Saturday, October 15, 2005

Learners are mobile rather than mobile learning

Currently at hand held learning event at goldsmiths organised by loads of stuff to Blogg but here is an interesting concept from professor Mike Sharples formerly Birmingham University now Nottingham University on mobile learning. He is now suggesting or from my interpretation an interesting thought on mobile learning that the key thing is that “learners are mobile” more than “learning is mobile”. It’s about the learner behaviour rather than the device simple but clever thought more later. Yep up blogging at 4.00am from hotel in deepest Greenwich    

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Yahoo offer Podcast search

First it was google offerring blog search now Yahoo have given us a tool to search for podcasts.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Google give Gmail an RSS reader

Google give Gmail an RSS reader

Google have brought out an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) click here for explaination reader to work with gmail. Basically this allows to you to keep track of websites and blogg with RSS feeds without laboriously having to visit each site. Up till now I have used to keep up to date with stuff. After migrating from the excellent live bookmarks in Firefox which is fine for one or two site like BBC news to blog lines 2 months ago.

I’ve shrunk the URL using who also a great tool bar button to shrink any URL you’re looking at

Link to google rss reader

Interesting tool though bloglines is great too. If you use gmail at worth a look  at this new tool.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Moodle making the papers

Moodle Making the papers excellent piece on innovative use of the Open source learning Platform Moodle by Egglescliffe School in Teesside.,,1583832,00.html

Moodle a platform to follow.

Checkout it out

Monday, October 03, 2005

The Personal Internet communicator by AMD

The Personal Internet CommunicatorAffordable, Versatile Internet Connectivity for the Masses

The hardware manunfacturer have produce a computer the size of a thick paperback. Plug in your keyboard and mintor and away you go the suggested spec all an estimated cost of $299 USD.

Download PDF on the product
Hardware Configuration

  • Compact, ergonomically designed system case with optional accent colors

  • Unit dimensions

  • 5.5" wide x 8.5" deep x 2.5" high

  • 3 lbs.

  • AMD Geode™ GX processor

  • 4 USB ports – support printers, Flash memory, disk drives, and network adapters

  • 10GB 3.5" internal hard disk

  • Stereo headphone/microphone jacks

  • VGA port – supports resolutions up to 1600x1200 at 85 Hz

  • Fanless, quiet operation

Software and Applications
  1. Windows® Powered Operating System

  2. Web Browser – Microsoft® Internet Explorer 6.0

  3. E-mail

  4. Macromedia Flash Player

  5. Windows Media® Player

  6. Presentation viewer for Microsoft® PowerPoint®

  7. PDF Viewer

  8. Windows® Messenger

  9. Microsoft® Windows® 2D Game Pack

  10. SoftMaker Word Processor and Spreadsheet applications– compatible with Microsoft® Word/Microsoft® Excel®

  11. Image viewer – .jpg, .bmp, .png, and .gif filetypes

  12. Zip/Unzip compression utility

The 100 dollar laptop

The 100$ laptop is launched those concerned with the global digital divide have set out theyre stall

The MIT Media Lab has launched, at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland in January 2005.a   research initiative to develop a $100 laptop—a technology that could revolutionize how we educate the world's children. To achieve this goal, a new, non-profit association, One Laptop per Child (OLPC), has been created. The initiative was first announced by Nicholas Negroponte, Lab chairman and co-founder.

The BBC are keeping us upto date on progress the design using innovative and robust technology such as flash memory and wind up power supply and running a version of linux looks to try and bring technology to a larger part of the world population than ever before .

Geographical refencing of RSS feeds

I know this American but an interesting georeferencing of RSS feeds.
Wondering if there are any blogs/RSS feeds in your neighborhood? You can find out with gFeedMap, which puts FeedMap'd blogs onto Google Maps. It's at and is affiliated with neither Google nor FeedMap.
FeedMap, at  , lets you geocode your 'blog and generate a little badge-sized map that indicates where you are. gFeedMap takes that geocode information and allows you to browse for location by searching city and state. Searching New York, NY generated a map with dozens of tags. Mousing over them gives information about that blog -- unfortunately sometimes the tags get in the way. Clicking on the tag takes you right to the 'blog.
If you're already on FeedMap you can get your own map. Just choose BlogMap from the menu on the left.