Friday, June 27, 2008

Channels on Jaiku

Set up a channel for the first time in Jaiku yesterday. Did this for Techdis, so if you use Jaiku and want to follow the news from Techdis, join the channel by starting a post with #techdis.

To start your own channel, you click on the channels tab at the top of the Jaiku page.

Some ideas for using channels:
Say you're a tutor and you have 3 classes that you want to use Jaiku with. Rather than having all the students as your contacts, and no way to differentiate between them, start 3 channels, say #classA, #classB, #classC. Tell your learners to get a Jaiku account and post to #classA for instance, to join that class.

On your own page, starting a post with #classA means that only the members in #classA will get notified of that post. (All your contacts will as well) A post starting #classB will only notify those who are members in #classB etc.

Maybe someone can try this feature out and let us know how they get on with it from September?

Friday, June 20, 2008

Wii on the internet - wifi and network solutions

Colleges may have a problem getting the Wii on the Internet because it only accepts WPA or WEP security.
Try for a network connection via the LAN.

I've managed to get my Wii on the Internet using a USB wifi connector ( on my Q1 Ultra. I wanted to be able to take the Wii around to demonstrate it's capability once connected to the Internet, but wasn't able to do this easily until I bought the wifi connector.
Now my Wii will try to connect to the Internet by looking for the USB wifi connector on my Q1 Ultra! Marvellous! I'm off to play Plumber on the Wii...(

Monday, June 9, 2008

Connecting the wii on a college network

In the last few days, I've tried to connect the Wii at Selby College and tried to connect it at Bradford University. After hours of trying and searching on the web, I've realised that for colleges to connect the Wii to the internet, they will need to purchase the Nintendo Wifi usb connector:

I'm going to try it out and will report back if it works! Fingers crossed!