Posts Tagged ‘platforms’

twitter for essays

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Twitter includes a 140 character limit on each twit. Sounds like an ideal constraint to me. Challenge to students: summarise today’s lesson in one twit. Provide a copy of the blank above to each student…

Paul Constant has written a review of twitter as a series of twitter posts (via Now, what I want to [...]

Mobile Broadband Coverage

Monday, July 13th, 2009

OFCOM have published comparative maps of mobile broadband coverage (Jan 2009) showing various providers for the UK.

t-mobile 3G above…

3G coverage.

No brainer, if you live in Scotland, you need a wired connection. What surprised me was the fractal holes in the Birmingham conurbation area on t-mobile (my current web’n’walk modem) and the contrast with 3G, the [...]

Chrome OS and toasters

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Computers should be like toasters, they should just work for years and then when they stop working, you should be able to pop out and buy a new one. Toasters don’t need backups, and a major cause of problems with computers is loosing data (which may include family pictures and purchased music as well as [...]

Summer: Mobile technology

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

I hate to admit it, but the future is probably with small portable devices rather than Web Books.

Classifying Moodle courses

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Just a way of looking at Moodle courses that Alan Staley described during a Moodle User Group meeting some time ago.

Blogs, Twitter and wikis

Monday, June 8th, 2009

Just a few sentences on each. A draft of some staff training material.


Friday, May 15th, 2009

“The crux of the problem lies in the assumption that any program executing on a system on the user’s behalf should have the exact same abilities and permissions as any other program executing on behalf of the same user.”
OLPC wiki entry for bitfrost

Nice page on the security model built into sugar, the operating system [...]