At yesterday’s workshop @miss_tabetha was asking if there was a way to be notified of new tweets (hash)tagged with #citylis rather than having to search & check from time-to-time.
It is possible with some tools to be notified thru’ pop-ups/sounds in real-time. For example if you are using Tweetdeck desktop tool you can add a #citylis column and then turn-on notifications for that column so that you are alerted on the screen:
Twitter has built-in email notifications (see your Settings) but these don’t extend to hashtags and unfortunately I can’t find an alternative method for that (just lots of people looking for one). I had wondered if it might be possible using RSS &/or the excellent ifttt.com but Twitter’s removal of RSS support prevents this :-(
Hi Matt, we just wanted to let you know we had discovered that our number was set to Isle of Man. We rolled out a real UK number last December. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience. More information is available on our blog--which this site won't allow me to attach. But if you google: "Poll everywhere UK blog" the first result is a blog post with more information. Warm regards, Poll Everywhere
Thank you! Link to UK Local Number for anyone reading & I will publicise elsewhere.
Polleverywhere is audience response tool. I’ve used it a few times & this year City are piloting a campus licence. Participants can respond to polls via the web, twitter or SMS. About PollEverywhere
My colleagues in the School of Social Sciences & Arts have just highlighted a hidden charge spotted by one of their lecturers.
Usually participants using SMS are charged one standard text which, in practice for most people means free (because of bundled texts on contracts) but as others still PAYG I’ve always been careful to highlight this when I’ve used the tool.
It turns out that the telephone number used by PollEverywhere is an Isle of Man mobile number (it begins 07624). The Three mobile network treat the Isle of an as an International location, so anyone on Three responding to a Polleverywhere poll via SMS is charged for an international text 25/26p.
Polleverwhere are aware of this and are looking into changing the UK number… but I imagine this will be a significant undertaking and therefore a while coming…
Paul Lowe introduced Barcamps - Community of practice…Nobody’s as clever as everybody… etc etc Paul then led mini 30-min barcamp with 3 x 3 sessions. Very successful. We already host some for students. Place for using them with staff? Part of T&L event? (Would all conferences benefit from a barcamp-style session at them, in addition to the more formal peer-reviewed sessions?)
Tim Neuman explained process he has undertaken for review of web conferencing tools for BLE. Very thorough. Interesting to see that video was relatively low on priorities of users, fits with my (limited) LSE experience.
A few notes from 2nd London Moodle Users Group (#muggl)… although some may be from m25ltg… all a blur.
Other institutions Moodle 2 implementations / testing /training plans etc seem to be progressing well. A few niggles, unresolved bugs but only as you would expect.
Sussex also holding off until 2013/4. There are definite advantages in our (City’s) timeline & we will really benefit from all the work others are doing ahead of us :)
Navigation (block & breadcrumbs) are a concern and a potential area staff might get frustrated by. Again, the kind of thing earlier adopters will have worked thru’…
Matt Jenner (UCL) showed a great Moodle support site he has developed: includes FAQs. Not public yet but as with Bath Uni all the content is available for re-use. They have used Confluence but it’s the content, it’s organisation & process for updating, not the tool that is key. (of course tool must be fit-for-purpose).
Moodle 2 mobile theme (shown in LSE hands-on) nice and clean. Still not perfect but taking a quiz was easy (enrolling was not). Lack of mobile themes a downside for keeping 1.9 in 2012/3.
Training for ‘moving to moodle’: Important to offer but I’m still not convinced masses of f-2-f will needed, especially if navigation is done well. File management potential area of concern although at Goldsmiths (already 6-months into using M2) it hasn’t been an issue (nor was it in my one training session at LSE last Nov!). I still think files in M2 is a selling point.