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JISC have recently released the new road map of grant funding – some interesting bids to choose from, i.e. research, community engagement, greening ICT, strategic ICT framework.
My Scottish JISC contact Martin Hawksey recorded a podcast where we chatted about bidding for JISC grants – do’s and don’ts and my recent experiences. In his blog post Martin also mentions:
” information about the JISC Elevator proposal as a new funding mechanism is available on the mock-up site.”
Take time to browse around Martin’s blog as he is always dabbling with some exciting projects.
After recently taking delivery of my new iphone I set about installing a few apps’ to try out some mobile “learning”. The three app’s I’ve been primarily using are;
This allows you to view all your assets contained within your assets folder, and to upload a quick thought or file whilst on the move. First time users will need to go through a very simple authentication process to link the iphone app’ with your online account. The latest update to this app’ fixed a previous bug, and now allows you to upload a “thought” to an existing blog. This app’ really does work very well, and extends the capabilities of recording thoughts and reflecting upon learning into the mobile domain. A must for any Pebblepad (e-portfolio user).
The second app’ I use heavily is the mobile version of Flickr. This allows you to browse any uploaded photo’s with ease. Filter by keyword or tag. And of course when you authenticate it with your own Flickr account, you can browse your own sets and collections – on the move. I chose this app’ to experiment with, as I use my Flickr account to update my PebblePad blogs. I find it much easier to organise my photo’s in Flickr then drop those into a blog or webfolio.
The third app’ I’m using regularly is the Guardian news paper mobile version. This app’ gives you latest news from the front pages, and you can easily drill down into subject specific stories, comments, and articles. The ability to filter news by journalist, and subject type is very handy. And you can add “favourites” – to quickly jump to a regular topic you’re interested in.
No, I ‘m not going to list the lyrics of the 80′s synth pop duo Soft Cell, intead I’m going to talk about the death of Google Wave, announced last week. Google Wave was way ahead of its time, and only lasted about a year or so, but promised plenty. Like most others I spoke to, we all had accounts, just never got around to using it. It could not compete against other platforms like Facebook (I was told). Apart from a JISC friend of mine; Martin Hawskey, who threw himself into discovering much about it. Others continue to use it, whilst Google announce acquisition of yet more “start-ups” to googalise – in the shape of SLIDE.
This latest Google beta death (follows, pages, Lively, …. etc) should provide a warning to anyone relying on these ” new wave” of Web 2.0 type web apps’ – use them in low risk situations.
Google acquired the team of WAVE coders (now working on Google docs) who developed the orginal etherpad site, now released as open source called www.ietherpad.com. ietherpad is a real time collaborative editing platform, that is simpe to use – and being open source you can host it on your own servers. So if you want to see what Google Wave sought some of its inspriation from, have a go with ietherpad, or TitanPad. After all it’s free and requires no sign up :O)
psst > just found this , which does the same as ietherpad: http://typewith.me/