Thursday, 30 April 2009

HND Games - Give us Your Opinion

The Scottish Qualifications Authority are currently working on creating a new qualification - HND Games Development. As part of the process it is important that we get as many views as possible on what is required. To do that we would appreciate it if you could complete the following survey:

It's very short with less than a dozen questions and will take less than three minutes of your time but will be invaluable in structuring this award.

The survey will close at 5pm on the 5th of May so please don't hesitate to follow the link and complete the survey.

Click Here to take survey

Thanks in advance.

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Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Easy Lecture Streaming

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Looking to get in to broadcasting your lectures to off-campus students but not sure where to start?

ProCaster is a free Windows application (Mac is promised soon) that allows you to set up internet broadcasting without any problems. Just connect your camera to the application and go. Your broadcasts are available as a live stream and recorded for video on demand use later. You can mix in views of your computer screen and also chat (and tweet!) to your viewers interactively. The video is then streamed on the internet by Mogulus.

The viewer is Flash based so should be available on pretty much any platform you can think of.

You can try Mogulus broadcasting for free as long as you want if you don't mind ads appearing. Otherwise you can upgrade to the Pro version for a reasonable charge.

Try ProCaster here:

Procaster: One-click live streaming, powered by Mogulus

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Monday, 27 April 2009

Free iPhone Programming Course

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One of the undoubted successes in the application and game development world has been iPhone/iPod Touch development. The recent announcement of the one billionth download from Apple's App Store is testament to that fact.

For those just getting started, or wishing to include iPhone development as part of their course Stanford University has released an iPhone Application Programming course. Comprising a set of PDFs with accompanying lectures available on iTunes the course covers everything from the basics of getting started with Cocoa to publishing on the App Store.

Definitely worth a look.

CS193P - Cocoa Programming | Announcements

Friday, 24 April 2009

YouTube for Education

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YouTube, the massively successful video hosting site, has created a division for educational videos. As ever it's heavily weighted towards US institutions but it's definitely a sign of things to come.

YouTube - EDU

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Thursday, 23 April 2009


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Following yesterday's post on collaborative document sharing I've been told about TextFlow. Haven't had the chance to try it yet but if anyone does please let me know in the comments.

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Wednesday, 22 April 2009


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doingText is a fairly pain-free way to manage on-line discussions. Features (from the front page) include:
  • Collaborators don't need an account - simply share the URL
  • Easier to use with clutter free interface
  • Fine grained control: track and comment on every line
  • Runs on mobile devices
  • No Flash or Java required
  • Stay up to date on changes through news feed/RSS
  • We are making it better every week
  • You pay for it - We treat you like a paying customer
  • made with love.
Can't comment on the last one but everything else seems about right.

DoingText - effortless text collaboration
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Monday, 20 April 2009

Posterous for Picture Twitting

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Posterous API: We're a direct replacement for TwitPic

Posted by Sachin Agarwal to The Official Posterous Posterous

The Posterous API is a direct replacement for the TwitPic API used in
desktop twitter clients and iPhone applications. It lets you upload
photos to your Posterous site using just Twitter credentials.

Except it's better. We allow you to upload multiple photos and you get
an image gallery. We offer the full size download of the image, or a
zip file of multiple images. It posts to *your* Posterous site, which
may have a custom domain and Google Analytics. And we autopost not
just to Twitter, but also Facebook, Flickr, and many blogs. Oh, and
TwitPic is down all the time. That's no fun.

Michael Arrington, Guy Kawasaki, and Rainn Wilson all use Posterous in
place of Twitpic. They email photos to Posterous, and we update their
Twitter and Facebook accounts. We're extending this to the desktop and
iPhone apps with this API.

Coming soon: support for audio, video, and other files. We can handle it all.

If you use a Twitter client that has TwitPic support, email them and
let them know they can add Posterous support today! We use all the
same methods, responses and errors, so integration should be a breeze.

API documentation can be found here.

See the release on Techcrunch here.

Posted via email from tonygurney's posterous

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