Jisc Legal has published a BYOD toolkit in response to the rise in learners and employees using their personal computing devices (typically smart phones and tablets) in the work and learning environment.
Socrative still allows you to collect responses anonymously or with the requirement that students enter their names. Students don't have to create an account to participate in any of your activities. To participate they simply need to enter your Socrative room number when they visit m.socrative.com on their laptops, iPads, Android tablets, or any other device that has a web browser.
Screenr | Instant screencasts: Just click record. Screenr’s web-based screen recorder makes it a breeze to create and share your screencasts around the web. Just click the record button, capture your screen & voice, and share the link.
For a couple of years now to support my research in Twitter community analysis/visualisation I’ve been developing my Twitter Archiving Google Spreadsheet (TAGS). To allow other to explore the possibilities of data generated by Twitter I’ve released copies of this template to the community.
Anthony Beal's insight:
The old Twitter API is being turned off this March - you will need to update to this version to carry on archiving # tags
There are also some new features in this version that look pretty good
The Apps4Us challenge will develop an app to boost maths in England. To develop this app NIACE, along with its Maths4Us partners, has been running a competition for developers who think they can meet the challenge.
Please take a few minutes to view the presentations, then...vote for your favourite app. The winner will receive funding to develop their idea into a free, downloadable app.
I think what is mainly new is structuring the content into a guide like this. Key contenet areas are: - What are open educational resources? - Open educational resources – the story so far - Finding and sharing open educational resources - Open licensing - Approaches to releasing, using, reusing and repurposing open educational resources - The rationale for adopting open educational resources - Practical guidance: Manage, Find , Use and Reuse, Release, Share, License, Track, Collaborate - Benefits case studies: Teacher, Learner, Institution, Communitities
UK Culture Minister Ed Vaizey recently announced that the UK Government will consider extending the Public Lending Right (PLR) programme to include e-books. Under the PLR legislation, authors of the e-books would have the right to receive payment for the loans of their books by public libraries.
Bitnami recently released the instructions for setting up your own Moodle using Amazon Web Services, a scalable, cheap cloud hosting environment for websites and apps. If you're looking for Moodle 2.2 and want a test/dev or even a production site this might be worth looking into.
U-Now is The University of Nottingham’s collection of open educational materials that have been openly licenced for anyone to use. The materials range from complete modules to smaller-scale learning objectives and highlight a range of teaching and learning activities from across the University