Research Essentials

Perspectives on an academic environment: a collaborative blog by Gill Clough & Rebecca Ferguson

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Entries from May 2008

Handheld Learning 2008 and Nintendo DS

May 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

At HHL2007, I joined twitter. This was good fun and┬ádefinitely a little ahead of the game. I’m now signed up for HHL2008 in October and this year they’re sending all delegates who register before 31st July a free Nintendo DS. Apparently it will come with one game and some conference material. I wonder what else? […]

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Tags: by Gill · Conferences · Handheld2008 · Social Networking · twitter

Twitter – love it or hate it

May 12th, 2008 · No Comments

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 possible to become addicted to twittering. Martin responded with some interesting points about how twittering […]

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Tags: by Gill · Conferences · Research Tools · Social Networking · twitter

Tracking the location of mobile phones

May 10th, 2008 · No Comments

I came across Find Mobile┬átoday. It is a fairly inexpensive service that allows you to track as many mobiles as you want. You need to be over 16 and have the permission of the owner of the mobile you are tracking. The service is linked to your mobile number. Periodically, the site send texts to […]

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Tags: by Gill · technology

More insights into RescueTime

May 6th, 2008 · No Comments

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 online is provides a fairly accurate reflection of what I am doing. I think it […]

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Tags: by Gill · Research Tools · Time Mangement