A note on badges

On FSLT13 Badges were  awarded for completion of each of the four activities. Participants who wanted to collect the FSLT13 badgesl needed to register and enrol on the Moodle – AND needed to sign up for a Mozilla Backpack. Badges do not carry any academic credit but are a fun way to signal engagement with … Continue reading A note on badges

Launch of the OLDS MOOC

Well things didn't look promising at 1600. Cloudworks database error, and YouTube livestream not streaming. The QT feed from the OU worked. But the uni-directional presentation with no back channel or discussion forum (well there is Twitter!) made it a bit well... lacking? Twitter was sort of engaged but mostly with the tech problems for … Continue reading Launch of the OLDS MOOC

Blogging the iPad Study

Just read Andy Saul's excellent post on blogging the iPad project. Using blogs for peer mentoring is a very good idea. It is the way the "blogosphere" works. Bloggers carry on conversations on their blogs. I am slightly less certain about the need to make the readership a closed group. Maybe I am just being … Continue reading Blogging the iPad Study

Teaching across two sites using “Classroom” audiographics – trials and tribulations

Audiographic tools can enable teaching and the support of learning across two or more sites but our university's classroom computing infrastructure cannot support audiographic tools: local hardware is not up to the job. I conducted a trial this week to test these propositions. Context Our University has four main campuses. We are structurally divided into … Continue reading Teaching across two sites using “Classroom” audiographics – trials and tribulations

Back to the simple e-portfolio

Further to my comment in an e-portfolio CoP discussion on Cloudworks (http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloud/view/5020 7 April 2011), a colleague raised a question about whether presentation tools can be an aid to reflection. This, led her to wonder about the distinction between reflection and presentation when developing e-portfolio practices. Is there that much of a distinction between reflection … Continue reading Back to the simple e-portfolio

Humanising the Real Wide Web – the mesh, widely distributed data and “Sensor-driven collective intelligence”

I wouldn't want to presume to have thought of something before Tim O'Reilly (cf. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/mar/15/sxsw-2011-internet-online# ; http://radar.oreilly.com/2009/03/radar-roundup-sensors.html ; http://www.web2summit.com/web2009/public/schedule/detail/10194), but in 2007 I wrote about Web3. I called it mesh networks and widely distributed databases (http://my-world.typepad.com/rworld/2007/09/global-justice-.html http://my-world.typepad.com/rworld/2007/10/more-on-the-mes.html) and cited Dust Network's (http://www.dustnetworks.com/) sensors as part of the puzzle. Semantic language technologies are part of it, … Continue reading Humanising the Real Wide Web – the mesh, widely distributed data and “Sensor-driven collective intelligence”

Enquiry based, experiential and situated learning – Cloudworks

We are starting to collect resources, but it is not exactly clear how we are going to collect and hold such resources. For the moment, I have started this "Cloud" as one means of collecting resources together. I will be offering these to the Brookes institutional repository, also. via cloudworks.ac.uk Posted via email from George's … Continue reading Enquiry based, experiential and situated learning – Cloudworks

Zotero Everywhere makes me happy

Zotero Everywhere will have two main components: a standalone desktop version of Zotero with full integration into a variety of web browsers and a radically expanded application programming interface (API) to provide web and mobile access to Zotero libraries. via zotero.org This is one of the best pieces of news I have had in a … Continue reading Zotero Everywhere makes me happy