Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Thing 20

Still waiting for my collaborator to get this far . . .

Friday, 13 August 2010

Thing 23 - Rosy's Wordle

Thing 23

Phew, made it!
So, to evaluate.
Some of the things are great gadgets and I'm glad I've found out about them - Doodle's really good. Zotero and Delicious seem to have a lot to offer. My iGoogle page is useful and now I know what to do with RSS feeds.
Seeing the social networking stuff has been interesting, too. There has been discussion about the Darwin Correspondence Project having a presence in this area; but it seems to me that if you want to do this you have to do it properly. Running a Facebook page is a commitment - nobody's interested if you haven't posted anything for three months.
So - definite possibilities, but like most things it takes hard work to be really successful.

Things 3 & 4

This is the proof of the pudding, I suppose. I can certainly see it value as a means of assessing students' involvement with a course of teaching.

Thing 22

Since our project has increased its staff numbers and has now acquired a third office about as far from the existing two offices as it is possible to be unless it was up the tower, I can see that wikis could be very useful to organise and plan without lots of telephone calls and emails.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Thing 21

I haven't made a podcast myself, but there are several on the Darwin Correspondence Project's website.
There's one about the dramatisation of the correspondence - called 'Re:Design' - at,com_mediadb/task,play/idstr,CU-CSF-PC07-05_DarwinCorrespondence/vv,-2/Itemid,57

There are also interviews about Darwin and his relevance today which can be accessed from this web page

Like a lot of things, the more effort is put in, the better the final product.

Thing 20

This seems to me to be a good idea for collaborative working, but I haven't had much luck getting my collaborator up to speed on this! So I'm waiting to see what happens when someone else starts to add to the item I've created.