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March 31, 2009

The last post

March 31, 2009

I will keep this short and sweet. This is the last night of the Emerge project and its Elgg site as has been .18 January 2007 we pitched the bid to the JISC. 26 Months later, I am saying farewell to a beautiful project. As ever it is the people who have made it what it has been. This ...

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March 29, 2009

Public or Public Facing? #jiscri

March 29, 2009

I've been chatting to Joss Winn on Twitter about his JISCRI bid, WriteToReply: Supporting Document Based Public Consultations on the Web. The conversation arose from my failure to grasp the purpose of the JISCRI BuddyPress site, (see Writing in Public Spaces).It's hard to make an intellectual case against open access these days, but open access is concerned ...

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March 26, 2009

Is there evidence of the use of Web2.0 to do deep learning?

March 26, 2009

It is sometimes asserted that while students are using web 2 tools extensively there is no evidence that they are using them to do deep learning. I believe this assertion should be questioned. There is some evidence to suggest that contemporary undergraduates in the normal age cohort (not mature learners) are not particularly critical or reflective and are highly ...

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PedR Superstar?

March 26, 2009

Following on from Tuesday's Pedagogic Research in the Biosciences event, yesterday I left a drive-by comment on Jo's blog about the connection (or rather, disconnect) between teaching and pedagogic research.Clearly, you don't need to teach to do PedR, and I can think of a few PedR superstars who have never taught. But if you do teach, and ...

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March 24, 2009

An Ada Lovelace legacy: women in (learning) techonolgy

March 24, 2009

There are many women in technology I admire. My field: learning technology is characterised, in part, by many female leaders. I think of Diana Laurillard, Grainne Conole (jfg them); colleagues: Rhona Sharpe, Patsy Clarke, Frances Deepwell, Judy Lyons in OCSLD; there’s Helen Beetham, Helen Barrett, Rose Luckin, Diana Oblinger; Robin Mason, who defined a practice through Mindweave and ...

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March 23, 2009

A brief valediction to Emerge: where we all are and what we all have done

March 23, 2009

We are coming to the end of the Users and Innovation Programme. Stay tuned for messages concerning the continuation of site services. But before all that, I wanted to say to everyone who reads this, what I said at the NGTiP conference a couple of weeks back. This is my valediction to Emerge.Learning technology R&D projects can appear to ...

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The way forward

March 23, 2009

After the wonderful input from all the contributors to last week's posts about my final year virology course (Groupthink, Groupthink update), I spent the weekend pondering the comments and I now have a plan for next year.The trick, of course, is to separate learning from assessment. The question was raised, why do you need to assess students? ...

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March 19, 2009

Groupthink

March 19, 2009

AJCann Sigh, Just had a really depressing final session with year 3 virology class.AJCann They've been writing blog posts since January, complaining bitterly "too hard".AJCann Do they read others posts? "No". Should I use a wiki instead? "No, it's not 'fair' ". Sigh. Give up?psychemedia @AJCann writing blog posts is hard if it's not what you just do ...

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An Unpost About Uncourses

March 19, 2009

This week, I've been thinking about uncourses, so in the accustomed manner when I want to reflect on something, here's the obligatory blog post. Unlike the traditional structure of beginning (grab their attention), middle (state the case), and end (request information or set up the discussion) narrative structure I normally use for posts, being an unpost, we're ...

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March 15, 2009

EVOLVE in Partnership with Educamp: Open Seminar on Enterprise 2.0

March 15, 2009

This month's Topic: Enterprise 2.0 - The potentials of social software for the learning processes in enterpriseWhen: Monday, March 16, 18:00 GMT / 1900 CETWhere: Elluminate (no Password required)  Moderation: Cristina Costa and Steffen Büffel The guest speakers includes Willms Buhse and Pat Parslow. Isn't that reason enough not to miss it!! ;-) The discussion will focuses on the following ...

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