Return of the invalid
October 17, 2011 Leave a comment
I’ve been slaving away today over a hot computer (the only thing in the room that is hot) working on some FAQ on copyright. With any luck we’ll publish it soon and you can all benefit from it 🙂 The copyright arguments are on going as usual around the world. There was just one article from The Chronicle that I found interesting. Coming from The Chronicle it is of course based on the American experience of copyright but the arguments presented for using a different way of creating copyright are very tempting. I wonder if this article with have any affect on the current discussions? Who knows – we’ll just ignore them and get on with what interests us here.
This is the sort of thing I like to pass on to you – a Guide to using Twitter in University from the London School of Economics and Political Science blog.
For those of you interested in how much and in what ways lecturers use digital media in their teaching, SCONUL (Society of College, National and University Libraries) have fed back about the Pearson’s 12th annual higher education technology conference held earlier in the year. The Babson Survey Research Group and Pearson have produced this report, “Teaching, Learning, and Sharing: How Today’s Higher Education Faculty Use Social Media for Work and for Play”. This sort of feedback not only provides useful tips but also makes you realise you are not alone in trying out digital technology.
Oh boy! I just have to tell you about this before I finish. This report is from, “The Next Web” about the use of REEM robots in Abu Dhabi next year. Do go and have a look at the video of the robot interactions with shoppers it reminds me of over zealous Boy Scouts 🙂 Hey do you think we will have them here soon – they’d be a great help on Open Days!