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iDoc: Hedtek’s open source community documentation system

iDoc is an open source documentation system for community use; to provide help pages and other documentation. iDoc is more than just a plain old vanilla documentation system where users are presented with help pages written by experts.  We believe is important for the users of an application to be able to contribute to documentation and help others […]

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What we’ve been doing at Hedtek

Our last post was way back, during ALT-C. Since then we’ve been totally heads down, working on projects for clients and on our own PLE Project.

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PLE Conference – Barcelona July 2010

Advance notice of The PLE Conference, Barcelona 8-9 June July 2010.

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Hedtek tumblelog

For the last year we’ve been a bit inward facing with several large projects to attend closely to, including getting the PLE to a usable state, and running the first trial with 80 users. This blog has been pretty much focused on company stuff, on presentations I’ve made, and on the Manchester PLE. Wanting something […]

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Manchester PLE demos during ALT-C 2009

Hedtek Ltd demonstrated the Manchester Personal Learning Environment at two fringe events during ALT-C 2009. Overview The Manchester PLE was first conceived of a response to a perceived lack of usable open source software to support communities and learning in those communities. Informed by social constructivist and constructionist perspectives, the Manchester PLE is designed to […]

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Company name change to Hedtek

Currently we Lead development of a personal learning environment, with a related stealth-mode project Work in resource discovery and use, particularly for personalised search and the repurposing of library catalogues Are engaged in a massive data deduplication project in the library world Are increasingly moving into the mashed up mobile world. To reflect the fact […]

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A 2008 JISC Developer of the Year Award

Complete with kooky grin, I was awarded one of several JISC Developer of the Year Awards at the Dev8D dinner. Nominated for work around library catalogues, the award was subsequently made in recognition of efforts I’ve made to incorporate users into the system design process. Also in the pic, Andy McGregor and David Flanders of […]

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Personal Learning Environments rises phoenix-like

Previously a vehicle for elearning projects, and then going into a quiescent state while I worked at ALT, Personal Learning Environments Ltd has now been re-established as a company specialising in software engineering, elearning, resource discovery, and consultancy.

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