I blog about learning technology at the University of Nottingham Learning Technology Blog. This month one of my posts covers how to get a screenshot from anything you see on your screen. I cover why you might want to create a screenshot, e.g., to demonstrate something to someone or to
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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
Sometimes it seems like you’re not getting anywhere however hard you try. That’s when you need support and affirmation from a good friend. “No-one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else” Charles Dickens
Aiming to be a comprehensive resource for HE bloggers, this is the first in an updated series of types of blog post. If you master all of these you’ll never run out of things to post on your blog. Examples are often, but not exclusively, from learning technology blogs. 1:
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
I really am not sure that it matters that a lot of the participants in MOOCs do not officially “complete”. Yet a lot of the furore around MOOCs centres on the fact that only a small proportion of the students actually complete the course. I’d like to argue that it isn’t necessary for students to complete the MOOC to get something out of it.
Legitimate peripheral participation (lurking!) is a phenomenon that has been studied in traditional online courses and communities and is particularly relevant in MOOCs. Someone like myself may well join a MOOC and take from it what I need and have time to get, and be perfectly satisfied with the learning I have achieved, yet perhaps not have completed very many assessment activities or indeed any at all.
Steve Wheeler recently asked “What would be the 8 technologies you couldn’t possibly do without?” This is also a question Jane Hart has asked every year to get the compiled 100 best tools for elearning (2012 results and Vote for your top 10 for 2013). My current top few are:
iGoogle has been my homepage for years now – my personal online dashboard. It has on it many “gadgets” that I use on a daily basis – and, I’ll admit, some that I don’t any more. Google Reader is one of them, so I can see what’s recently been posted
I didn’t celebrate my 10-year blogging anniversary, but perhaps I should have! Not many bloggers can claim to have been on the Web for over ten years. In fact I’ve been blogging longer than that. I used to write a regular entry on LitWeb (anyone remember that?) which has now disappeared along
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