Thursday, 27 August 2009

Al and Pete's Search Tips

Finally got round to putting three videos I made here with my friend and colleague Alan Bullimore here at University of Bedfordshire on YouTube, with the help of our Learning Technology department.

They are all short and are intended to get students to contrast journals with magazines ; Google with databases ; and newspaper tabloids with broadsheets. Very happy for anyone to use if they feel the urge!
Maybe we should make some more one day but right now I'm going on vacation very soon!

The Silly Season

This has been a quiet month for this blog. In a review of our book the reviewer noted that there was also a blog which seemed "fairly active" so I had better come back to life again!
The summer in theUK when Parliament is down, and the PM is on holiday, is traditionally known as "the silly season" and it has been a relief to me to see that the many blogs that I follow also have had a bit of a rest.
There is also no doubt now that twitter (aka microblogging)is the place to keep really up to date and to do this I love TweetDeck - in fact until I used that twitter always seemed rather dull and out of control. Having TweetDeck around on my PC at work and laptop at home and via my iPhone is really great.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Beware the telephone!

"New technology : the threat to our corporate information" is a clever cartoon presentation on Slideshare which made me laugh. Yet it has some punch. If you haven't seen it, take a quick look.