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Panopto lecture capture

I’ve recently been experimenting with using lecture capture – in this case, Panopto which the University of Birmingham has a licence to.  It’s something I’ve been meaning to do for ages, but haven’t quite managed to make the time for.  … Continue reading

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iPad project – Library Services & Medical and Dental Sciences

Over recent years, there has been plenty of discussion about the use of iPads and other mobile technologies in supporting students and the learning experience.  I think it’s fair to say that in some quarters, there’s a sense that if … Continue reading

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Apps I couldn’t live without

I’ve come to the smartphone arena pretty late, getting my first one earlier this year.  However, I have to say it’s revolutionised my life.  So here’s my list of apps that I just couldn’t live without: Evernote – kind of … Continue reading

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Twitter security settings

An alarming new default on Twitter – anyone can reset your password WITHOUT any authentication, so long as they can access your email address.  To change this, go to Settings and tick the box next to ‘Require personal information to … Continue reading

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New book – Mastering Prezi for business presentations

Although ostensibly for the business world, new book Mastering Prezi for business presentations sounds like it could easily be used by anyone looking to develop their Prezi skills. Post by: Sarah Pittaway  

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Xerte on the iPad

A useful link on accessing Xerte modules on the iPad – http://mitchellmedia.co.uk/430. For those not in the know, Xerte is a great open access interactive elearning tool produced by the University of Nottingham (http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/xerte) which Library Services staff have recently … Continue reading

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Have QR codes had their day?

I read this interesting article on QR codes in the Metro yesterday: http://tinyurl.com/czmn4ym.  Basically, it suggested that although QR codes can be really useful, their use by marketing folks is often badly thought out and difficult to use, which long … Continue reading

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Learning in a Digital Age – the new effective practice guide from JISC

An interesting new book from JISC: Learning in a Digital Age – the new effective practice guide from JISC Pre-order your copy now. The latest guide in the well-received JISC Effective Practice series, Learning in a Digital Age: Extending higher … Continue reading

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Wireless Charging

There was a very interesting section on the BBC Click programme on wireless charging this week: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01f9n76/Click_24_03_2012/ The section on wireless charging is about 14 minutes in.  Of course the charging isn’t really wireless as you still need your original source … Continue reading

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Kindle Touch vs. Kindle Fire

The phenomenon that is the Kindle continues apace with the release of the US of the Kindle Touch and the Kindle Fire. I bought a Kindle Touch on a recent trip and I like it very much. It’s a touch … Continue reading

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