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Building on OxIS

I had the pleasure of attending the launch of the 2013 OxIS report 'Culture of the Internet: The Internet in Britain' on Tuesday evening - the findings of a robust study by OII into perceptions and uses of the Internet in the UK.  After a presentation of the main findings and a fascinating panel, I was asked to give a brief response, which I've summed up below. more >

Tech innovation you can SEE
Technology in Education – it’s the use that matters

It’s been a year since I started blogging here at Nominet Trust, exploring the research around new technologies particularly in education.   There probably hasn’t been a more exciting time in the Nominet Trust year for me as they’ve just announced a new fund with the Education Endowment Foundation – it’ll be great to see what’s funded and what outcomes they achieve.  I’m going to use this final blog of the year I’ll sum up what I’ve covered so far and how it’s all related.

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Assisting in accessing the internet

Accessing the internet

Back when I started these blogs I wanted to think about how we could use technology to support learning in a variety of settings.  A recent thread on the ALT discussion list regarded Assistive Technologies, and how specific access needs are addressed.  Ideally, all websites would follow ‘Universal Design’ principles – they’d be designed for easy access by everyone – and there are tools to assist designers in doing this.  But for whatever reason, sometimes that doesn’t happen, sometimes users n more >