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New Zealand Moodle groups I know of

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For admins mainly. MUA.  Moodle Universities Aoteraroa akoaotearoa.ac.nz/communities/moodle-universities-aotearoa Not strictly Moodle: Greater Christchurch Schools Network.  (Built around the Christchurch Loop) www.moodleinschools.org.nz/ Moodle in Schools: MoE supported site. ecdf Supported Moodle sites repository.  (Higher Education) Wellington Loop Moodle.

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Contracting: a new pathway for me

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I have not been quite sure of the future of this blog.  Personal or Work?  Business?  Personal learning?  Probably a mix. I have moved on from the University of Canterbury.  Below is my old bio.  (From uctl.canterbury.ac.nz/derek-chirnside which is still there as I write this). I’ll be sorting a new version soon.  If I had…

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Unconferencing again: TeachMeets

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More on UnConferencing: UnConferencing meets Teacher Professional Development In the posts on MirandaNet about the axing of BECTA one of the contributors, Leon Cych posted this comment: I’d much rather see teachers who have developed “open” expertise, sharing it with each other at a social event in a transparent way, rather than traditional models of…

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Open Ed contribution 3: it’s not all bad news

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This is number three in a series.  Some of the things I may not get a chance to share at OpenEd 2009. These are some of the roadblocks put forward as real or perceived issues by teachers who expressed a keeness to share and to collaborate or work together on resources – or at least…

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Moodle Trial (Week 6)

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I just realised I had not posted this videoo on the site.  This is the PR video for the Moodle trial, 1,700 odd views at of today. The trial is now in week 7, and I am still unsure how to answer the question “How is it going?”  We are having a lot of fun,…

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E-mail and xobni

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E-mail and xobni

I have yet to properly get my anti e-mail campaign underway on all fronts. I’m waging war on a few small areas. The tide is turning here, but in other areas, people are waging a counter attack.  Reminders about an event coming with full attached copies of all the documentation.  One irony is that the…

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