On my radar

I’ve just got back to work after breaking my ankle five weeks ago and I’ve just started catching up with things in e-learning and beyond. I thought I’d enumerate a few things that are on my radar. Just a list with links for now:

– Blackboard 9 coming soon to Swansea U.
– [Delicious Bookmark Browse feature](http://cogdogblog.com/2010/07/07/delicious-browsing/) (thanks to CogDogBlog). Useful for creating a presentation based on web sites. Try this one for resources I’ve collected on [plagiarism](http://delicious.com/browsebar/user/cpjobling/plagiarism).
– Open source learning object building toolkit [Xerte](http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/xerte/index.htm) (thanks to Helen Davies at the Swansea Learning Lab).
– The [WolframAlpha](http://www.wolframalpha.com/) search engine from Wolfram research (and *Mathematica*). Good introduction and interview with [Conrad Wolfram](http://www.conradwolfram.com/) in the [June 9th Edition of the Guardian Tech Weekly Podcast](http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/blog/audio/2010/jun/08/apple-iphone-conrad-wolfram-alpha-search). Try: [http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=7+May,+1959](http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=7+May,+1959).
– [EduGlu](http://eduglu.com/) — a social network builder for education based on Drupal. Very early stages of development, but one to watch.

Author: cpjobling

Senior lecturer, College of Engineering, Swansea University