Thank you! Link to UK Local Number for anyone reading & I will publicise elsewhere.
We have two vacancies for Educational Technologists at City University London.
Educational Technologist (x2)
- Ref: 60012516
- Contract: Full-time, Permanent.
- Salary range: £34,223 - £39,649
- Closing date: 18th January, 2013.
Both posts are based in Academic Schools within the university:
- 1 in the School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences (Technology & Educational Development team http://blogs.city.ac.uk/ted/)
- 1 in the School of Arts & Social Sciences (Education Support Team, http://estsass.co.uk/)
Full details, job description & online application: http://bit.ly/108c9WA
Update (2013): Poll Everywhere have resolved this
Three customers beware when using PollEverywhere!
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…
.. nothing for ages (7-months) then three in 3-days :)
BarCamps, DIY Moodle & Digital Pens (on still-being-built new team TED blog)
Open Access Journal & Academic Magazines (on my own Reluctant Technologist blog)
Brief Notes from 8/3/2012 #m25ltg at QMUL
- HEA Travel Fund - get travel to UK conferences paid for by HEA
- UCISA Engaging hearts and minds - cases studies for engaging staff with TEL http://www.ucisa.ac.uk/publications/engaging.aspx
- 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.
- Kris Roger introduced Cloud LMSs - VLEs, hosted in ‘cloud’, setup by individual teachers, more modern usable UIs e.g. Coursekit, Piazza, Instructure Canvas
- Digital pens - Colin & Hendrik showed examples of digital pens including LiveScribe which also records audio. pen & special paper a bit pricey but produces PDFs with embedded audio.
In the pub after M25 I demo’ed bambuser for all of 15-seconds… but it worked! This was a live broadcast from my phone to here: http://bambuser.com/v/2453121
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.
Weds 23rd Nov is a an M25 Learning Technology Group meeting. Fully booked, 60 attending! Great line up:
- Exploring the usefulness of e-book readers for academic staff
Hendrik van der Sluis, Kingston University
- Setting lecture capture free: creating short screencasts using Echo360
John Davies, University of Sussex
- VLE Watch
Mimi Weiss Johnson, Imperial College; Rose Heaney, UEL; Sarah Sherman, BLE
- Future of Learning Technologists - Discussion
Leonard Houx, CIPD; Matt Lingard, LSE
- How we use WordPress
Tony Coombs, University of Greenwich
Gill Ritchie, QMUL
Kate Reader, City University
Mike Kelly, University of the Arts
Plus one more
Updated 19th October 2012
Method below no longer works. But this does: http://www.labnol.org/internet/rss-feeds-directory/21242/ However Twitter one doesn’t seem to work in WordPress RSS widget.
Updated 31st October 2011
Much easier method via @LTNottingham
- Find out your Twitter numeric ID (you can do this by entering a Twitter username at idfromuser
- Add it into the following URL (replace the Xs)
Original post / workaround
Shouldn’t be this difficult… I wish all those web2 kids would stop messing with the great tools they created… (see previous post)
Finding your Twitter Timeline RSS feed Add your standard Twitter URL (e.g. http://twitter.com/mattlingard) to “Add Subscription” in Google Reader which will auto discover the feed URL. You can then see it via Manage Subscriptions. For the above account it is http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/14434363.rss
There may well be an easier way… anyone?
While i understand the need for Beta - if you’re this far from being ready, don’t launch.
From Delicious FAQs
Below is a list of features that are still being worked on:
- Edit Network: We have ability to add/remove users, but do not currently support nicknames
- Edit Network Bundles: We will migrate existing bundles, but not initially have support for editing network bundles
- Set Network Privacy: We retain existing settings, but do not have an option to change at launch.
- Rename Tags
- Delete Tags
- Edit Tag Descriptions
- Edit Subscriptions
- Edit Subscription Bundles
- Delete People
- Network Badges
- Link Rolls: we will support existing link rolls via feeds
- Tag Rolls : we will support existing tag rolls via feeds
- Blog Posting: we will support existing blog post jobs
- Forums: we are evaluating options
- “My Tags” Page Example: http://www.delicious.com/tags/
- “Explore Tags” Page: http://www.delicious.com/tag/
- Follow /[user]/[tag]
- Post saved links to Twitter