Warwick's John Dale has posted a link to the "top 100 tools for learning". Some are pretty obvious but there's a number that I've not come across before. What are your top 10 tools? Post in the comments!
This weekend I took a trip up the M62 to Leeds. No, not for the SSWG shopping trip, I went for a day of technology! That's right, I experienced my first BarCamp! BarCamp is an ad-hoc gathering born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense … Continue reading BarCampLeeds
We're very open about our web developments and always welcome feedback, particularly from our users, but we are naturally disappointed when we hear we're not giving people what we want. We arrived at the office this morning to the following comment on my blog post 'Where to stop?!' from an anonymous user: Zzzzzzz. Less buzzwords, … Continue reading Less buzzwords, more content
There's been a few changes in Web Services over the last couple of weeks. First up we did a quick switch of offices with Business Systems - still upstairs in the SIC but on the other side of the Helpdesk. The move has made a little extra room to accommodate a new member of the … Continue reading Welcome to the Jungle
Ever heard of Pecha Kucha? Me neither until last Friday when I read an article in the January (2008, no I don't understand it either) issue of PC Pro! It's Japanese for "chit chat" and it's all the rage amongst those crazy designer types. It aims to put an end to "Death by PowerPoint" by … Continue reading Pecha Kucha
Larry Lessig talks at TED about copyright issues. Content is interesting but the presentation is great. Via Presentation Zen.
A story from a few days ago but have only just got around to blogging about - students at Stanford University in the US are developing Facebook applications as part of their coursework. Students get to develop a "real" application and immediately see the results being used in the wild. The most successful application in … Continue reading Facebook 101
BBC News' Magazine Monitor have been running a feature publishing a random statistic every day. This alone is worth subscribe to their feed for, although their sardonic review of the papers is good fun too. Today's stat is: Fifteen per cent of people have checked their e-mails at a wedding, according to a survey. Just … Continue reading Random Stat
It seems that Google had more up their sleeves than the early announcements that leaked out. Today they added MySpace, Bebo and Six Apart (of Moveable Type, LiveJournal, TypePad and Vox fame) to the list of relatively minor players. MySpace announced back in June that they're looking to open up and it would appear that … Continue reading More on OpenSocial