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
This series of posts is to help me and anyone else with those little tasks you forget how to do next time you do them… (Or maybe it’s just memory problems while getting older!)
I often need to change a file extension, e.g., from a txt file to a csv (in order to be able to upload into Moodle, usually). Here’s how to do it:
Go to the folder where the file is and in the folder controls go to
organize > Folder and Search Options.
Click the View tab.
Uncheck the box titled “Hide extensions for known file types”.
And that’s it – the extensions are revealed and you can change one (with caution of course).
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:
I picked up an old journal article on podcasting from 2010: Pol-Casting: The Use of Podcasting in the Teaching and Learning of Politics and International Relations by Jason Ralph, Naomi Head and Simon Lightfoot of the School of Politics and International Studies, at the University of Leeds. It was still interesting for a
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
This blog post is a response to the first two weeks of EDCMOOC: E-learning and digital cultures. Technological determinism is obviously far too simplistic a model to explain social change throughout history. The reductionism required makes it deeply flawed. Some technologies have certainly been world-changing – the wheel is the
I don’t have a lot of time to blog, and it gets difficult to maintain two blogs, so most of my recent blogging can be found at the University of Nottingham’s Learning Technology Section blog My favourite post in May was Video recording conferences with the Kodak Zi8 in which
TED talks are always worth watching, so it’s difficult to recommend any particular one. However, if you’re interested in video in education, though, take a look at Salman Khan’s TED Talk
I love this idea. “Baby duck syndrome” is when a shiny new piece of technology, software or gadget comes out and all the early adopters jump on the bandwagon and tweet, blog and generally share that it’s the best thing since sliced bread. Those suffering from baby duck syndrome immediately