I’m not a power user of any of the Google tools. I have accounts and I do use Docs & Spreadsheets, Calendar and Gmail, but I barely scratch the surface beyond the basics of these tools. So when I stumbled across this little feature today, it made me pause and reflect that I really need […]
In another sign that social bookmarking is hitting the mainstream, the BBC has added a social bookmarking options to their stories, allowing users to quickly bookmark stories to del.icious, Digg, Reddit, Facebook and StumbleUpon.
The New York Times is opening up their website, ending a two year experiment in charging for online content. Despite the fact that they had over 250,000 subscribers and their subscription revenue was over $10 million dollars, in the end The Times decided they could make much more with online advertising than with keeping the […]
Just checked my Google Docs account after being tipped off by Mr. Belshaw. Sure enough, Google has finally launched their Presentations application as part of Google Docs and Spreadsheets. To access the presentation software, click on New in Google Docs. Okay, off to play!
One of the features I like about Desire2Learn is the ability to create custom widgets within the LMS. I’ve just finished creating a custom external resources widget for our faculty based on del.icio.us feeds of some of our course developers and it was a snap to incorporate it into D2L. Here’s how I did it. […]
Del.icio.us, the social software I probably use the most, is undergoing a facelift and, for such a simple interface, it’s headache inducing to see how the team went about the redesign. 2.000 post it notes on a whiteboard. Yikes! I thought my whiteboard was a mess. One enhancement is the addition of the the url […]
Following up on a post from a few days ago regarding whether or not students want us in their space, I just came across an interesting article from the Washington Post called An Unmanageable Circle of Friends. Overall the article is critical of social networks and the seemingly shallow relationships between people that often form. […]
I took these photos looking west on Hillside/Lansdowne Road, which is one of the main arteries leading from downtown Victoria to the University of Victoria and Camosun College. The top was taken on Friday morning, the bottom this morning. I’m really glad I live close enough that I can walk to work.