Telegraphx – Daily Visual News. Beautifully Done.
Just at the join the invite list at the moment but might be interesting.
Medify: Side Effects, Treatments and Symptoms
A site dedicated to helping non-medics to put medical research into various conditions into some kind of context.
For example, searching for a condition (e.g.arthritis) lets you compare the effectiveness of treatments based on strength of evidence or number of studies which can be shown as a bubble diagram, histogram or list view.
Reminds me a bit of David McCandless’ take on health supplements - http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2010/snakeoil-scientific-evidence-for-health-supplements/
Can’t remember where I got this from but it’s a nice introduction to WordPress use on campus.
Could Personality Differences Help Explain the Reality Gap on Climate Change?
By Chris Mooney
Although based on a personality type indicator not everyone trusts, this is an interesting commentary on some research into how climate scientists’ and the general public’s Myers Briggs scores might explain why scientists are failing to communicate the facts about climate change to a large portion of the American populace.
There seems to be a good argument for scientists using storytelling based on the facts as a way of engaging the public.
UBC Blogs | Home
Uni of British Columbia’s Buddypress-based blogs site
Just love this.
If you don’t want to talk to people, turn your comments off | Metamedia
Interesting look at how to “manage” the discourse on your website or blog.
Many people talk about the lack of consequences and anomymity creating a low standard of conversation on some sites. This article changes the focus back onto the website owner – your community is something you encourage and nurture.
My favourite line in this is “Every comment thread on every news site is an individual space. Every page on a website is a front page; every article is a landing page; every comment thread is its own individual conversation”
Does the whole website demonstrate the values you espouse, or just your about page?
Every comment thread on every news site is an individual space. Every page on a website is a front page; every article is a landing page; every comment thread is its own individual conversation
SCARLET (Special Collections using Augmented Reality to Enhance Learning and Teaching) | Project blog of SCARLET
Great example of how AR can be used in an education setting from this team at Manchester Uni.
Nice to see a project using their blog effectively, too.
The Secretly Awesome Things About to Transform Web Video
I particularly liked the Donal Duck remix with annotations using popcorn. HT @dajbelshaw
Creating Thematic Maps Based on UK Constituency Boundaries in Google Fusion Tables « OUseful.Info, the blog…
From Tony HIrst (aka @psychemedia)
Free Technology for Teachers: Seven Ways to Build Custom Maps Without a Google Account
Qr Codes | LearnTech Bits
A selection of posts from Carol Walker (@weedog) on the use of QR codes in education as well as some helpful hints and tips.
Welcome to Video for Learning | Video for Learning | Scoop.it
A curated site of links on video in learning by Theo Kuechel. Some interesting stuff here.
Oxford New School: Proposal site
The first stages of development of a new school for Oxford based on the RSA “Opening Minds” Framework. It’s being set up as a cooperative trust under the Free Schools arrangement and looks to have a neat balance of working within the system and cocking a snook at it at the same time. Hope it works out.
Simplest form of augmented reality I’ve seen; people holding up a photograph in the location it was previously taken, overlaying small snippets of personal history onto the present.
Innovations in Campus Mapping « OUseful.Info, the blog…
Blog post from Tony Hirst (aka @psychemedia) on how some HEI’s a re taking an innovative approach to campus mapping.
Jerry’s Map – an obsession with maps | Go-Geo! blog
HT to Addy Pope for this one. An awesome feat of creativity and imagination that seems to be taking on a life of its own. Really beautiful piece of imaginary mapping and a fascinating guy.
Social networking sites | Nursing and Midwifery Council
Advice on employees’ use of social networking in an environment where confidentiality and information security are paramount.