Word Lens App: Science Fiction Becomes Science Fact

As technology is making the world a smaller place, it was just a matter of time before translation technology took an evolutionary leap forward thanks to the Word Lens iOS app.  Using Augmented Reality it not only translates the text of the image but matches the font and replaces it on the original image. Impressed? you will be after watching the video.

The initial app is free which allows users to hide and reverse text, if you want translate between Spanish and English you can purchase the language packs for £5.99.

Moodle Questionnaire Module

This is an update of my previous Blog Post: Why I Love the Moodle Questionnaire module

The Moodle Questionnaire Module has been updated and I can confirm that it has had some much needed updates, it's now much more intuitive to use and it feels like a core Moodle module rather than a 3rd party add-on.

The settings and results have now been incorporated into the standard Moodle tabs, again helping with the unified Moodle look and feel.

The layout of the questions have also been updated, now giving a fresh and clear view to the end user.

The questions page has also been updated, now making its simple to move, edit and update questions.

Tutors can now choose to grade the questionnaire, this can be enabled in the settings page.

If you haven't got the Questionnaire Module on your Moodle you can download it from here

Passwords after holidays……

It can’t be just me can it? Am I the only person who remembers my entire list of computer passwords during the holidays? It seems so, well as far as our Moodle stats are concerned.  Over 400 password resets during the 2 weeks the college was closed, which isn’t much considering the amount of user that users that use Moodle everyday, but it's still 400 users, not counting students who have asked their password to be reset since returning to college which is about 50 per day.

I do understand that not everyone is a geek like me and that systems like, college email and Moodle might not be important as their own personal email, facebook, Amazon etc. but surely it can’t be that difficult to remember a few passwords, can it? After all I have to do it everyday.

Movies I've seen (2011)

Movies I've seen has moved into its own blog, check it out http://www.moviesiveseen.co.uk

For a list of Movies I've seen over 2010 click here

Goodbye 2010, It was fun while it lasted.. Welcome 2011

So 2010 has been and gone, it was fun while it lasted but like all good things, it must come to an end.  It's been full of highs and lows but I'm grateful for being around for another year.

Lets see what 2011 brings, more joys and laughter, more gadgets and toys and more food and drink.

Here are some personal stats of the year gone by :-

  • - I've seen 149 Movies, for a full list click here.
  • - I liked 50 Songs, for a full list click here.
  • - I've written 61 Blog Posts of which 25 posts where about Moodle.
  • - I've been to the Cinema 11 times and seen 7 Blu Ray Movies.
  • - I've Increased my Google Docs usage by 100%, almost totally living in the cloud.
  • - My Blog has had 4922 hits with 10276 Page views from 105 different countries.
  • - My Blog has been redesigned twice.
  • - My most popular blog post was "How to access the new Sky+HD EPG Installer Menu" with 775 Pageviews.
  • - My most popular Moodle post was "5 tips to enhance your Moodle course" with 683 pageviews.
  •  - The most common Google Search which lead to my blog was "keep calm and exterminate" which linked to a Doctor Who post.
Have a wonderful 2011 and a Happy New Year