I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the concept of a National Campus for Scotland. This idea has been floating around for a couple of years but ADES have now [ … ]
Category: Social Comment
Gamers and gamers getting a bad press? Games are amazing learning tools and digital games design a major employer – reality check here.
GlowPlus? The Agile Solution
In my previous post I posed several questions. How can a small agile development group ensure the delivery of a service to over a million users, the security of their [ … ]
GlowPlus? Risks and questions
What is the future of Glow now that the ICT Excellence Group report is in and the recommendations have been made? How can the agile development of the future GlowPlus [ … ]
GlowPlus: Understanding Social Network Integration
In a recent Holyrood magazine article, John McCarney (head of education services at RM Education – the current Glow provider) demonstrated a lack of understanding of the “security issues” and [ … ]
Office 365 Web Apps with Amazon Kindle HD
I thought I would have a go with an Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Office 365 Wave 14. I already know that the email, calendar and contacts is rock solid [ … ]
More Lies we tell in Computing Higher!
Lie #4 Unicode is a 16-bit code system used to represent characters. Er. No it isn’t. Now this one did come from an exam question in the dawn of time! [ … ]
Lies we tell in Computing Higher!
Our higher computing course has a lot of errors in it! Things that we tell learners are absolute truths but are, in fact, errors often built on incorrect knowledge, incorrectly [ … ]
Mobile Devices: The next lock-down after filtering
The initial discussion paper from the ICT Excellence Group makes a number of proposals about the use of mobile devices and bring your own technology (BYOT). These are exciting ideas [ … ]
Glow (1.5) and Glew: A quick comparison
I thought it would be useful to compare the interim Glow/Microsoft Office 365 solution with the work which has been going on with Glew recently. This comparison is based on [ … ]
GlowPlus: L.A. Duty of care and Filtering
Duty of Care: Is it an excuse?
The most frequent reason I get when I discuss “open access” to the Internet with those that control network access and strategy in local authorities is duty of care: “We have a duty of care to protect young people”. But what is this duty of care, what isthe legal precedence on which it is based and does this duty of care require that we provide our learners with poor connectivity and restricted access to the worlds largest source of learning material?