Crowdsourcing Experiment - Institutional Web 2.0 Guidelines

Crowdsourcing Experiment - Institutional Web 2.0 Guidelines

I'd like use this blog post to do a bit of crowdsourcing around perspectives on institutional Web 2.0 guidelines and policies. This is a...

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Progressive Enhancement - Exploring the Mobile Web

Progressive Enhancement - Exploring the Mobile Web

This blog post describes some work that Garry Booth and I have been doing at Loughborough to prototype a Mobile Web site as part of our stud...

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Chrome's Ascent, Vista Zombies, and iPad Disappointment

Chrome's Ascent, Vista Zombies, and iPad Disappointment

In this post I will present some stats around our students' choice of browsers and operating system which I have been gatheri...

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The Incredible Disappearing Portal

The Incredible Disappearing Portal

I’ve blogged in the past about our project to create a student portal at Loughborough this Autumn. This post is intended to provide a qu...

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Reflections on #IWMW10 and "amplification"

Reflections on #IWMW10 and "amplification"

Martin Hamilton at IWMW10 from UKOLN on Vimeo . Here's a slightly cheesy video interview with me from the recent Institutional Web ...

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Google Apps in UK HE survey results

Google Apps in UK HE survey results

I recently carried out a survey of IT directors to gauge the level of interest in the sector in a "user group" to discuss  Google...

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Baked beans or dogfood? Find out, with talking barcodes

Let's imagine that you can't see to find out what's in that tin you just took out of the cupboard. This isn't a hypothetical...

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Intrinsic motivation - from Magic Trackpad to @psychemedia

Intrinsic motivation - from Magic Trackpad to @psychemedia

In a recent talk at TEDGlobal 2010 in Oxford, Clay Shirky (above) discusses a very interesting topic - intrinsic motivation.  The critical...

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Google Apps for Alumni - 1,000 users in our first week!

Google Apps for Alumni - 1,000 users in our first week!

I recently blogged about Loughborough's  Google Apps for Alumni service , which has just gone live for this summer's leavers after...

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Chromoting and what it means for you

Chromoting and what it means for you

My talk from JIF2010, in pictures This is just to amplify a few of the points I made in my talk today in the "Thunderbolts and Light...

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iPad naysayers have it wrong

OK, so that's a provocative title for this post, and let's face it - much of the hyperbole surrounding the iPad is cringeworthy.  Bu...

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Disaster Recovery on a Shoestring

Disaster Recovery on a Shoestring

At Loughborough we're currently gearing up to roll out the Terminal Four Site Manager CMS . We're looking at quite a nice hosting en...

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Taking a fresh look at portals

Taking a fresh look at portals

One of my current projects is to pull together a student portal for Loughborough.  For a variety of reasons we missed the boat and failed to...

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Mobile University state of the art

Mobile University state of the art

I was just discussing with colleagues the respective merits of mobile apps, mobile optimised websites (sometimes disguised as apps) and fra...

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