Saturday, 24 February 2007


I have been using firefox for some time now - tab based browsing is a must for anyone who teaches on-line etc.

Firefox 2 has some great new features and extensions. The built in spell checker is great and works very well and has a british english dictionary.

Great extentions -

Zotero - collects references and webpages for research and can create bibliographies
Performancing - enables you to add blog entries to your blogs and automatically blog a webpage you are looking at - something I do often - has got me back into blogging
Cooliris - will open a preview page of any link - is already saving me lots of time as a surf the net, and use our VLE

find them at

See also -
which also has comments about institutional use fo Friefox in HE

Wiki sites

mguhlin » wikiwiki A` site about wiki's - 'Its a wiki, wiki world!'

and another - Wikipatterns

Both useful guides to using both on the technical and the strategic levels.

Tuesday, 20 February 2007

MPD students tasks

While you are waiting for the session today some tasks:

1 - have a look at and do the tutorial
2- think about what you would like to use a computer to help you be a better student
3- look at the video in the next post - how do you want to use the web?
4- Have a look at the visualization tools listed on an earlier post - which do you think are most useful?
5 - What do you think of my blog - how could I improve it? Add a comment to this post

Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us

MPD undergraduates - have a lok at this - how could you use web 2.0?

Monday, 19 February 2007

Mobile learning

Good review of the advantages of mobile learning.

TechDis - Overview of advantages

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Sunday, 18 February 2007

Visual thinking tools

A really useful resource

This page has resources to do most of the things you might want to do with e-learning!

Guide to Chosing Using Free E-Learning Tools: Introduction to E-Learning

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Having tried various other things I am now going for blogger blogs and this one is for my thoughts on e-learning.