Category Archives: Research Tools

Raspberry PI

I treated myself to a Raspberry PI as a kind of late Christmas present. I am intrigued by the idea of something so small and inexpensive aimed at giving kids (and interested adults) the ability to get to grips with … Continue reading

Posted in by Gill, Raspberry PI, Research Tools, technology | 5 Comments

Trying out Prezi

I have just spent all day putting together a presentation using Prezi. That’s not all the time it took – because I’ve already spent another day or two planning the presentation, making notes, gathering images and sketching out a plan. … Continue reading

Posted in by Rebecca, Reflections, Research Tools, Time Mangement | 3 Comments

Technology Coffee Morning: Tobii Eye Tracker

Graham and Patrick led a technology coffee morning focused on their use of the Tobii eye tracker. This coffee morning differed from Jonathan and James’ presentation on eye tracking methods and methodologies in that it was more hands on with … Continue reading

Posted in by Gill, Research Tools, technology | Leave a comment

Eight steps to writing an academic article

Identify a subject What is the focus? Why is this significant? Who would be interested? Identify a journal Which journals are interested in this subject – according to their aims and scope? Which journals have editors and readers who are … Continue reading

Posted in by Rebecca, Publications, Research Tools | Leave a comment

Eye-Tracking Methods and Methodologies

Attended this lunch-time presentation by an ex-student, Jonathan San-Diego and his supervisor James Aczel. I was interested to learn a little more about how you would go about collecting and analysing eye-tracking data, wondering what other applications it might be … Continue reading

Posted in by Gill, research methods, Research Tools, technology | 1 Comment

Twitter – love it or hate it

I’m almost reluctant to wade in with yet another post about twitter. It seems to quite polarise views. Will triggered qute an interesting dialogue when he highlighted some disadvantages of twitter in his blog and suggested that it might be … Continue reading

Posted in by Gill, Conferences, Research Tools, Social Networking, twitter | Leave a comment

More insights into RescueTime

Last week, I completed my first 5 days with RescueTime. I was actually pretty delighted with what I found. I think RescueTime works well for me because virtually everything I do is online, so something that tracks what I do … Continue reading

Posted in by Gill, Research Tools, Time Mangement | Leave a comment

Handheld Links

Welcome to our presentation at Handheld Learning 2007. These are links which you should be able to follow during or after the presentation. Second Life AjaxLife Schome Introduction to the project See the post: ‘Teen Second Life … Continue reading

Posted in Collaboration, Conferences, Handheld2007, Research Tools | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Compendium, Research Tools | Leave a comment

RSS Feeds

A few months back, I spent some time at 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

Posted in Research Tools | Leave a comment