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Daryl

When not engrossed reading a good book on my kindle, watching science fiction, singing with the Cappella Singers or looking for new apps for my Iphone or Ipad l also trawl through the Internet and post useful articles on my Blog. I welcome your thoughtful contributions or questions.  I mainly hangout on Google+ where I find a nice level of engagement and plenty of interesting posts. I also use Twitter and Facebook. For video conversations I use Skype but am actively looking for an alternative. I am still amazed at what you can do on the Internet and where it's possible I enjoy being an early adopter.

I am a Secular Humanist and passionate supporter of Social Justice issues and can be found on Google+ in heated but respectful debate on these and many other topics. When reading I enjoy Science Fiction, Fantasy and History as well as good smattering of Politics. If I had to choose a hero a word that is often over used I would say Carl Sagan. So that's me if you want to know more just drop me a line via my Contact Page or through the social media sites I have mentioned. 

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Entries in elearning (4)

Saturday
Jun252011

Edna to close

For those of you who use the Edna online portal its has just been announced that Edna is to be closed by the 30th of June. For further details on what services are going I have included a link.

Edna Closing

Sunday
Dec262010

Kindle

Kindle

This year Santa brought me a Kindle (well he will when it gets here in early January) but in the meantime I have been looking for book sites that I can use when it arrives.

For those that don't know what a Kindle is it's an e-book reader that is made by Amazon. You can purchase books from Amazon and download them to your Kindle but there are also free book sites that also work with the Kindle. I have selected a few to list here.

 

  1. Project Gutenberg: 33,000 free e-books, including all of the classics, available in Kindle, HTML and simple text formats.
  2. Google E-Bookstore: The free section is filled with thousands of free, scanned copies of books, available in Kindle-friendly PDF formats.
  3. Internet Archive: Millions of primarily rare, out-of-print works in multiple languages and formats (including Kindle), especially useful for academic work.
  4. Open Library: 20 million user-contributed items in multiple editions and formats (including Kindle).
  5. ManyBooks.net: Nearly 30,000 titles, many of which have been pulled from Project Gutenberg. Has a good collection of little-known Creative Commons works.
  6. LibriVox: Thousands of free audiobooks.

(thanks to Mashable for the list.)

Do you already have a Kindle? If so what do you think of it and what book sites do you use to populate your Kindle with good holiday reading material?

Thursday
Dec022010

The 5 big mistakes in virtual education

An interesting slide show, what are you views on virtual education?

 

 

Saturday
Aug142010

Moodle

I have added a little promotional video to show you what Moodle is. If you are interested you can find out more information at the Moodle community site or you can email me.