Tag Archives: Alastair Culham

24 hours without Wikipedia?

Wikipedia are advertising their intent to black out the English language version of their site for 24 hours. That will provide a great opportunity for data gathering on changes of web page use. I will be watching with interest 🙂

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A suggestion for the improvement of Blackboard from one of our students

… Via a comment on one of the closed Facebook groups I run. ” It’s a shame that Blackboard doesn’t have a calendar tool that gives us a one page screen shot of all module assessment dates.” I agree – … Continue reading

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Email – usage and abusage

The classic work on the writing of good english ‘Usage and Abusage: A Guide to Good English’ has helped a generation to improve their written work. The use of email, and what should be accepted as good or bad practice, … Continue reading

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Copyright awareness

Working through the unpublished draft student blogs in Whiteknights biodiversity with Jonathan Mitchley this morning we found that 75% of the students used images that were either other people’s copyright, did not have sufficient associated labelling to know whether use … Continue reading

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Digital literacy in the Wilderness

Over the past two weeks I’ve been working with my colleague, Jonathan Mitchley, to guide an MSc group of 24 students thorugh the writing of their first blog on the Whiteknights biodiversity site.  The rather ambitious setting of an assessed … Continue reading

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The first blog from the new crop of MSc Plant Diversity students appeared today in Whiteknights biodiversity.  It’s a short blog on a gall seen on a creeping thistle.  What is interesting to me is that I haven’t yet trained … Continue reading

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Whiteknights Biodiversity, a young blog for an old green space

Whiteknights campus includes some outstanding green spaces that attract students to make Reading their university of choice.  Scattered on shelves, in filing cabinets on computer disks, and sitting in brains,  are pieces of research by staff and students recording the … Continue reading

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