Category: Personal Learning Network

Personal views and experiences

Summer Break

I made it through!! Graduation was a great day (17/7/2012) I achieved a First Class Honours BSc Computing and Society.  It was great to see fellow graduands and their families enjoying the day and reminiscing with tutors and lecturers. I would like to acknowledge the help and support I received from friends and family as…
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Student Research Conference 2012

Today (14 March 2012) I will be presenting some of my research at the University of Portsmouth.  The event is organised by the School of Computing every year and local business leaders are invited to attend to review the work being done by students within the University.  This year I have been invited to participate…
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Help with final year Project

Hello, Please use the link provided to help me with my final year project.  The project is a study of eDemocracy. Edemocracy is basically the use of Information Communication Technologies (ICT); such as smart phones, laptops and computers, to allow the public to engage with the Government or Local Council in the management of society.…
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Project evaluation final

Well it was certainly eventful toward the end. Best laid plans don’t always work out. I am glad I had done the majority of the work prior to christmas 2011. Unfortunately just before christmas my marriage suffered some difficulties and my daughter and I had to move house at short notice. Luckily I have some…
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Creating the videos part 2

You can view the videos here .  I am reasonably pleased with them.. The only downside in my opinion is the sound quality, however it was only a webcam microphone that was being used and although the gain on the microphone was set quite high having 4 pc’s running in my room has a tendency…
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Link to my project.

Late Sunday evening (8/01/2012) I realised that the overall size of my project website was in excess of 38mb.  Victory the University of Portsmouth Virtual Learning Enviroment, to the best of my knowledge only allows you to upload a 10mb file, therefore I had a major issue.  Luckily I had my web server up and…
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Creating videos for the project part 1

Thjs morning I decided to create the videos for the help page of the project website.  The screencasting using BBFlash Express went well with a reasonable quality video and audio.  I remember doing something similar for another project and converting the generated BBFlash file to AVI.  This went ok and exported from the recorder and…
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Screen shots of the completed project

I have made some changes to the project as discussed in a previous post.  This was done to assist with accessibility. The completed prototype for the website.   Screenshot Description   The Accessibility page with guidance for the user and a useful link to a BBC Accessibility website which has lots of How to guides…
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Accessibility considerations for my project

Since the design stage of this website, accessibility has been a priority in the development of the site.  A number of applications have been tested in an effort to discover what might work best across the site. I have tested ATbar on the BlackBox site with mixed results.  I had planned to incorporate the ATBar…
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Project Evaluation Update part one

The development of this website has followed the plan created at the outset, focusing on the use of easily understood descriptions of the components of a computer.  External sources have been used to deliver information about the history of computing and how the silicon chip is made. It was felt that the use of video…
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