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Getting a creative edge

On Wednesday I attended a Creative Edge careers event at the University of East Anglia about Careers in the Digital Age. There were 4 great speakers: Charlie Gauvain shared his experiences of developing the John Peel project ‘The Space’. Mikey Martin showed some amazing outdoor art installations that are currently making use of digital media […]

Sold – but needs immediate updates?

Over the Christmas break thousands of people will have been opening Christmas presents and seeing a computer or laptop or a mobile phone. Amongst all of those people how many of them will know how to use them? I helped buy a laptop for a family member this year. As a computer user since I […]

The 10 rules of painless procurement – from both sides

The 10 rules of painless procurement – from both side A few weeks ago I picked up on a tweet about the tender process from @kevinmulryne and added a few comments along with @innerquest As we had all been involved in the procurement process (from both sides) we decided to come up with a few […]

Browsers and software – not everyone can have the latest version

Flash – not the comic hero but the software, take some time to browse software and technical forums it generates huge comment. From those who want the iPhone to support Flash to others who will do anything that they can to avoid using Flash. Move sideways and you’ll see another discussion playing out about browsers, […]

Can Kinect make a difference within e-learning?

Each month and week seems to see the launch of a new piece of technology for people to get excited about. Last month I saw that the Bigtrak is making a comeback! Companies are able to have global launch days that captivate their customers with their new product and service. The new Apple iPad launch […]

Looking for the ideal device for mobile learning

m-learning, mobile learning, learning on the move there are many ways of describing mobile learning and mobile computing. There are a number of machines available from iPhone to netbook but is there an ideal device? The PC has become the standard for delivering learning with an office environment but the mobile platform is still emerging. […]

Game Based Learning – What does this mean to you?

First blog post for a while… I started working in e-learning and games in the 90’s. During this time we have seen some amazing technical advantages and also seen some interesting advances within e-learning. In recent years games based learning or GBL has been a trend subject. Game Based Learning does not only mean using […]

40 applications in 40 minutes

40 apps in 40 minutes For the latest Norfolk e-learning forum I decided that we should run a session on open source and free software tools. There are so many well known open source and free tools in use such as Moodle and WordPress that setting up the session was a challenge. I settled on […]

How do you build the perfect Learning Management System?

You get together practitioners, vendors, suppliers, buyers and users to ask them what they want! It was at the elearning network event on Friday 25th September that this took place. New Models for Learning Management had a number of interesting speakers with the highlight being an interactive session led by Barry Sampson and Matt Brewer. […]