Many Eyes Wiki Dashboard – Online Visualisation Tools That Feed From Online Data Sources

Aren’t blog comments wonderful things? Today, I learned from a comment by Nicola on Visualising Financial Data In a Google Spreadsheet Motion Chart that Many Eyes can now be used to visualise live data via Many Eyes Wikified. Wikified has apparently been in beta for a month or two (somehow I missed it…) but it … Continue reading “Many Eyes Wiki Dashboard – Online Visualisation Tools That Feed From Online Data Sources”

Merging Several Calendar iCal Feeds With Yahoo Pipes

Following up on Displaying Events from Multiple Google Calendars in a Single Embedded Calendar View, and picking up on a quip Jim Groom made in the post that started this thread (“Patrick suggested Yahoo Pipes!, you ever experiment with this? “), I did have a quick play with pipes, and this is what I found.., … Continue reading “Merging Several Calendar iCal Feeds With Yahoo Pipes”

Getting an RSS Feed Out of a Google Custom Search Engine (CSE)

Alan posted me a tweet earlier today asking me to prove my “genius” credentials (heh, heh;-): As far as I know, Google CSEs don’t offer an RSS output (yet: Google websearch doesn’t either, though rumour has it that it will, soon… so maybe CSEs will open up with opensearch too?) So here’s a workaround… If … Continue reading “Getting an RSS Feed Out of a Google Custom Search Engine (CSE)”

OpenLearn ebooks, for free, courtesy of OpenLearn RSS and Feedbooks…

A couple of weeks ago, I popped the Stanza ebook reader application on my iPod Touch (it’s been getting some good reviews, too: Phone Steals Lead Over Kindle ). I didn’t add any ebooks to it, but it did come with a free sample book, so when I was waiting for a boat on my … Continue reading “OpenLearn ebooks, for free, courtesy of OpenLearn RSS and Feedbooks…”

Continous Group Exercise Feedback via Twitter?

Yesterday I took part in a session with Martin Weller and Grainne Conole pitching SocialLearn to the Library (Martin), exploring notions of a pedagogy fit for online social learning (Grainne) and idly wodering about how the Library might fit in all this, especially if it became ‘invisible’ (my bit: The Invisible Library): As ever, the … Continue reading “Continous Group Exercise Feedback via Twitter?”

Fragment: Revealing Otherwise Hidden Answers In Jupyter Notebooks

Some notes culled from an internal feedback forum regarding how to provide answers to questions set in Jupyter notebooks. To keep things simple, this does not extend to providing any automated testing (eg software code tests, computer marked assessments etc); just the provision of worked answers to questions. The sort of thing that might appear … Continue reading “Fragment: Revealing Otherwise Hidden Answers In Jupyter Notebooks”