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February 25, 2009

The authentic voice

February 25, 2009

I have a dirty secret. Well OK, if you search this site, you'll find I have several dirty secrets, but there's a new one I want to impose on you today.I like Jonathon Ross.No, let me be more specific than that. I like Jonathon Ross' Saturday morning radio program. His TV show, I can live without. And ...

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February 20, 2009

Too much or too little?

February 20, 2009

In Blair, crowds and Iraq, Martin Weller argues that Tony Blair's decision to take part in the invasion of Iraq stemmed from the fact that he had too much information. Leaving aside political considerations, for example that the UK decision was simply an extension of Blair's long-term policy of tying the UK's interests to those of the ...

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February 16, 2009

Don't mention the B-word

February 16, 2009

This is the 19th year I have run my final year virology course. It's starting to feel like a life sentence. Over the years this venerable module has served as a testbed for many different things:My first webserver, way before the Wayback Machine was a twinkle in the eye of the Internet Archive.My Wikipedia collaborative writing project.And ...

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February 11, 2009

The ePortfolio Saga

February 11, 2009

We (being me and my team of magic elves) have just finished the first assessment of our student ePortfolios. We laughed ("My Career Plans: I don't have any career plans. I may do a PhD"), we cried ("I have always wanted to do medicine since I was a child"), and we decided that we're never going to ...

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February 09, 2009

Towards reflective Twitterfolios (because ePortfolios suck and I don't want to be a prison guard)

February 09, 2009

I'm still trying to pick the bones out of the helpful comments on last week's post Who needs reflection?There seemed to be three main threads, and I've highlighted a few somewhat representative quotes below:Timing:Easegill commented:Being 1st year students, I think that they might need stepping into the process a bit more. It's possible that they won't really ...

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February 04, 2009

Who needs reflection?

February 04, 2009

This term our first year PLE students are building their ePortfolios, so I can't avoid thinking about the role of reflection in this process. The line we are taking is that while collection of evidence is an important component of building an ePortfolio, we don't envisage it is very likely that they would show them to a ...

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February 03, 2009

Assessment 2.0: Wikipedia writing projects

February 03, 2009

As part of their series Case studies of E-learning, the HEA Centre for Bioscience has published a report I wrote some time ago, Assessment 2.0: Wikipedia writing projects (pdf). I'm pleased as people keep asking me about this work, so now you can read it for yourself: ...

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Alternative Solutions

February 03, 2009

It's been a rough week on the interwebs, and I'm not talking about Google's slight faux pas, because on Saturday I was much more interested in the fact that Phil Bradley called time on Pageflakes (Pageflakes: 10 fatal mistakes). At the same time, video hosting site Revver was offline. Both services cited migration to new servers as ...

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February 02, 2009

The Green Shoots of Recovery

February 02, 2009

On Friday I was pleased to be asked to attend a meeting to discuss the development of a three year strategy for the University of Leicester's Digital Library.Objectives:Identify and involve the key stakeholders in development of the strategyRaise awareness of developments around Digital Libraries to inform the process of creating a strategyIdentify key elements to be taken ...

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January 28, 2009

12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 #YOFL

January 28, 2009

I don't always agree with everything Tony Karrer writes, and his commercial focus and ad-studded blog sometimes grates on me, but his 12 eLearning Predictions for 2009 are pretty good:#1 - "Self-Directed Learning" Increases: Yes, but not just because of economic reasons.#2 - eLearning 2.0 Grows - But Creating "eLearning 2.0 Strategy" Fails: "organizations who try to ...

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