web 2.0

Overstream: A new service to make YouTube even more interesting to educators by adding subtitles

Overstream is a great new online service that makes online video even more educationally interesting.  All it does is allow people to add subtitles to clips on YouTube, Google Video with plans for adding more video services. Adding subtitles to video has always been one of the hurdles for their use. I can easily imagine lots of language teachers jumping at the chance to subtitle songs on YouTube.

Times Higher launches new website

After years of a substandard, limited-value web presence, THES has launched a new website on a new address (http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk) with new features. Here's a list from the announcement email:

Qipit: Ideal tool for teachers/students to keep track of notes

One of the problems with handwritten notes, writing on blackboards, whiteboards and flipcharts, and  official documents, is that they cannot be easily stored and transmitted. Now, Quipit, a free online service comes to the rescue. Take a picture of your document or notes with your mobile phones digital camera, SMS or email it to Quipit, and ... it shows up in a cleaned up format in your digital store. Can't get any easier. Oh, and you can then fax it or embed it in a webpage!

Qipit - Copy and store documents

Learn about the new social web with plain English videos from Commoncraft

Thanks to the wonderful videos from the creative folks at Commoncraft.com you can now learn about all the key technologies shaking up the web at the moment in a fun, engaging and also a clear and concise manner. And, by the way, they're using Drupal to run their website, just like us.

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