Today is the 20th anniversary of my first steps on the Internet. On 27th November 1995 I joined the Internet, by subscribing to Pipex Dial. My username was ga42 and it cost £15 plus VAT for a month’s dial-up internet. I know this because I found the bill earlier this
Category Archives: weaving the Web
The recent change from stars to hearts on Twitter aroused a great deal of furore. Many users hated the change for a variety of reasons – some users thought hearts “cissy”, others think ‘Likes’ are a Facebook thing. Some users, like me, felt that Favorite and Like are different things.
As part of DigiWriMo I’ve already created an AltCV and coordinated a hypertext haiku on Twitter with contributions by @angela_brown @Maha4Learning and @dogtrax. In both cases I used the Twine program to create the hypertext. I’m intrigued by the tool, which allows the structure of the hypertext to be developed, along
Contributing to blogs is part of many professionals’ jobs these days, not least in HE. This is the second in a series of posts aiming to provide an arsenal of ideas to make writing those posts easier. 2 Re-post blogging This is taking a post or article from another location
This is the year of the hashtag! Hashtags (Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hashtag) are being used in emails, forum posts, blog posts, other online services like Instagram or Facebook and even in informal school or college coursework. Children in particular are using hashtags a lot more these days, as evidenced by Hashtag being
Every time a new technology comes along, it take s time to really utilise its potential because we view it through the lens of previous technologies. This was the “digital artifact” I submitted for the assessment of EDCMOOC, the Coursera MOOC I did recently. It was well received, although obviously
So the Pantone Colour of the Year 2011 is Honeysuckle Pink. Can’t say I’m a big fan of pink. I was much happier last year when it was turquoise (just look at the colours on this blog!) . Now there’s a colour with infinite possibilities. But looking at the colour
Once a month I like to look back on what I was blogging about this time last year and in previous years. It often prompts reflection on how things have – or have not – changed and where I have moved on to. In July 2009 I was looking at
A collection of the most useful websites and blogs I’ve come across in the past month: e-learning and social media E-learning The BBC’s learning design toolkit incorporates some familiar elements of thinking about learning, with some new approaches in a conceptual toolkit intended to guide the work of anyone involved
Every now and then I come across new words, or words that are very old but which I haven’t come across before. I love it when I find someone’s invented a word for something that has really needed one. I guess it’s not surprising that my favourite word is “serendipity”.