded by the BioVision Foundation, seeks to assist countries in improving their education systems by providing appropriate information technology tools for the classroom. To lower the overall cost of primary and secondary education, EduVision aims to replace physical textbooks, notebooks and stationary items with a single integrated system (EELS) which will follow each student throughout the course of their education.

link here

Mobile Blogs, Personal Reflections and Learning Environments

Interested in the impact of bloggs in education then read article by Paul Trafford VLE Administrator Learning Technologies Group at the University of Oxford. In the piece he describes how mobile blogs for personal reflection may be related to institutional learning environments, drawing on experiences from the RAMBLE Project.

link here to article

Overcoming the digital divide or short cutting telephony development

It'’s often said we should apply developed world models of development to the "so called developing world”. This appears to be particularly true in the growth of mobile phone networks in Africa. It appears that many states are missing out the landline stage of telephony infrastructure and opting for mobile networks. With entrepreneurs buying phones and renting them out per call within there communities. ItÂ’s also helping global recycling as your old discarded handset is often sold to such individuals read the interesting Economist article at
Link here

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Blogging Bonkers

The BEEB are suggesting one blog is being created every second
see the story here

good expression or mindless tripe

Handhelds in Education Kenya

?? An interesting piece. Lot of work suggesting in telephony developing countries are missing the landline stage and going mobile but missing out desktops and going handheld Kenya where a trial project using handheld computers could help reduce the costs of education in poor communities