Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Today, the last type writer manufacturer shuts up shop http://www.metro.co.uk/tech/861749-worlds-last-typewriter-factory-ends-production .
In 1985 I was the envy of the staff room as a proud owner of an electric typewriter, it even had an auto correct white ribbon. By1987 I was programming wordstar or some other package to get better results out of a personal computer. I don't miss inky fingers - but they were really clever bits of engineering.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
Just thought this was such a wonderful animated gif from Dr Strangelove.
I found this and lots of other images that are food for thought at http://ffffound.com/ A great place to feed your head. Guessing most graphics and media teachers will be steeped in this site but you never know.
Would make a great image for a caption competition.
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Spent this morning with old and new friends at the E-Learning Alliance having a look at ; their mission, the support they provide to members and their website ( which is about to be radically updated). I can't believe it has been around since 2002 originally pump primed with Scottish Enterprise money. They now have an established membership base and their events make for a handy gathering spot for those involved in e-learning across the public and private sectors.
I've always found it a productive place to build bridges between developers in the public and private sector and a place to hear about where delivery is being made on a large scale across organisations. A local focus point where I can learn from private sector and world of work on implementation of e-learning programmes.
Looking forward to new website and tools including neat web conferencing tool supplied by http://www.bigbluebutton.org/
Monday, April 04, 2011
I spend a lot of the time trying to explain things that George Siemens seems to have developed a knack for. Link above links to two really useful presentations.Sharing is an essential part of a globalised learning community too.The map of use of on-line communities is particularly interesting as Linked-in became a community of 100 million users last week .What strikes me most is that these communities and ways of working still exist in a parallel universe to much of the corporate culture in both the public and private sectors.