Wednesday, May 26, 2010 pack up your twitter feeds into delicious

Automated service follows your twitter feed and feeds them into delicious strikes me as  very useful for those links you lose in cascade of twitter. Andys memory is augmented again !

Tooble or not Tooble

Thanks to Dave Miller for this lead. A simple no fuss youtube and other formats to quicktime converter works quickly with a minimum of stages impressive and useful tool.

Fact tank what a great phrase

Those great people at Pew research in the US have done it again. There description of themselves as a fact tank carries less baggage than the phrase over worked in some areas of education of being a Think Tank"

this video about the Millennial Generation around Pews work in this area

Lee Rainie is the Director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project appears in this video worth a look

Shape of clouds to come in HE

Just been reading the "Shaping the Higher Education Cloud" published by EDUCAUSE/NACUBO obviously US orientated but UK HE people need to read . It answers and poses many questions. which servers to keep in house which to place somewhere elese . cost data security and service levels are all addressed . It is the findings from a two conference well worth a look over to help your formulate ideas for the shape of the cloud over your institution.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New Trends and Old Habits:

Interesting reports looking at Relationship of 12 to 17 Year Olds and the Media in Hungary. table below shows just one snapshot form the report





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Learning on the Beach


After recent events if one thing is guaranteed to raise my spirits and to paraphrase Gene Hunt of Ashes to Ashes "fire up the Quattro!" is attending Learning on the Beach 2010 The idea of creative thinker and educator John Davitt a man that has inspired a lot of my activity over the last 3 or 4 years . The space and creativity that programme contains will be personally a real fillip to aid my future thinking . I am taking a few days leave to attend at my own cost .

If you cant be there follow the #lob10 and the wiki at

Monday, May 24, 2010

cloud course another block in the google Learning Platform

Cloud course simply integrates with Google Calendar to allow uses to build courses etc. Using Google apps engine this is a serious development for google in education . It also allows user profile . Interesting eh !!

Mobile phone telco's as bankers

Mobile payment will never work "11% of Kenya's GDP was shifted through M-Pesa last year, and this year we expect to shift 20%,"

and transaction size is above $20 dollars nearing $30

Thursday, May 20, 2010

M learning at the whitehouse

Huge headsup for Geoff Stead and colleagues getting there work in Africa

great stuff and worth a look.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Google job experiment

The Google job experiment thanks for @fireglo for pointing this out . Alec Brownstein has published a video called 'The Google Job Experiment', showing how he personally harnessed the power of Google's micro-targeting to land himself an interview with a variety of well known creative directors:. Basically he micro tailored so a specific search would yield this result yes he did get offered interviews

worth a look

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Open Mobile Learning: Helping Integrate Mobile Phones with Curriculum | Digital Media Learning Competition

Now if you do one thing yes one thing today do this view the video as part of a submission to the digital media and learning competition supported by the MacArthur as part of the Hastac Initiative its about open mobile learning and is put it simply an attempt and a good one to suggest to educators how learners own devices can help with there learning . Worth a view and to be honest people express a view .I know my readers friends in Japan Australia Ireland and Scotland to name but a few will have something to say so leave a comment and support a simple but well thought out proposal. No tactical voting required just your view

Open Mobile Learning: Helping Integrate Mobile Phones with Curriculum | Digital Media Learning Competition