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Links for week commencing 29th October – Copyright

Principles for user-generated content serviceshttp://www.ugcprinciples.comTo protect copyright in services providing user-uploaded and user-generated audio and video content. It’s good to see copyright being taken account of. But a shame that it’s about commercial content and not that of the users themselves… One thing that sometimes surprised me when I was

Links for week commencing 22nd October

Some interesting social software for learning: Ectohttp://www.ectolearning.com/Their blurb: “Ecto is a hosted, open networked Personal Learning Environment. Use Ecto to transform learning into an interactive, collaborative, and student centered activity. Ecto is the only learning management system built from the ground up on the principles and architecture of social software.”

What does ’embedding’ mean?

One of the “hot topics” at the HEA Pathfinder workshop in York that I attended with the University of Leicester’s Adelie project was the definition of “embedding” – which was important to the description of what the Pathfinder pilots were asked to do. How can an institution measure embedding? What

Wikis – advantages and disadvantages

A wiki is a universally-editable website with minimal formatting. The word comes from the Hawaiian wiki-wiki which means “quick”. Advantages of using wikis in learning and teaching No special software needed Immediate posting of content Low graphics content – fast loading Simple or complex hypertext structure as required Can have


At a conference I attended recently, there was much discussion about what “embedding” means in the context of e-learning in Higher Education. I was thinking maybe we should be talking about “Mbedding” because possibly the whole point is to lose the “e”… Technology should be just one of the tools

Google pitching to Higher Education

According to this story on the BBC today, Google is expanding its empire into universities – with entire campus e-mail networks switching over to using Google’s e-mail service. Apparently Trinity College Dublin has switched over entirely to Google’s e-mail. The new Google-based e-mail addresses (which can still be applied to

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