Clearing the browser
Browser tabs are a great idea. You can open various sites at the same time and flick between them. You can save the lot and have them load up next time you browse the net. This is useful until there are so many tabs it takes time to scroll from one to the other. This is a problem for me these days as I don’t get to surf the net to the extent that I might like.
Here’s a sampling of what’s tabbed at the moment –
- Gmail – permanently tabbed
- Bloglines reader – permanently tabbed
- http://www.digitalmarketingschool.ie/ – interesting vids for internet marketers
- http://www.cearta.ie/ – a law blog. I’ve no idea what linked me into this, looks interesting though and again has me wondering how some people have so much time for blogging. I’m jealous.
- http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/8356572.stm what exactly is, and is not, high quality? An electronic marking tool has decided that some iconic literary works are not quite so good. Computer semantics is making progress but not isn’t there as yet.
- http://www.allbusiness.com/education-training/education-systems-institutions/11683312-1.html Really interesting piece about what post-graduate business courses should be like. The MBA needs an update. Is an MBA about the content or the piece of paper?
- http://www.futureinternet.ie/FutureInternet/about-us.php – a forum to debate how Ireland can best take advantage of the internet while incorporating the required values of “Liberty, Democracy and Privacy” and providing the necessary “Trust, Security and Dependability”.
- http://www.rte.ie/news/2009/1116/education.html – money is in short supply, but “every classroom in the country will get a teaching laptop and a digital projector within the next three years as part of a €150m initiative”. Further down there is a comment of ‘too little’ from school principals.
- http://en.wordpress.com/tag/phds/ – exactly what it says on the tin; a collection of WordPress blogs about phds. Is it my imagination or is there a core of negativity running through a lot of these?
- http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8362328.stm – an electronic reading device from Intel to help visually impaired and dyslexics to get around the problems of the printed word. Downside; it sells for a four-figure sum.
- http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8367283.stm – students stressing out about school to such an extent their stress levels puts them on a phobic level. This is a real problem for both parents and pupils.
- http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/8369111.stm – apparently parents are not tuned into the web surfing habits of their offspring. Said offspring are not immune to lying about their age to acquire access to social networking sites. My view is that if the little ones are being this street smart the parents should adopt the “if you can’t beat them then join them” approach – sit down with the children and engage with them, discussing what websites are really all about.
- http://www.independent.ie/education/latest-news/it-lecturers-only-spend-16-hours-teaching-a-week-1949444.html – when I read headlines like this I have to fight to urge to get in touch with the author and offer to swap jobs with him/her for a week. Let me tell you about my 50-hour work week………..