September 28, 2012
On the final day of Social Media Week, I've been at a couple of marketing and branding sessions hosted by Equator Agency a "digitally led marketing agency" based in Glasgow. Equator have totally embraced Social Media Week Glasgow. As well running several sessions, and sponsoring the event, they are the guys behind the [...]
June 20, 2012
This week I've been in Edinburgh with a number of my cetis colleagues at this years IMWM 12 conference which is organised by our sister JISC Innovation Support Centre, based at UKOLN.
Cetis contributions to the conference included:
*Identifying and Responding to Emerging Technologies
*What Can schema.org Offer the Web Manager?, Phil Barker, workshop session
*Developing Digital [...]
November 17, 2010
Another year, another CETIS conference. Monday and Tuesday this week saw around 140 delegates join us at the National College for Leadership of Schools and Childrens' Services Conference Centre in Nottingham for the 2010 CETIS Conference "Never Waste a Good Crisis - Innovation & Technology in Institutions."
Over the past few years, the backchannel conversations via [...]
October 7, 2008
The first meeting of the semantic technologies in teaching and learning working group took place at the University of Strathclyde on Friday 3 October.
The SemTec project outlined their project and there was a general discussion re the proposed methodology, scope and community engagement. A twine group has been established for the working group ( [...]
January 29, 2008
I attended the Strategic Content Alliance (SCA) Scottish home nation forum this week. I have been vaguely aware of the SCA but to be honest haven't really looked at the work of the SCA in any depth as I had thought it was mainly concerned with procurement of content and not with content creation. [...]
January 7, 2008
Drum roll please, the results of the first EC SIG survey are now in. When asked what would be the "hot topics for the domain in 2008", increased use of web 2.0, mash-ups, social networking etc was the resounding winner with almost half (48%) of the votes.
The full results are shown [...]
December 11, 2007
After the MUVE session at the JISC CETIS conference I was interested to see this article in the MIT Technology Review which outlines some of the problems faced by academics when trying to exploit the potential of virtual worlds and games in their research. In the article Edward Castronova outlines some of the problems [...]
December 3, 2007
Leigh Blackall, Otago Polytechnic, is the latest contributor to the Penn State Terra Incognito series on open educational resources. In his post he describes the approaches that Otago is taking in developing and reusing educational content and the development of IPR policies to help staff use existing content. This " acknowledges staff and studentâ€™s individual [...]
November 28, 2007
Making mistakes and sharing experiences was one of the key points made by Mark Bell at the MUVEs (multi-user virtual environments) session at the JISC CETIS conference last week.
The aim of the session was to take a closer look at some of the issues emerging in this area, "including an examination of the [...]
October 26, 2007
Question: How do you get a group of projects with a common overarching goal, but with disparate outputs to share outputs? Answer: Hold a design bash. . .
Codebashes and CETIS are quite synonymous now and they have proved to be an effective way for our community to feedback into specification bodies and increase [...]