Smart = Agile++ ?

Despite some concerns for the direction of the term, I consider myself an “agile” software developer. Recently Ivar Jacobson presented a conference session during which he discussed the idea of “smart” as some sort of successor to agile. Smart = Agile++ by Ivar Jacobson From the above summary there seem to have been some good …

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Classroom response systems

A while ago I wrote about th every limited way that many educators use student response “clicker” handsets. Now I read yet another article on the topic. Classroom response systems – elearnspace The thrust of the article is that the use of specialist handsets is limiting, and it considers alternatives such as commodity mobile phones …

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How much is really new?

I read a lot of blogs and articles about education, software, and video. It’s often interesting to observe the differences and the similarities between these largely separate fields. In education, for example, the casual use of the internet for sharing and collaborating which characterises modern software development is seen as a new and contentious area …

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Some of my web sites temporarily unavailable

Following an unfortunate hacking exploit, some of my web sites are temporarily unavailable while I clean them up and review the number of web sites I currently manage. If you are interested in any content which used to be available on any of these sites, please start by checking the Internet archive “Wayback Machine”. If …

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CLI and Learning Communities

A lot has been written about “wi-fi cities” and “wireless communities”. A variety of projects have been considered around the world, some with more success than others. One thing which seems to have been missing from most of the proposals I have seen is the issue of content. Simply making the open internet available across …

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