Sep 152011

Update, April 2012: AssociCom makes some good points about extending the lifecycle of a conference using blended learning, while Jenny Mackness looks at what makes participation at a blended event work. Event Camp Europe (Eventbrite | website) on 9 September was presented as an opportunity for event professionals to “learn about hybrid events through actual experience”.  A [...]

Sep 132011

Update, December 2011: the final report from UKOLN’s evidence, impact and metrics work has now been published. This includes a summary of blog posts and a framework for metrics. Hybrid events, aimed equally at both face to face and remote participation, can be challenging. With the need to balance several audiences the event architecture can become quite complex. The UKOLN workshop on metrics [...]

Sep 122011
Making a word cloud: Wordle

Word clouds, who needs them.  I’ve previously considered them as a sort of cherry on the cake, but in the days of data visualisation are word clouds actually harmful or simply the ‘mullet of the Internet’? Wordle is weirdly popular. From Tracy Playle’s Wordle review: You can dump in a random selection of text to create beautiful [...]

Sep 062011
Real world accessibility

I have blogged before about my multimedia intolerance, but the boyish banter of Boagworld has gradually wormed its way into my life. Season 2 is documenting the redevelopment of the Boagworld site itself, giving an idea of how developers and agencies work as well as demonstrating on the range of skills required. Useful stuff. The latest [...]