Archive For The “E-Learning” Category

George and Stephen’s course

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George and Stephen’s course

This is a must.  From two individuals espousing the benefits of networked, connected “Free-range” learning, a thing they call a course. The course – Connectivism and Connective Knowledge – (the wiki is here) will be delivered fully online with a combination of synchronous and asynchronous interaction. Participants who have enrolled in the course will receive…

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We have our Moodle Trial

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I’m really not sure how I feel at the moment, 6 days into our Moodle trial.  Surfing the forums.  A lot of them.  Just wondering where to delve in . . . We need: timed release signups for groups [how can you have a supposedly constructivist enviroment without this?] student folders for files [ditto!!] better…

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The long dark tunnel

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It probably should be the best time of year.  Trying new things, getting up and running for the year. In fact, it’s not.  It’s largely firefighting, getting little things sorted in a less than decorous fashion, with the exception of Veronica’s project and Nicola’s Creative Thinking – it’s been a lot of business as usual. …

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Blogs: sorted. Wikis: not quite

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Wow, wordpress 2.3 is nearly out of beta.  I think the decision is clear: if you need blogs for your institution, WordPress multiuser.  The question is not too clear for wikis.  I’ve been asking this question on the TALO forum: Is there an open source wiki that avoids wiki markup? (and has all the other…

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Thoughts on Communities, Blogs and Moodle

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Thoughts on Communities, Blogs and Moodle

I’ve taken a bit of a break from the community aspect of my life. The change from the College to the University has accounted for most of this. However, things have moved on. First the West Coast visit and now next week we have our next session on community nurture/community development, and the first for…

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Learning Journals = vaults of good stuff

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Learning Journals = vaults of good stuff

I’ve gone a little cold on Learning Journals. At least the personal, compulsory ones that are part of a formal taught course. Now I think: make them public, give them another name, add a few more tools, generate some new habits (for tutors and participants). Several comments: 1. Good stuff is wasted inside the locked…

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Intranets for schools

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I discovered a list I wrote in 2000. Features I’d like in an intranet . . . I think I owe some of these ideas to discussions with Graham Warburton. A picture of a fully developed intranet Monday 3rd July 2000 A medium to communicate information – all sorts of administrative stuff for staff –…

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Piled up e-mails . . .

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I also talked with Max yesterday about people who don’t reply to e-mails. Today I came across an article on e-mail (linked from 43 folders) “If Your Inbox Has More Than a Screenful of Messages In It, You‘re Rude” Obviously a little overstated . . . But very interesting. Discusses the piler vs the filer….

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