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According to the website Terms of Service; Didn’t Read it is “I have read and agreed to the terms”. A lot of the terms and conditions we agree to are long and complex and many people don’t or can’t read them. How many of us really know what Facebook does with our data, or [...]Continue reading: What’s the biggest lie on the web?
Human speech is arguably one of the most powerful media for communication because intonation carries us far beyond information. Speech carries with it nuances of personality, persuasion and purposefulness.
Research by Howard Giles (“Evaluative reactions to accents” – 1970) assessed the persuasiveness of accents by comparing students views on capital punishment before and after presentations. [...]Continue reading: Voicing approval
This post continues the Technology Horizons series, looking at new and emerging technologies that we think could have an impact on education over the next few years.
Cool tools or assistive technology in disguise?Continue reading: Technology Horizons – Apps
As it is the beginning of term I thought I’d post a short inspirational piece about the newsletter (Star-Tek) that National Star College produce twice a year for their staff and students.
In each publication contains news about technology developments within the college, work being done by students as well as staff [...]Continue reading: Star-Tek ILT Newsletter
Inclusive Technology have teamed up with News-2-You to bring news in a format more accessible for learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. News-2-You is American but they have produced a Royal Wedding special which is free to download from the Inclusive Website – http://www.inclusive.co.uk/news-2-you .
It is produced using SymbolStix and looks [...]Continue reading: Symbol Supported News
I was very excited to read about the following project over the holidays.
ENACT: Exploiting social Networks to Augment Cognitive behavioural Therapy . It was pointed out to me by my husband who had treated himself to a copy of BBC Science Focus January 2011. The interest for me, apart from the use of [...]
This is the first in a series of posts now that we’ve had a chance to look a little more closely at the iPad. In later posts we’ll look at iBooks (and how it compares with other e-book readers), accessing multimedia, general use and some useful applications for storing and organising work.
First, though, we’ll [...]Continue reading: Hands on with the iPad – accessibility
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