Humbox (Open Educational Resource)

A couple of days ago I went to a talk at the University of Winchester (where I work) about Humbox. Mick Jardine, one of our Arts lecturers is a partner in Humbox, and had invited the central project team to come and show us what it can do, before it goes live on 26th February 2010. Missed the first 20 minutes of a talk, as had to come from another meeting, but what I heard…

First World War Posters

"Britain entered the war on 4 August 1914.  The possessor of a small professional army and without a policy of conscription she had urgent need of more men - many, many more men - for training within the British Expeditionary Force (BEF). Thus the government in London acted quickly in bringing out a stream of recruitment posters, including possibly the most famous of its type, featuring Lord Kitchener ("Your Country Wants You!"). Other posters followed in…

SuperBadger

SuperBadger is an application that has been developed for Facebook by Tear Fund. As the Fan Page states: "Are you bored of pointless applications? Want to do something that counts? Then it's time for you to join the movement of Facebook badgers, and use your voice to fight global poverty. With SuperBadger you can send prewritten emails straight from your profile to the people making the decisions - whether it is badgering politicians about climate…

Water Aid

WaterAid works in partnership with local organisations in 15 countries in Africa and Asia to help poor communities establish sustainable water supplies and latrines, close to home. WaterAid also works to influence governments’ water and sanitation policies to serve the interests of vulnerable people