Author Archives: Rebecca

About Rebecca

I am a research fellow at The Open University. My research interests focus on how people learn together online and in blended environments, and I have studied blogs, online conference and interaction in both Second Life and Teen Second Life.

A Moveable Feast?

A Moveable Feast? Accessibility barriers and opportunities of mobile learning Alistair McNaught and Simon Ball Co-presenters – one in the lecture theatre and one in Winchester talking to us via www.instantpresenter.com Keeps you focused on the screen, where there is … Continue reading

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Dragon slaying

Live blogging at the ALT-C conference in Nottingham. David White from Oxford University, ALT-C 4 September. David comes from a background in higher education online learning, supporting online distance earners, social engagement and informal learning spaces. He doesn’t actually play … Continue reading

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Concept Mapping

I’ve seen several demos of Compendium, the knowlege-mapping software which can be downloaded for free from the Open University’s Open Learn website. I’d include a link here, but the Open Learn website is Byzantine in its layout and I can’t … Continue reading

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RSS Feeds

A few months back, I spent some time at http://zetoc.mimas.ac.uk/rssjnllist.html setting up RSS feeds for all the journals I receive Zetoc alerts for. A good feed contains a list of all the articles in the current issue . You can click to … Continue reading

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Blogging paper

Link to our blogging paper http://kn.open.ac.uk/document.cfm?docid=9992

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Google Scholar

I’ve always been a bit dubious about Google Scholar – it seems to have so many links that take you nowhere without a lot of work.Now I’ve found that you can change your preferences to give it a ‘Save to … Continue reading

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